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Today's News

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Wheel of misfortune

  • Evergreen Players celebrate new space

    Evergreen Players will celebrate their new space — aptly named Evergreen Players Studio — with a grand opening and open house on Sunday at 30480 Stagecoach Blvd.
    Festivities suited for the entire family will include games for the kids, face painting and door prizes. Refreshments will be provided as well as guest appearances from the cast of the musical “Spamalot,” now rehearsing for performances beginning the middle of July.

  • Our Readers Write

    Sorry about the anti-semitism
    Editor:

    The Church of the Transfiguration wishes to extend its heartfelt condolences to the schoolchildren and their families affected by anti-Semitism in mountain area schools, as reported by the Canyon Courier.
    As Episcopalians and Christians, Judaism is our spiritual heritage. Our Lord was a Jew. We learned in a Seder led by Beth Evergreen’s Rabbi Jamie that we tell many of the same stories and we sing many of the same songs.

  • Transparency of school board seems to be lacking

    It’s awfully easy to criticize your political adversaries. It’s much harder to criticize your political allies. And when it comes to policy issues that is eminently reasonable. But when it comes to process and your allies violate the same important public policy principles you’ve lambasted your opponents for employing, there is an obligation to be consistent.

  • Passion of Jeffco parents is shining through

    I can pinpoint the date like it was yesterday. In actuality, it was May 1. That was the day that e-mails started to sprinkle in to my inbox with comments, letters to the editors and columns. It was the day that Jeffco Public Schools announced Dr. Jason E. Glass as its one and only finalist for its superintendent position.
    That’s when the floodgates opened.

  • Conifer high schoolers fund-raise for Kenyan school playground

    Sigomere, Kenya is nearly 8,700 miles from Conifer. A tiny village about an eight-hour drive from the African country’s capital of Nairobi, it’s home to a small community where the roads are largely unpaved, where the residents frequently dress in colorful clothing and where financial resources are scarce.

    Sigomere is also where Conifer High School’s Interact Club wants to build a playground for a school that serves disabled children.

  • Evergreen Fire Protection District moves forward with solar plans

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District is moving forward with plans to install solar panels on several of its fire stations, potentially ending a years-long conversation about reducing the district’s energy consumption through the implementation of photo voltaic energy and other energy-saving measures.

  • Evergreen residents turn out for new EFR auxiliary program

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue is relaunching its “turn-out” auxiliary program after operating for several years without one.

    Named after the gear that firefighters wear, the turn-out auxiliary team will assist the department with a variety of duties, including support of daily operations and assistance with non-emergency, non-response situations.

    Spearheaded by fire inspector Dan Hrouda, EFR began organizing the new auxiliary program in the spring after nearly two dozen people asked how they could help the department.

  • Education briefs

    School district purchases artwork from two South Jeffco students

    Jeffco Public Schools has purchased artwork created by students at 11 schools, including two in South Jeffco.

  • Early childhood education, career pathways cited in Mitchell’s bid for re-election

    Nearly two years ago, veteran Jeffco teacher and former Columbine High principal Ron Mitchell announced his bid for a seat on the Jeffco school board as three members of the then-school board faced a recall election. One of 12 candidates for the three seats targeted by the recall, Mitchell was ultimately elected as president of the board and replaced Ken Witt.