Today's News

  • Lesson Plans: ‘Make every day like Earth Day - protect the planet’

    A manatee, two pandas and three tigers had some important words for young students at Montessori School of Evergreen.

    “Make every day like Earth Day. Protect the planet.”

    The animals — 18 in all — were sixth-graders at the school who created masks and gave Earth Day presentations on April 22. Their goal was to educate the students in kindergarten through third grade about animals that could face extinction and to motivate them to help the environment in some way, according to teacher Linda Engelhart.

  • For grade-schoolers, the jig is up

    “Tap, cross, under, back two, three four.”

    That cadence echoed through the halls and playground of Bergen Meadow Elementary School this week as students learned the Irish Jig.

    The students repeated the words and performed the movements, practicing not only in physical education class but as they walked down the halls and played on the playground.

  • Victim of crash on Myers Gulch Road ID'd as Indian Hills woman

    A woman who died in a car crash on Myers Gulch Road on Wednesday afternoon has been identified as Wanda Budding, 77, of Indian Hills.

    Budding was involved in a head-on collision about 2 p.m. a half-mile south of Highway 74 in Kittredge, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

    A woman identified as Kimberly Taylor, 33, of Evergreen and two 6-month-olds were taken to the hospital. There is no word on the extent of their injuries or whether they have been released.

  • Park and rec board candidate Andrew Adamowski

    Andrew Adamowski


    Assistant landscape manager/Shea Properties

    Election to political office


    Experience on nonprofit boards


    Educational background

    Bachelor’s degree in landscape horticulture, Colorado State University; master’s degree in organizational leadership from University of Denver.

    Family information

    Married, Christine, two children, Finneghan,3, Kelsey, 1 ½. Wife works at Wulf Recreation center two nights a week.

    Age: 36

  • Park and rec board candidate Barb Scripps

    Barbara Scripps


    CPA and business owner, president, Scripps Taylor and Associates; owned business 18 years in Evergreen

    Experience on nonprofit boards

    Mount Evans Hospice, 1994-2001, 2006 to present; Center for the Arts Evergreen, 2003-2009 (no longer on the board); Evergreen Chamber of Commerce, 2003 to 2005; Evergreen Mountain School board of trustees, 2001 to 2005; Evergreen Country Day School, 2006 to present; Buchanan Park master plan committee 2007-2008

    Educational background

  • Park and rec board candidate Pat Callahan

    Pat Callahan


    Trail guide/adult leader, stay-at-home parent; hockey coach. Former deputy director, Evergreen Park and Recreation, Dec. 2005 to March 2008; supervisor Buchanan Park Rec Center, 2004 to 2005; former YMCA recreation manager, 1989 to 1998

    Educational background

    B.A. criminal justice, Michigan State University

    Family information

    Married, three children, 18, 23 and 30

    Age: 52

    Length of residence in Evergreen

    The Island since June 1998

    Why you are running for the park board?

  • Park and rec board candidate Kit Darrow

    Kit Darrow

    Occupation or former occupation if retired

    Former director of special needs recreation program; former faculty member Metro State College of Denver in recreation; 30 years in parks and recreation

    Elected offices

    Park district board of directors (2006 to present)

    Experience on nonprofit boards

    Evergreen Recreation and Park Foundation, president (2006 to present); Colorado Park and Recreation Foundation, board member (1996 to 2006)

    Educational background

  • Evergreen, Clear Creek national banks seek merger

    Evergreen National Bank has applied to banking authorities for approval to merge with Clear Creek National Bank, which is headquartered in Georgetown and has a branch and a drive-up bank in Idaho Springs.

    All of the existing locations are expected to continue operating.

    Both banks are owned by the same holding company, Evergreen Bancorporation of Evergreen but have been operated as independent banks for many years.

  • Cassin’s finches return to area after long hiatus

    Oh, how good it is to see green again. Today was a beautiful clear day. With a flow of warm air from the southwest, it was the first really warm day here in the mountains. Yesterday was clear and sunny, but the cold wind did not make it feel like spring.

  • A republic, if you can keep it

    As the Constitutional Convention wrapped up in September 1786, a woman approached Benjamin Franklin and asked him, “Well, doctor, what have we got — a republic or a monarchy?”

    “A republic,” Franklin replied, “if you can keep it.”