Today's News

  • 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)


  • EHS principal meets the flockers

    Evergreen High School principal Matt Walsh has a new claim to fame, something that has never happened before in Evergreen.

    Walsh has been flocked.

    Yes, flocked … with four dozen plastic pink flamingos.

    On Feb. 15, Walsh allowed a half-dozen EHS students from the nondenominational ministry Intermountain Young Life to practice their flocking skills in his front yard. By the time they were done, the flamingo flock was sticking out of the snow, a bright contrast to the blue sky and pine trees.

  • Open Space seeks bids for survey of Jeffco residents


    Jefferson County Open Space is in the process of hiring a company to generate and conduct a statistically valid opinion survey of a random sample of county residents.

    The invitation to bid on the job went out in mid-February, and responses are due March 1. Vendors' questions are due by Feb. 23. The projected cost is $25,000 to $30,000.

    Data collection probably will be done in the spring, with the results available in the fall or before the end of the year.

  • Gorrell, foul trouble irk EHS

    CONIFER — Ali Meyers wasn’t sure about playing Emily Elmgreen in such a situation. But the freshman guard rose to the occasion. So did starter Taylor Rauch and the rest of Evergreen’s defense.

  • Unfortunate head injury ends Kay’s run

    DENVER — Jake Kay knows all too well what injuries can do to you. It was a shoulder injury that cut short his freshman season, keeping him from reaching the 4A state tournament. But the Evergreen 103-pound sophomore wasn’t about to let that happen again.

    And he didn’t.