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Today's News

  • Church hosts cookout for first responders

    Between dozens of hot dogs, hamburgers and servings of potato salad, there were a lot of “thank yous” on both sides.

    Evergreen Christian Church hosted a barbecue for local first responders — including Evergreen Fire/Rescue firefighters and paramedics, the Alpine Rescue Team, and the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office — Sunday afternoon, as a way of showing appreciation and gratitude for their service.

    The first responders, in turn, were grateful as well.

  • Short-term fix lacking for North Lake Trail

    No temporary repairs will solve the ongoing issues with the north trail around Evergreen Lake, engineers have found. Instead, stakeholders will be considering short-term mitigation options to help prevent further erosion and instability with the retaining wall.

    Muller Engineering Co. representatives told the Evergreen Park & Recreation District Board of Directors both the retaining wall and the handrail along the trail are experiencing ongoing failures, and the corrosion in the wall support members is widespread.

  • Hummingbirds go into torpor at night to survive cold temps

    When folks come to Colorado and see the first hummingbirds arrive in mid-April, they are likely to mistake them for the well-known ruby-throated hummingbird. While they greatly resemble each other, there are noticeable differences between our spritely local species — the broad-tailed hummingbird — and the ruby-throated.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Wheel of misfortune

  • Evergreen Players celebrate new space

    Evergreen Players will celebrate their new space — aptly named Evergreen Players Studio — with a grand opening and open house on Sunday at 30480 Stagecoach Blvd.
    Festivities suited for the entire family will include games for the kids, face painting and door prizes. Refreshments will be provided as well as guest appearances from the cast of the musical “Spamalot,” now rehearsing for performances beginning the middle of July.

  • Our Readers Write

    Sorry about the anti-semitism
    Editor:

    The Church of the Transfiguration wishes to extend its heartfelt condolences to the schoolchildren and their families affected by anti-Semitism in mountain area schools, as reported by the Canyon Courier.
    As Episcopalians and Christians, Judaism is our spiritual heritage. Our Lord was a Jew. We learned in a Seder led by Beth Evergreen’s Rabbi Jamie that we tell many of the same stories and we sing many of the same songs.

  • Transparency of school board seems to be lacking

    It’s awfully easy to criticize your political adversaries. It’s much harder to criticize your political allies. And when it comes to policy issues that is eminently reasonable. But when it comes to process and your allies violate the same important public policy principles you’ve lambasted your opponents for employing, there is an obligation to be consistent.

  • Passion of Jeffco parents is shining through

    I can pinpoint the date like it was yesterday. In actuality, it was May 1. That was the day that e-mails started to sprinkle in to my inbox with comments, letters to the editors and columns. It was the day that Jeffco Public Schools announced Dr. Jason E. Glass as its one and only finalist for its superintendent position.
    That’s when the floodgates opened.

  • Conifer high schoolers fund-raise for Kenyan school playground

    Sigomere, Kenya is nearly 8,700 miles from Conifer. A tiny village about an eight-hour drive from the African country’s capital of Nairobi, it’s home to a small community where the roads are largely unpaved, where the residents frequently dress in colorful clothing and where financial resources are scarce.

    Sigomere is also where Conifer High School’s Interact Club wants to build a playground for a school that serves disabled children.

  • Evergreen Fire Protection District moves forward with solar plans

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District is moving forward with plans to install solar panels on several of its fire stations, potentially ending a years-long conversation about reducing the district’s energy consumption through the implementation of photo voltaic energy and other energy-saving measures.