Today's News

  • Protecting Bear Creek watershed water quality

    Extended drought conditions and non-point-source pollution are concerns for those who monitor water quality in the Bear Creek watershed.

    “We’re going to have a little less water and will have to adjust,” Russ Clayshulte, Bear Creek Watershed Association manager, said during a panel discussion on April 4.

    According to recent data from Snowtel, the snowpack was 74 percent of the normal amount, he said.

  • 'A whole lot more than chickens'

    Returning to a simpler time when people grew the food they ate is a dream of those involved in community gardening efforts. 

    During his presentation, Rusty Collins, Denver director for the Colorado State University Extension Service, said that only 1 percent of the food consumed in the state is grown locally. Shifting that percentage to 20 by the year 2020 is a goal of his organization, he said.

    “Urban agriculture is a whole lot more than chickens,” Collins told a group at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue auditorium on Sunday.

  • Why EFPD recall election is necessary

    By Daniel Koller
    In last week’s column I explained how we got here. The current board members of the Evergreen Fire Protection District failed to recognize the extent and consequences of the disagreement with the community over the planned burn building at Station 2. Their approach of following protocol but pressing through with the project left the community with only two choices: surrender to the power of the special district or recall the elected officials who made the irresponsible decisions.

  • Recall shows need for informed public

    Your ballot for the Evergreen Fire Protection District recall election should have arrived in the mail by this time. I am voting to retain all four current members of the board. I encourage you to do the same.

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  • Enter Callie’s ‘art world’

    When she was a young girl, Callie Graham of Bailey escaped the frustrations associated with dyslexia by entering her “art world.”

    Now, at age 15, art is the dominant theme in her world — and the arena where she excels.

    Callie’s drawings are on display in “The Dreams Within Us,” an exhibit at Shadow Mountain Gallery in Evergreen. The 15-year-old’s work — pencil drawings primarily of characters from “Lord of the Rings” and “Pirates of the Caribbean” — will be on exhibit until April 21.

  • LESSON PLANS: Wilmot to celebrate 50th anniversary with walk down memory lane

    Wilmot Elementary School is planning a party April 30 to celebrate its 50th anniversary with building tours and a look at Wilmot through the years.

    Alums, former staff, parents and the community are invited to the celebration, called World of Wilmot: Then and Now, which will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the school, 5124 S. Hatch Drive.

  • Staunton State Park gets finishing touches

    The finishing touches are being put on Staunton State Park before its long-awaited debut on May 18.

    “There’s still so much to do,” park manager Jennifer Anderson said of the five weeks leading up to the opening. “Planting trees, hanging signs, (painting) the roads and parking lots — but all the hard work is worth it.”

  • Evergreen Middle off-center with Schuh’s imminent departure

    Principal Kristopher Schuh knows the name of every one of the 682 students at Evergreen Middle School.

    Not only does he know their names, he knows a little something about each of them, according to the teachers. That is part of what makes Schuh such a great principal, and what makes the faculty and staff sad that he is leaving EMS at the end of the school year. Schuh is joining 15 of his colleagues in the School Innovation and Effectiveness Division at the district level.

  • 3 mountain principals joining team to improve district schools

    The Jeffco school district has tapped three mountain area principals to take new achievement director positions at the district level.

    Dr. Mike Musick from Conifer High School, Matt Walsh from Evergreen High and Kristopher Schuh from Evergreen Middle will finish the current school year before taking their new positions. Searches already are under way to find new principals.