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Today's News

  • Cardwell selected as Leader of the Year

    “For a community to survive, it needs a gathering place,” said Bob Cardwell, recipient of the Leader of the Year award from Leadership Evergreen.

    During his years in the mountain community, Cardwell has been directly involved in creating recreational opportunities and facilities for residents.

    Working with the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, Cardwell helped acquire property to create Buchanan Park and Rec Center. 

  • Park board member questions selection process for community garden

    “I think what you’ve created is really terrific,” said Evergreen Park and Recreation District board member Janet Heck Doyle after hearing an annual report on the community garden at Buchanan Park at the board's April 22 meeting.

    In her report to the park board, Rachel Emmer of Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability described the success of the garden, which took years to come to fruition. Emmer said 44 plots were awarded to gardeners through a lottery that was held last spring.

  • A fun, fishy morning at Buchanan Ponds

    Chilly but enthralled youngsters in the play-school group at Buchanan Rec Center watched 300 pounds of rainbow trout make their way into Buchanan Ponds on Monday morning.

    "It was fun and wild," said John Ellis, who helped coordinate the fish launch with Evergreen Trout Unlimited.

    As a frigid wind whipped across the larger pond, T.J. Heyne of Liley Fisheries carried the wriggling fish in nets and released them.

    Youngsters Noah and Dawson Parker knelt by the edge of the water to help some of the trout make their way into the pond. 

  • A rockin' field trip

    Second-graders at Bergen Meadow Elementary School had a blast — both literally and figuratively — at the Albert Frei and Sons quarry on April 23.

    The children have been learning about forces in motion as part of their science unit, and what better place to see a force in motion than to watch a portion of a mountainside explode?

  • Students build bridges with textured art

    Wilmot Elementary fifth-graders learned a big lesson from a simple art project.

    The students, who were tasked with creating art projects that stimulated more senses than sight, decided to take the projects to other children who could really appreciate them. They traveled down the hill recently to Fletcher Miller School, a Jeffco school for special-needs students.

    Many of the students there can’t walk or talk, so they communicate in other ways, according to Fletcher Miller art teacher Jenni Halsted.

  • Peace like a wheel

    A small sea of homemade pinwheels adorned the lawn outside Wilmot Elementary School on Friday, a silent tribute to peace and kindness.

    The pinwheels, created by students, teachers and parents, were part of the school’s celebration of the annual Day Without Hate. The day is set aside to promote nonviolence, unity and respect in schools.

  • Peaks to Plains Trail project breaks ground

    Eight golden shovels scraped into rocky Clear Creek County soil April 23 to signify the start of the long-gestating Peaks to Plains Trail project.

    Officials from Clear Creek and Jefferson counties, as well as state representatives, met for the groundbreaking ceremony on the side of U.S. 6 at Tunnel 5 on Clear Creek's Oxbow parcel.

  • Forum for Indian Hills fire board candidates is April 30

    A forum featuring candidates for the board of the Indian Hills Fire Protection District will be held Wednesday, April 30, at 7 p.m. at the Indian Hills Community Center, 5351 Parmalee Gulch Road.

    Former Indian Hills fire chief Don Schoenbein and resident Timothy Robbins are challenging incumbent board members Marc Rosenberg, Ron Walton and Kelley Lehman for three seats in the May 6 election.

    Those who come to the forum will have the opportunity to learn about the candidates and ask questions.

  • Tenacious architect built a legacy

    With less than 20 days left in the legislative session, all I think about is what needs to be accomplished by May 7. So, when my father called last week to tell me that my 79-year-old mother was in the hospital in Wyoming suffering from bronchitis, a nasty gastronomic virus and acute renal failure — I was snapped back to reality.

  • Inter-Canyon incumbent Reddy seeks third term

     Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles of candidates running for the Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District board in May’s election.

    Inter-Canyon Fire board President Mike Reddy never intended to run for a third term. He had served two four-year terms and was ready to step down. 

    That was until the theft and embezzlement of more than $647,000 by former fire chief David MacBean came to light last year.