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Today's News

  • EFPD to seek property-tax increase, bond issue

    Declines in property-tax revenue and changes in the Affordable Care Act are leading the Evergreen Fire Protection District to seek a property-tax increase and a bond issue.

  • Fashionably thrifty

    The lodge at Ascent Church was transformed into a thrifty lady’s paradise Saturday with the first Mountain Diva Fashion Swap, hosted by Evergreen Mothers of Preschoolers. To gain access to piles of gently used clothes and accessories, each woman donated $3 and a minimum of five items.

    “I donated a lot of accessories and shoes. So, half the purses on the stage are from me,” said Kara Brown, an Evergreen resident who was invited to the swap by friends. “I’m a hand-me-down junkie. So as many hand-me-downs as I can get, I’m good.”

  • Decline in enrollment will reduce state funding to Jeffco Schools

    Employee compensation, state funding and an enrollment decline remain major discussion points as Jeffco Public Schools moves closer to finalizing its budget for the 2016-17 academic year. 

    In a presentation to the school board last Thursday, chief financial officer Kathleen Askelson and her team said lower enrollment means the district will receive $4.25 million less than expected in state funding. The district anticipates an enrollment decrease of about 600 students in 2016-17.

  • EMS science classes join water-monitoring project

    Armed with composition notebooks, inquisitive minds and $10,000 worth of water-monitoring equipment, the sixth-grade science classes from Evergreen Middle School collected data for a joint project with the Bear Creek Watershed Association at the Buchanan Ponds on May 4. 

    For the first five minutes, students were asked to wander and take observational notes on what elements might be affecting the health of the environment.  

  • Concert to benefit capital campaign for Center for the Arts Evergreen

    A concert that will weave the songs of 16 local musicians — all to benefit Center for the Arts Evergreen — is planned for May 19 at Center/Stage Theatre.

    The Originals II concert is the brainchild of local musician John Erlandson, and the performers are practicing hard for the event, which will begin at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour, followed by the concert at 7 p.m.

    Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door, and are available at www.blacktie-colorado.com.

  • Looking forward to International Migratory Bird Day

    (Reprinted from May 12, 2010)

    Editor’s note: The 2016 International Migratory Bird Day is May 14.

    This coming Saturday, May 8, is International Migratory Bird Day, which will be celebrated locally at the Evergreen Nature Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Quick Hits

    Cougars mercy rule Conifer

  • Two doubles teams head to state tournament in Pueblo

    DENVER — D’Evelyn’s girls tennis program came up just short the last three seasons on grabbing a regional title.

    That trend changed May 6 at Colorado Academy in Denver. The Jaguars, Class 4A Jeffco League champions, edged the host Mustangs after falling short to Colorado Academy last season and Kent Denver the two previous seasons.

  • Tie comes with a loss

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — No other Class 4A Jeffco girls soccer team matched Evergreen’s accomplishments against conference champion Wheat Ridge.

    During the Cougars’ regular-season finale May 4 at Lakewood Memorial Field, Evergreen (9-5-1 record, 6-2-1 in league) held the Farmers scoreless and managed a 0-0 tie in the process. On top of that, Evergreen clinched third place and one of the league’s four automatic berths in the 32-team state tournament.

  • Plots assigned at new community garden at Wilmot Elementary

    Future gardeners held a live lottery and party, or “plottery,” last Thursday at Evergreen High School to assign 11 of 21 available plots in the new Buffalo Park Community Garden at Wilmot Elementary School.

    Of the 11 plots in the live drawing, seven were assigned to two or more people acting as partners, said Shawn Hamam, a parent volunteer and coordinator for construction at the garden. About 50 people turned out for the event, Hamam said.