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Today's News

  • Jeffco official verifies signatures on school board recall petitions

    Jeffco’s elections manager has verified that the group seeking a recall of the school board’s three conservative members has collected more than enough signatures on petitions to force an election.

    The elections office finished verifying signatures on petitions to recall board members John Newkirk, Ken Witt and Julie Williams on Tuesday, according to elections manager Carrie Kellogg.

  • Ivy, sumac and some poisons to watch out for

    The first bit of fall color to appear in the Bear Creek Valley is the lovely orange-red of poison ivy, Toxicodendron rydbergii. Its unique color often appears to be in small clumps along the canyon walls, announcing the end of summer and the beginning of fall. One can hardly call the color red, for it is almost orange, an unusual color in the changing fall panorama.

  • ‘Escanaba’ bags some big laughs

    If you’ve ever known a hunter or a fisherman, you know their tales can be as long-winded as a hot-air balloon with a slow leak. StageDoor Theatre’s upcoming production of “Escanaba in Da Moonlight” is a hilarious laugh fest that presents a hunting story to beat all hunting stories. If you’re looking for a hysterically funny glimpse into traditional male rites of passage (both hunting and tall-tale telling), all roads lead to Escanaba.

  • Montessori student organizes effort to help feathered friends with feeders

    Birds are in for a treat this fall thanks to two dozen volunteers who slathered peanut butter on huge pinecones and sprinkled bird seed and other avian delicacies onto them.

    The pinecone bird feeders have been wrapped and are for sale at Evergreen Christian Outreach’s Resale Store in the Evergreen North shopping center.

  • Changes in store at local schools

    Evergreen schools will see some changes this year as students go back to classrooms this week.

    Parents and students will see everything from Wilmot Elementary starting a Spanish program, to Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen having a new logo, to Evergreen High School having newly paved parking lots.

    Here is a sampling of what’s new at Evergreen schools:

    Wilmot Elementary

  • Numerous changes in 2015-16 lesson plan at Jeffco schools

    As Jeffco students head back to school this week, shifting district- and state-level policies have led to changes that will eventually find their way to the classrooms. 

    Testing

    Jeffco students will spend less time taking standardized tests this school year after Colorado lawmakers voted in the spring to streamline some exams.

  • 2015 boys soccer preview: A year wiser, Cougars eye the next step

    In 2014, the transfer of coaching power from Peter Jeans to Ross Fowler as the head varsity boys soccer coach at Evergreen High School was a smooth one.
    “It was a fairly easy transition for me. Our style of play and philosophy are fairly similar,” Fowler said. “There were some little changes, but we always want to be a possession-based team.”

  • 2015 boys tennis preview: EHS hoping summer play will pay off

    Bob Greenman, Evergreen’s co-head boys tennis coach, has preached year in and year out that his players should go down the hill — meaning into Denver — to play in competitive tournaments during the off season. He sees that as a way for the Cougars to get better come time for the regular season.
    This year, those players listened, and the hope is that the experience will pay off.

  • 2015 softball preview: Mitchel totes new element to the table

    The opportunity presented itself, and Della Mitchel jumped at it. Now, the first-year Evergreen Lady Cougars’ varsity softball coach hopes to bring an element to the high school game that’s been missing, in her opinion.

  • Benefit for Nature Center helps fund programs, operating expenses

    The Evergreen Nature Center at Evergreen Lake operates on a limited budget provided by revenue from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District and fund-raising efforts of Evergreen Audubon, its managing organization, said Vanessa Hayes, director of the center.

    “The majority of our income is through donations,” she said.