Today's News

  • Center for the Arts narrows search for new space

    After more than a year of searching, the Center for the Arts Evergreen is getting close to finding a new space for its expanding programs and exhibits, said Steve Sumner, CAE executive director.

    Unlike areas of Denver where there are warehouses that can be used as space for arts centers, Evergreen does not have much available property, Sumner noted.

  • A hike for a strike

    Greg Royal, center for Evergreen High School’s football team, employs his long-snapping style at a bowling fund-raiser at The Wild Game on Sunday. Proceeds will be used for more stadium lighting, seating and a permanent concession stand at the high school field.

  • Goldfinches shy away from feeders, foraging for themselves

    Many years ago, I saw my first lesser goldfinch in a yard in Idledale. When I first saw this little yellow-and-black bird, it was acting like a new warbler. That’s what I thought it was.

    I could not find any warbler that looked like it, and then noticed its thick finch-like beak. This sent me to the yellow finches, and there it was among the many goldfinches that occur here: the lesser black-backed goldfinch.

  • School board candidate Ron Mitchell, District 5

    Veteran Jeffco principal and teacher Ron Mitchell said he would bring an understanding of Jeffco’s various communities, an emphasis on respect and years of problem-solving to the school board if he is elected.

    Mitchell, a Lakewood resident, is running for the board seat in District 5 currently held by Ken Witt, one of the targets of a recall effort. Former school board member Paula Noonan is also vying for the District 5 seat.

  • Lease renewal for Alderfer property stirs debate on park board

    Evergreen park district board members are challenging the terms of a proposed lease agreement for 5.4 acres of Alderfer property.

    For the past 25 years the Evergreen Park and Recreation District has been responsible for maintaining the house and barn at Alderfer/Three Sisters Park through a lease agreement with Jeffco Open Space, which owns the property. The current lease expires in November, and Jeffco has offered the park district a 50-year lease with terms similar to the current one.

  • School board candidate Matthew Dhieux, District 2

    Littleton resident Matthew Dhieux said he wants to bring a non-political voice to the Jeffco school board, rebuild a relationship with the teachers union and find a way to ask for more accountability from district charter schools.

    Dhieux, a physician assistant and former elementary teacher in Adams 12 Five Star Schools, is running for the District 2 seat currently held by John Newkirk, one of the recall targets. Attorney Susan Harmon is also vying for the seat.

  • School board approves contract with teachers

     The Jeffco school board on Thursday evening unanimously approved a 10-month contract with the district’s teachers union.

    The contract — which was negotiated between school district representatives and Jefferson County Education Association bargaining team members over more than 150 hours since early spring — has been criticized by union leadership for its short duration.

  • Teachers vote to approve new contract

    Members of Jeffco’s teachers union have voted to approve a 10-month contract with the school district, a news release reports. 

    Members of the Jefferson County Education Association began voting on the streamlined 10-month contract at an Aug. 21 all-members meeting, and announced the results in a news release Wednesday. Union bargainers were unhappy with the relatively short duration of the contract but said in earlier sessions they didn’t think the school board would approve a longer agreement.

  • Man arrested in Aurora linked to Aspen Park kidnapping

    A 20-year-old arrested in Aurora on Wednesday morning in a car-theft case has been linked to the reported kidnapping of a Park County teen last week, according to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

    Aurora police arrested Dakota Holand about 8 a.m., before officials linked him to the reported abduction of a 16-year-old male from outside the Aspen Park King Soopers on Aug. 20.

  • 5 questions with Brock Burke

    Last year, Evergreen High alum Brock Burke was a third-round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Rays. A year later, the lanky left-hander is coming along with the Appalachian League’s Princeton Rays. He’s made 10 starts with a 3-2 record and 3.40 earned-run average. Sports editor Michael Hicks caught up with Burke last week.