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Today's News

  • Tiered fee structure eyed for Outdoor Labs

    The Jeffco school board is considering a plan to subsidize fees for the beloved sixth-grade Outdoor Lab program that would charge less for schools with more students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunches.

    Though the district has always provided funding for the program, it has not always charged schools according to income levels, Superintendent Cindy Stevenson said.

    The plan would also reduce the amount of funding the school district contributes each year to the program, with the Outdoor Lab Foundation seeking more private donations to offset costs.

  • Evergreen’s matriarch: Louise Stransky Hendryx celebrates the century mark with hundreds of friends

    Friends and family call Evergreen old-timer Louise Stransky Hendryx one of a kind, a strong woman, a lover of animals.

     

    And at 100 years old, Louise is still going strong. Hundreds of well-wishers turned out for her birthday party Sunday at the Church of the Transfiguration.

  • Park district ponders scope of energy-upgrade project

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District will decide in the next couple of months whether to sign a contract with an energy-conservation firm for building upgrades that could cost the district nearly $850,000 in construction costs, loan interest and consulting fees, among other things.

    The EPRD board heard from McKinstry and Co. and asked questions for more than an hour at a recent board meeting.

  • Chamber hands out multiple honors

     The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Evergreen announced the 2011 Chamber Honorees at a celebration at Evergreen Country Day School on Feb. 23.

  • Activation Ministries wins OK for bigger church

    Jefferson County commissioners voted 2-1 in favor of a controversial, emotionally charged church expansion on Lookout Mountain Road despite an enormous outpouring of opposition from neighbors and homeowners at an all-day public hearing Feb. 28.

    The planning commission previously had recommended allowing the special-use permit in a residential zone on Feb. 8 in a 7-2 vote.

    Commissioners John Odom and Don Rosier voted to approve the expansion from 9,000 to 30,000 square feet gross floor area. Commissioner Faye Griffin dissented.

  • When wilderness rocks

    Thanks to a wilderness-retreat-like setting not too far from the city and prices that are super affordable, little Evergroove Studio of Evergreen is beginning to make a name for itself in the regional recording scene.
    Since its founding in September 2006 in a renovated garage on Brook Forest Road, about 5 miles from downtown Evergreen, Evergroove’s reputation has attracted enough business to keep the studio consistently occupied.

  • Evergreen Democrat announces bid for state House seat

    An education consultant and yoga instructor from Evergreen will run in state House District 25, the seat now held by Cheri Gerou, a Republican from Evergreen.

    The news emerged at a monthly meeting of the Mountain Area Democrats at the United Methodist Church on Ponderosa Drive in Evergreen.

    “Politics have always been in my blood,” said Lorna Idol, 65. “I remember sitting around the table and discussing politics growing up in Meeker. My mother was a powerhouse in the League of Women Voters.”

  • Has shelter put its woes behind it?

    A current Intermountain Humane Society board member was one of five people who used the organization’s credit card to make personal purchases, according to a sheriff’s investigation of the theft of more than $21,000 from the organization.

    In an investigation spurred by the animal shelter’s disclosure in December that a tenth of the organization’s annual budget had gone missing — including adoption fees and cash from the shelter’s thrift store — the High Timber Times has also learned:

  • StageDoor's 'Aladdin Jr.' takes audience on magic carpet ride

    Strains of “Arabian Nights” can be heard wafting through the foothills from StageDoor Theatre. Enter the theater, and your family will be transported to the royal palace in the kingdom of Agrabah. StageDoor’s upcoming production of "Aladdin Jr." will transport you to a land with glowing genies, real flying carpets and familiar songs that will take you to “A Whole New World.”

  • 'Upcycled' art can also raise spirits, consciousness

    Spring cleaning is just around the corner. Many people will clean out their closets and garages, tossing rusty tools and scratched CDs into the trash. The artists at the Evergreen Gallery have a different take on “trash.” The old adage says, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”