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Today's News

  • Park district's 2015 budget plan ‘conservative,’ financial manager says

    Although there are upward trends in revenue for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, the first draft of the 2015 budget is “very conservative,” said Karen Messler, EPRD financial controller.

    “We are not doing a lot of major projects,” Messler said Sept. 30 in a presentation to EPRD board members.

  • Montessori eighth-graders learn to make a difference

    You can make a difference in the world, even if you’re “only” 13.

    That’s the lesson that 21 eighth-graders at Montessori School of Evergreen have learned as they created community service projects that went above and beyond the typical project for people their age.

  • Jeffco issuing same-sex marriage licenses

    Same-sex couples in Jefferson County — and in all the other cities and counties in Colorado — can now be legally wed. 

    Colorado Attorney General John Suthers issued a statement Tuesday ordering all 64 counties to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review lower-court decisions that struck down several states’ bans on same-sex marriage. 

  • Escaped inmate suspected in county crime spree

     An inmate who escaped from the Jeffco jail in Golden last Sunday night is suspected of stealing several cars and credit cards across the county.

    Travis Sandlin, 32, broke out of the jail between 9 and 10 p.m. Oct. 5, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Sandlin fled after breaking fencing in the outdoor recreation area. He is the first person to escape from the current county jail.

  • Hushen embodied community spirit, caring

    If a man’s life can be measured by the ways he elevated his community, then Tom Hushen stood as tall as Mount Evans. If a soul can be judged by the light it shone upon others, then Tom’s irrepressible spirit sparkled like Evergreen Lake on the Fourth of July.

  • County commission candidates debate pot sales, economic development, planning issues

    The three candidates for the District 3 seat on the Board of County Commissioners debated topics ranging from economic and property development to marijuana sales and county employee retention during a forum last Thursday evening. 

    The debate, co-sponsored by Evergreen Newspapers, drew a packed house to the Evergreen Fire/Rescue auditorium to listen to incumbent Republican Don Rosier, Democratic challenger John Flerlage and independent candidate Greg Standley.

  • Legislative candidates tackle education, health care, gun control at forum

    Candidates for state House District 25 and Senate District 16 debated issues ranging from gun control to health care and education during an election forum last Thursday evening.

    The auditorium at Evergreen Fire/Rescue was filled with people who came to hear the views of incumbent state Sen. Jeanne Nicholson, her challenger, Tim Neville, and HD25 candidates Janet Doyle, Jon Keyser and Jack Woehr. 

  • School board approves amended version of curriculum review plan

    On a 3-2 vote, the Jeffco school board on Thursday approved an amended version of a plan to review the AP history curriculum, after 10 days of student protests and teacher sick-outs.

    A new committee will not be formed, but changes to the district’s two existing curriculum review committees were approved. The two committees will add community members and students to help in the curriculum review process.

  • Glorious fall colors cover area hillsides

    Usually the fall colors reach their peak during the last week of September or the first week of October. It seems a bit off schedule this year, but whenever it comes, it is my favorite time of year. Usually we have a few Indian summer days of fine weather along with the brilliant color and cool clear nights.

  • School board members meet with EHS students

    Jeffco school board members Jill Fellman and John Newkirk told Evergreen High School students Wednesday morning that the school board has yet to act on school board member Julie Williams’ proposal to form a controversial curriculum review committee. 

    “We as a board have not even had a conversation about who would even staff the committee,” Fellman said.