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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Fallen officer ‘the embodiment’ of dedication

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office said goodbye to one of its own this week, a man whose passion for serving the community didn’t end when he clocked out for the day.

    More than a thousand people, many of them law officers, came to the 1stBank Center in Broomfield on Monday to remember sheriff’s Sgt. David Baldwin, 50. Baldwin was killed while on duty Jan. 27 when his Harley-Davidson motorcycle reportedly was struck on Colorado 93 by a vehicle driving in the oncoming lane.

  • EDC has new plan to get help from county

    The Jeffco Economic Development Corp. has received positive feedback on a proposal to partner with the county on an initiative to find real estate that could serve as areas for economic development.

    The EDC is seeking a shared-services agreement to identify those properties and work to turn them into potential sites for business expansion. The county would provide an employee to act as a liaison to planning and zoning departments in the county for developers looking to expand in Jeffco.

  • EPRD defuses controversy, sends Florida-based arts fest packing

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District defused a building controversy on Jan. 28 by announcing that a Florida-based arts festival scheduled for Buchanan Park this summer would not be coming to Evergreen after all.

  • Yellow-bellied marmots cousins to famed groundhogs

    Editor’s note: The following column is reprinted from Jan. 2010. Sylvia Brockner’s column will return next week.

    Feb. 2 is Groundhog Day, a day that doesn’t have much significance here, but it does in the northeastern states, especially Pennsylvania, where it started.