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  • Lady Cougars win state swimming title

    FORT COLLINS — Head coach Jeanne Godaire didn’t want her team to look too far ahead. But once the Evergreen Lady Cougars qualified for 18 spots in the finals of the 4A state girls swimming championships, it was their title to lose.

    This year, they wouldn’t lose it.

  • Licensed day-care center available at Wulf Rec Center

    Molly Boyles has two great loves: teaching children and living in Colorado. And now that she’s working in Evergreen, she couldn’t be happier.

    Boyles is the new child-care director at the Wulf Rec Center’s learning center, which is now offering state-licensed child care for kids who are potty trained up to 6 years old. Boyles employs the experience-centric Montessori teaching method and did so for 23 years before coming to Evergreen.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Trouble at Fort Apache

  • Denver cathedral to honor Evergreen founder

    St. John’s Cathedral in Denver is planning to honor one of Evergreen’s founders on Feb. 16 with a day of music and historical observances.

    Father Charles Winfred Douglas built the Hiwan Homestead, established the Evergreen Conference Center and earned an international reputation for his contributions to music in the Episcopal Church.

  • Dirt Band founder John McEuen to perform in town

    Former mountain area resident John McEuen, a founder of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and a fixture in the mountain music scene in the 1970s and ’80s, will be performing at the Little Bear in downtown Evergreen this weekend.

    McEuen’s show will be at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and tickets are $18.

    McEuen, a one-time resident of Floyd Hill whose kids attended Clear Creek schools, now lives in Florida but continues to tour.

  • Stevenson tenure ends early on acrimonious note

    Jeffco Schools Superintendent Cindy Stevenson announced Saturday that she will leave the district at the end of the month, ending her 12-year tenure amid friction with the new conservative majority on the school board.

    “I cannot lead and manage because I am not trusted or respected by this Board of Education,” Stevenson said. “I approached the board about this, and said I can’t make decisions and I cannot lead if they do not trust or respect me.”

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Welcome worn out

  • County considers establishing public shooting range

    Jeffco might be setting its sights on establishing an outdoor shooting range open to the public.

    The county’s Parks and Open Space Department is putting together a working group to decide if a county-owned range is feasible. The group is expected to start work in March and report to the county commissioners by July. 

    The Parks and Open Space Department has been working since last year to see whether a county-owned gun range is a possibility. While the department has found 11 potential sites, each has flaws, said Jeffco Open Space Director Tom Hoby.

  • Jeffco Public Health consolidating facilities

    Jeffco Public Health is consolidating its Golden and Lakewood offices into a new location at 645 Parfet St. in Lakewood. The facility is on the north side of West Sixth Avenue.

    It’s the first time in 23 years that Public Health has had the majority of its services under one roof, said spokeswoman Nancy Braden.

    “The building will offer a lot better collaboration,” she said.

  • School district’s negotiations with teachers will be open to public

    In a break with longtime practice, contract negotiations between the Jeffco school board and the district’s teachers union will be open to the public this year.

    “We are all about transparency and accountability for all aspects of our district,” said Ami Prichard, president of the Jefferson County Education Association, the teachers union. “We think it will be interesting for the public to see.”