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Today's News

  • Evergreen chamber honors community volunteers

    The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce presented several awards to those who serve the community and the organization during the annual Honoree Celebration at the Evergreen Elks Lodge on March 6.

    “This was a special occasion for us because we would not be able to provide the level of services we do without the commitment and devotion of these generous people and organizations,” said Lin Browning, chamber president.

  • Evergreen brothers are the architects of their own learning

    Two Evergreen students tested their architectural mettle when they helped solve structural engineering problems during a remodel at the STEM School and Academy in Highlands Ranch.

    Evergreen resident Barry Himmelman, owner of Himmelman Construction Inc. in Lakewood, won the bid on the $3.3 million, 30,000-square-foot remodel project at the charter school. Since Himmelman likes to involve building users in his projects, he asked teachers at the school if students could help solve some design problems.

  • Cell tower gets some static in Kittredge

    At least one neighbor — Adobe Creek Center owner Elizabeth Betterton — is worried that the new cell-phone tower in Kittredge is dangerous because of the radiation it emits.

    Betterton said she plans to buy a radiation-monitoring device to check emissions from the disguised cell-phone tower erected recently by Verizon Wireless just south of 26040 Highway 74. She is worried that radiation from the tower could cause leukemia and cancer in nearby residents.

  • King-Murphy second-graders urge peers to look in out-of-the-way places for change to donate to African kids

    Second-graders at King-Murphy Elementary School have been raising money to help provide children in Africa with the school supplies they need.

    In the process, they might have gotten their homes a bit cleaner.

    They call the fund-raiser Digging for Dozens of Dimes. Children went home and cleaned under furniture and in clothes pockets, and looked in other out-of-the-way places to find spare change to donate to the program.

  • Park district candidate is former fitness center executive, bodybuilder

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of profiles of the five candidates running for three seats on the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board.

    As a candidate for the board of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, Tim Kimber says he can offer his experience as a former executive of a national fitness enterprise. He is among five candidates seeking three seats up for election on May 6.

    “With my business background and passion for fitness and health, I could bring some good things to the board,” Kimber said.

  • Mountain Reads tutors help residents develop language skills

    After learning of mountain area residents  who couldn't fill out job applications because they lacked English language skills, a group of volunteers formed the Mountain Reads program.

    Since the program started last year, the tutors have worked with several individuals, helping them improve their ability to speak, read and write. Now the group is seeking more participants for Mountain Reads, which area Rotary clubs sponsor.

  • Home on Deer Path damaged by fire

    A home in the 6000 block of Deer Path that had new owners as of Friday was damaged by fire Sunday morning.

    No one was home when the fire started about 10:30 a.m., and Evergreen firefighters rescued the family’s two dogs. One was fine, and the other was taken to a veterinarian to be checked out, according to Evergreen Fire/Rescue spokeswoman Stacee Montague. The dog has been released from the animal hospital and returned to the owners.

  • School board won’t extend teachers' contract

    The Jeffco school board will not extend the current agreement between the teachers union and Jeffco Public Schools.

    Members of the Jefferson County Education Association asked for the contract to be extended on March 10, when negotiations began. District employees gave an update to the school board during an executive session March 13 and informed board members of the JCEA’s desire for an extension.

    The current contract between the district and JCEA expires Aug. 31, 2015.

  • A slice of academic life

    Pi Day was anything but half-baked for the fifth-graders at Wilmot Elementary School on Friday.

    That’s pi like the number, not pie like the food.

    However, the students in Kym Shaffner’s class ate pie to celebrate pi. In fact, they ate a lot of pie, plus they played pi games, wrote pi poetry and read pi books.

  • Gnome returns to sweet home

    Highway 73 just north of Marshdale has its gnome back, though this time it’s a ladies-only situation.

    Maminka the female gnome now sits proudly outside the house that has been famous over the years for its iconic gnomes. The male gnome, Gnomie, was stolen more than a year ago, much to the dismay of owner Andre Yerkes, neighbors and motorists who drive up and down the highway.