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Today's News

  • Kisiel, Cougars shut down Golden

    Samantha Kisiel knows that Haley Blodgett is the heart of the Golden girls basketball team. So it was up to the 5-foot-11 sophomore to do her best to slow Blodgett down.

  • County considers establishing public shooting range

    Jeffco might be setting its sights on establishing an outdoor shooting range open to the public.

    The county’s Parks and Open Space Department is putting together a working group to decide if a county-owned range is feasible. The group is expected to start work in March and report to the county commissioners by July. 

    The Parks and Open Space Department has been working since last year to see whether a county-owned gun range is a possibility. While the department has found 11 potential sites, each has flaws, said Jeffco Open Space Director Tom Hoby.

  • Jeffco Public Health consolidating facilities

    Jeffco Public Health is consolidating its Golden and Lakewood offices into a new location at 645 Parfet St. in Lakewood. The facility is on the north side of West Sixth Avenue.

    It’s the first time in 23 years that Public Health has had the majority of its services under one roof, said spokeswoman Nancy Braden.

    “The building will offer a lot better collaboration,” she said.

  • School district’s negotiations with teachers will be open to public

    In a break with longtime practice, contract negotiations between the Jeffco school board and the district’s teachers union will be open to the public this year.

    “We are all about transparency and accountability for all aspects of our district,” said Ami Prichard, president of the Jefferson County Education Association, the teachers union. “We think it will be interesting for the public to see.”

  • Rocky Mountain Academy pupils learn it’s cool to be kind

    It’s cool to be kind at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen.

    That’s why Anna Grose’s kindergarten class got a healthy dose of kindness education last week when they listened to assistant teacher Sharon Hughes read a book she authored called “Caterpillar Kindness.” It’s about the many forms kindness can take: generosity, politeness, forgiveness, thankfulness, concern and encouragement.

  • Fashion show to kick off corset exhibit delayed till March

    The “Corset-Out Fashion Show” that had been scheduled to hit the runway this month in the Timbervale Barn behind the Hiwan Homestead Museum was postponed because of chilly temperatures.

    While the exhibit is on display now, the formal — and frilly kickoff has been delayed to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 8 — weather permitting.

    For information or tickets to the show, call Hiwan Homestead program coordinator Meghan Vickers at 720-497-7650 or Lee Michels of Monarch Productions at 303-975-1151. 

  • Hiwan Homestead planning Valentine’s dinner

    The Hiwan Homestead's Valentine observance has long been at the heart of the holiday in Evergreen, but this year it will also be in the heart of the evening.

    Instead of the museum’s usual afternoon tea, a Valentine's dinner will be held on Feb. 13, said program coordinator Meghan Vickers, so that patrons can enjoy a quiet dinner and still partake in other Valentine's happenings the following day.

  • Evergreen community comes to aid of family displaced by fire

    A family new to Evergreen is overwhelmed by the outpouring of support they’ve received in the wake of a fire that severely damaged their home — including efforts to keep a son’s impending wedding on track.

    The Bruce family moved to Evergreen last summer and into a home on Armadillo Trail off Highway 73 — the house that caught fire last month when wood framing around the chimney ignited and sent the Bruces fleeing into a chilly evening with only the clothes they were wearing.

  • Going with the flow: Schulte retiring from EMD

    Gerry Schulte once lived in a tent. Then he built a water district.

    Schulte and his wife landed in Colorado in the mid-1970s with few possessions. And now, when looking back at his 37 years at the helm of the Evergreen Metropolitan District, his fondest memory is of one possession the district acquired: a sludge truck.

  • Tancredo slams Hickenlooper in local appearance

    Evergreen’s one-time congressman, Tom Tancredo, brought his gubernatorial campaign to Marshdale on Jan. 27, and the Republican hammered away at Democratic incumbent John Hickenlooper.

    Tancredo — whose lengthy political career has included a run for president and a previous bid for governor as nominee of the American Constitution Party — got a warm reception at the 285 Corridor Tea Party meeting on a snowy late-January evening.