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Today's News

  • Rocky Mountain Academy hires Hudson as principal

    Evergreen resident Ann Hudson has been named the new principal at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen.

    Hudson, who has been an instructional leader and teacher in Aurora Public Schools, will take over the helm of the school in July. She replaces Gary Stueven, who was hired in November for one year to help right the school that had been facing declining enrollment and internal turmoil.

  • Platte Canyon Schools to add a grant-funded social worker

    With flow-through grant funding from the Park County Department of Health and Human Services, Platte Canyon School District will be adding a part-time social worker next year.

    The social worker will serve as a resource for the district, providing mental health support for Platte Canyon students.

    “Park County has a pretty high student mental health need and students who are struggling … with suicidal tendencies,” said Superintendent Brenda Krage in a May 8 board meeting. “I’m really excited to be able to bring the support in.”

  • Learning about living things

    “How can you not be joyful watching kindergartners?”

    That was the question Peggy Miller, principal of The Bergens, asked as she stood behind the Bergen Meadow Elementary School stage, cueing music on Thursday for the annual farm day presentation for parents.

    This presentation was for the families of Kim Pollick’s kindergartners, and the children were adorable as they enthusiastically sang songs, performed short plays, told jokes and danced the Virginia reel.

  • Sixth-graders meet for pre-CCMS team building

    There was a lot of yelling, jumping, wearing blindfolds, name-forgetting, game playing and team building — lots and lots of team building.

    About 50 sixth-graders from multiple schools across Clear Creek County gathered at the Easter Seals Camp in Empire on Friday for the annual Duster Day event to help students meet one another before attending Clear Creek Middle School this fall.

  • Inter-Canyon considering cancer award program

    Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District is considering participation in a newly established program that provides financial awards to firefighters diagnosed with one of five types of cancer — brain, skin, digestive, hematological or genitourinary.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    That can’t be all she’s smoking

  • Off to the races

    And they’re off!

    The veteran horse is leading the pack, but the newcomer is following close behind.

    The finish line is coming up quickly. Who will win?

    Three children raced to the end, their stick hobby horses in their hands.

    On the other side of the stable, women adorned in fancy hats take their pictures in the ‘winner’s circle,’ as music played in the nearby riding arena.

  • Dog park group still question water testing

    Members of the Friends of Evergreen Dog Park met Thursday to discuss strategies in the local nonprofit’s ongoing efforts to pressure the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners to reopen Elk Meadow, and one board member plans to unveil information he thinks will cast serious doubts about Jeffco Open Space’s water quality testing of the creek that runs through the dog park.

  • Rosier elaborates on LID process, district in South Jeffco

    After the Downtown Evergreen Economic District announced it would like to have the county declare Evergreen a local improvement district (LID), County Commissioner Donald Rosier said he believes such a classification would benefit Evergreen’s road improvement projects, such as adding drainage, parking and sidewalks.

    At a DEED meeting last month, President Dean Dalvit explained what the proposed Evergreen Local Improvement District would entail:

    • The boundaries would be the present Evergreen and West Jeffco metro districts.

  • Bailey speed study planned

    The speed limit along the stretch of U.S. 285 that runs through Bailey could be significantly reduced in the future if the Colorado Department of Transportation successfully completes a speed study it says it wants to do.
    According to Steve Harelson, CDOT’s Region 1 west program engineer, the agency began having discussions about reducing the speed after a tractor-trailer crashed into Aspen Peak Cellars last fall.