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Today's News

  • Steered toward reading

    There’s something magical about a good book: Within a few moments or a handful of pages, you’re quickly transported on an adventure to long and far.

    But come springtime, the allure of a book sometimes doesn’t outweigh the prospect of summer break for the average kid, which is why Elk Creek Elementary participates in the Race to Read program every year.

  • Budget cuts causing discord

    Tensions ran high last week as the Platte Canyon school board continued discussing its financial challenges and associated budget cuts — many of which have drawn intense criticism from the community.

    Addressing the school board, director of business services Kelly Varney outlined that forecasts from the state legislature show significant K-12 education funding gaps, including an overall $400 million shortfall in funding across the state next year and a weighty increase to the negative factor.

  • New principal appointed at Deer Creek Elementary

    Jeffrey Lubansky has been appointed as principal of Deer Creek Elementary in Bailey.

    Formally announced and approved by the Platte Canyon school board on April 10, Lubansky was selected over more than a dozen applicants for the job. He’ll take over for Vernita Vallez, who is taking a job overseas later this year.

  • (Not) Alone

    Sitting in her living room, Carolyn C. Ward, 89, is surrounded by ceramic figurines, pictures and collectibles of Beatrix Potter’s characters, antiques, books and photos of her family members and friends. In short, it looks very much like a typical grandmother’s living room.

    Ward and her husband built their house on Floyd Hill in the 70s, she said, as they were both interested in carpentry. Since then, Ward and her family have passed much of their lives in their home.

  • Jeffco Schools to pay $34,000 for superintendent search

    Jeffco Public Schools is paying Ray and Associates slightly less than what it paid the executive search firm in 2014 to find a new superintendent.

  • ‘It’s a great tradition’

    In the early dark, chilly hours of Easter, tens of thousands of people filed into Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre for the venue’s annual sunrise service.

    Spotlights illuminated three on-stage crosses, casting shadows on the rocks behind the stage and welcoming those to the venue for worship.

  • Mountainfilm on Tour to stop in Evergreen

    Telluride’s annual Mountainfilm on Tour will swing through Evergreen later this week and includes a film directed by world-renowned climber and Evergreen resident Jake Norton.

    A spin-off of the town’s popular film festival, Mountainfilm on Tour takes a selection of independent documentaries from Mountainfilm to different locations around the world on a rolling basis throughout the year. It will be at Evergreen Country Day School on Friday and Saturday.

  • Jeffco participates in ‘move over’ traffic enforcement campaign

    Two Jeffco law enforcement agencies participated last week in a statewide operation to provide stepped-up enforcement of Colorado’s Move Over law.

  • Bill would give Parks and Wildlife more control over license, park fees

    Colorado lawmakers last week introduced a bill aimed at providing Colorado Parks and Wildlife greater control over how the agency sets fees for a variety of outdoor recreation activities.

  • Plans moving ahead to rebuild retaining wall in downtown Evergreen

    The damaged retaining wall in front of the Evergreen National Bank drive-thru in downtown Evergreen is on the road to getting fixed.
    Red Rocks Union Construction, which owns the triangular parking lot there, is asking for the minor variances necessary to rebuild the retaining wall and paint it gray.
    The retaining wall was damaged in the flood in September 2013 that made water overflow Evergreen Lake, damaging some downtown businesses.