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Today's News

  • Artist’s inspiration flows from the power of water

    The floodwaters in Evergreen have receded, and community members are pulling together to support one another. Janice Sugg, the featured artist at Evergreen Fine Art, and gallery owner Barb Hadley had no way of knowing that the title of Sugg’s show would be so prophetic.

  • Magnani honored for volunteer work

    Evergreen resident Kathy Magnani was recently awarded the Frist Humanitarian Award at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center.
    Magnani has devoted almost 850 volunteer hours as a "cuddler" in the neonatal intensive-care unit. She also is the sub-coordinator, helping to fill shifts when other volunteers are unavailable. She recently started teaching knitting to ante-partum moms.

  • Prague coming to Evergreen — the café, that is

    Evergreen is getting a new restaurant downtown called Prague, which will be a smaller version of the popular Café Prague in Morrison.

    Set to open in mid-October, Prague will serve lunch and dinner, said Tomas Stibral, who owns both restaurants with his wife, Yvona. It will be at the corner of Main Street and Forest Hill Road in a building that once was a dry cleaner and a hardware store.

    The restaurant will seat about 50 people with another 30 seats on the patio, a size he called perfect.

  • The best of us, the worst of us

    In the wake of the catastrophic destruction and loss of property and life caused by the floods that ravaged our state earlier this month, many things come to mind. It reminds us of several things, including the ominous power of nature, our capacity to endure difficult situations, and how the inherent good and evil of people to either reach out and help those in need or to take advantage of a terrible situation show that disasters bring out both the best and the worst in people.

  • Aspen leaves begin to turn gold amid cooler temperatures

    The aspen just below our house have turned yellow in just two days. As I write, they have changed from a sickly yellowish-green to a sickly greenish-yellow.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    Water you gonna’ do?

  • Longtime education consultant running for school board

    Gordon “Spud” Van de Water, a veteran of both the U.S. Army and education matters, is running for the Jeffco Board of Education.

    Van de Water will vie with Ken Witt for the District 5 seat, which covers the southern part of Jefferson County. Incumbent Paula Noonan announced in April that she would not run for re-election.

    “I’m running because I want to see every kid be successful,” Van de Water said.

    The election is Nov. 5.

    What’s in a name?

  • Parents can opt out of system for storing student info

    Parents of students in Jeffco Public Schools will now be able to opt out of the controversial inBloom system for storing student data.

    That announcement came at a school board meeting Sept. 19, after months of controversy related to parental concerns about the security of the cloud-based data storage system, and about the student information that will be collected.

  • Fall Carnival, Safety Fair combine for one Evergreen event

    Two annual Evergreen events, the Fall Carnival and the Safety Fair, have joined forces to create one large event for families on Sept. 29.

    Many activities are planned for the event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at both Bergen Meadow Elementary School, 1892 Bergen Parkway, and the adjacent Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building. The day begins with a free pancake breakfast served by firefighters at the fire station from 8 to 10:30 a.m.

  • Da Kind brews a broth of kindness

    As the floodwaters receded on Sept. 16, Da Kind Soups decided to help downtown businesses hurt by the natural disaster.

    The restaurant, owned by Dustin and Ariane Speck, usually holds fund-raisers for local groups on Mondays. On Sept. 16, it asked the Evergreen High School tennis team to postpone its fund-raiser, and in its place, the Specks asked for donations to help local businesses.