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Today's News

  • Waldo making second summer appearance in Evergreen

    Waldo, the popular children's book character, is appearing at 25 Evergreen locations during the month of July.

    Those who spot the 6-inch version of Waldo will be eligible for prizes and book coupons. 

    After last year's success, HearthFire Books in Bergen Village is sponsoring the Find Waldo hunt again this summer.

  • Teaching tykes about T'ai Chi

    “Be soft, be powerful. Relax and go with the flow,” states a verse in “The T’ai Chi Flea in 3-D,” a children’s book written by Evergreen residents Charles and Jodi Holman.

    In creating a unique work for children ages 3 to 8, the idea was to take the ancient philosophy to a level that kids could understand, said Jodi.

    The book also contains a central message about the importance of physical activity, said Charles.

  • Final segment of NEAT trail being built

    It’s a “pinch-me” moment for the president of North Evergreen Activity Trails, as construction began last week on the final leg of 1.8 miles of sidewalk connecting Evergreen Middle School to Bergen Park to Bergen Valley Elementary School.

  • Residents express concern about overuse of Evergreen Lake Park

    Evergreen Lake Park is being degraded by overuse, said residents who attended the June 25 park district board meeting to express their concerns.

    “You have fishing and other activities in every place,” said Evergreen resident Sylvia Robertson. “Banks are crumbling into the creek. … Parking is a nightmare.

    “You’re not taking care of this unique place. You’re marketing to the folks in Denver.”

  • Federal cuts impact county Head Start

    Jeffco's Head Start program could serve 400 fewer kids during the next school year as a result of across-the-board federal funding cuts known as sequestration.

    The 5 percent budget cut would mean about $152,000 less for the county’s Head Start program. Lynn Johnson, Jeffco's human services director, said the cuts would mean laying off three teachers, and 96 fewer families — about 400 kids — would not be able to participate in the program during the 2013-14 school year.

  • The road to love

    Sitting next to a large “Honk 4 Love!” sign beside their car, Evergreen residents Matt Hill and Meredith Jaramus were smiling and waving to westbound motorists on I-70 last Thursday. 

     

    Hill and Jaramus were on the shoulder of the highway near the Evergreen exit, where they had met a year ago. Unlike the stressful circumstances of their first meeting, the couple were sipping fruit drinks while reclining in camp chairs. A bouquet of summer flowers was between them.

  • Hands-on history: Lookout restoration a towering achievement

    Location, location location.

    That’s Realtor-speak meaning that where a property is matters more than what it is. And in the case of a charming refurbished property just coming onto the Clear Creek County rental market, location really is everything.

  • 4A all-conference track & field

    The following are all-conference selections for the 4A Jeffco League for the 2013 spring sports season:

    GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
    FIRST TEAM

  • Sullivan pushes through in first ultramarathon

    PINE — Pat Sullivan has run 26.2 miles — a marathon — before, but June 29 was his first time running an ultramarathon.
    “I guarantee 99 percent of my friends think I’m certifiable for doing it,” the 36-year-old Denver resident chuckled at the conclusion of the North Fork 50. “… (But) I’ve got a good support group that encouraged me to run.”

  • First-timers conquer Elk Meadow

    Mike Van Allen, by his own admission, is not usually a trail runner. But the June 29 Elk Meadow Trail 5K offered the 55-year-old Lakewood resident an opportunity to be one, even if he wasn’t 100 percent healthy.
    “I’m kind of coming back from an Achilles injury. I’m just trying to build up some speed again. I haven’t run too much lately,” Van Allen said.