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Local News

  • Additional anti-Semitism allegations surface in Jeffco

    Jeffco Public Schools has confirmed that at least two more anti-Semitic incidents took place at mountain area schools over the last couple of years — this time in Evergreen.

  • District approves agreements with employee unions

    Jeffco Public Schools has reached and approved a contract agreement with its teachers union after several months of negotiations.

  • Jeffco Schools finalizes budget recommendations

    Jeffco Public Schools is making the final adjustments to its proposed budget for the 2017-18 academic year after receiving final recommendations from the Jeffco school board May 4.

    The proposed $951 million budget accommodates $24.7 million in district-wide compensation increases; a 0.5 percent increase to required Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) contributions; and an $80,000 boost to the base superintendent salary.

  • Rocky Mountain Academy hires Hudson as principal

    Evergreen resident Ann Hudson has been named the new principal at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen.

    Hudson, who has been an instructional leader and teacher in Aurora Public Schools, will take over the helm of the school in July. She replaces Gary Stueven, who was hired in November for one year to help right the school that had been facing declining enrollment and internal turmoil.

  • Learning about living things

    “How can you not be joyful watching kindergartners?”

    That was the question Peggy Miller, principal of The Bergens, asked as she stood behind the Bergen Meadow Elementary School stage, cueing music on Thursday for the annual farm day presentation for parents.

    This presentation was for the families of Kim Pollick’s kindergartners, and the children were adorable as they enthusiastically sang songs, performed short plays, told jokes and danced the Virginia reel.

  • Polis, public discuss wide variety of topics at town hall meeting

    The country’s political divisiveness, especially since the election of President Donald Trump, has had a silver lining, according to U.S. Rep. Jared Polis: It brought more than 700 people to a town hall meeting Friday night to discuss national political issues.

    The last time Polis, a Democrat, conducted such a meeting in Evergreen, which was before the November presidential election, 40 residents attended. He said people have become re-engaged in the political process.

  • Musician finds inspiration, collaborators for new album in local music scene

     EJ Bisiar bought a $15 guitar from a drug store when he was a high school senior. From there, an entire music career blossomed — opening for The Grateful Dead in 1969, writing and releasing children’s music as the “original” Eddie Spaghetti, and collaborating on his latest album, “Evergreen Trail.”

  • Kindergartners celebrate parents with tea party

    “In all the world, I know it’s true,” the children recited, “there is no mom and dad like you.”

    West Jefferson Elementary School’s kindergartners celebrated their parents with an assortment of gifts, poems and songs during a morning tea party on May 10. About 20 parents were in attendance, as students in Alicia Beabout’s class surprised them with badges that said “Happy Mother’s Day” and “Happy Father’s Day,” and other handmade goodies.

  • Sixth-graders meet for pre-CCMS team building

    There was a lot of yelling, jumping, wearing blindfolds, name-forgetting, game playing and team building — lots and lots of team building.

    About 50 sixth-graders from multiple schools across Clear Creek County gathered at the Easter Seals Camp in Empire on Friday for the annual Duster Day event to help students meet one another before attending Clear Creek Middle School this fall.

  • Students learn to celebrate differences from veteran’s therapy cat

    It isn’t easy being different. Whether you’re the new kid at school or a disabled military veteran or a cat without a coat, being different can draw the judgmental eye of everyone around you and leave you feeling lonely and isolated.

    But one recent morning at West Jefferson Elementary School, all of those differences were celebrated through the lens of kindness.