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Today's News

  • Going green: Leprechaun snares gold, eludes the traps set by Parmalee students

    Never underestimate the ingenuity of a leprechaun.

    A wily leprechaun visited Brandy Gulliford’s kindergarten classroom at Parmalee Elementary School last week, and he was so clever that he sprung each of the 26 traps the children made and made off with some of the fake gold coins they left as bait.

    The children came into the classroom March 10 to discover that the sprite had been up to his tricks, and they also found that he had left behind a shoe. The children tried on the shoe, and one girl even started doing an Irish jig, because the shoe was magical.

  • New Mexican restaurant to spice up Bergen Park

    Evergreen is getting a new Mexican restaurant at the end of March.

    Tequila’s Family Mexican Restaurant is moving into the space vacated by Fiesta Jalisco in the Marketplace at Bergen Park.

    Owner Rodrigo Sanchez has four other restaurants in the Denver area, and he will add Evergreen to the list as soon as the restaurant’s liquor license is approved.

  • Students lose if district closes outdoor lab schools, principal says

    When David Epp looks around the campus at Mount Evans Outdoor Lab School, he sees a chance for students to learn without limits.

    “Many times kids have thanked me, genuinely and deeply, (because) they have had the best week of their lives,” Epp said. “I can’t imagine taking it away from the kids.”

    Epp is close to completing his first year as principal at the school, even as news came from the district on March 11 that both the Mount Evans and Windy Peak lab schools might be closed.

  • Groups focus on park district's strengths, weaknesses

    The Wulf Recreation Center is 40 years old and in some respects is antiquated and possibly should be replaced within 10 years, based on some of the opinions that surfaced during focus groups studying the future of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

    About 25 people attended a meeting of the park district board of directors March 10 to hear consultant firm GreenPlay LLC talk about the results of the four public focus groups held March 2 and 3 in Evergreen.

  • My Student My Hero: Evergreen’s Haley Rowan a lesson in resilience

    For Evergreen student Haley Rowan, overcoming the chronic pain of a degenerative tissue disease to maintain a 3.92 GPA was a lesson in resilience.

    Rowan was among eight Jeffco Public Schools students to be honored March 12 at the eighth annual My Student My Hero event at Southwest Plaza Mall.

  • Luxury mountain home to be sold to highest bidder

    An impeccably maintained, three-story, fully furnished luxury home in move-in condition with a prestigious Soda Creek address will go to the highest bidder on March 25.

    The Santa Fe-style retreat with panoramic views and a detached tepee-guesthouse is being marketed and sold under the auspices of Concierge Auctions of New York.

    The gated estate about a mile off of Highway 65 on Meadow Mountain Road has more than 10,000 square feet of living space on a secluded 8-acre lot.

  • Egg-decorating contest enters fourth year

    Local residents can celebrate the approach of spring by entering an egg-decorating contest sponsored by the Evergreen Downtown Business Association. The deadline for submitting eggs is March 31.

    Proceeds from the event benefit the ongoing activities of the EDBA, such as summer carriage rides, car shows and the Christmas Walk holiday event.

    We aren't talking real eggs, here. This is about painting or embellishing egg-size ceramic objects, which makes the artworks more marketable and collectible.

  • Ambulances to be overhauled

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue will be sending two of its five ambulances into the shop this spring for a complete makeover. The box, or patient compartment, part of the vehicles will be saved. The rest of the vehicle basically is a Ford F-450 dressed up for emergency service.

    The cost of remount is expected to save 30 to 35 percent of the cost of buying complete new ambulances, said Fire Chief Garry DeJong. Both units are about 10 years old, and each has logged about 150,000 miles.

  • Groups focus on park district's strengths, weaknesses

    The Wulf Recreation Center is 40 years old and in some respects is antiquated and possibly should be replaced within 10 years, based on some of the opinions that surfaced during focus groups studying the future of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

    About 25 people attended a meeting of the park district board of directors March 10 to hear consultant firm GreenPlay LLC talk about the results of the four public focus groups held March 2 and 3 in Evergreen.

  • Phone book mess is speedily addressed

    Thanks to Dex One, publisher of the "official directory" for Qwest Communications, the collection of abandoned phone books at Cedar Road and Aspen Way in Brook Forest Estates was cleaned up by Saturday, March 6, shortly after the company was notified of the situation. The books had been dropped off at the mailbox corner around Feb. 14.