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Today's News

  • Benchmark: Record set for world's longest picnic table

    At 810 feet, 8 and 3/8 inches, the world’s longest picnic table could seat a theoretical family of more than 800 people. A person sitting at one end would have to spend more than three minutes walking 300 steps to see her relatives at the other.

    And this theoretical family was, briefly, a reality as the Evergreen community came together to celebrate the Guinness Book of World Records’ confirmed longest picnic table ever.

  • Candidates in District 2 commission race discuss issues facing Jeffco

     

    With the November election just six weeks away, last week the two candidates in the District 2 county commission race shared similar views about the challenges facing the county, including sensible economic development, ensuring county employee wages remain competitive, and addressing population growth without sacrificing open space. 

  • Evergreen’s Al ‘Buffalo Bill’ Huffman dies at 84

    While people the world over knew Earl “Al” Huffman as “Buffalo Bill” Cody, many mountain area residents knew him as a community leader, a family man and a friend.

    Huffman, a longtime Evergreen resident, died last Thursday at the age of 84.

    In addition to being a well-known Buffalo Bill impersonator, Huffman was a staple of the mountain community and a charter member of the Evergreen Elks Lodge.

  • Students tackle assignment right on the dot

    Parmalee Elementary was inundated with dots on Sept. 16 — dotted clothes, dot stickers, dot activities, dot assignments, dotted food, dotted walls.

    The dots had a positive message for students, faculty and staff: Even a tiny mark such as a dot can have huge positive consequences.

    “We’re just crazy with dots,” said first/second-grade teacher Julia Davis.

  • Wildfire contained after burning up to 4 acres near Beaver Brook Lodge Estates

    Firefighters contained a wildland fire early Saturday near Beaver Brook Lodge Estates in Evergreen that spurred an evacuation notice to neighborhood residents.

    The blaze, which was estimated at 2 to 4 acres, was in steep and rocky terrain in the area west of Bergen Park. Evergreen Fire/Rescue reported via Twitter that the fire ignited about 1:42 a.m.

    No injuries were reported, and no structures were damaged. The fire was reported extinguished sometime after 6 a.m., and the evacuation order was lifted.

  • Searchers rescue injured hiker in Genesee Park

    Searchers early Saturday found and evacuated an injured hiker who spent part of the night in Genesee Park.

    More than 40 searchers had been combing the park overnight for the woman, who texted her husband at 6:45 p.m. Friday to say that she was injured and needed assistance.

    The woman, who was found about 2 a.m., was transported to a hospital with minor injuries, according to Evergreen Fire/Rescue.

  • New director of PeaceWorks has big plans for organization

    When Lori Cuno started her career more than a decade ago, she planned to go into elementary education. A love for helping those in need even led her to take on a couple of long-term substitute positions in the world of special education while completing her master’s degree in counseling.

  • King-Murphy’s Unique Tea celebrates kids’ individuality

    Just call Ryan Sandblom “Captain One Sock.”

    According to his dad, the King-Murphy Elementary School kindergartner loses his socks so frequently that his family began referring to him by that nickname. But it’s just one of the ways in which Lee Sandblom says his son is unique.

  • New trails opened at Staunton State Park

    Hikers at Staunton State Park now have two new trails to explore after more than three years of planning, and both ultimately provide up-close of Elk Falls.

    Launched in mid-September with a ribbon cutting, the Chimney Rock and Elk Falls trails both begin about 5 miles from Staunton’s main parking lot, with the latter trail being an offshoot of the first. According to park manager Zach Taylor, both trails have been envisioned since the 1990s but were not formalized until 2010.

  • Fun run at Evergreen Country Day has a serious side

    As each of the 200-plus sneaker-clad students rounded the corner of Evergreen Country Day School, they were given a quarter to place in a bucket.

    The process repeated each time the students completed a lap.

    In Brad Davies’ eyes, this was a chance for all of his students to give back to their school, and he hoped it would ultimately help them develop generosity as a habit.

    “We’re cultivating the next generation of philanthropists,” said Davies, who is the head of school.