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Today's News

  • Proposal suggests Evergreen become LID

    When it comes to maintaining Evergreen — adding trails, improving traffic and safety infrastructure, protecting natural resources — while incorporation has been discussed, Downtown Evergreen Economic District has another idea: to create a local improvement district (LID).

    Members of the public were invited to a DEED meeting Wednesday, April 19 to hear about DEED’s proposal to create the Evergreen Local Improvement District.

  • A bird’s eye view

    King-Murphy kindergartners now understand why it’s important for birds to migrate south for the winter.

    Through a series of hands-on demonstrations, they learned that if all birds stayed in Colorado in winter, they wouldn’t have enough food to eat. Youth educators from the Audubon Society of Greater Denver spent an hour on Thursday teaching the 5- and 6-year-olds about Migration Madness in preparation for a field trip to the Audubon Center at Chatfield next month.

  • Salt of the Earth Day

    Children cultivated their Earth Day knowledge and creativity with puppet shows, visits from feathery friends, museums-on-wheels and interactive displays during Saturday’s event at the Evergreen Lake House.

    The 28th annual event offered approximately 400 people an opportunity to learn about environmental stewardship from more than a dozen companies and nonprofits, including HawkQuest, the Spark City Bus and the Evergreen Nature Center.

  • Jeffco to allocate millions for middle school classrooms

    Jeffco Public Schools is considering reallocating more than $27 million from its reserves and 2016-17 underspend to build classroom additions at four middle schools that will be affected by the district’s decision to move sixth graders from elementary school to middle school.

    Discussed at Thursday’s school board meeting, the proposal calls for the school board to approve funding $27.5 million in capital construction projects at Creighton Middle School in Arvada, Drake and Dunstan middle schools in Lakewood, and Ken Caryl Middle School in Littleton.

  • Still acting, singing after all these years

    Twenty-five years ago, the foothills didn’t have much in the way of theater for kids. Enter Evergreen Children’s Chorale, which continues to provide both choral and acting experiences for youths.

    Celebrating its silver anniversary, the organization has had many successes over the years, and it will be celebrating with a gala on Saturday.

    Organizers, parents and kids point to the benefits for participants: confidence, discipline, focus.

  • Cistern construction underway on Bear Mtn.

    Construction efforts are underway to increase the water capacity of the Bear Mountain cistern by 30,000 gallons.

    In the works for more than a year, the Evergreen Fire Protection District project is the result of increased development in the area, as well as requests from the Bear Mountain homeowners association dating back to at least 2012.

  • Morrison looks to put utilities underground in the next year

    The town of Morrison is moving forward with a plan to put the overhead utility lines underground in its downtown area.
    As of now, the planning and budgeting phase of the project is anticipated to be completed in 2017 with construction beginning in early 2018. The goal is to have the project fully completed by spring of 2018 to “minimize impact to the community during summer,” reads a report created by TTG Engineers for Morrison board members.

  • Local Christian mentoring organization hosting fund-raiser

    Intermountain Young Life is hosting a fund-raising dinner at the Evergreen Lake House from 6:30 to 9 p.m. May 4.

    The organization is a Christian outreach ministry and mentoring program that works with middle school and high school students in Conifer, Bailey, Evergreen and Clear Creek County, area director Andy Morman said.

    Young Life partners with area churches and its 20-plus adult leaders/volunteers to build “relationships with kids ... and walk with them through the hard time of adolescence,” Morman said.

  • Annual banquet to benefit ducks, wetlands

    The Evergreen Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, a national organization that works to conserve wetlands, is hosting its annual banquet at 6 p.m., on Saturday at Mount Vernon Country Club near Genessee.

    Organizer Bob Snyder, a chapter member, said the banquet usually raises about $60,000 to $65,000 for Ducks Unlimited. Some of the money likely will be used to conserve Colorado’s wetlands, he said, as the state is a major stopping point for ducks during their migration.

  • Unconventional seating

    Kristin Whitney’s classroom at Wilmot Elementary doesn’t look anything like you might expect.

    Gone are the rows of desks for the fourth- and fifth-graders. In their place are a couch, high-backed chair, pillows, kitchen table with chairs, a camp chair and tall desks. There are four traditional desks congregated together with balls rather than chairs.

    Whitney’s desk is also gone because she said having her desk as the center of attention made it seem like it was her classroom when it should be the students’ classroom.