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Today's News

  • Candidates tackle budget, zoning issues at forum

    State and Jeffco candidates expressed widely varying views about spending for schools and health care during a forum at the Evergreen Lake House on Oct. 4 sponsored by Evergreen Newspapers.

    Lorna Idol, the Democratic challenger in state House District 25, emphasized the need for additional funds for schools in Colorado, which she said is in the bottom tier nationally for educational spending.

    “I believe we need to spend more on education through property taxes,” said Idol, a retired education professional.

  • Bear kills small dog in Evergreen neighborhood

    Evergreen resident Cheryl LoVecchio woke up about 3:30 a.m. Monday to the sound of her dog shrieking.

    When she looked out the window, LoVecchio saw that her dachshund was severely lacerated. She also saw a bear standing by her door, which prevented LoVecchio from going outside and taking her pet to the veterinarian.

    “She wouldn’t let me out of my front door,” LoVecchio said.

    The dog had apparently gone outside through the pet door when he heard the bear, she said. 

  • Faith leaders unite for healthy-kids campaign

    Rabbi Jamie Arnold of the Beth Evergreen congregation and other area faith leaders are joining a national initiative to help youngsters stay healthy through diet and exercise.

    During a program at Beth Evergreen on Oct. 6, Arnold and other participants discussed ways to address the issue of childhood obesity through collaborative efforts.

    “Our Faith United movement is joining with Let’s Move,” said Andrew Hysell, program director for the Campaign for Healthy Kids. “That’s where change is going to happen.”

  • Libertarian candidate in 2nd CD plans stop in Evergreen

    Randy Luallin, Libertarian candidate in the 2nd Congressional District, will host a meet-and-greet from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 7 at the Ice House Café in downtown Evergreen.

  • Obama, Romney champion middle class — but find little middle ground

    President Barack Obama and his opponent, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, can agree on one thing: They’re both fans of the middle class.

    From there on out, however, the differences are marked and clear between the Democratic incumbent and his Republican challenger.

    Obama and Romney met for the first presidential debate of the election season Wednesday evening at the University of Denver, and tackled jobs, education, health care and the preservation of the middle class.

  • Peterson leads Evergreen to 7th-place finish at 4A state

    MONTROSE – Evergreen junior Kyle Peterson tied with four others for 16th with a 10-over-par 154 at the two-day 4A boys golf state championship at The Links at Cobble Creek.
    Senior Sam Theil tied for 23rd with a 13-over 157, while Kyle Malazdrewicz tied for 50th with a 22-over 166. Theil was only 3-over after Day 1, but struggled with five bogeys and three triple bogeys in the second round. He did, however, eagle the Par-5, 556-yard No. 9 on Oct. 2.

  • Happy 50th, Parmalee

    Parmalee Elementary School’s 50th birthday party on Friday was as much a celebration of the future as it was a tribute to the past.

    More than 100 former students, teachers and principals, plus several dozen parents, watched a school-wide production, toured classrooms, spoke with students and viewed pictures of the school through the last five decades.

    Jeffco Superintendent Cindy Stevenson celebrated the children who will be part of the classes of 2020 through 2025 when they graduate from high school.

  • Amendment 64 is wrong for Colorado

    By Sheriff Ted Mink

    There are reasons the governor, attorney general, state representatives and senators, CU regents and more than 100 other elected leaders in Colorado are opposed to Constitutional Amendment 64. There are reasons why over more than education, medical, youth, law enforcement, treatment, chambers of commerce and business organizations are opposing Amendment 64.  

  • A honey of a hobby: Despite challenges, mountain beekeepers find sweet solace in efforts

    Mountain-area residents might not have known it, but a war was waged and won on land belonging to one of their neighbors.

    The conflict pit Tupper Briggs, Evergreen resident and hobbyist beekeeper, against neighborhood bears.

    Briggs, who lives on 10 acres near Evergreen Meadows, started keeping bees about eight years ago. He had one year of tranquility before the bruins struck. They sniffed out the honey and the larvae they love to eat and breached Briggs’ hives in a hurry.

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