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Today's News

  • Arts Alive Evergreen adds more events

    The Evergreen Arts and Cultural Alliance has added several events to the 10-day-long Arts Alive celebration planned for Friday, July 16, through Sunday, July 25.

    Arts Alive Evergreen is a joint effort of Evergreen arts organizations and businesses to promote the area’s artistic, historic and recreational resources.

    The event is being built around the Summerfest Arts Festival July 17 and 18 and the Evergreen Jazz Festival, July 23, 24 and 25, which are two of the area biggest summer attractions.

  • Witwer co-authors book on Democratic power surge

    Campaign reform and a surge of nonprofit corporation money are gradually undermining the traditional political system in Colorado, say Adam Schrager and Rob Witwer, authors of the new book “The Blueprint: How the Democrats Won Colorado and Why Republicans Everywhere Should Care.”

  • Spring beauties signal season’s awakening

    It is a lovely May morning. A half-inch of sugar snow covers the rapidly greening world like frosting on a cake. The sky is blue, the sun is out and the snow is already melting.

    Branches, twigs and leaves are dripping diamonds. It is a glorious sight to behold, refreshing to smell the damp earth and exhilarating to hear the spring medley of migrating birds at the feeder and the burbling music of Little Cub Creek in the valley below.

  • Tebow a role model? You bet

    In 1983, the Baltimore Colts selected John Elway with the first pick in that year’s NFL draft. Elway had no interest in playing for the Colts, and said he would play professional baseball if they took him. So the Colts traded Elway to the Broncos for two players and a first-round pick in the 1984 draft. The rest is history.

    Since then, Broncos drafts have been pretty ordinary. No big headlines, no huge stories. 

    Until this year.

  • Coast to coast with the Evergreen Chorale

    “From California, to the New York Island/From the redwood forest, to the Gulf Stream waters/This land was made for you and me.” The Evergreen Chorale is embracing Woody Guthrie’s sentiments in “This Land is Your Land” in the upcoming concerts “Take Me Home, Songs from Across America.”

    The Chorale will travel coast to coast through song, highlighting the diversity of love for our great country.

  • Schools put 136 jobs on chopping block

    Jeffco Public Schools would cut 136 employee positions under a proposed budget rolled out May 13 that cuts $14 million over the previous year’s spending.

    Increased class sizes, higher athletic fees, fewer transportation routes and reduced choices for electives would result from the budget, which was designed in the face of massive cuts in state funding.

  • Business group renewing push for downtown trail

    The Evergreen Downtown Business Association is dusting off a plan to put a trail through downtown along Bear Creek.

    The plan originally was created by Jefferson County Open Space and was updated as recently as 2008, according to Dean Dalvit with EVStudio. Dalvit serves on a committee formed by the business association to work on making the trail happen.

    The committee has been named the Heart of Evergreen Revitalization Organization, or HERO for short.

  • Fixture at EHS retires in a Flash

    Lee Mayranen came by his nickname, “Flash,” pretty easily.

    Mayranen, the facility manager at Evergreen High School, was dubbed Flash by a teacher years ago because of how quickly he walks around the building and how he takes care of things, well, in a flash.

    He’s retiring from Jeffco Public Schools in June. He spent 34 years with the district, 17 of them at EHS. Flash was honored May 13 for his years of service to the school at the seniors’ end-of-the-year assembly. He was named an honorary member of the 2010 graduating class.

  • Evergreen Metropolitan District to begin water-main flushing

    The Evergreen Metropolitan District will begin the annual water-main flushing program the first week of June and continue through the summer.

    Affected areas will be Tanoa, El Pinal, Wah Keeney Park, Hiwan Hills and Hiwan. The purpose of water-main flushing is to remove fine particles that settle in the water mains that cause color, taste and odor issues.

  • Daly seeking re-election to RTD board

    This month, Regional Transportation District board member Bruce Daly has begun campaigning for re-election by collecting signatures at Park-n-Rides in Ken-Caryl, Conifer and Evergreen.

    Daly is offering riders a fresh cup of coffee and doughnuts and a chance to talk to about transportation issues.