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  • Evergreen couple win big on ‘The Wall’

    Where does an Evergreen couple go after winning more than a half-million dollars on a television game show?

    To Pizza Hut, of course.

    Shana and Mike Gustafson won $529,921 on the new NBC game show “The Wall.” After the taping, which took five hours, they were exhausted.

    “We could have gone anywhere (in Los Angeles),” Shana said. “We were driving, and we saw a Pizza Hut.”

    They went in and had a deep-dish supreme pizza and beer.

  • Mountain Area Science Fair winners

    2017 Mountain Area Science Fair results

     

    Division II  2nd and 3rd Grade

    Aerodynamics

    First place, Avery Zouski, Bergen, “Capillary Action”, second place, Amend Balderas, Parmalee, “Fastest Track”, third place, Benny Vath, Evergreen Country Day School, “Floaty Boaty”, fourth place, Carter Wilson, West Jeff, “Tornado in a Bottle”.

     

    Botany

  • Students’ high-tech projects see how the cookie crumbles at science fair

    Who needs a computer search engine when there’s the Mountain Area Science Fair?

    At this year’s fair on Saturday, attendees could learn about what recipe makes the best chocolate-chip cookie, which water filter works best, whether electricity can be made from lemons, which diaper holds the most water, and whether dogs, cats or humans have the most bacteria in their mouths.

  • Jeffco Open Space prepping for second community meeting about challenges facing Elk Meadow dog park

    Jeffco Open Space this week will host the second in a series of community meetings to address public safety and environmental issues plaguing the Elk Meadow off-leash area in Evergreen.

  • Evergreen man hospitalized with injuries

    An Evergreen man has been hospitalized with injuries possibly consistent with being struck by a vehicle, the Jeffco Sheriff's Office reports.

    According to sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer, a 34-year-old man was found injured along the 27000 block of Meadow Drive in Evergreen about 6 a.m. Wednesday. The man had been walking to his residence sometime after 1:30 a.m. He was unsure how he sustained his injuries or when he fell unconscious in a ditch along Meadow Drive.

  • Longtime Seniors’ Resource Center head Zabawa retiring

    John Zabawa can recall a time many years ago when he went before Jeffco’s county commissioners to urge preparation for a growing population of seniors.

    “I felt like I was Paul Revere sounding the alarm,” Zabawa said. “The seniors are coming! The seniors are coming!”

  • School board president undecided about whether to seek re-election

    The president of Jeffco’s school board, Ron Mitchell, says he is undecided about running for re-election when his term expires later this year.

  • Local woman studying medieval history in Scotland

    If the best way to learn a language is to immerse yourself in it, then it stands to reason that the best way to learn medieval history is to study it in Europe.

    What began as a fascination with “The Lord of the Rings,” and the real-world medieval history it was based on, has led Annika Mayer of Evergreen to the University of St. Andrews, the oldest university in Scotland and the third-oldest in the English-speaking world.

  • West Jeff students learn energy conservation during competition

    West Jefferson Middle School has won the first round of ReNew Our School, an energy competition among several Jeffco schools, and will receive LED light fixtures in its cafeteria as the prize.

    The middle school started the second round of competition Jan. 1, which will run until May 12, said digital teacher-librarian Amy Baker, who is helping to coordinate the school’s efforts. If the school wins round two, it could receive new lights in either the gym or library.

  • Developer planning low-income housing in El Rancho

    A Denver-based development company is seeking financing for a proposed low-income housing project in El Rancho.

    Medici Consulting Group is looking to acquire a 4.5-acre property at 1055 El Rancho Road and build 54 low-income rental apartments there.

    Josh Russell, a partner at MCG, said the apartments would be available for families earning less than 60 percent of the area’s median income, which varies based on the number of people in the household, he said.