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Today's News

  • Doug Lempke: Candidate for EPRD board

    Evergreen resident Doug Lempke believes he has reached the stage in life where he's ready to give something back to the community. While attending several meetings of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board, he thought: "This could be a fit." 

  • Doug Lempke, candidate for the EPRD board

    Evergreen resident Doug Lempke believes he has reached the stage in life where he's ready to give something back to the community. While attending several meetings of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board, he thought: "This could be a fit."

  • 'Legally Blonde' features laughs, songs at Clear Creek High

    Elle Woods has come to Clear Creek High School.

    Elle — portrayed by senior Emily Gerding — will star in “Legally Blonde the Musical” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The musical follows the plot of the 2001 movie, only with random outbursts of song, as Rachel Smith, the show’s director, put it.

    Smith, a CCHS English teacher, said Gerding is “channeling her inner Elle. She has put in a lot of work to make (Elle) a fun, likable character.”

  • Two lifesaving acronyms: CPR, AED

    A half century ago in rural Pennsylvania, a woman named Clem spent her mornings immersed in the pungent smell of chlorine and the ornery noise of youngsters wakened too early.

    Part drill instructor and part den mother, Clem preached water safety with the fervor of a country minister, and over the years she taught thousands of young charges how to swim. For the older students, the ones earning their lifeguard certification, this also meant a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

  • AEDs helping hearts beat the odds

    Call it a case of being in the right place at the right time — with the right training.

    In January, Doug Parce, a volunteer captain with Inter-Canyon Fire, was going through security at JFK International Airport in New York on a business trip to Europe when another passenger told a TSA agent that somebody wasn’t well.

    Parce saw the man, who was sitting on a bench where passengers put their shoes back on.

  • Dental group doubling space in building renovation

    The owners of Evergreen Dental Group have purchased the two-story red-brick office building next door, gutting the interior and partially reconstructing the exterior to make a spacious office with 15 working suites on the ground floor. Completion is scheduled for September.  

    Construction workers took off the side of the building facing Highway 74 to build a new atrium, entranceway and staircase with access to three floors. 

  • GOP candidates for U.S. Senate winnowed at state convention; Neville fails to make primary ballot

    A few days before the state Republican Party convention at which candidates for the U.S. Senate primary were to be chosen, state Sen. Tim Neville of Littleton said he would put his trust in God and the delegates. 

    Neville was one of many contenders seeking the GOP nomination in the race against Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet — a group that initially included Jeffco Commissioner Don Rosier and former state Rep. Jon Keyser of Morrison.

  • School board won’t change former superintendent’s separation pact

    Jeffco school board President Ron Mitchell said the board will not change the separation agreement of former superintendent Cindy Stevenson, but instead will “clarify” parts of the pact that banned her from volunteering in schools.

    School board members in March considered renegotiating Stevenson’s separation agreement to let her volunteer at district schools. 

  • Earth Day Fair set April 23 at Evergreen Lake

    Since its inaugural festival in 1990, the Mountain Area Earth Day Fair at the Evergreen Lake House has become a popular and unique celebration of all things and organizations related to nature and ecology. 

    This year a festival favorite, HawkQuest, will bring the live raptors. The EPA, the Forest Service, Trout Unlimited, Evergreen Garden Club and Friends of Mount Evans will have exhibits. Admission is free. 

  • School board mulls budget decisions, increasing employee compensation

    Employee compensation and budgetary concerns largely dominated the Jeffco school board meeting last Thursday. 

    In a meeting that stretched almost to midnight, the board spent much of the time discussing how to address its top priority: increasing educator compensation in order to attract and retain talent within the school district.