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Today's News

  • Cookie madness: Girl Scout troop 1373 hopes to sell 3,000 boxes to help fund trip

    Bill Bruce leaned on his snow shovel in his driveway Feb. 6 as three girls approached, pulling a little red wagon. When they were within earshot, they informed him of their mission: They were selling Girl Scout cookies.

  • Dykeman eager to ‘give back’ as chamber chair

    Nancy Dykeman eats, breathes and lives the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce.

    And for the next 11 months, she is at the helm of the organization as chairwoman of the board of directors. Dykeman is excited about the opportunities the chamber brings to her and the direction she can help bring to the chamber.

  • Facebook Diary: Coming face to face with Evergreen

    Not long ago, I was yakking with someone I know well, and who knows me well, and who should know better, and she had the brass to tell me I’m not very hip.

    Me.

    Me, who practically invented droopy trousers.

    Me, who sings along with “Glee.”

    Me, who’s never actually tried sushi, but definitely would, so long as it’s thoroughly cooked.

  • A reason to ‘reminisce’: Wilmot fifth-grader wins local spelling bee

    Where do the top two spellers of the Evergreen-area schools’ spelling bee go to celebrate?

    Not to Disney World, but to Evergreen’s Baskin-Robbins.

    The top spellers, Wilmot fifth-graders Cal Schiff and Chris Guay, were pleased with their showing at the area spelling bee Feb. 7 at Parmalee Elementary School. They competed against 16 other students from Parmalee, Bergen Valley and Wilmot elementary schools, and Evergreen Middle School.

  • EHS lauded for comprehensive counseling program

    Evergreen High School is being honored for its outstanding counseling program by the American School Counselor Association.

    The program will have the RAMP designation, or Recognized ASCA Model Program.

    “We’re being proactive about the developmental needs of our students,” said EHS counselor Tracy Thompson. “Some of our work is in the classroom, some in small groups and some individually. Having a comprehensive guidance program is what we’re about.”

  • Book sorters telling a problematic tale

    Automated book sorters that cost the Jeffco Public Library $2.6 million and came with innumerable service headaches recently offered another surprise — the Swiss manufacturer Bibliotheca apparently used the library system as a beta test for one of the company’s complex machines.

    The book sorters — a computerized assembly of belts and rollers that scan and sort materials via radio-frequency chips implanted in them — were acquired to increase efficiency and reduce the number of staff required to sort books and return them to shelves.

  • Jeffco libraries keeping a few best-sellers available on the shelves

    Author Robert Crais’ latest Elvis Cole suspense mystery novel, “Taken,” amassed 165 Jefferson County Library reservations, with patrons claiming their spots online for one of 45 copies.

    For Jonathan Safran Foer’s best-seller “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,” which was recently made into a film, 154 people parked in the online queue for any of 33 circulating copies, potentially waiting weeks for the book.

  • Evergreen Players win $6,500 from state cultural commission

    The Evergreen Players have received a $6,500 state-sponsored grant for operational support from Colorado Creative Industries.

    CCI, formerly the Colorado Council on the Arts, is part of the new Creative Industries Division within the state Office of Economic Development and International Trade.

    To highlight the award, state Rep. Cheri Gerou made an appearance Friday, Feb. 10, at a sold-out performance of the Evergreen Players Improvisational Comedy show at Center/Stage Evergreen.

  • Romney prevails in local GOP caucus

    Mitt Romney emerged as the voters' favorite presidential candidate at the Republican straw poll Feb. 7 at Wilmot Elementary School, where members of four precincts met to celebrate grassroots politics, weigh the candidates and discuss the issues of the day.

    While Romney had the most votes, or 53 of the 117 reported, Rick Santorum made a respectable second place showing with 34 votes. Ron Paul won 19 votes and Newt Gingrich 11.

  • Artist's quilt breaks all the rules

     Raised on a farm in Iowa and allowed to wander in the fields and woods on his own as a child, Carmon Slater developed an intense relationship with nature that is on display in his art, his living space and his quilts.

    One of his most unusual quilts is the strangest among a collection of unusual quilts in the new juried show that opened Feb. 3, "Male Call: Quilts Made by Men," at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden.