Today's News

  • Reveling in art, music and dance at Summerfest

    From arts and crafts to music and belly dancing, the annual Summerfest at Buchanan Park last weekend offered visual and auditory enjoyment.

    Kids had fun at an activity center designed for them while adults looked at creations of more than 100 artists exhibiting their works at the 35th annual event, a fund-raiser for Center for the Arts Evergreen.

    Several area bands played throughout the afternoon and evening, including Johnny T., Open Space and Colorado Floyd. The Evergreen Players and the Children’s Chorale also performed at the event.

  • Critics of school board recall take issue with petition language

    The petition to recall Jeffco’s three conservative school board members levels several major accusations at the trio — and their supporters don’t agree with the language.

    Opponents of the recall effort, which is aimed at school board members John Newkirk, Ken Witt and Julie Williams, have called the petition language inaccurate.

    Supporters of the recall disagree and say the petition language is both accurate and shows justification for their efforts.

  • Length of contract is latest sticking point in talks with teachers union

    Negotiations between Jeffco Public Schools and the teachers union have hit a snag over the length of the next contract.

    The Jefferson County Education Association’s bargaining team wants a three-year contract for teachers. The school district wants to limit the contract to 10 months.

    The two sides seemed to be nearing an agreement before the issue came up at a July 15 negotiating session. Negotiators left the meeting without a resolution and with no date for the next session.  

  • Candidates for school board seat tout divergent backgrounds

    A former commercial property manager and a veteran teacher will vie for a seat on the Jeffco school board this fall.

  • Kittredge Park improvement project moves forward

    Evergreen landscape architect Dianne Schade of Made in the Schade has been selected for the playground improvement project at Kittredge Park, which is scheduled to begin in early September.

    The plan that Schade designed includes sliding boards, swings and rotating rides for 2- to 12-year-old youngsters. A rock climber and other creative elements such as a raindrop activity panel are included in her design. The new equipment will meet ADA standards, Schade noted in her proposal.

  • All about the Beaver Brook Watershed

    “Right now, you’re standing on a success story,” said Jessica Hibbert, seasonal intern for the Mountain Area Land Trust.

    Leading hikers into the Beaver Brook Watershed on a sunny Saturday morning, Hibbert explained that this protected property was at one time at high risk for development.  However, MALT and other agencies worked to preserve 5,700 acres on Squaw Pass Road, which protects a critical watershed and provides recreational opportunities, she said.

  • Mallet aforethought

    The genteel game of croquet was the highlight of the evening on Saturday at the second annual Victorian lawn party at the Humphrey History Park and Museum.

    Participants — some dressed in white, reminiscent of lawn parties of old — played rounds of croquet in a friendly tournament to determine a champion. The players were supportive and helped each other out in the game, which can be cutthroat.

  • Jazz Festival set to bring renowned musicians to intimate venues

    From sophisticated stylings to swing tunes with a Texas twang, the 14th annual Evergreen Jazz Festival offers music lovers many listening options this weekend.

    “We’ve got a tremendous amount of variety,” said Jim Reiners, a founder of the festival. “The talent level is just amazing.”


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  • Where are they now?

    Evergreen High School graduates have ventured into diverse careers ranging from graphic design and writing to social work. One graduate is teaching dance in Tanzania, and another creates jewelry at her studio in Arizona.
    Here is a glimpse into the lives of five alumni.