Today's News

  • School board candidates forum scheduled Tuesday evening

    A forum featuring candidates for the Jeffco school board will be held Tuesday, Oct. 13, at West Jefferson Middle School in Conifer.

    The event will begin at 6:30 with candidates manning tables for informal discussions with voters. The formal portion of the evening will start at 7:30, when candidates will make opening statements and then respond to questions prepared by Evergreen Newspapers and the Conifer Area Council, the sponsors of the event.

    Because of time constraints, no questions will be taken from audience members. The event will conclude at 8:50 p.m.

  • Witt seeks ethics investigation of himself

    A recent announcement by Jeffco’s embattled school board president that he is requesting an Independent Ethics Commission investigation into himself to counter allegations of sunshine-law violations likely will lead nowhere since the commission oversees neither the state's Open Meetings Law nor school boards.

    Ken Witt, one of three targets of a recall in the Nov. 3 election, called a news conference Oct. 8 to make the announcement to a room of reporters. 

  • Evergreen boys golf places third at state

     It was a respectable third-place finish for Evergreen at the Class 4A boys golf state tournament Oct. 6 in Longmont.

    The Cougars combined to shoot 36-over par at Fox Hill Country Club during the state tournament. Valor Christian cruised to its third straight team title after firing 5-over par as a team. Silver Creek (33-over par) placed second.

  • If you’ve seen one elk, you haven’t seen them all

    Reprinted from Oct. 11, 2007

    Indian Summer is one of the briefest seasons, but it is also the very best. Its salubrious warm, sunny days, blue sky, dry air, and cool but not cold nights can’t be equaled. If I could find a place that had our Indian summer weather all the time, I would move there, but then it would become mundane, and so I guess the next best place is Colorado — mostly nice blue sky and sunny, enough rain to survive but not enough to make everything moldy, some winter but not endless and always changing.

  • Jeffco Open Space adding to Douglas Mountain acquisition

    The Jeffco Open Space Advisory Committee has recommended the purchase of a 36 acres northwest of Centennial Cone Park near Golden. The property, owned by the Deloris Wright Trust, is close to property that Open Space is in the process of acquiring on Douglas Mountain, said Open Space planning supervisor Nancy York.

    The Wright property includes “an incredible wildlife corridor” and has the potential for nature-based experiences, York said.

  • Evergreen Scout troop helps set bubble-wrap-popping record

    Evergreen Boy Scouts helped set a world record for the most people popping bubble wrap in a given time frame, said Scout leader Mike Thabault. Nineteen Scouts in Troop 888 and accompanying adults took part in the Denver Area Council’s annual Camporee on Sept. 19, at which more than 2,500 gathered to burst the Guinness world record.

    “They had a lot of fun,” said Thabault, who helped pop bubble wrap.

    An important part of the contest was that the participants popped in unison to a cadence set by a rhythmic drumbeat, he noted.

  • TallGrass seeking donations for holiday boxes for soldiers

    TallGrass Aveda Salon and Spa is expanding its seventh annual Soldier Box Project with plans to ship at least 100 care packages to troops in Afghanistan this holiday season, said TallGrass owner Gail Ridings.

  • Knowledge blooms among Bergen Meadow pupils

    A Bergen Meadow second-grade classroom looked more like an art museum recently, with depictions of flowers hanging around the room.

    The pictures created by the children were of zinneas, columbines, hydrangea and lotus.

    Second-graders in Michelle Feola’s class have been writing descriptive paragraphs about flowers — and as the final part of the project, they used crepe paper, construction paper and some ingenuity to make 3-D depictions of their blooms.

  • Evergreen arts organizations receive Colorado Creates grants

    Four arts organizations in Evergreen have received grants from Colorado Creates, a program of Colorado Creative Industries.

    The Evergreen Players are planning to use their $6,500 grant for an educational project called E.P. Studio One, said John Davis, a board member of the organization.

    “It’s theater arts: acting, improv, set design,” Davis said of the initiative. “We’ve been working on this for a long time.”

  • Evergreen toppled by D’Evelyn on the diamond

    DENVER — Giving up a deep home run over the left field fence to Evergreen junior Jessica Bellatti got D’Evelyn senior pitcher Allison Frantz fired up Oct. 4.

    Bellatti crushed a solo home run to start the top of the fourth inning on a cool Saturday morning on the Jaguars’ home field. The home run trimmed D’Evelyn’s lead to 4-1, but Frantz turned the mistake into a positive as the Jaguars went on to take a 10-1 victory.