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Today's News

  • Character should be key in education

    In the 1980s, futurist John Naisbitt coined the term “high tech/high touch.”

    “The more technology we introduce into society,” he wrote, “the more people will aggregate, will want to be with other people.”

    While some predicted technologies such as home entertainment would mark the end of the movie theater, Naisbitt astutely observed that people don’t go to theaters to see movies per se; we go there to see movies with other people.

  • May election canceled by Evergreen Fire District

    A May election won't be necessary in the Evergreen Fire Protection District, after one of three candidates for two board seats dropped out.

    According to Carol Hucker, human resources and office manager, the district officially canceled the election March 21 after Brian Gamboa withdrew his candidacy.

    While reasons for Gamboa’s withdrawal were not disclosed, his exit from the race essentially “elects” the other two candidates — current board vice president David Christensen and Dr. James Mosby.

  • Coalition emerges to provide overnight shelter for homeless

    A coalition of religious and charitable groups is joining forces to provide overnight shelter for the homeless in the Evergreen area from October through April, beginning in the fall.

    Under the name SWEEPS — which stands for Severe Weather Emergency? Evergreen Provides Shelter — the program will operate only on nights when the temperature is forecast to be 20 degrees or lower. 

  • Landlords looking to turn office space into residential units

    A few building owners in Evergreen are taking the initial steps to turn a surplus of commercial office space into marketable residential units. 

    The commercial office space vacancy rate was about 30 percent from 2008 to 2015, when it dropped to about 19 percent, said Bill Downes, a commercial real estate broker in Conifer. The commercial market is affected by overbuilding as well as a shift in how business is done, allowing a lot of people to work from home, Downes said. 

  • Everybody in the pool for a shell game

    Who knew there were strategies to collect Easter eggs — especially when the hunt is in a pool.

    Four-year-old Caroline Heck tried the corner-and-scoop method to collect a bag full of plastic eggs at the Easter egg hunt at the Buchanan Rec Center pool on Friday, an event sponsored by the Evergreen Park and Recreation District. Caroline pushed some eggs toward a water feature in the pool and then grabbed them.

    While she liked all the colorful eggs, the pink ones were her favorite.

  • Improvements planned at Genesee Park

    Genesee Park, the home of Denver's bison herd, an outdoor education center and several trails, is set to undergo about $750,000 worth of improvements this spring, pending approval of Jefferson County officials.

    A hearing before the Jeffco Planning Commission is set for 6:15 p.m. March 30 after being postponed a week because of the March 23 snowstorm. 

  • All-Conference lists 2015-16 winter season

    Basketball

    Class 4A Jeffco

    Boys

    1st Team

    Jack Studer, Conifer

    Travis Cowan, Wheat Ridge

    Brady Bokelman, Evergreen

    Owen Burke, D’Evelyn

  • Blinking not recommended

    The spring sports season is in full swing.

    However, if you blink you may very well miss it. I encourage high school sports fans to check out the spring sports over the next two months before it’s all over in a hurry.

  • By the Numbers - 2015-16 winter sports review

    EVERGREEN — Here is a gaze back at the 2015-16 prep sports winter season for Evergreen High School, with some key numbers to help tell the story.

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    The place Evergreen’s girls basketball team finished in the Class 4A state tournament this season.

  • Planning panel member is re-appointed

    Despite concerns about potential conflicts of interest, Jeffco’s county commissioners have decided to re-appoint a current Planning Commission member after another member stepped down suddenly.

    The commissioners decided March 15 that Vince Harris will serve out the last two years of the term of Courtney Ahuja, who resigned March 9 because of the demands of a new job. Jeffco’s seven-person Planning Commission makes land-use and planning recommendations to the county commissioners.