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Today's News

  • 'Hoops for Haiti' raises $3,600 for medical supplies

    Congregation Beth Evergreen’s third-grade basketball team participated in the Hoops for Haiti fund-raiser that raised $3,600.

    The team won a tournament game during the religious-school fund-raiser that included 43 students, parents and friends on the courts at the Wulf Recreation Center.

    The $3,600 will be used for medical supplies that, thanks to pharmaceutical companies selling items at cost, equates to $150,000 in supplies and equipment.

  • Harlem Ambassadors headed for Evergreen

    A basketball game on March 6 at Evergreen High School may be the highlight of the basketball season, pitting the locally known High Flyin’ Hoopsters against the well-rehearsed, international Harlem Ambassadors.

    “It’s called a basketball show, and I think that pretty much says it all,” said Kris Grimshaw, event and communications manager for the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce, which is sponsoring the event. “It’s a really fun event, designed to make you laugh and have a good time, not to necessarily watch a basketball game.”

  • Caffe di Lucca to become EverBean

    A new name and a short move are in the works for Caffe di Lucca.

    The coffee shop, which bills itself as the “Cheers” of Evergreen, will soon be called EverBean, and in April it will move three doors down to the eastern end of the Lakepoint Center.

    It’s time for some changes for the coffee shop, according to owner Cheryl Pankonien, who with her husband, Alan, bought the shop in September 2010. The Pankoniens want to make the shop their own.

  • EMS students have rich experience with ‘Fiddler’

    The strains of Broadway musical show tunes are once again filling the halls of Evergreen Middle School.

    This time it’s “If I Were a Rich Man” and “Sunrise, Sunset,” as 60 students prepare to perform “Fiddler on the Roof” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 and 25 in the school cafeteria.

    “This is one of my favorite shows,” said director and instrumental music teacher Missy Calkin. “I performed in this show when I was in high school.”

  • Difficult choices in the state budget

  • Time for Jeffco citizens to step up

    After his defeat in California’s 1962 gubernatorial election, Richard Nixon famously said to reporters: “You won’t have Nixon to kick around anymore.”
    As county commissioner Kevin McCasky leaves office to become president of the Jefferson Economic Council, we here at Evergreen Newspapers will miss getting our own kicks from the target-rich environment he has provided.
    Over his years as a commissioner, McCasky has graced our pages for:

  • Icy winters devastate flocks of tiny birds

    Reprinted from Feb. 21, 2007

    It was late afternoon when I first noticed fog drifting through the valley between Bear Mountain and Stanley Mountain. When a front sags down out of Canada on the plains, it often brings with it an upslope condition, which causes either snow or fog. In this case, the cold front turned the warm air into fog.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    School dress codes enforced

  • Governor’s budget a bitter pill for Jeffco schools

    Jeffco Public Schools is considering making more staff cuts, charging for student transportation, and increasing fees for extracurricular activities in the wake of a proposed state budget that could reduce district revenue by $37 million.

    Following the unveiling of Gov. John Hickenlooper’s proposed budget on Feb. 15, which cuts $332 million statewide in K-12 funding, Jeffco began preparing budget recommendations to deal with the cuts. Among the effects, student-teacher ratios are expected to increase throughout the district.

  • Open Space committee makes grant recommendations

     

    Several mountain and foothills communities stand to benefit in 2011 from grant recommendations made by the Open Space Advisory Committee, pending approval of the Jeffco Board of Commissioners.

    The grant recommendations were signed Jan. 13 after board members examined applications totaling nearly $3 million in requests from various cities and special districts in Jefferson County.

     

    Summary of grant recommendations

    (not complete list)