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Today's News

  • Bergen Valley third-graders learn about homelessness

    Third-graders at Bergen Valley Elementary School learned a valuable lesson about the meaning of homelessness.

    The children recently heard from a speaker from the St. Francis Center, a day shelter for homeless people in Denver. The students wore pajamas to school to symbolize people who don’t have beds of their own, and they collected socks that the center distributes to homeless people, estimating that they donated more than 2,000 pairs.

  • ‘1776’ shows the humanity of founding fathers

    In the wake of a tempestuous election season, it’s comforting and inspiring to reflect upon the beginnings of our nation. The Evergreen Chorale, in its latest production of the musical “1776,” provides us with the opportunity to travel back in time to witness the fights, debates and compromises that led to the founding of our country. The show also reminds us that one can always find much humor in the serious business of creating and running a country.

  • Evergreen park foundation offering another vintage VW in this year's raffle

     A sleek 1971 Karmann Ghia named Sophie is this year’s selection for the Evergreen Recreation and Park Foundation’s fund-raising raffle.

    This bright blue vehicle of the Volkswagen variety will begin appearing in Evergreen for a good cause. Proceeds from raffle tickets will go toward park projects in the district. 

  • A great coach and good friend

    Many people in Evergreen knew Robert “Bob” Greenwood as a good neighbor and volunteer coach at the high school. 

    Perhaps not as well known are Greenwood’s accomplishments in professional and collegiate sports. An Ohio native with a passion for athletics, Greenwood played football for the Cleveland Rams in the 1940s. He also competed in football and track at Ohio University before transferring to Kent State, from which he graduated.

    Greenwood gained the most recognition for his abilities as a college basketball coach.

  • House approves fire mitigation bill

    Legislation extending an income-tax deduction for wildfire mitigation on private property passed the state House on Monday and is heading to the Senate for consideration.

  • Evergreen teacher raising funds for Tanzanian orphans

    Encouraged by a friend who loves Tanzania, Evergreen teacher Rachel Smith spent a month last summer working with orphans in the east African country.

    “I felt really good about being there,” said Smith, an English teacher at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen. “It was definitely an incredible experience.”

    Smith and her teacher friend Clara Quinlan of Louisville spent last June at the Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre helping 49 young children learn English.

  • 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.