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Today's News

  • The Echo of little ski boots at Clear Creek venue

    If you drop by the newly renovated lodge at Echo Mountain on Wednesday evenings, you might see a spirited passel of kids cruising down the mountain with shiny helmets reflecting the bright spotlights lining the slope.  
    Inside a sparkling, newly renovated lodge, their parents enjoy the inviting fireplace, “really, really good burgers,” and perhaps a frosty beer.

  • Food truck on Floyd Hill brings international flair

    Beki Fiala’s travels have taken her to dozens of countries. Now, she’s bringing international street food with a mountain flair to her neighbors and the passing commuters on Floyd Hill.
    Fiala, a resident of the area, bought the property where her Wanderlust Market food truck now sits three years ago. Since then, she’s been preparing the land, the trailer and the menu; and on Feb. 15, she and her small staff opened for the first time.
    “It’s been a process, and slowly but surely, we’ve done it,” Fiala said.

  • Young artists from area schools participate in show at Center for the Arts Evergreen

    Student artists are alive and well in the foothills.

    The best student artwork from 13 area schools is on display at Center for the Arts Evergreen through March 24, and families gathered Saturday evening for the opening reception.

  • EMS students give back to the community

    The Consumer and Family Science room at Evergreen Middle School was the scene of controlled chaos recently as students in assembly-line fashion put together bags of food and other items for the homeless.

    In addition, the students raised money to buy 23 blankets, and the food bags and blankets went to Open Door Ministries in Denver.

    Tracey Newell’s two classes have spent some time each week since the beginning of the trimester planning and executing their campaign to help others.

  • Melding technology with teaching

    Classrooms sure are different than they were 20 years ago.

    At King-Murphy Elementary School, for example, most of the classrooms have Smartboards, and students have access to e-tablets to help them with their work.

  • Evergreen softball coach out after being placed on leave

    Della Mitchel, the head softball coach at Evergreen High School, will not return next season after district officials concluded last month that she failed to meet “expectations of providing a safe learning environment” for students following an investigation into parental complaints that Mitchel bullied and harassed players on the team.

  • Million-dollar innovation fund requested for 2018-19 budget

    A number of high-dollar requests for the 2018-19 fiscal year have been submitted to the Jeffco school board as part of Jeffco Public Schools’ latest budget update, including funding a second round of the district’s $1 million innovation acceleration fund, creating a new chief strategy officer position for Superintendent Jason Glass’ district cabinet, adding six mental health support staff in elementary schools, and adding two mental health support staff for students in the gifted and talented program.

  • Judge tosses lawsuit by PCSO sergeant ousted after Carrigan shooting

    A judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado has dismissed a lawsuit against the Park County Sheriff’s Office and others filed last year by former Park County sheriff’s sergeant Welles Tonjes after he was disciplined following the Feb. 2015 shooting in Bailey that left Cpl. Nate Carrigan dead.

  • Evergreen girls are headed to the Final Four

    COLORADO SPRINGS — In keeping course with the rest of their dominant season, the Evergreen Cougars (24-2) entered the 4A state tournament with their sights set on one thing: repeating as state champions. 

    They’re just two wins away from reaching that goal.

  • Cougar boys bow out of tournament in Sweet 16

    EVERGREEN — The Evergreen boys were never supposed to make it this far. 

    Going into the 2017-18 basketball season, few expected them to make much noise in a very strong Jeffco league. But the Cougars weren’t concerned with maintaining expectations.

    After finishing 18-5 in the regular season with a chance to secure the league title, the Cougars earned the No. 8 seed and a bye in the first round of the state tournament and won their first game.