Today's News

  • RMAE eighth-graders saying goodbye to home away from home

    The 39 eighth-graders at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen will have their continuation ceremony on Thursday to mark their departure from the school and entrance into high school.

    That is not unusual for any eighth-grade class.

    What is unusual is that 12 of the 39 students began at Rocky Mountain Academy as kindergartners, and this is the first group of students to attend the school for nine years.

    Those 12 in particular are saying goodbye to their home away from home and their classmates, who are more like siblings.

  • Native flax have come into bloom

    It seems that we have had our one day of spring, and now it is summer. At least I have been working in the garden a bit, and it has been really warm. Fortunately, I didn’t trust the weather, so I didn’t put out the bedding plants I had purchased.

    Instead, I have been carrying them in and out every day so they haven’t gotten too pale and leggy or frozen, so I think tomorrow will be the day when they actually go into the garden.

  • The law of unintended consequences

    In less than two months, mail ballots will start to arrive for the 2010 primary elections, which means it wonít be long at all before the airwaves start to fill with wall-to-wall political advertising. And more than ever, those advertisements will come from groups with vaguely appealing names (ìColoradans for Mom, Home & Apple Pieî) that leave you with absolutely no idea who is behind them.

  • Please answer the call for EPRD survey

    Do you screen your calls before answering the phone? Do you ignore calls if you don’t know the caller? You should make an exception and answer a call from area code 540 if you get one in the next couple of weeks.

  • Greene working to chart a local path to sustainability

    Christie Greene didn’t have to marry Dan to get green. As a young child growing up in Florida, she felt a visceral connection to the environment, one that led her to Evergreen more than 20 years ago and honed her passion for sustainability.

  • Business Beat: Overseas Cafe plans grand opening

    The Overseas Café at 1552 Bergen Parkway, Unit 305, is planning a grand opening from Tuesday, June 1, through June 6.

    The restaurant will be giving away a free cup of coffee and a cookie on those days.

    Regular hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Willow Creek owner offers family-friendly dining

    The owners of Willow Creek restaurant in Evergreen want to be known for being special — but not snobby.

  • County considers regulations on pot dispensaries

    Jefferson County is considering regulations governing medical-marijuana dispensaries, including a possible ban in unincorporated areas of the county.

    The county commissioners, the county attorney, the sheriff and planning and zoning staff held a closed-door meeting to discuss House Bill 1284, the wide-ranging dispensary legislation awaiting Gov. Bill Ritter’s signature.

  • Spinzig caps career with third top-10 finish


    Christina Spinzig is the best golfer that Evergreen’s Mike Kuzava has ever coached in putting things together. Don’t take my word for it. Just look at the results.

  • Scott to continue playing career at Adams State


    While Christina Spinzig will continue her golfing career at Colorado State, she’s not the only Evergreen girls golfer who is continuing her playing days. Teammate Aslinn Scott has been offered a scholarship to play at Adams State in Alamosa.

    They are two of five varsity golfers for Evergreen who were named all-state academic golfers this past season.

  • Bascio makes career out of skiing, handcycling in spite of paralyzing injury


    If it really was her last hurrah, then Monica Bascio can go out with her head held high. Why not. By a lot of people’s accounts they’re surprised that she was even competing in the first place.