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  • Desperately seeking a gander

    A new companion still has not surfaced to help Nita the goose rebound from the loss of her beloved Pedro.

     

    Nita’s owners, Marie and George McLaughlin of Morrison, had hoped someone would have an older Chinese white goose who could live with Nita and help fill the void left by Pedro, who died recently of natural causes.

    Nita continues to waddle around her pen, honking and honking, and then she realizes that Pedro won’t be answering her call, Marie said.

  • District’s deal with unions pushes cuts to 2013-14 school year

    A deal reached between Jeffco Public Schools and its employee unions Feb. 11 would postpone tens of millions in budget cuts for at least a year and temporarily keep the district from cutting teaching positions.

    The agreement, which will require the Board of Education’s approval, delays 574 job cuts the district would have to make in the 2013-14 school year if voters do not approve a property-tax increase that is likely to be placed on the November ballot.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Remember to lift with your legs

  • Cookie madness: Girl Scout troop 1373 hopes to sell 3,000 boxes to help fund trip

    Bill Bruce leaned on his snow shovel in his driveway Feb. 6 as three girls approached, pulling a little red wagon. When they were within earshot, they informed him of their mission: They were selling Girl Scout cookies.

  • Dykeman eager to ‘give back’ as chamber chair

    Nancy Dykeman eats, breathes and lives the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce.

    And for the next 11 months, she is at the helm of the organization as chairwoman of the board of directors. Dykeman is excited about the opportunities the chamber brings to her and the direction she can help bring to the chamber.

  • Facebook Diary: Coming face to face with Evergreen

    Not long ago, I was yakking with someone I know well, and who knows me well, and who should know better, and she had the brass to tell me I’m not very hip.

    Me.

    Me, who practically invented droopy trousers.

    Me, who sings along with “Glee.”

    Me, who’s never actually tried sushi, but definitely would, so long as it’s thoroughly cooked.

  • A reason to ‘reminisce’: Wilmot fifth-grader wins local spelling bee

    Where do the top two spellers of the Evergreen-area schools’ spelling bee go to celebrate?

    Not to Disney World, but to Evergreen’s Baskin-Robbins.

    The top spellers, Wilmot fifth-graders Cal Schiff and Chris Guay, were pleased with their showing at the area spelling bee Feb. 7 at Parmalee Elementary School. They competed against 16 other students from Parmalee, Bergen Valley and Wilmot elementary schools, and Evergreen Middle School.

  • Book sorters telling a problematic tale

    Automated book sorters that cost the Jeffco Public Library $2.6 million and came with innumerable service headaches recently offered another surprise — the Swiss manufacturer Bibliotheca apparently used the library system as a beta test for one of the company’s complex machines.

    The book sorters — a computerized assembly of belts and rollers that scan and sort materials via radio-frequency chips implanted in them — were acquired to increase efficiency and reduce the number of staff required to sort books and return them to shelves.

  • Jeffco libraries keeping a few best-sellers available on the shelves

    Author Robert Crais’ latest Elvis Cole suspense mystery novel, “Taken,” amassed 165 Jefferson County Library reservations, with patrons claiming their spots online for one of 45 copies.

    For Jonathan Safran Foer’s best-seller “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,” which was recently made into a film, 154 people parked in the online queue for any of 33 circulating copies, potentially waiting weeks for the book.

  • Evergreen Players win $6,500 from state cultural commission

    The Evergreen Players have received a $6,500 state-sponsored grant for operational support from Colorado Creative Industries.

    CCI, formerly the Colorado Council on the Arts, is part of the new Creative Industries Division within the state Office of Economic Development and International Trade.

    To highlight the award, state Rep. Cheri Gerou made an appearance Friday, Feb. 10, at a sold-out performance of the Evergreen Players Improvisational Comedy show at Center/Stage Evergreen.