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Today's News

  • Evergreen Fine Art to host high-flying exhibit

    Birds have always been a source of inspiration for artists. The bald eagle has appeared on all official seals of the United States, as well as on most coinage, paper money, and on many U.S. stamps. Artist John James Audubon became famous for his collection of bird paintings. There is something about these high-flying creatures that encourages great art.

  • EAA spring show is all wet — and that’s a good thing

    Water has been our constant companion in Evergreen this year. From the downtown flooding in September to a big snow season this winter, we have been surrounded by water in all its forms. The Evergreen Artists Association’s spring show, “Water,” seems especially fitting. The EAA will put forth its best artwork depicting water in every form — ice, mist, steam, clouds, dew, fog, crystals and snow.

  • Fire district elections to be held in May

    Special districts across Colorado will be holding elections this May, including the Elk Creek and Inter-Canyon fire districts.

    Elk Creek’s five-member board has three seats up for election. Incumbents Stan Foxx, Len Wisneski and President Mike Rogers all signed self-nomination forms at last Thursday’s board meeting.

    The terms of Alec Schwartz and Greg Branch expire in May 2016.

  • Spelling it out: Evergreen students show off their knowledge during area bee

    It’s difficult enough to spell some English words correctly, let alone French words that are part of the English language.

    Ask the two finalists in the Evergreen Area Spelling Bee. In the final round of the bee last Thursday, they drew the words “fait accompli” and “bourgeois.”

    Katherine Ashby, a fifth-grader at Wilmot, spelled “fait accompli” correctly. The second-place finisher, Keaton Gressman, a Bergen Valley fifth-grader, had trouble with “bourgeois.”

  • Evergreen Fire/Rescue paramedic promoting CPR app for devices

    When a person needs CPR, he needs it fast. And Evergreen Fire/Rescue paramedic John Locke is promoting a smart-phone app that would improve rescue times by getting qualified members of the public involved.

    The app, “PulsePoint,” alerts CPR-trained users that someone within a quarter-mile is in need of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. It also gives the location of the nearest defibrillator.

    Locke said that 32 percent of the time, when a person in a public place goes into cardiac arrest, no one steps in to perform CPR.

  • For Beth Evergreen, 40th anniversary a celebration of tradition, diversity

    Bernie Goldman walked through the doors of the Canyon Courier in 1974 to place a want ad — he was looking for members of the Jewish faith with whom to celebrate the High Holidays. And so, Congregation Beth Evergreen was born.

    “I met with him several times,” Rabbi Jamie Arnold said of Goldman, who died last October. “He was friends with the editor of the Courier, and one day was joking with him about there being 19 churches in the church directory of the paper. And he said, ‘You know what the 20th should be? A synagogue.’ ”

  • Evergreen nurse developing plan for community health care service

    For many years Evergreen nurse practitioner Mary Pat DeWald has had a dream of making health care more accessible to local residents in need of services.

    To move forward with her goal, DeWald is planning to launch an initiative through the Nightingale Center for Human Caring, a nonprofit organization based in Evergreen.

    Services that DeWald would like to provide include direct patient care, referrals and advocacy for those with medical issues.

  • School art show opens Friday at Shadow Mountain Gallery

    The artistic creations of area elementary school students will be on display at Shadow Mountain Gallery beginning Friday.

    Most of the works are two-dimensional, said Don Fairchild, coordinator for the 20th annual school art show at the gallery.

    Teachers at each of the participating schools have selected six to eight art pieces created by students in kindergarten through sixth grade.

  • Judge throws out some claims of Lower North Fork Fire victims

    A Jefferson County judge on Feb. 18 dismissed multiple claims from Lower North Fork Fire victims against the state.

    Judge Dennis Hall ruled on a series of motions and dismissed all but the negligence claims that had been authorized by the General Assembly in the wake of the Lower North Fork Fire in 2012.

  • School board member disturbed by tweets

    School board member Julie Williams announced at last Tuesday’s meeting that she was offended by recent tweets from two Jeffco PTA members.

    Williams referred to a social media conversation that took place Jan. 30 between Jeffco PTA president and former school board member Michele Patterson and PTA vice president Shawna Fritzler.

    On Jan. 30, the board was discussing which member should represent the board on the Jeffco PTA board. Patterson (@mmcpatt) and Fritzler (@DLMomofMorgan) had a conversation during and after the meeting.