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Today's News

  • Peace like a wheel

    A small sea of homemade pinwheels adorned the lawn outside Wilmot Elementary School on Friday, a silent tribute to peace and kindness.

    The pinwheels, created by students, teachers and parents, were part of the school’s celebration of the annual Day Without Hate. The day is set aside to promote nonviolence, unity and respect in schools.

  • Peaks to Plains Trail project breaks ground

    Eight golden shovels scraped into rocky Clear Creek County soil April 23 to signify the start of the long-gestating Peaks to Plains Trail project.

    Officials from Clear Creek and Jefferson counties, as well as state representatives, met for the groundbreaking ceremony on the side of U.S. 6 at Tunnel 5 on Clear Creek's Oxbow parcel.

  • Forum for Indian Hills fire board candidates is April 30

    A forum featuring candidates for the board of the Indian Hills Fire Protection District will be held Wednesday, April 30, at 7 p.m. at the Indian Hills Community Center, 5351 Parmalee Gulch Road.

    Former Indian Hills fire chief Don Schoenbein and resident Timothy Robbins are challenging incumbent board members Marc Rosenberg, Ron Walton and Kelley Lehman for three seats in the May 6 election.

    Those who come to the forum will have the opportunity to learn about the candidates and ask questions.

  • Tenacious architect built a legacy

    With less than 20 days left in the legislative session, all I think about is what needs to be accomplished by May 7. So, when my father called last week to tell me that my 79-year-old mother was in the hospital in Wyoming suffering from bronchitis, a nasty gastronomic virus and acute renal failure — I was snapped back to reality.

  • Inter-Canyon incumbent Reddy seeks third term

     Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles of candidates running for the Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District board in May’s election.

    Inter-Canyon Fire board President Mike Reddy never intended to run for a third term. He had served two four-year terms and was ready to step down. 

    That was until the theft and embezzlement of more than $647,000 by former fire chief David MacBean came to light last year.

  • Search for missing hikers resumes near Mount Evans

    About 100 searchers were looking Saturday for signs of two Minnesota hikers missing in the Mount Evans area since early April.

    Volunteer searchers from 13 mountain rescue teams were out with dogs looking for father and son Damian McManus, 52, and Evan McManus, 19, of St. Louis Park, Minn. The two were reported missing April 6 after they did not return home from a spring-break trip to Colorado. Their SUV was found parked at Echo Lake Campground.

  • Board ponders next step in teacher talks

    The Jeffco school board will meet in executive session Thursday night to discuss the next steps in contract negotiations with the Jefferson County Education Association, Jeffco’s teachers union.

    At an April 10 special meeting, the school board asked the JCEA to provide a written statement saying what would bring the teachers union back to the bargaining table.

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Lady Cougars summer camp is scheduled for June 2-5

    The annual Evergreen Lady Cougars girls basketball camp is scheduled for June 2-5 at Evergreen Middle School.
    The camp will run daily from 1-3 p.m., for incoming 3rd to 5th graders and from 3-5 p.m., for incoming 6th to 8th graders.
    Cost is $65, which includes a camp T-shirt.
    A link for registration form can be found online at http://ehsbasketballgirls.weebly.com/cougar-camp-3-8th-grade.html. Pre-registration is encouraged.

  • 'Seasons of Evergreen’ offers present-day look at mountain community

    Evergreen friends David Cuin and Ann Hopper Vickstrom have collaborated to create “Seasons of Evergreen,” a book that offers a present-day glimpse of their community.

    “We deliberately placed this as Evergreen now,” Vickstrom said.

    In writing the book with Cuin, Vickstrom said they focused on making it a personal reflection. Newcomers, longtime residents and visitors can use “Seasons of Evergreen” as a reference, she said.

  • Eight Evergreen High student-athletes sign letters of intent

    Evergreen head football coach Rob Molholm has never had a Division-I football player before now, but this one is not your typical on-the-field prospect.
    For three years, Shelly Brobst has served as a team manager for the Cougars. On April 16, she was one of eight student-athletes to sign a letter of intent during a ceremony at Evergreen High School as she’ll be attending Colorado State University in the fall and working with the Rams’ football program.
    So is Brobst’s signing somewhat atypical of the usual student-athlete signings?