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Today's News

  • Evergreen Rotary, Lutheran Church helping needy students with food-filled backpacks

    Members of the Evergreen Rotary Club and Evergreen Lutheran Church are working together to provide food to needy students at Parmalee Elementary School.

    "Our goal is to make sure none of the kids are hungry," said Shelley Harmon of Evergreen Lutheran Church. "We started at Parmalee because the school has the most kids on free and reduced(-cost) lunches."

  • Teacher receives DAR award for work with blind students in Sierra Leone

     For the past three summers, Evergreen resident Nancy Knight has traveled to a remote area of Sierra Leone, where she has worked with blind students at a school in the impoverished country.

     

    As a teacher of visually impaired students at Heritage High School in Littleton, Knight said she has had many memorable experiences. However, working with students in a remote African village has been incredibly rewarding, she said.

    "It's a huge gift to me," she said. "We feel like we are really making a difference."

  • Park district budget reflects anticipated drop in tax revenues

    Members of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board grappled with a projected decrease in property tax revenue while discussing the first draft of the 2014 budget at the Aug. 27 meeting.

  • Park board hears complaints about traffic, parking problems near lake

    Lakepoint Center owner John Watson voiced his frustration over traffic congestion at Evergreen Lake during the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board meeting on Aug. 27.

    "The lake traffic has taken away from our businesses," Watson said. "The Lake House is asking us to absorb overflow."

    People who park vehicles at the Lakepoint Center while going to the Lake Park leave no spaces for tenants such as Willow Creek Restaurant, Watson said.

  • Foster parents adopt kids at Humphrey Museum

    Two young Nubian goats received names from their new foster parents at the close of the Hay Days Harvest Festival at the Humphrey Memorial Park and Museum on Saturday.

     

    Kerrigan and Nancy Clough won the goat-naming contest and decided on “Bramble” and “Raspberry” as the monikers for the frisky, curious kids.

    After the naming, Bramble and Raspberry ran over to eat grain from their new parents, who had participated in the contest designed to raise funds for the goats’ food.

  • Polis discusses Syria, immigration, federal budget

     Congressman Jared Polis addressed the Syrian crisis and immigration issues while speaking at Judaism in the Foothills in Evergreen on Friday night.

     

    “Clearly, we do not want to be mired down in Syria,” Polis said. “The question is, ‘What role can America play?’ ”

    Approximately 1,400 people recently were killed with a nerve gas in Syria, and President Obama is seeking congressional approval for U.S. military intervention in the strife-filled country.

  • Top portion of Mount Evans Highway to close on Sept. 3

    The Colorado Department of Transportation will close Colorado 5 at the top portion of the Mount Evans Highway for the season at 8 a.m. Tuesday.   
    CDOT closes the 5-mile segment from Summit Lake to the top of Mount Evans the day after Labor Day in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service. 
    The remaining 10 miles on Highway 103 from Echo Lake to Summit Lake will remain open until early October unless weather creates adverse driving conditions.   

  • InBloom concerns need attention

    By Paula Noonan
    Jeffco schools Superintendent Cindy Stevenson is traveling across the county to discuss various Jeffco education initiatives. One program, a large information technology pilot project called inBloom, will collect, store and distribute personal student data on off-site Amazon “cloud” servers managed by non-district employees.
    Information will include, at least, student ID number, name, address, test scores, demographic information, grades, assessments and some medical  information.

  • New CHS principal has high goals

    Wesley Paxton, Conifer High School’s new principal, has been waiting for a chance to see what schools in Jefferson County are all about.

    “I really like what (Jeffco) and Conifer High School is trying to do with their students,” he said. “It’s clearly evident that the community really comes out to support their schools here.”

  • Blues and brews — VIDEO

    The Conifer Blues Festival rocked Norm Meyer’s ranch on Saturday and left everyone on a high note.

    The festival, celebrating its third year, raised money for the I Love U Guys Foundation, which creates and promotes safety programs for schools during emergencies.

    In September 2006, a gunman entered Platte Canyon High School and fatally shot student Emily Keyes. The I Love U Guys Foundation was named after Emily’s last text-message to her parents.

    Emily’s parents, Ellen and John-Michael Keyes, started the foundation in 2009.