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Today's News

  • Legislative candidates tackle education, health care, gun control at forum

    Candidates for state House District 25 and Senate District 16 debated issues ranging from gun control to health care and education during an election forum last Thursday evening.

    The auditorium at Evergreen Fire/Rescue was filled with people who came to hear the views of incumbent state Sen. Jeanne Nicholson, her challenger, Tim Neville, and HD25 candidates Janet Doyle, Jon Keyser and Jack Woehr. 

  • School board approves amended version of curriculum review plan

    On a 3-2 vote, the Jeffco school board on Thursday approved an amended version of a plan to review the AP history curriculum, after 10 days of student protests and teacher sick-outs.

    A new committee will not be formed, but changes to the district’s two existing curriculum review committees were approved. The two committees will add community members and students to help in the curriculum review process.

  • Glorious fall colors cover area hillsides

    Usually the fall colors reach their peak during the last week of September or the first week of October. It seems a bit off schedule this year, but whenever it comes, it is my favorite time of year. Usually we have a few Indian summer days of fine weather along with the brilliant color and cool clear nights.

  • School board members meet with EHS students

    Jeffco school board members Jill Fellman and John Newkirk told Evergreen High School students Wednesday morning that the school board has yet to act on school board member Julie Williams’ proposal to form a controversial curriculum review committee. 

    “We as a board have not even had a conversation about who would even staff the committee,” Fellman said.

  • EAA show features artists from throughout state

    Surrounded by artists who moved to the mountains for inspiration, art lovers are treated to beautiful canvases filled with golden aspen and photographs of elk in mist-covered meadows. But when the Evergreen Artists Association’s fall show opened Sept. 26, the concept of “mountain aesthetic” was redefined. The EAA’s fall exhibition is the largest juried show in the recent history of the organization and displays works from 125 artists throughout Colorado.

  • Evergreen sculptors pedal an eclectic piece

    It’s definitely not traditional stained glass, and it’s really not traditional public art, either.

    Instead, it’s a long roller-coaster-like ribbon of steel with attached bicycle wheels that are filled with stained glass. The 16-foot sculpture is the creation of Creative Stained Glass Studio, and it will be on its way to Kennesaw, Ga., to be installed in the atrium at AMLI Residential.

  • Golden-to-Evergreen trail may be completed

    A long-awaited stretch of bicycle path that will help riders get from Golden to Evergreen could finally be built, starting in October.

    The estimated $1.25 million path is planned to cover a 2-mile route on the north side of Interstate 70 between the Genesee and El Rancho exits.

  • A fungible hobby

    Some mushroom hunters have “secret” harvesting spots along Highway 103 in Clear Creek County.

    Others look for edible mushrooms at Evans Ranch near Mount Evans and at other more remote mountain locales. Every year, they find and harvest King Boletes, also known as porcini mushrooms, chantarelles and other varieties such as lactarius deliciosus, which has no common name.

  • Polis, Leing in battle for 2nd Congressional District seat

    Niwot lawyer George Leing, a Republican, is challenging incumbent U.S. Rep. Jared Polis in the 2nd Congressional District, which includes Evergreen and Conifer.

    The wide-ranging district includes Jefferson and Clear Creek counties, as well as mountain towns farther west and a broad swath of cities on the Front Range running all the way to Colorado’s northern border.

  • A little levity in Indian Hills

    You never know what message the sign at the Indian Hills Community Center might offer. But one thing is certain: It draws the attention of motorists on Parmalee Gulch Road.

    Some of the weekly slogans are funny; others are thought-provoking riddles. And a few have created quite a stir.

    “I try to keep something up there that will make people smile,” says Indian Hills resident Vince Rozmiarek, who places the weekly messages on the sign. “I’ve adopted it. It’s really fun.”