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Today's News

  • For the birds: Audubon members prepare for annual count with educational program

    Counting birds is not just for ornithologists and tree huggers, but is an opportunity for anyone who enjoys watching feathered friends, says Evergreen Audubon member Chuck Aid.

    Aid and other local Audubon members spent the better part of Saturday at the Hiwan Homestead Museum talking about avian species and the Great Backyard Bird Count that takes place Feb. 15-18.

  • Thrills, spills and snowfall: Winter Festival had it all

    As young skiers and snowboarders careened down the rail jam course Saturday, gray snow clouds were gathering over Evergreen Lake.

    Despite chilly weather and afternoon snowfall, the second annual Winter Festival at Evergreen Lake drew large crowds who came for competitive events, ice skating and other fun activities.

    In the morning, riders of all ages and skill levels competed in the ice bike race across the frozen lake, jumping over hay bales and other obstacles on the course.

  • Foreclosures down in Jeffco for third straight year

    Jeffco once again saw an improvement in its housing market last year as foreclosures decreased for a third year in a row in the county.

    In 2012, Jeffco had 2,650 foreclosure actions initiated, according to a recent report from the county’s public trustee. That number was down 206 from 2011 and 1,377 from 2009, when 4,027 homes saw the foreclosure process start, a record number for Jeffco coming at the height of the foreclosure crisis.

  • Sells’ character, compassion will live on

    By Dale Osborn  

    I had the honor of attending the memorial service for William “Bill” Sells of Evergreen. It was at Rockland Community Church, and the venue was packed, indicating the impact Bill had on many people.

  • Bird feeders, plus native plants and shrubs, will attract birds

     A long-time summer resident recently asked by writing to me via the High Timber Times if I would write an article on how she could attract birds to the yard of her summer cabin near Hangen Ranch.

     

    This is a subject that can’t be properly covered in an article of the usual length for it must cover feeding supplemental food, and planting native shrubs and non-native shrubs that will bear food that attracts birds. She does not say what her property is like: open, forested or creekside, or whether she has a flower or vegetable garden.

  • SHERIFF'S CALLS

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  • High tech goes old school

    Evergreen Middle School is using new technology to teach old-school shop classes.

    With the help of video-making software, along with iPads and laptops, seventh-graders are learning how to use drills, lathes and other tools to create wooden cars.

  • Keeping the balls in the air

    Balls, scarves and rings flew through the air last week as Wilmot Elementary School students learned the art of juggling.

    Chris Morgan, Wilmot’s physical education student teacher last semester, returned for two weeks as an artist-in-residence to teach the children the hand-eye coordination needed to keep one, two and three objects in the air.

  • Recycling at King Soopers continues with minor change

    The 4EverGreen recycling center at King Soopers in Bergen Park is continuing to provide service to residents in the community.
    EDS Waste Solutions is operating the center, as it has in the past, with one minor change. The cardboard compactor has been removed and replaced with a container similar to the existing ones at the center. People bringing cardboard for recycling are asked to flatten it before placing it in the container.

  • Cars vandalized during Marshdale prayer meeting

    Seventeen vehicles were vandalized while parked at a prayer service at The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park in Marshdale on Jan. 29, according the Jeffco sheriff.

    Someone poured a gel-based paint stripper on the vehicles while people were attending the meeting, the sheriff said in a news release. Obscenities were scratched into the paint on two of the vehicles, according to a person who was in attendance.