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Today's News

  • Harsh lessons: Classroom work a casualty as politics plague Jeffco school district

    Student protests and teacher sick-outs in Jeffco Public Schools have put the county’s K-12 system at the center of national media coverage and further polarized the already-strife-torn school district.

    Two weeks ago, school board member Julie Williams, one of three conservatives elected last November, proposed a curriculum review committee designed to boost patriotism and downplay civil disorder in Advanced Placement history classes.

  • Park district gauging interest for facilities expansion, renovation

    Residents who responded to a recent Evergreen Park and Recreation District survey on needs for additional facilities and programs expressed interest in an indoor gym and jogging track, as well as other amenities.

    Now the park district is gauging support for these and other improvements, and their cost to residents.

    “We need to ask the public if they would vote for an increase in property tax,” said Bob Schmitz, EPRD operations manager.

  • The hills are alive with golden color

    “This is full of spectacular-ness!” exclaimed Sue Comer as she walked through stands of aspen glowing with fall color last Thursday afternoon.

    Comer had traveled from Loveland to a scenic overlook on Highway 103 where many people were gazing in awe at golden-leaved trees in the bright sunshine. The changing aspen also created bright patterns of color in the distant hills, which leaf-gazers were enjoying along with mature aspen they could walk up to and photograph.

  • Polis, Leing in battle for 2nd Congressional District seat

    Niwot lawyer George Leing, a Republican, is challenging incumbent U.S. Rep. Jared Polis in the ins District, which includes Evergreen and Conifer.

    The wide-ranging district includes Jefferson and Clear Creek counties, as well as mountain towns farther west and a broad swath of cities on the Front Range running all the way to Colorado’s northern border.

  • Marshdale residents protest rezoning for vacation rental

    Rezoning property in Marshdale for a vacation rental could set the stage for loud parties and create havoc with the area’s water supply, say residents protesting the request.

    Denver residents Renda and Luke Beard have requested rezoning for their property on Highway 73 from mountain-residential 1 to planned development in order to rent the 10-bedroom home on a short-term basis.

  • Golden-to-Evergreen trail may be completed

    A long-awaited stretch of bicycle path that will help riders get from Golden to Evergreen could finally be built, starting in October.

    The estimated $1.25 million path is planned to cover a 2-mile route on the north side of Interstate 70 between the Genesee and El Rancho exits.

  • Evergreen sculptors pedal an eclectic piece

    It’s definitely not traditional stained glass, and it’s really not traditional public art, either.

    Instead, it’s a long roller-coaster-like ribbon of steel with attached bicycle wheels that are filled with stained glass. The 16-foot sculpture is the creation of Creative Stained Glass Studio, and it will be on its way to Kennesaw, Ga., to be installed in the atrium at AMLI Residential.

  • A fungible hobby

    Some mushroom hunters have “secret” harvesting spots along Highway 103 in Clear Creek County.

    Others look for edible mushrooms at Evans Ranch near Mount Evans and at other more remote mountain locales. Every year, they find and harvest King Boletes, also known as porcini mushrooms, chantarelles and other varieties such as lactarius deliciosus, which has no common name.

  • A little levity in Indian Hills

    You never know what message the sign at the Indian Hills Community Center might offer. But one thing is certain: It draws the attention of motorists on Parmalee Gulch Road.

    Some of the weekly slogans are funny; others are thought-provoking riddles. And a few have created quite a stir.

    “I try to keep something up there that will make people smile,” says Indian Hills resident Vince Rozmiarek, who places the weekly messages on the sign. “I’ve adopted it. It’s really fun.”

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