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Today's News

  • Broberg hopes to take Evergreen Middle to next level

    Evergreen Middle School’s new principal wants to take the school to a level “beyond awesome.”

    This year, principal Joelle Broberg wants to get to know the school, the teachers, the students, the parents and the school culture, and help identify areas where the school can go, as she calls it, “beyond amazing.”

    She says her job this year is to listen because she has a lot of learning to do about EMS. Her goal to build bridges between EMS and the elementary schools is coming to fruition as she has begun networking with area principals.

  • Peterson, Cougars off to a fast start

    WESTMINSTER — Kyle Peterson called it a shaky start. His swing wasn’t there and a feeling overcame the Evergreen senior golfer that this might not be his day. Then there was a birdie, then another and two more to follow on the back nine. The 4A Jeffco League opener at Hyland Hills Golf Course turned around just that quickly.

  • New EHS principal glad to be back in state

    Evergreen High School’s new principal is happy to be back home.

    Ryan Alsup, a Colorado native, spent the last three years as principal at Juneau-Douglas High School in Juneau, Alaska. He was hired in May to replace Matt Walsh, who had been EHS’s principal for five years. Walsh has taken a position at the district level in the new School Innovation and Effectiveness Division.

  • Gleaming glory

    A dazzling blue 1971 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia is in mint condition and ready for a fund-raising raffle sponsored by the Evergreen Recreation and Park Foundation.

     

  • Bear the Mountain Man bidding farewell to native state

    After 24 years of teaching the history of the fur trade to Jefferson County students at its Outdoor Laboratory Schools, Bear the Mountain Man — a.k.a. Stephen Ham of Evergreen — has retired and is moving to Texas.

     

    “When I retired from the Outdoor Lab, it was the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” said Ham. “I just sat at the computer and cried.”

  • Spirits high at Bootstraps' annual fund-raiser

    “Don’t drink it yet,” wine connoisseur C. S. Vin told a group of people holding glasses half-filled with a Bordeaux blend from Creekside Cellars of Evergreen.

     

    Vin was explaining the art of wine tasting at Bootstraps Inc.’s annual Western WineFest on Saturday afternoon.

    “First you take the glass, you swirl it, you smell it,” he said. “We taste with our emotions … our memory.”

  • Our Evergreen group ponders its future

    After months of meetings and discussion, members of an Evergreen focus group with a goal of promoting local shopping are wondering whether to continue their efforts.

    Participation at the meetings has dwindled since the group organized several months ago.

    Only five people attended the Aug. 14 meeting of Our Evergreen at the Center for the Arts Evergreen.

    Steve Sumner, CAE director, has attended all of the meetings, and he said that if enough people are not interested in participating, it might be time to stop.

  • Audit of emergency medical services shows low error rate for Medicare billing

    The results of an audit of EMS claims that Medicare pays to Evergreen Fire/Rescue has revealed efficiency in dispatch and billing practices for the department.

    "We are on the right track and doing what is right, and are trying hard to be compliant," Bob Walter, EMS coordinator, said during his report to the Evergreen Fire Protection District board on Aug. 13. 

    "The biggest thing to note was the (billing) error rate was 2.9 percent," Walter said. 

  • No kidding: Goats making debut at Humphrey Museum festival

    Two baby Nubian goats will be a featured attraction at the upcoming Hay Days Harvest Festival at the Humphrey Memorial Park and Museum in Evergreen.

     

    Attendees at the festival on Aug. 31 will have a chance to bid on names for goats in the Foster Parent competition. The winners will be invited to stay for a private party with their new kids at 4 p.m.

    Proceeds from the bidding will be used to buy food for the goats, which costs $365 annually for each, said Angela Rayne, executive director of the museum and park.

  • County commissioners plan telephone town halls

    Pick up the phone — it’s your county commissioners calling.
    In the next few weeks, all three members of Jeffco’s Board of Commissioners will take part in telephone town hall meetings focused on transportation issues. During the meetings, the commissioners will randomly call constituents to invite them to participate in the hour-long discussion.