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Today's News

  • Gun bills have high-power profile

    A month into the 2013 session of the Colorado General Assembly, majority Democrats announced their package of gun-control bills at a news conference at the state Capitol last week.

  • Canada geese have unusual history in Denver area

    Recently, a reader of this column wrote, asking me to write the story about our local Canada geese. I really don’t know much about this for the changes in the geese population occurred before we moved to this area.

  • County plans third Power of Partnership Conference

    The Jefferson County Department of Human Services will soon host its third Power of Partnership Conference, which brings together representatives of churches, government, nonprofits and businesses to address issues throughout the county.

    The conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at WaterStone Community Church, 5890 S. Alkire St.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • Under your spell: Kids have ‘audacious’ time during annual bee

    The art of spelling is alive and well in Evergreen.

    In an age where spell-check is the easy fix, 17 students from Bergen Valley, Parmalee and Wilmot elementary schools and Evergreen Middle School competed Feb. 4 in the annual Evergreen spelling bee. In the spelling bees, students must spell out loud without any aids such as paper and pencil or computers. This year’s bee was at Wilmot.

  • Evergreen swimmers place third at state

    THORNTON — It doesn't take long to recognize the impact that Lexie Malazdrewicz has had on Evergreen swimming. The proof is all over.

  • Bergen Valley third-graders learn about homelessness

    Third-graders at Bergen Valley Elementary School learned a valuable lesson about the meaning of homelessness.

    The children recently heard from a speaker from the St. Francis Center, a day shelter for homeless people in Denver. The students wore pajamas to school to symbolize people who don’t have beds of their own, and they collected socks that the center distributes to homeless people, estimating that they donated more than 2,000 pairs.

  • ‘1776’ shows the humanity of founding fathers

    In the wake of a tempestuous election season, it’s comforting and inspiring to reflect upon the beginnings of our nation. The Evergreen Chorale, in its latest production of the musical “1776,” provides us with the opportunity to travel back in time to witness the fights, debates and compromises that led to the founding of our country. The show also reminds us that one can always find much humor in the serious business of creating and running a country.

  • Evergreen park foundation offering another vintage VW in this year's raffle

     A sleek 1971 Karmann Ghia named Sophie is this year’s selection for the Evergreen Recreation and Park Foundation’s fund-raising raffle.

    This bright blue vehicle of the Volkswagen variety will begin appearing in Evergreen for a good cause. Proceeds from raffle tickets will go toward park projects in the district. 

  • A great coach and good friend

    Many people in Evergreen knew Robert “Bob” Greenwood as a good neighbor and volunteer coach at the high school. 

    Perhaps not as well known are Greenwood’s accomplishments in professional and collegiate sports. An Ohio native with a passion for athletics, Greenwood played football for the Cleveland Rams in the 1940s. He also competed in football and track at Ohio University before transferring to Kent State, from which he graduated.

    Greenwood gained the most recognition for his abilities as a college basketball coach.