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Today's News

  • Political newcomer running for Boggs’ school board seat

    A political newcomer has announced a bid for the Jeffco school board seat currently held by fiscal conservative Laura Boggs.

    Jeff Lamontagne, co-founder of the Second Wind Fund, recently announced he is running for the Board of Education seat in District 2, which covers a sprawling area in the western part of the county.

  • Hummingbird feeders need meticulous care

    Once more we have snow in May. This is a bit disturbing because we have just had some fine spring weather in April, and this seems like we are going backward. We don’t really want to see winter return, but it is not unusual. All of the ice was off Evergreen Lake by April 30.

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  • Life lesson is all it’s cracked up to be

    Bergen Meadow kindergartners learned about biology and life on a farm by watching eggs hatch into tiny chicks for the past few weeks.

    The first chick pecked its way out of its egg on April 29, and the children were enthralled with the sight of new life.

    Hatching eggs is an annual event at Bergen Meadow, and older students get excited as they relive the time when the eggs hatched in their kindergarten classrooms.

    Peggy Miller, the school’s principal, even donned a chicken hat that morning to signal the event.

  • Boggs tries to block filming at school board meeting

    Jeffco schools Superintendent Cindy Stevenson summoned security at last Thursday’s board meeting when school board member Laura Boggs tried to prevent a district employee from recording video of a speaker.

    Broomfield resident Kelly Scott was addressing the board about his desire for schools to get back to Judeo-Christian roots and teachings when Boggs stood and blocked the iPad camera of communications manager Marlene Desmond.

  • Conifer High has a new principal

    Conifer High School’s new principal has 21 years of education experience and is leaving his position at Northridge High School in Greeley to come to CHS.

    Jeffco schools announced to parents on Friday that Wesley Paxton will succeed Mike Musick as the school’s principal in the 2013-14 school year. Musick has taken a position at the district level in the new School Innovation and Effectiveness Division.

  • Broberg to take over helm at Evergreen Middle School

    Joelle Broberg wants to be in the middle of education in Evergreen.

    She will be this fall when she takes over as principal at Evergreen Middle School.

    Broberg, who has spent the past four years as an assistant principal at Evergreen High School, says the new position is her dream job.

    “I miss being at a middle school,” said Broberg, who had been a counselor at Deer Creek Middle School and a social studies teacher at Manning Option School before coming to EHS. She also taught at Green Mountain, Alameda and Wheat Ridge high schools.

  • New EHS principal coming from Alaska

    Although Evergreen High School’s new principal will be traveling a long way to take the position this fall, it’s really more like coming home.

    Ryan Alsup, who was introduced to the EHS faculty last Thursday, has been the principal at Juneau-Douglas High School in Alaska for the last three years.

    While that’s a long trip to make to get to Evergreen, Alsup actually grew up outside Larkspur, graduated from Douglas County schools, taught social studies, and was an administrative dean and assistant principal there.

  • Wilmot celebrates its 50th

    Over the past 50 years, Wilmot Elementary School has been many things: among them a place for students to get a good education and a school surrounded by parent and community support.

    However, at the school’s golden anniversary celebration on April 30, about 300 attendees learned that Wilmot also is a place where love sometimes gets its spark.

  • ‘Willy Wonka Kids’ a sweet treat for the family

    With so many things packed onto our calendars, it’s often hard to find quality time with the entire family. Why not bring the kids to StageDoor Theatre’s latest production of “Willy Wonka Kids”? Audiences will join StageDoor’s elementary and pre-kindergarten companies as they tell Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man, Willy Wonka, and his colorful compatriots of both the human, animal and Oompa-Loompa variety.