Local News

  • 'Principal for a day' at Wilmot Elementary learns lessons in management

    In her role as principal for a day, first-grader Josephine Trinco greeted students, oversaw a fire drill and learned about top-level responsibilities at Wilmot Elementary School on Nov. 18.

    Accompanied by principal Matt Cormier, Josephine visited classrooms and handed out birthday cards to students after leading her classmates in the Pledge of Allegiance and making morning announcements.

    During her tour of the school, Josephine asked students if they would like to create a new rule for the day. One suggestion was to allow gum-chewing in class.

  • Park board fine-tunes 2015 budget for district

    While reviewing a third draft of the 2015 budget for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District on Nov. 18, board members suggested changes to accurately reflect expenditures in the coming year.

  • Conifer icon Norm Meyer dies

    Norm Meyer Sr., 97, an iconic figure in the Conifer area, died Friday in his sleep.

    Meyer, whose ranch property and Midway House act as a gateway into the Aspen Park area, also was an avid pilot. He and the community bid farewell to his Cessna 180 in August 2010 as it flew to its new home in Hotchkiss on the Western Slope. He was inducted into the Aviation Hall of Fame in 2011.

  • Error on flier disturbs school district parents

    Two parents want the Jeffco school district to vet sponsors of district officials’ speaking engagements after an announcement for an Evergreen Tea Party meeting originally listed a white-supremacist group as a co-sponsor.

    The flier for the Evergreen Tea Party’s Education Night on Nov. 10 originally listed the American Freedom Party as a co-sponsor. The flier was later corrected to list Americans For Prosperity, and an explanation of the error is on the Tea Party’s website.

  • Evergreen merchants have big plans for Small Business Saturday

    Hey, big spender — and small spenders: Don't forget your favorite local stores this holiday season, especially on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 29.

  • Global-warming claims spark heated responses

    Colorado’s recent cold snap and snow come directly from worldwide global warming, according to a National Center for Atmospheric Research scientist who spoke Tuesday evening at the Colorado Foothills World Affairs Council.

  • Ringing the bell for a good cause

    From the day after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve, the sound of brightly ringing bells can be heard at the entrance to stores in Evergreen as volunteers with the Salvation Army seek donations for the needy.

    Bell ringers standing beside the familiar red kettles will be stationed at entrances to King Soopers in Bergen Park, Safeway and Walgreens in Evergreen, and at Walmart in El Rancho.

    “We have pretty much round-the-clock coverage,” said Christa Babb, a Salvation Army committee member who coordinates efforts in Evergreen.

  • Two nonprofits provide holiday help for the needy

    Evergreen Christian Outreach and the Mountain Resource Center continue their efforts to assist needy people during the holiday season. From food drives to the annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot in Evergreen, mountain area residents have many opportunities to participate in charitable giving.

  • EHS Education Foundation previews new entertainment center at fund-raising event

    More than 300 people attended a fund-raising event Saturday for the Evergreen High School Education Foundation at The Wild Game, a new entertainment center in Bergen Park.

    “It was truly an amazing evening in Evergreen,” said Linda Nielander, a foundation board member who helped organize the event with Dave Wilson, owner of the The Wild Game, and others.

  • O’Connor begins serving as exec director of rec district

    By Sandy Barnes
    Staff Writer
    For the past week, Ellen O’Connor has been working in her new position as executive director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.
    After extensive interviews with O’Connor and two other finalists, members of the EPRD board unanimously chose O’Connor to serve as head of the park district on Nov. 12 — a position she officially began the following day.