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Today's News

  • A choir from afar

    There was a lot of toe-tapping and hand-clapping at Evergreen’s First Baptist Church on Sunday when the Amani Children’s Choir from Uganda filled the church with joyful music on Sunday.

    The 20-member choir danced and sang gospel songs in English, Swahili and their native Luganda during the church’s two services.

    The group, on a six-month tour of the United States, made a stop in Evergreen because one of the tour organizers, Carrie Hill, is a 1996 Evergreen High School graduate.

  • Union seeks to protect names of teachers absent during sick-out

    A lawsuit filed by Jeffco’s teachers union in an attempt to protect the names of teachers who missed school during a “sick-out” last fall has shifted the district’s simmering discord to the judicial arena.
    An injunction issued last week prevents the district from any further release of the names of teachers who were absent last Sept. 19 — at least until a district court hearing scheduled for May 15.

  • Developer envisions retail-condo complex in Bergen Park

    Real estate developer Dave Wilson has a vision for a new $15 million to $20 million shopping and condo complex he wants to build in Bergen Park.

    Wilson wants to redevelop a slightly more than 10-acre parcel that includes the former BMC lumber yard east of the Evergreen Mercantile building at 1232 Bergen Parkway. It also includes the Wild Game Rendezvous Tap & Kitchen entertainment complex and a former U.S. Postal Service substation that's currently empty.

  • Funding in place for bridge replacement at Evergreen Lake Park

    A costly bridge replacement project at Evergreen Lake Park has received grant funding to move forward. 

    The $790,000 price of constructing a new bridge over Bear Creek is primarily funded by a grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation that has been approved. The Evergreen Park and Recreation District is contributing $80,000 to the project — an amount that includes a $40,000 grant from Jeffco Open Space. The Evergreen Metropolitan District is contributing $40,000.

  • Evergreen Metro District offers help with water rights issue at Buchanan Ponds

    The Evergreen Metropolitan District is offering the use of its senior water rights to guarantee a supply of water for two ponds at Buchanan Park.

  • Evergreen Jazz Festival to feature four new groups

    The Felonius Smith Trio is among four musical groups making their debut at the Evergreen Jazz Festival in July. Bassist Scott Johnson and harmonica player Nic Clark will perform a blend of country, folk and delta blues with Jeff Smith, who has mastered a finger-picking style on his slide guitar. 

    The trio will showcase tunes from its recently released CD, “Before That Rooster Crows,” at the Jazz Festival, which runs July 24-26 at venues in Evergreen.

  • A gathering of gardeners

    Plans for gardens at Wilmot Elementary and Evergreen High schools have blossomed into one collaborative, community effort with assistance from Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability.

    Wilmot Elementary parent Shawn Hamam has been planning an educational garden at her children’s school while Cheri Skipp, a special education teacher at Evergreen High, was looking for a spot to grow vegetables and herbs at her school.

  • Plans for second community garden taking root

    A community garden planned at Wilmot Elementary School is receiving cautious support from the Evergreen Park and Recreation District. To land funding, Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability needs the district to submit a grant request to Great Outdoors Colorado.

  • Non-disposable items clogging EMD wastewater system

    Wet wipes and other materials advertised as biodegradable, which some customers flush down toilets, are causing problems at the wastewater treatment plant of the Evergreen Metropolitan District, says Dave Lighthart, EMD general manager.

    Disposable diapers, adhesive bandages and cat litter are on EMD’s extensive list of items that should be placed in the trash — and not in toilets.

  • Tall Grass employee honored as hometown hero

    For the past few years, Deb Dickinson has been working with other employees at TallGrass Aveda Spa and Salon on the Soldier Box Project, a charitable effort for which she recently received KMGH-TV’s 7Everyday Hero Award. 

    “It was definitely one of the highlights of my life,” Dickinson said of the honor, presented in December.