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Today's News

  • High heels lift the spirits of ailing principal

    A bit of ice Monday morning didn’t stop staff members and parents at Evergreen Academy from coming to the school in high-heeled shoes.

    The women wore stilettos with their spirits high in hopes of raising the spirits and showing support for school director Chris Lierheimer. Lierheimer has colon cancer and starts chemotherapy today.

    For his part, Lierheimer wore a suit coat but no heels. He said he went shopping over the weekend and found a pair of women’s size 12 shoes, but they were still too small.

  • ‘Sloppy’ accounting leaves Jeffco short of Head Start funds

    A fund that Jefferson County taps to meet its matching requirement for Head Start preschool services apparently is not large enough to cover the county’s obligations for this fiscal year.

    County staff determined last November that the social services fund will run dry before December, leaving the county $650,000 short for Head Start — and in violation of federal law.

  • CCT students make beautiful music

    “Dubuque, Des Moines, Davenport … you really ought to give Iowa a try.” After a weekend in Evergreen without power and piled in late April snow, perhaps we should give Iowa a try. If not in reality, then definitely on stage, in the Colorado Children’s Theatre’s latest production of “A Music Man.”

    Coming off a successful run of “Fame,” the students of Colorado Children’s Theatre will metaphorically be heading to Iowa on May 2 when the CCT Junior Company brings the seventy-six trombones of River City to life.

  • Jeffco Commissioner Hartman to seek second term

    Jefferson County Commissioner Kathy Hartman won an important endorsement recently.

    "My husband has voted," Hartman wrote recently in a newsletter sent to supporters. "Despite facing four more years of dinners alone, weekends involved with community meetings, and generally not seeing much of me, my husband is actively supporting me in running for a second term as your county commissioner."

  • Commission votes to increase developer fees

    Developers planning projects in Jefferson County will see their costs rise July 1, but county taxpayers will still pony up most of the cost of processing projects.

    Starting July 1, the plan will allow Tim Carl, the county's development and transportation director, to incrementally raise fees over the next five years to the point where his office recovers 25 percent of what it actually costs the county to process development projects.

  • Lobos run past Cougars

    LAKEWOOD — If you’ve watched the Conifer girls lacrosse team play, you know one thing clearly: No one can run with Kelly Vaggalis.

    Get the sophomore the ball and look out. She’ll run all the way from her defensive end into the offensive zone, rip a shot towards the goal, likely score and then prepares to do the same thing again and again.

    Evergreen saw Vaggalis routinely burn past them on April 23 in the teams’ game at Trailblazer Stadium. Vaggalis scored six goals and handed out two assists as the Lobos won going away, 17-4.

  • Lights out

    LAKEWOOD — Colleen Canty was on a mission early in Conifer’s grudge match against Evergreen.

    The junior was knifing between defenders and was pushing the pace, keeping the Lobos on the attack, which resulted in a quick shot on goal by Bronny Freitag.

    The scoring chance, which came in the opening two minutes, was one of the lone bright spots to come out of a 7-0 defeat at the hands of the Cougars on April 22 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

  • Park district lays groundwork for new garage in Buchanan Park

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District has submitted a preliminary application to build an equipment storage barn in Buchanan Park as part of a previously budgeted capital improvement program.

    Last year the district board budgeted $150,000 for a large building for vehicle storage, vehicle repair and park operations offices.

    The district was able to obtain a grant for $60,000. The rest will be paid for out of the reserve fund, said executive director John Skeel.

  • Grants available for fitness passes, classes

    An independent foundation is making scholarship money available for people in need to pay for recreation passes, fitness classes and children’s day camp, beginning with the summer season.

    Application forms, the summer class schedule and the summer day camps guide is available at www.evergreenrecreation.com. At the bottom of the home page, click on “choose form” for Foundation Scholarship Program Request.

  • Firm selected for community center feasibility study

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District has selected a California company with offices in Denver to produce a market analysis and feasibility study for a combination community/arts center, at a cost of $36,120.

    Economic and Planning Systems Inc. of Denver was chosen from seven candidates that submitted bids for the job of identifying the costs associated with the construction and operation of the proposed center in Buchanan Park.