.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • ‘Crossing the line’

    The Evergreen High School advanced acting class is bringing awareness to a difficult topic: sexual assault.

    The students have written a play called “Crossing the Line: Breaking the Silence on Sexual Assault” that they will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, in the EHS auditorium. Following the free 45-minute performance, professional counselors will discuss the issue.

    The vignettes are everything from short monologues to 6-minute scenes that depict everything from men catcalling women on the street to more serious issues.

  • Egg-xaulted designs

    The Art of the Egg finale party brought out egg artists and egg aficionados alike on Thursday night both to vote and to bid on their favorites.

    Thursday night’s rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the artists, who were happy to talk about the inspiration for their designs. Since it’s rare that an artist works on eggs, the competition brings out an adventurous spirit.

    Painter Lynne Milliken of Evergreen said flat surfaces are much easier on which to create, but trying something different is part of the draw of the competition.

  • Salt of the Earth Day

    Children cultivated their Earth Day knowledge and creativity with puppet shows, visits from feathery friends, museums-on-wheels and interactive displays during Saturday’s event at the Evergreen Lake House.

    The 28th annual event offered approximately 400 people an opportunity to learn about environmental stewardship from more than a dozen companies and nonprofits, including HawkQuest, the Spark City Bus and the Evergreen Nature Center.

  • Annual banquet to benefit ducks, wetlands

    The Evergreen Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, a national organization that works to conserve wetlands, is hosting its annual banquet at 6 p.m., on Saturday at Mount Vernon Country Club near Genessee.

    Organizer Bob Snyder, a chapter member, said the banquet usually raises about $60,000 to $65,000 for Ducks Unlimited. Some of the money likely will be used to conserve Colorado’s wetlands, he said, as the state is a major stopping point for ducks during their migration.

  • Proposal suggests Evergreen become LID

    When it comes to maintaining Evergreen — adding trails, improving traffic and safety infrastructure, protecting natural resources — while incorporation has been discussed, Downtown Evergreen Economic District has another idea: to create a local improvement district (LID).

    Members of the public were invited to a DEED meeting Wednesday, April 19 to hear about DEED’s proposal to create the Evergreen Local Improvement District.

  • Local Christian mentoring organization hosting fund-raiser

    Intermountain Young Life is hosting a fund-raising dinner at the Evergreen Lake House from 6:30 to 9 p.m. May 4.

    The organization is a Christian outreach ministry and mentoring program that works with middle school and high school students in Conifer, Bailey, Evergreen and Clear Creek County, area director Andy Morman said.

    Young Life partners with area churches and its 20-plus adult leaders/volunteers to build “relationships with kids ... and walk with them through the hard time of adolescence,” Morman said.

  • Icy conditions on I-70 cause two semi-truck accidents

    Two rollover accident happened within minutes of each other on Interstate 70 during the early hours of Wednesday morning.
    Westbound I-70 is now open near Beaver Brook after one semi-trailer truck jackknifed and had a rollover.
    According to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis, the driver wasn't seriously injured but was transported to the hospital.
    The accident occurred at 3:39 a.m., and crews are working to clean up spilled fuel. Lewis said the fuel came from the truck's tank, adding no waterways were in danger of contamination.

  • Cistern construction underway on Bear Mtn.

    Construction efforts are underway to increase the water capacity of the Bear Mountain cistern by 30,000 gallons.

    In the works for more than a year, the Evergreen Fire Protection District project is the result of increased development in the area, as well as requests from the Bear Mountain homeowners association dating back to at least 2012.

  • Jeffco to allocate millions for middle school classrooms

    Jeffco Public Schools is considering reallocating more than $27 million from its reserves and 2016-17 underspend to build classroom additions at four middle schools that will be affected by the district’s decision to move sixth graders from elementary school to middle school.

    Discussed at Thursday’s school board meeting, the proposal calls for the school board to approve funding $27.5 million in capital construction projects at Creighton Middle School in Arvada, Drake and Dunstan middle schools in Lakewood, and Ken Caryl Middle School in Littleton.

  • Six candidates singled out for superintendent job

    Jeffco Public Schools has narrowed its pool of finalists for the job of superintendent to six after the school board screened candidates during an executive session held after a special board meeting last Thursday.

    Disclosed over the weekend, the decision came after executive search firm Ray and Associates recommended 11 top candidates to the board, including individuals from Colorado, Florida, Illinois and six other states.