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Today's News

  • Trails plan puts Evergreen on right path

    By Greg Dobbs

    As long as I’ve lived in Evergreen, and that’s 28 years now, there has been an upside and a downside to being unincorporated. The upside is simple to see: We don’t have an additional layer of government, nor do we bear the costs of one. There are so many generous, committed, civic-minded citizens and nonprofits here that we don’t usually need a mayor or a council.

  • Board majority must reveal vision

    Maybe they just got tired of being called the new conservative majority.

    How else can you explain school board members Ken Witt, John Newkirk and Julie Williams voting to pay, including performance incentives, new superintendent Daniel McMinimee almost 40 percent more than his predecessor and to give him a five-year contract despite the fact that he’s never been a superintendent before? The decision doesn’t meet any definition of conservative I’ve ever heard.

  • Summer's warmth brings golden banner

    June is such a beautiful month. It is so great to see the outdoors green again. The black-and-white beauty of winter is stark and often exceptional, but the fresh green of June is full of promise of a few months of warm weather.

    I am still at Elk Run Assisted Living, trying to get my back and right leg strong enough to go back home, at least for a little while.
    Looking out my window this morning, it was a delight to see so many spring flowers blooming. The ponderosa pine forest behind this building is where the greatest number of wildflowers grow.

  • Happenings

    We’d like to know about interesting events or activities. E-mail items of 125 words or less to news@evergreenco.com. Items will appear on a space-available basis.

     

    WEDNESDAY

    Chamber’s Marketing Committee to meet

    The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce’s Marketing Committee will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at the chamber office on Stagecoach Boulevard. If you are interested in joining, call 303-673-3412.

     

    Bear Creek Dippers - Forest Hawks

  • A very long stroll

    For walkers at the Mountain Area Relay for Life on Friday night, walking for 14 hours was about raising money to help fight cancer.

    It also was about the symbolism of the darkness people feel when they are diagnosed with cancer and as the sun rises, the lightness they feel as they complete their treatment.

    Yet, still, it was about the paperclips.

  • 'Happiest man in the world' chronicles philanthropic work in books

    Sitting with his wife, Anna Marie, on the terrace of their Evergreen home, Dr. James Jackson talked about the work that has brought him happiness for the past 27 years.

     

    Jackson is the founder of Project C.U. R. E., a philanthropic organization that provides medical equipment to 150 impoverished countries.

    Since 1987, the former businessman has traveled to remote areas of the world where medical supplies are sorely lacking or non-existent.

  • High-flying senior headed for Air Force Academy

    Conifer High School senior Kooper Hackmann has been on a running kick lately.

  • Retiring boomers search for next stage

    Evergreen’s Jim Rohrer is like a rolling stone. After several careers, including a 30-year stint as a Sears executive, he’s following a new direction and combining two skills that have served him well — writing and business.

  • Fine art gallery to open in former Foothills Flurries building

    The first time Katinka Frazier saw the former Foothills Flurries building north of Safeway, she knew she had to buy it for an art gallery.

    You see, 18th- and 19th-century art is Frazier’s passion, and she’s always wanted to own a gallery and antique shop to help foster the same passion in others.

  • Jeffco board approves lower pay for new superintendent

    After heated debate and public comment, the Jeffco Board of Education approved a contract for its new superintendent at last Thursday’s regular business meeting, lowering the base salary $60,000 from the salary advertised for the position.