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Today's News

  • School board dismisses federal mediator

    The Jeffco school board has dismissed its outside mediator for upcoming union negotiations because of his organization’s policy banning recording or streaming.

    The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, which is free to the district, will not allow its mediators to be recorded or streamed.

  • Marketing guru mobilizing volunteers to help local businesses

    Imagine volunteers would work for free to make phone calls to promote your business. 

    Or maybe they'd address envelopes or help prepare your taxes. They could type up information and do industry research, or help interview potential new employees. 

    How quickly could your business grow? 

    Evergreen Nursing Services — started by Mary Pat DeWald in Evergreen — is about to find out. 

  • Streams near ski area eyed as new home for state fish

    Endangered greenback cutthroat trout could get a new home in the Herman Gulch and Dry Gulch streams north of Loveland Ski Area.

    State Parks and Wildlife officials want to make way for Colorado’s state fish to reproduce in those streams by removing other fish populations there. Biologists plan to start the project sometime in February, according to Jennifer Churchill, a spokeswoman for Parks and Wildlife. Several of the officials discussed the project with Clear Creek’s county commissioners at a recent meeting.

  • Marketing guru mobilizing volunteers to help businesses

    Imagine volunteers would work for free to make phone calls to promote your business.

    Or maybe they’d address envelopes or help prepare your taxes. They could type up information and do industry research, or help interview potential new employees.

    How quickly could your business grow?

    Evergreen Nursing Services — started by Mary Pat DeWald in Evergreen — is about to find out.

  • Neville pushing parental rights bill

    State Sen. Tim Neville is moving forward with campaign promises to limit the authority of government with a parental rights bill that was approved by the Senate on Thursday. 

    Senate Bill 77, sponsored by the newly elected District 16 senator and other GOP legislators, would strengthen the authority of parents in the areas of education and health care for their children.

  • Cooking up Cajun cuisine

    The spicy aroma of Gumbo Ya-Ya filled the working home of the Humphrey History Park and Museum on Saturday afternoon. 

    As the gumbo simmered on the stove, Angela Rayne, executive director of the park and the class' teacher, rolled out sweet dough to make beignets for the Cajun meal.

  • Evergreen about to buy a half-million cookies

    It’s the sweet season again in Evergreen, as sales of Girl Scout cookies are off and running.

    The sale began Feb. 8 and will last until March 15, with Scouts stationed outside several Evergreen businesses beginning this weekend. By the time the sale is done, Evergreen’s 300 Girl Scouts will sell more than 30,000 boxes, which equates to roughly 500,000 cookies.

  • First phase of Peaks to Plains Trail nears completion

    The first phase of the Peaks to Plains Trail in the Jeffco portion of Clear Creek Canyon is nearly completed, said Scot Grossman, Jeffco Open Space project manager.

    “All that’s missing is some railing,” Grossman said during his report to the Jeffco Open Space Advisory Committee on Feb. 5.

  • Hiwan Museum, Lookout Mountain Nature Center looking for volunteers

    Dressed in period attire, John Steinle, history education supervisor for Jeffco Open Space, was talking about volunteer opportunities at the Hiwan Homestead Museum on Saturday. Volunteers are needed as tour guides, receptionists and history educators at the museum, Steinle told attendees at a volunteer recruitment fair at the Jeffco Open Space office in Golden. Standing beside Steinle was Alicia Vermilye of the Lookout Mountain Nature Center, who was looking for volunteer naturalists.

  • There’s more to see outdoors in winter than you think

    It often seems like there is not much to see in the outdoors in winter, but if you look around, you will be surprised at how much activity there is. Tracks in the snow will inform you about the animals that have been visiting your area, and weeds that last summer were stalks standing above the snow will inform you about what grew in your yard last summer.