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Today's News

  • Event just ducky

    “A rainfall of ducks! So beautiful,” exclaimed Evergreen resident Judith Hill on Saturday afternoon.

    Hill was in a crowd gathered at the base of the Evergreen Lake dam watching about 4,000 plastic ducks cascade in massive splendor into the water. The dramatic release of the little yellow fellows from the top of the dam marked the start of the sixth annual Dam Ducky Derby sponsored by the Evergreen Downtown Business Association.

  • Realtors association launches effort to safeguard homes from wildfire

    The Colorado Association of Realtors has launched a program designed to help residents protect their homes from wildfires.

    Bonnie Smith, chair of Colorado Project Wildfire, emphasized the importance of homeowners developing an awareness of the threat and taking measures to decrease risks at a news conference at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building on July 28.

  • Mental health center offering course to help recognize problems

    The Jefferson Center for Mental Health is offering a one-day course designed to help people recognize mental health problems and assist people in crisis on Friday at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building.

    The free eight-hour Mental Health First Aid class, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., will teach participants how to identify signs of mental health problems and assess crisis situations. The course will cover the impact of mental health and substance abuse disorders and provide information about local resources for assistance.

  • Donations being accepted for annual Grove Sale

    The annual Grove Sale at Evergreen Lutheran Church will be Saturday from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.

    Organizers are accepting donations of goods for the sale, including clothing, household items, sporting goods, furniture, linens and books. Some items such as large appliances, mattresses, tires, encyclopedias, tube television sets, curtain rods, paints and stains are not accepted. 

  • South Jeffco teacher continues efforts at school in Kenyan village

    Five years after a humble beginning with five students and a chicken coop for a classroom, a South Jeffco teacher has helped establish a school in Kenya that 122 youngsters now attend.

    Julie Donohue Manuel, a first-grade teacher at Shaffer Elementary School, has worked at the school during her summer break for the past five years. She also has raised funds for the school and other projects benefiting the Maasai community in Kenya.

    “What we do every year is basic,” Julie told the Pathfinders in Evergreen on July 22.

  • Jeffco inmate who was found unconscious committed suicide

    A Jeffco jail prisoner who was found unconscious in his cell last week and died a day later committed suicide, the Sheriff's Office confirmed Monday.

  • School board recall organizers exceed signature-collection goal

    The group trying to recall Jeffco’s three conservative school board members has collected the signatures it needs to move forward with a recall election, a spokeswoman said.

    Jeffco United for Action over the weekend stopped gathering signatures to recall John Newkirk, Ken Witt and Julie Williams, according to spokeswoman Lynea Hansen. The group announced Tuesday afternoon that it had collected more than 110,000 signatures.

  • Negotiations on teachers' contract stalled

    The negotiating teams for Jeffco Public Schools and the teachers union are each waiting for the other side to make the next move after bargaining stalled two weeks ago over contract length.

  • Echo Mountain will again become public ski area

    Echo Mountain Resort is planning to open as a public ski area on Dec. 10 for the upcoming 2015-16 ski season, according to owner Nora Pykkonen.

    The 226-acre ski area on Squaw Pass Road has been operating privately as a venue for the Front Range Ski Club since 2012. Pykkonen Capital LLC bought the ski area in August 2012 for $1.53 million, according to county records.

  • The dawn of a fitness class

    It was a chilly 46 degrees at 6 a.m. last Thursday when a half-dozen hardy souls appeared on the Evergreen High School football field to exercise — just as the sun was rising.

    They jogged, did pushups, stretched and lunged, all while breathing the fresh air, viewing outdoor Evergreen and hearing music from a small sound system. About halfway through the 60-minute class, the sun became visible above the treetops.