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Today's News

  • Mini-golf has big goals at EHS

    The Masters it wasn’t.

    Yet the miniature golf course through the halls of Evergreen High School that the teachers played last Wednesday accomplished exactly what principal Matt Walsh wanted.

    This unusual way to begin the teachers’ new school year brought back their sense of community as they traversed the halls. It also allowed them to notice changes made to the building over the summer, and it acquainted some teachers with parts of the building they had never seen before.

  • Fees proposed for formerly free EMS visits

    If the emergency medical and ambulance services provided by Evergreen Fire/Rescue were a standalone business, it would be losing about $400,000 a year. 

    "Most people think when we send out a bill, we get paid. The average person doesn't realize how much we don't get reimbursed," said Bob Walters, EMS coordinator with Evergreen Fire/Rescue.

  • Teacher plans to file lawsuit against charter school

    The American Civil Liberties Union is planning to file a discrimination lawsuit against Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen on behalf of the school’s technology teacher, who says her contract wasn’t renewed because she wanted to express breast milk at work.

    The ACLU, on behalf of teacher Heather Burgbacher, has filed a notice of claim against RMAE, a charter school that is part of Jefferson County Public Schools, and a federal discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The school has 90 days to respond.

  • Five vying for vacancy on EPRD board

    Five men have put their hats in the ring to fill a seat on the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board by Pat Callahan, who left the board in July.

    According to park district executive director Scott Robson, the board was to have interviewed the candidates at Tuesday night’s meeting and planned to determine who should take the position.

    The person selected will remain in the position through May 2012, when he has the option to run for election or leave the board.

  • Boulder ballot misses the point

    On Nov. 1, 2011, municipalities across Colorado will conduct elections. Voters in those cities and towns will be picking mayors and members of their city councils. They will decide on tax questions and other issues concerning how their cities will operate.
    And then there is Boulder.

  • Wild mushrooms: Beautiful, tasty and sometimes dangerous

    My mother was an insatiable reader, and she taught all of us to love books and where they could take us by reading to us every day.

  • Downright dazzling: Main Street works hard to be downtown Evergreen’s main event

    The next time you contemplate abandoning Evergreen for a restorative weekend somewhere cool and green and busting with local color, hang the car keys back on their hook and contemplate this — shoals of discriminating day-trippers from the Front Range and beyond have already done the math, and they’re coming to the heart of Evergreen.

    “If you look at the percentages, the majority of people downtown on the weekend are from out of town,” says Janice Stutters, board member of the Evergreen Downtown Business Association.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    The kids are all tight

  • Jeffco library board votes to block porn on computers

    Pornography will soon be blocked on all computers at Jeffco libraries, the board of trustees decided Aug. 18, following weeks of public outcry over the availability of such content on public computers.
    Though the filtering system will eventually be designed to block only images deemed pornographic on adult-accessed computers, websites could be filtered in their entirety on all library computers in the more immediate future.

  • Body found on Lookout Mountain; homicide suspected

    The death of a man whose body was found Wednesday on Lookout Mountain is being investigated as a possible homicide.

    The Jefferson County coroner is performing an autopsy on the 69-year-old Denver man. His body was found about 3:20 p.m. by two bicyclists who had stopped to rest on Lariat Loop Road. The body reportedly was slumped over a guardrail.

    The man’s identity is known but will not be released until the coroner’s investigation is complete, sheriff’s spokeswoman Jacki Kelley said.