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Today's News

  • Sheriff's Calls: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
  • Pastor, congregation mark a time of 'reflection' and honesty

    There are no flowers in Evergreen Lutheran Church’s sanctuary and there won’t be for three-and-a-half weeks.

    Instead, the area around the altar has a few pieces of plain purple cloth adorning it and a selection of brambles surrounding the fountain on the steps.

    The Rev. Vera Guebert-Steward, the church’s pastor, explains that this is in keeping with the season of Lent, the 40 days preceding Easter.

  • Supporting the Cougars

    DENVER ­­­­­­— There’s nothing like the bountiful energy among the fans at a state playoff game.

    The Evergreen High School girls basketball semifinal game on Thursday at the Denver Coliseum was no exception. Students, parents and fans cheered as the Lady Cougars won 45-29 on their way to winning Saturday’s state championship game.

    Students yelled “Ever what?” “Evergreen!” and other chants to help support the team on its way to victory.

  • LESSON PLANS: EHS to perform ‘Into the Woods’ this weekend

    The Evergreen High School performing arts students hope audiences will take a walk with them “Into the Woods.”

    They will perform the musical Thursday through Saturday at the EHS auditorium. Show times are 7 p.m. all three days with a matinee at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, and are available at www.evergreenhstheater.org.

  • Criminal investigation underway in Bailey home explosion Friday night

    Hash-oil production is suspected in a home explosion that seriously injured three adults in Bailey on Friday night.

  • Mountain Resource Center expands veterans program

    More than two years after it first launched its veterans program, the Mountain Resource Center has expanded its service offerings to include more community-oriented activities such as movie nights, cooking classes and more.

    According to Tracy Atlas, grants manager for the MRC, the veterans program was first initiated in 2014 after a local therapist expressed concern at increased veterans’ needs within the mountain communities.

  • Seniors should be wary of financial exploitation, scams

    A child or grandchild. A niece or nephew. A caretaker. A neighbor. A friend.

    Each can be of great help to a senior citizen, but each is also capable of taking advantage of their relative or friend’s generosity, trusting nature and possible absence of mind, the First Judicial District Attorney’s Office reports.

  • School district to pay bonus

    Jeffco Public Schools will pay former superintendent Dan McMinimee $27,000 in additional performance pay when his contract expires later this year as part of an agreement approved last Thursday that formalizes his demotion from superintendent to an advisory role for the remainder of his contract.

  • Bergen Meadow teaches there’s a wide world to explore

    “With many cultures together, we create a masterpiece.”

    That’s the saying on a classroom door at Bergen Meadow Elementary, where February was Cultural Awareness Month, and students celebrated different cultures during the third annual Cultural Day.

    According to principal Peggy Miller, rather than celebrate a month for a specific heritage or race, the school of kindergartners through second-graders celebrates a plethora of heritages.

  • Property crimes on the rise in the mountain area

    While most crimes are the same or lower than last year, the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office reports that in 2016 the mountain area experienced an increased numbers of assaults, mischief, property, theft, and vehicle trespassing compared with 2014 and 2015.

    Crime Prevention Deputy Janie Gonda clarified that these numbers encompass specifically the mountain precinct and not Jefferson County as a whole. The Sheriff’s Office mountain precinct includes Evergreen, Conifer, Pine and Deckers, she said. It does not include Genesee or Golden.