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Today's News

  • Evergreen Rodeo turns 50 in style

    The Evergreen Rodeo is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a weekend packed with excitement and entertainment Friday through Sunday.  

    “It’s one thing to slap a board on your feet and slide down a mountain; it’s another thing to get on a 2,000-pound bull,” said Evergreen Rodeo Association president Mark Johnson. “This is an extreme sport, so if you want to see athleticism and if you want to see danger, if you want to see unpredictability, it is all wrapped up in about a two-hour rodeo.”

  • At Hemp Way Foods, it's all about the burger

    Carla Boyd swings open the refrigerator door in the commercial kitchen where she works in Kittredge, grabbing a large clear bucket steaming with a mixture of lentils, quinoa and hemp hearts.

    “That’s hemp hearts,” she said, pointing to another container nearby. “So it comes from the seed, this is the soft part, so when you see those little black pieces in there, that’s part of the shell because it’s impossible to get all of it out.”

  • Cottonwoods, aspen grace landscape on midsummer’s eve

    (Reprinted from June 20, 2012)

    Today, June 20, is the summer solstice, the day that people of many races and cultures around the world celebrate as midsummer night’s eve, the longest day of the year and thereby the shortest night of the year.

  • A bicyclist’s heartfelt plea: Give us a brake

    The other day I was riding my bike on the road up Squaw Pass. On a straight stretch where I could see about a quarter mile in both directions, a big truck was barreling toward me from up ahead — a cement-mixer, which is one wide dude! When I checked my handlebar mirror, a car was fast approaching from behind, too.

    It looked like these two vehicles might meet right where I was tooling along on my bike. No problem — not if the truck driver stays in his own lane, I shift over to the narrow shoulder, and the driver coming from behind has any sense. 

  • Suspect in I-70 hit-and-run appears in court

    The motorist accused of hitting a sheriff's deputy in March at the scene of a massive pileup on eastbound I-70 at the Lookout Mountain exit had his first court appearance June 6.

    Robert Landsperg, a former Colorado resident now living in California, faces charges of leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident, careless driving and careless driving resulting in injury.

  • Mirada named best art gallery in Denver area

    Mirada Fine Art in Indian Hills has been named the best art gallery in the Denver area as part of the 2016 Denver A-List awards. Five years after it was a finalist for the award, the gallery bested more than 100 other galleries from across the state, including the Space Gallery and Robischon Gallery in Denver.

    According to co-owner Steve Sonnen, the honor is a validation of the gallery’s efforts since it opened in 2009.

  • New leadership at local schools

    Next year, almost 30 schools in the Jeffco district will see new faces filling assistant-principal and principal positions. Nine of those roles are being filled by new hires, while the rest are school-based administrative transfers.

    Two Evergreen schools will have new leadership at the start of the 2016-17 academic year: Kathleen Piane will fill a new assistant principal position at Evergreen Middle School, and Brandon Brekke will take over as principal at Evergreen High.

  • Another perspective on Memorial Day

    Memorial Day is not celebrated by all nations; it is a U.S. holiday. It’s a day of remembrance (lest we forget) to honor those Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice protecting the freedoms we all too often take for granted.

    In Cambridge, England, however, not only is Memorial Day recognized, it is the most important day of the year at the American Cemetery and Memorial 3 miles outside the city center. This year, I had the privilege of attending their ceremony, surrounded by 8,939 names engraved in this garden of stone.

  • By the numbers: Looking back at the 2016 spring season

    Between the postponements and cancelations caused by rough weather this past prep spring season, there were still some great accomplishments by student-athletes from Conifer and Platte Canyon.

    8:01.48

    The time for Evergreen’s boys 4x800 relay team at the state track and field meet.

  • School board approves budget, contracts with unions

    The Jeffco school board on June 2 wrapped up two key priorities for the end of fiscal 2015-16: approval of agreements between Jeffco Public Schools and its two primary employee unions and approval of the district’s budget for fiscal 2016-17. 

    In a unanimous vote last week, the board formally approved the ratified contract agreement between the district and the Jeffco Education Association. The five-year agreement includes $14.1 million in annual raises and $10.4 million for a one-time pay increase.