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Today's News

  • Railroad Museum featuring Polar Express ride for kids

    You can wear your pajamas to the special Polar Express-theme train ride, as well as visit with Santa.

    Evergreen resident Rick Bernstein has put together a 75-minute production and train ride to the “North Pole.” It includes flying reindeer and dancing waiters at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden. 

    “We have reindeer that look like elk, and (Evergreen) has elk that look like reindeer,” Bernstein joked when asked about the production.

  • Fire district plans new user fees to offset revenue drop

    Evergreen Fire Protection District officials plan to add new user fees and to increase existing fees by up to 15 percent to offset an expected drop in property-tax revenue in 2015.

    Probably the biggest proposed fee — fire officials plan to charge drivers $500 for traffic accidents the district responds to, said Fire Chief Mike Weege. Only drivers who live outside the district would be charged, since they don’t the pay property taxes that make up the majority of the fire district’s revenue. 

  • Getting crafty at the Humphrey Museum

    Gathered in the farmhouse at the Humphrey History Park and Museum, participants in a craft program were creating holiday table decorations on Nov. 19. Using paper, silk leaves and gold spray paint, they transformed everyday materials into glittering décor.

    Angela Rayne, executive director of the museum, was leading the class while taking a break from managing the farm, which includes goats and chickens that need care and feeding.

    Upcoming classes at the museum on Soda Creek Road include making snow globes and soaps.

  • Evergreen Downtown Business Association names managing director

    Evergreen resident Linda Castle will begin her new position as managing director of the Evergreen Downtown Business Association on Jan. 1. She is replacing former EDBA president Trish Wales, who resigned last summer.

    “We are delighted to welcome her in this position, and know her expertise will further the success of our community events and activities, and will add to the economic vitality in our unique arts, cultural and commercial district,” said EDBA board member Joan Mickelson.

  • 'Principal for a day' at Wilmot Elementary learns lessons in management

    In her role as principal for a day, first-grader Josephine Trinco greeted students, oversaw a fire drill and learned about top-level responsibilities at Wilmot Elementary School on Nov. 18.

    Accompanied by principal Matt Cormier, Josephine visited classrooms and handed out birthday cards to students after leading her classmates in the Pledge of Allegiance and making morning announcements.

    During her tour of the school, Josephine asked students if they would like to create a new rule for the day. One suggestion was to allow gum-chewing in class.

  • Park board fine-tunes 2015 budget for district

    While reviewing a third draft of the 2015 budget for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District on Nov. 18, board members suggested changes to accurately reflect expenditures in the coming year.

  • Conifer icon Norm Meyer dies

    Norm Meyer Sr., 97, an iconic figure in the Conifer area, died Friday in his sleep.

    Meyer, whose ranch property and Midway House act as a gateway into the Aspen Park area, also was an avid pilot. He and the community bid farewell to his Cessna 180 in August 2010 as it flew to its new home in Hotchkiss on the Western Slope. He was inducted into the Aviation Hall of Fame in 2011.

  • Error on flier disturbs school district parents

    Two parents want the Jeffco school district to vet sponsors of district officials’ speaking engagements after an announcement for an Evergreen Tea Party meeting originally listed a white-supremacist group as a co-sponsor.

    The flier for the Evergreen Tea Party’s Education Night on Nov. 10 originally listed the American Freedom Party as a co-sponsor. The flier was later corrected to list Americans For Prosperity, and an explanation of the error is on the Tea Party’s website.

  • Evergreen merchants have big plans for Small Business Saturday

    Hey, big spender — and small spenders: Don't forget your favorite local stores this holiday season, especially on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 29.

  • Global-warming claims spark heated responses

    Colorado’s recent cold snap and snow come directly from worldwide global warming, according to a National Center for Atmospheric Research scientist who spoke Tuesday evening at the Colorado Foothills World Affairs Council.