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Today's News

  • A very long stroll

    For walkers at the Mountain Area Relay for Life on Friday night, walking for 14 hours was about raising money to help fight cancer.

    It also was about the symbolism of the darkness people feel when they are diagnosed with cancer and as the sun rises, the lightness they feel as they complete their treatment.

    Yet, still, it was about the paperclips.

  • 'Happiest man in the world' chronicles philanthropic work in books

    Sitting with his wife, Anna Marie, on the terrace of their Evergreen home, Dr. James Jackson talked about the work that has brought him happiness for the past 27 years.

     

    Jackson is the founder of Project C.U. R. E., a philanthropic organization that provides medical equipment to 150 impoverished countries.

    Since 1987, the former businessman has traveled to remote areas of the world where medical supplies are sorely lacking or non-existent.

  • High-flying senior headed for Air Force Academy

    Conifer High School senior Kooper Hackmann has been on a running kick lately.

  • Retiring boomers search for next stage

    Evergreen’s Jim Rohrer is like a rolling stone. After several careers, including a 30-year stint as a Sears executive, he’s following a new direction and combining two skills that have served him well — writing and business.

  • Fine art gallery to open in former Foothills Flurries building

    The first time Katinka Frazier saw the former Foothills Flurries building north of Safeway, she knew she had to buy it for an art gallery.

    You see, 18th- and 19th-century art is Frazier’s passion, and she’s always wanted to own a gallery and antique shop to help foster the same passion in others.

  • Jeffco board approves lower pay for new superintendent

    After heated debate and public comment, the Jeffco Board of Education approved a contract for its new superintendent at last Thursday’s regular business meeting, lowering the base salary $60,000 from the salary advertised for the position.

  • School board rejects tentative teacher contract

    The Jeffco school board last Thursday rejected a tentative teachers contract with the Jefferson County Education Association, much to the dismay of association leaders.

    Board members Ken Witt, John Newkirk and Julie Williams voted against the agreement because, while it would have granted pay raises to teachers rated “effective” or “highly effective,” it would have also provided raises to teachers rated as “partially effective.”

    Teachers rated “ineffective” would not have gotten raises.

  • Everybody was kung-fu fencing

    Hundreds of volunteers turned out to build trails at O’Fallon Park on Saturday, including a group from Nippon Kan martial arts. It was Celebrate National Trails Day hosted by The Wildlands Restoration Volunteers.

  • Evergreen Fire extinguishes grass fire near Beaver Brook

    Evergreen firefighters were able to put out a remote, lightning-caused fire on Friday after it was reported by motorists on Interstate 70 near the Floyd Hill exit.

    Crews hiked in about 300 yards from the nearest road to the 1.5-acre fire near the U.S. 40 and Beaver Brook Canyon, said Evergreen Fire Chief Mike Weege.

    Wet weather helped firefighters keep the fire under control, creating huge plumes of smoke that were reported by motorists on Interstate 70. People near U.S. 6 in Golden Gate Canyon to the north also reported seeing burning trees, he said.

  • Evergreen pitcher Burke drafted by Tampa Bay Rays

    It’s June 6 – the second day of the three-day annual Major League Baseball amateur draft – and Brock Burke’s phone rings. It’s the Tampa Bay Rays calling.

    They couldn’t say with 100 percent certainty that it would happen, but they told the recent Evergreen High graduate to look out for the 96th pick – Tampa Bay’s fourth pick in this year’s draft and late in the third round.