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Today's News

  • Life Care resident wins card art contest

    A resident of Life Care Center of Evergreen has become a well-known artist in certain circles.

    Nancy Garner’s watercolor painting of two snowmen won the mountain states division of the Christmas card competition sponsored by Life Care Centers of America, the parent company of the Evergreen location. There are more than 20 facilities in the division.

    Garner, who had a stroke that paralyzed the right side of her body, has learned to paint and draw with her left hand. She has been painting holiday scenes for years that family members turned into cards.

  • New school board members get training on sunshine laws

    Jeffco’s new school board heard an overview of Colorado’s Open Meetings Law and Open Records Act during a public meeting last Thursday before moving behind closed doors to ask specific questions.

    The board — whose five members were elected in November — originally was slated for a two-hour executive session to receive training on “the Colorado Open Meetings Law, the Colorado Open Records Act, conflicts of interest and standards of conduct for local public officials.”

  • Longtime board member steps down at Inter-Canyon Fire

    A longtime board member for the Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District has stepped down to spend more time with his family.

    Joseph Marcus, who has served on the board for more than 40 years, resigned at a Dec. 9 meeting. Marcus said he has 20 children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    “There’s a bunch of them, and when you get to be close to 78 years old, it’s like, ‘What the hell am I doing? …’ ” he said. “I am 77-and-a-half years old, and it’s about time to go.”

  • Communication is key to addressing teens’ troubles

    Parents can tell you that teenagers are complicated and aren’t easy to understand.

    That’s hasn’t changed over the decades, but what has become concerning to adolescent experts is how much stress teens are under and how young people often act out with negative behaviors.

    Last Thursday, Evergreen High School students overheard what they believed to be a student making a threat in the school. They reported it to authorities, and a teen was arrested.

  • Farmers market moving to school parking lot

    The Evergreen farmers market is moving.

    The market, which has been at Bergen Village for the past 10 years, will now be in the parking lot of Evergreen Country Day School on Swede Gulch Road in the El Rancho area.

    The market will still be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays from June 14 to Aug. 30, according to Loredana Ottoborgo, an owner of Colorado Outdoor Markets.

    This will be the fourth location for the market since it started in 2000. It also has been in the parking lots at Walmart and Home Depot.

  • Kinnikinnick, and winter in the woods

    (Reprinted from Dec. 19, 2007)

    Winter seems to have settled in with a fairly stable blanket of white. However, it is not too deep for walking in most of our area, and all but the back roads are fairly passable. This makes it possible for most anyone to get out to see what winter has in store.

  • I-70 traffic flows freely as toll lane debuts

    The eastbound peak-period toll lane on Interstate 70 made its long-awaited debut Sunday, and returning skiers found the traffic flow smooth and steady throughout the day.

  • Evergreen firefighters bring Christmas to kids

    Evergreen firefighters and Walmart combined on a recent Saturday to provide needy kids and their families a "shopping day" and a big helping of holiday cheer.

    Christmas for Firefighters has been bringing the holidays home for families facing financial difficulties since 2001. The annual event is the brainchild of Fire Marshal Frank Dearborn and is partially funded by a Walmart community grant.

  • Fire prevention gets tech savvy with new tablets

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District has used an anonymous $6,000 donation to buy three tablets for its fire marshals.

    “Out in the field they will be able to have access to databases and software," Fire Chief Mike Weege said. "They won’t have to take notes on paper and then spend a full day in the office entering the information.”

  • CDOT to waive tolls for opening of new peak-period lane this weekend

    Tolls will be waived this weekend during the opening of the new eastbound peak-period toll lane on Interstate 70.

    "The date has not yet been determined when tolling will start," said CDOT spokeswoman Megan Castle. "CDOT is opening the express lane and waiving tolls in order to allow the public to learn how to use the lane and while additional testing is being completed."