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Today's News

  • Jeffco schools win $33 million grant to boost teacher pay

    Jeffco Public Schools has won a $32.8 million federal grant to pilot a potentially lucrative performance-based compensation system for teachers at 20 low-income elementary and middle schools, the district announced last week.
    Though none of the selected schools are in Evergreen, three schools, including Lakewood’s O’Connell Middle School, have already been chosen. Requirements for the grant specified that at least 50 percent of students in each school be eligible for free or reduced-cost lunches.

  • Watermark II dips toe in local gift market

    With its trademark checkered brown-and-white floor and its aqua walls, Watermark II in Bergen Village has opened for business.
    The store boasts everything from stationery and cards to unique gifts. One of the more unusual display cases in the store is a huge old-fashioned bathtub with bath products displayed.

  • Star power: Volunteers share night-sky knowledge with kids, adults at historic observatory

    By Virginia Grantier

    People were standing in the dark Saturday night on a faraway hill in the mountains near Pine as they waited for the children.

    But in the velvet calm of quiet pines and forest floor, just before a fat moon slid into view, it wasn’t so calm for Peg Alig, a naturalist, and for the others waiting on the trail that led to the hilltop observatory.

  • This murder-mystery farce is a killer

    Remember the old phrase — usually uttered by some mobster thug or a James Bond-type undercover operative — “I could tell you, but then I would have to kill you”? In the case of the upcoming comedy thriller “Accomplice,” opening at StageDoor Theatre in Conifer, this phrase holds true in spades.

  • Mount Vernon residents land $116,000 fire-mitigation grant

    When the Fourmile Canyon fire started boiling up in the Boulder foothills on Labor Day, it served as a visible reminder to the residents of Mount Vernon of the monster in their midst.

    “What can you think but be scared,” said Kitty Pring, who has lived in the unique community of 99 homeowners since 1977 and could see the fire from her ridge-top home. The homeowners operate their own metro district and country club with 3,000 social members.

  • Roundup: Evergreen gives defending state gymnastics champ Elizabeth a scare

    Kelsey Valdez placed second overall, including taking first place in the vault with a score of 9.65, but Evergreen suffered a narrow defeat to defending 4A state champion Elizabeth, 175.45-175.325 on Sept. 16 in gymnastics action.

    Valdez also took second on the balance beam, fourth on the floor exercise and fifth on the bars. Micala Mitchek placed fourth overall with a fourth-place finish on the beam and fifth on the floor. Jessica Himmelman was fifth overall which included a fourth-place finish on the bars.

  • Conifer turns to short game to double up host Evergreen

    She leaves the pitcher’s mound with her head hung low, the white bow that was on top of her head for the whole game is now pointing forward leading the way back to the dugout.

    Evergreen High School junior pitcher Breeze Phillips pitched a solid game that included eight strikeouts. But Conifer found Evergreen’s Achilles’ heel with the short game and swiped away an 8-4 win on Sept. 16 at Evergreen High School.

  • Haebe pushes Skold to Top-10 run

    LITTLETON — It was a simple goal for Samantha Skold. The Evergreen sophomore just wanted to stay with her older teammate Bryn Haebe. It would be a good measuring stick considering Haebe’s recent success as to where she stood.

    To beat her, well that really let her know she could hang with some of the state’s best cross country runners.

  • Zuckerman, Theil qualify for 4A state meet

    ARVADA — Adam Zuckerman and Sam Theil are headed to state.

    The pair of Evergreen golfers each shot a 79 on Sept. 20 at the 4A Metro Regional at Fox Holllow Golf Course, finishing tied for 11th. They are among 21 golfers who qualified for the 4A state championship, which will take place Oct. 4-5 at Flying Horse Golf Club in Colorado Springs.

    “If you look at the season as a whole I’ve got to say Sam Theil has been our most consistent golfer,” Evergreen boys golf coach Mike Kuzava said.

  • Campfires forbidden in national forests

    In response to extreme fire danger, the U.S. Forest Service has issued an order  forbidding fires, smoking, using motor vehicles off National Forest System Roads or operating a chainsaw without a spark arresting device.

     

    The order applies to the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests in Boulder, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Jefferson, Larimer and Park counties.

     

    The order includes the following prohibited activities: