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Today's News

  • Rare and interesting ferns grow in the foothills

    Ferns are not what one could call abundant in Colorado, but we have a few, including some that are rare and interesting.

    The large stands of tall ferns found in the moist, rich eastern woodlands are not to be found in our dry climate, but we do have some rock and cliff dwellers as well as a few that grow in the sub-alpine bogs and meadows.

    The most common fern in the Evergreen area is the delicate brittle fern, Cystoperis fragilis. The stipe or stem of this fern is dark brown to black at the base, shading to straw color or green.

  • Primary system disenfranchises voters
  • Evergreen Parkway in line for resurfacing

    Evergreen Parkway is slated to get a $5.4 million resurfacing in October.

    The parkway — formally known as Colorado Highway 74 — will be resurfaced from County Road 65 in Bergen Park to a spot "just above" Evergreen Lake, said Emily Wilfong, a state Department of Transportation spokeswoman. The work is to include some bridge repairs and guardrails, too, Wilfong said.

    A short section of the road also will be widened on the shoulder to allow better bike access, she said, without giving details of the site.

  • Kids learn you can’t take it with you

    Imagine you’re getting ready to travel in a covered wagon across the plains to Colorado during the mid-1800s. What would you take with you?

    That question was posed to a group of 7- to 12-year-olds during Pioneerpalooza last week at the Hiwan Homestead Museum.

  • Warblers’ beautiful songs fill the air in the foothills

    I can hear what I believe to be a yellow warbler singing, but I haven’t seen it yet, so I am not positive of my identification because I don’t trust my ears. Unfortunately, my hearing is not what it used to be.

  • Building trades program to be revived at Conifer High

    Two Evergreen businessmen have revived a building trades program for high school students that flourished more than a decade ago.

    “We’re going to teach them a trade,” said builder David Graham, who is coordinating the program with Phil Shanley of Evergreen Fine Art. “At the very least, they’re going to learn to do something with their hands.”

    The program will teach students a trade while also meeting a need for skilled labor, Shanley said.

  • Second community garden, at Wilmot Elementary, receives grant funding

    A community garden planned at Wilmot Elementary School has received $44,000 from Great Outdoors Colorado to help fund the project.

    This second garden being developed by Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability will offer about 30 plots for students, teachers and residents, including senior adults. The garden design features a nature-based play area for youngsters, which includes a green tunnel and rocks for climbing and sitting, as well as a sensory learning center.

  • 2015 spring sports all-conference track & field

    The following are all-conference selections for the 2015 spring sports season in track & field:

  • Commissioners approve rezoning for storage facility expansion in El Rancho

    Jeffco's county commissioners have approved rezoning to expand a storage facility in El Rancho, despite concerns of nearby residents about road access to the property.

    Residents in the Nob Hill subdivision say they do not object to the expansion, but rather to increased traffic it would bring to DivideView Road — a private, unmaintained road leading to their community.

  • Small but enthusiastic group develops skill set

    On one hand, Andrew Stafford’s role as director of development for Altitude FC is to introduce the game of soccer to younger, novice players. 

    But it’s more than just that he was teaching to the quaint group of participants at Evergreen Middle School from June 22-26 at the first of two developmental camps this summer. Stafford worked with the small, but enthusiastic group on developing a lifelong love for the game, teamwork and social networking skills.