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Today's News

  • Smoke health advisory issued

    The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has

    issued a smoke health advisory for northwest and north-central Colorado

    for those individuals with heart disease, respiratory illnesses, the

    very young and the elderly.

    Significant smoke from fires in Canada,

    Utah, Colorado, California and other Western states will continue to

    cause widespread haze in Colorado. Smoke should gradually

    diminish later this evening in most areas.

    Fine particulate levels in the air currently are in the

  • Alamosa trip a life lesson for Montessori students

    Four Evergreen Montessori School eighth-graders had a four-day trip of a lifetime over the summer to learn about another culture — and they never left Colorado.

    The students traveled with school director Beth Heller-Atencio to Alamosa in the San Luis Valley to practice their Spanish and to help others.

    The students stayed in the home of an Alamosa family, where they received cooking lessons. Then they put those lessons to good use by cooking at a homeless shelter.

  • Couple found fatally shot in Indian Hills home ID'd

    The two people found dead in an Indian Hills home have been identified as Joseph Dawson and Danielle Hudon, both 27, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

    The bodies of the unmarried couple were found in a small, single-family rental house Aug. 23 at 23007 Kiowa Road after authorities received a 911 call from the landlord at 3:35 p.m.

    The landlord was about to show the Indian Hills home to a prospective tenant when he discovered the bodies, said Jacki Kelley, spokeswoman for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

     

  • Evergreen woman seriously injured in bicycle accident near Chatfield

    Triathlete and Evergreen businesswoman Julia Purrington was seriously injured in a bicycle accident on Rampart Range Road near Chatfield Reservoir on Saturday, Aug.22

    Richard Paradis of Vail was also seriously injured after hitting his head on the pavement and being transported out by Flight for Life. He was in Swedish Medical Center in an induced coma.

    Purrington’s friend, Kathleen Allen, was also in the riding group of six people, but she was not injured.

  • Dentist brings vines and tigers to Evergreen

    A jungle has taken over All Kids Dental.

    Trees, vines and animals are everywhere — in the reception area, in the treatment rooms, in the checkup area. This is not just a couple of pictures on the wall. This is the jungle. Really.

    The new pediatric dental office at El Rancho is built with a jungle theme. The dental office’s décor makes it appear to kids and adults alike that this is not your ordinary dental office. And that’s the way dentist Brianne Pyszka wants it.

  • Growing better schools

    Change is a constant at Evergreen schools. As the new year approaches, parents and students should be aware of what will be new and different at their schools. Following is a sampling of some of the change happening this month.

    Jeffco Schools policy changes

    At the Jefferson County district level, three new policies will affect parents and students.

  • Important School Dates

    Bergen Meadow Elementary School

    1892 Bergen Parkway

    Evergreen , CO 80439

    303-982-4890

    Aug. 19: 2-4 p.m. Open house

    Aug. 19: 4-5:30 p.m. Ice cream social for children and parents at Bergen Meadow

    Aug. 20-21: Assessment testing days

    Aug. 24: First day of school

    Bergen Valley Elementary School

    1422 Sugarbush Drive

    Evergreen , CO 80439

    303-982-4964

    Aug. 19: 2-4 p.m. Open house

    Aug. 19: 4-5:30 p.m. Ice cream social for children and parents at Bergen Meadow

  • Educators offer tips to get kids back into the school-year swing

    It won't be long before kids will be waking up earlier, boarding buses and spending their days learning those three R’s.

    For parents, this is the time to begin their kids’ transition from sleeping late to early rising, from being couch potatoes to being bright-eyed learners five days a week.

    The question is: How should parents prepare their children for the rigors of school?

    The answers from Evergreen and Conifer principals spanned a range of issues that will lead to students’ success in the new school year.

  • Swallow in flight a fascinating sight

    The lake is calm and peaceful this morning. Some 37 Canada geese are resting on the sandbar. Among them, a few double-crested cormorants jostle for room. A light breeze is rippling the surface of the lake, and the path of Bear Creek can be seen by the dark streak running across the ripples like a smooth black ribbon.

  • Floundering cities: to rebuild or not

    By Hannah Hayes

    There’s a June 6 article in Forbes magazine called “The Best and Worst Cities for Recession Recovery.” Colorado has one city on the “best” list, Boulder, because of its technology industry and the university creating stable jobs. At the top of the “worst” list is Flint, Mich., with “the longest road to recovery.”