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Today's News

  • Jeffco finalizes Glass hiring

    Jeffco Public Schools has hired Jason Glass as its next superintendent.

    After a unanimous vote Tuesday evening that approved both Glass’ hiring and a three-year contract, the school board said it felt it picked the right candidate for the job and was satisfied with the process by which Glass was selected and ultimately hired.

  • Additional anti-Semitism allegations surface in Jeffco

    Jeffco Public Schools has confirmed that at least two more anti-Semitic incidents took place at mountain area schools over the last couple of years — this time in Evergreen.

  • District approves agreements with employee unions

    Jeffco Public Schools has reached and approved a contract agreement with its teachers union after several months of negotiations.

  • Jeffco Schools finalizes budget recommendations

    Jeffco Public Schools is making the final adjustments to its proposed budget for the 2017-18 academic year after receiving final recommendations from the Jeffco school board May 4.

    The proposed $951 million budget accommodates $24.7 million in district-wide compensation increases; a 0.5 percent increase to required Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) contributions; and an $80,000 boost to the base superintendent salary.

  • Rocky Mountain Academy hires Hudson as principal

    Evergreen resident Ann Hudson has been named the new principal at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen.

    Hudson, who has been an instructional leader and teacher in Aurora Public Schools, will take over the helm of the school in July. She replaces Gary Stueven, who was hired in November for one year to help right the school that had been facing declining enrollment and internal turmoil.

  • Learning about living things

    “How can you not be joyful watching kindergartners?”

    That was the question Peggy Miller, principal of The Bergens, asked as she stood behind the Bergen Meadow Elementary School stage, cueing music on Thursday for the annual farm day presentation for parents.

    This presentation was for the families of Kim Pollick’s kindergartners, and the children were adorable as they enthusiastically sang songs, performed short plays, told jokes and danced the Virginia reel.

  • Polis, public discuss wide variety of topics at town hall meeting

    The country’s political divisiveness, especially since the election of President Donald Trump, has had a silver lining, according to U.S. Rep. Jared Polis: It brought more than 700 people to a town hall meeting Friday night to discuss national political issues.

    The last time Polis, a Democrat, conducted such a meeting in Evergreen, which was before the November presidential election, 40 residents attended. He said people have become re-engaged in the political process.

  • Holley and Prey plan to ‘aim high’ at 4A state golf

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    ARVADA — Two of the top girl golfers in Jeffco will play in their final state tournament Monday and Tuesday at Colorado National Golf Course in Erie before heading in different directions.

  • Lobos reach the state semifinals

    In only his first year as head coach, Conifer’s Paul Taylor has led his team, and school into uncharted territories.

    For the first time in school history, the Lobos have advanced into the state semifinals.

    The fifth-seeded Lobos knocked off 12th-seeded Durango 25-2 in the opening round. Conifer continued its dominance in the second round, defeating fourth-seeded Vail Mountain 15-3.

  • Cougars, Lobos compete at state

    Both the Conifer and Evergreen tennis teams had athletes qualify for the state tournament. 

    The Lobos had several advance to the Class 3A tournament, including regional champion Hailey Janson.

    In No. 1 singles play, Janson fell in her opening match in two sets to Mae Thorp of Steamboat Springs. Janson then lost in the playback round to Julia Giltner of Holy Family in two sets.