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Today's News

  • Make your voice heard in school board election

    Here we go again! There are three seats up for grabs on the Jefferson County Board of Education, and as was the case two years ago when the other two seats on the board were filled, no incumbents are running for re-election. And as also was the case the last time we elected school board members in Jefferson County, there are stark differences between the candidates.

  • Of mice, men and the end of the republic

    The flooding that hit Evergreen and parts of Jefferson and Clear Creek counties on Friday the 13th in September presented our four newspapers with the same challenge we face on a daily basis: Trying to cover stories that often overwhelm our resources in their scope and impact.

  • Check out scrub-jays at Red Rocks Park

    One of our most interesting birds is the western scrub-jay. This bird is not regularly found in Evergreen, but it is found in Kittredge and in Red Rocks Park. It is not a forest bird, but it is a bird of the scrub-land area. You can tell if you are in good jay country just by looking at the shrub growth. It can be found regularly in the scrub oak along the road, which is the Morrison entrance to Red Rocks Park.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Where there’s smoke …

  • EHS students celebrate, learn about diversity

    Evergreen High School students learned about the world around them as they experienced diversity in its broadest terms during the third annual Diversity Day recently.

  • Q&A with school board candidates

    Six candidates are vying for the three open seats on the Jeffco Board of Education in the Nov. 5 election.

    School board candidates run in geographic districts in nonpartisan races, but voters throughout the county cast ballots in all the races.

    The Jeffco school board has five members who represent five districts. Board members are not paid and serve four-year terms. The terms of Laura Boggs, Paula Noonan and Michele Patterson expire in November.

    The terms of board President Lesley Dahlkemper and board member Jill Fellman end in November 2015.

  • Drug court makes case for funds

    A group that works with families dealing with substance abuse asked Jeffco commissioners on Oct. 15 not to cut its funding as the county considers the proposed 2014 budget.
    Several people involved with the county’s Family Integrated Treatment Court spoke on behalf of the organization’s work during Jeffco’s first public hearing on its 2014 budget. FIT Court is funded through the Jeffco Human Services Division budget.
    Kris Ward, a guardian ad litem for children involved in FIT Court, said the organization had heard its funding might be cut.  

  • Evergreen senior part of winning video

    Gavin Rudy's work in film has now gone national.
    The Evergreen resident and Lakewood High School senior found out with the rest of his team Friday that they had won a contest held by "Good Morning America" and singer Katy Perry. The prize will be a free concert by the chart-topping singer on Friday, Oct. 25, which is also the singer's 29th birthday. The concert will be open only to LHS students and staff.

  • Bistro Colorado features field-to-table cuisine

    The owner of Bistro Colorado is confident the restaurant is here to stay, believing that the fourth time is the charm for the location in North Evergreen.

    The French bistro-style café on Bergen Parkway next to the Wood Cellar Bar and Grill opened earlier this month. Three restaurants have come and gone in that spot: Blue Spruce Market, Overseas Café and Suzie’s Café.

  • Writing the book on aid to libraries

    In the past few years the Jefferson County Public Library has lost more than $3.4 million in funding, forcing cuts in hours and staffing at its branches.
    But with the help of organizations like the Mountain Metro Association of Realtors and people like Judy Jeronimus, owner of Evergreen's iconic Little Bear, the library is hoping to move forward with plans to restore and expand services.
    The Realtors have teamed with Jeronimus to host a costume-party fund-raiser called “Goldilocks and the Little Bear” for Bailey, Clear Creek and Jeffco libraries.