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Today's News

  • Youngsters share their insights at annual Earth Day event

    Fourth-grader Brady Dewil and his teammates donned green capes Saturday because, much like their favorite superheroes, they were on a mission to save the earth.

    Several youngsters both attended and helped with the 29th annual Earth Day Fair on Saturday at the Evergreen Lake House, including Wilmot Elementary School’s Green Team.

  • Evergreen fire district to hold election on May 8

    Evergreen Fire Protection District will conduct an election for its Board of Directors on Tuesday, May 8.

    Four candidates are vying for three seats on the board: challenger Holly Roberts and three incumbents, John Anderson, Jeff deDisse and Mike Gregory.

    The election will be conducted at two polling places — the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway, and the Wulf Recreation Center, 5300 S. Olive Road. There is no mail-in ballot.

    Board members serve four years, and the positions are not paid.

  • Development projects ongoing in mountain area

    With several continuing development projects in various stages around the mountain area, Heather Gutherless, a case manager with Jeffco Planning & Zoning, provided updates on some active or proposed projects.

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  • Young Writers Conference an opportunity for kids to share creative works

    As fun as it is for writers to dream up things in their imaginations, they know that their creations will only come alive once they’ve been shared with others through the written word.

    Thus, last Thursday, students from across the mountain area gathered to impart their creative works on one another.

    By the end of the night, each youngster’s short story or illustrated book had a golden “published” sticker on its cover denoting its contents had been shared and celebrated.

  • Annual Courage Walk an opportunity for crime victims to join together

    Despite moving out of state, Tiffany Segura and her family return to Colorado every year for the Jefferson County Courage Walk.

    For Segura, the annual walk is a means of healing and way to remember her 2-year-old son, Donny Ro’Mello Romero, who was murdered in Lakewood in 2015. Last Saturday, she and a large group of family and friends made the short trek around the Jefferson County courthouse to the on-site courage garden, carrying flowers and a large banner honoring Donny.

  • Jeffco teacher walkouts lead to school closures April 26

    Hundreds of teachers in Jefferson County, as well thousands of others across Colorado, are expected to participate in statewide walkouts late next week to demand better compensation and increased school funding from state legislators.

    According to Scott Kwasny, spokesman for the Jeffco Education Association, hundreds of Jeffco teachers are planning to participate in “day of action” activities at the state Capitol April 26 in tandem with a statewide call for action by the Colorado Education Association the following day.

  • Dog park proponents hope process speeds up

    Evergreen area residents trying to find a new location for a permanent off-leash dog park are frustrated that it’s taking so long to find space, and they want the county to establish an interim space in the meantime.

    After Jeffco Open Space closed the Elk Meadow Dog Off-leash Area last spring, the Friends worked with JCOS, Evergreen Park & Recreation District and Evergreen Metropolitan District to identify sites for a new dog park and develop an innovative design that would mitigate many of the problems seen at Elk Meadow.

  • Conifer marathoner’s new book recounts Boston bombing experience

    Five years ago, Conifer’s Greg Kalkwarf crossed the finish line at the Boston Marathon shortly before the bombing.

    Fortunately, his family wasn’t in the area.

    “If we hadn’t had VIP passes, this little guy” — he said, pointing to his now 8-year-old son Bryce — “would’ve been right next to the bomb.”

  • Adapting to life's circumstances

    While Joelle Broberg was an assistant principal at Evergreen High School, she came to realize that her life’s path was to become a parent.

    That realization led her to an international adoption, a hold on her career, and the trials and tribulations of parenthood. The lives of Broberg and her daughter, Shweta, 9, are intertwined as together they’ve faced issues with international adoption, multiple surgeries to fix Shweta’s leg and the task of becoming a family.

  • Lawsuit against Jeffco Public Schools alleging ADA violations settled

    A lawsuit brought against Jeffco Public Schools by a former employee who alleged the school district discriminated against him on the basis of a disability was settled last month with both parties paying for their own costs and attorney fees.

    Michael Kiley of Conifer was employed by Jeffco Public Schools from March 2016 to December 2016 as a school bus driver in a service area that included Evergreen High School, Conifer High School and Ralston Elementary in Golden.