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Today's News

  • 3 seats up for election on EPRD board

    Three seats will be up for election in May on the board of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, and longtime board member Kit Darrow will be leaving as a result of term limits. 

    “I feel I’ve accomplished most of what I wanted to, and served the community in the best way I know how,” said Darrow who was first elected in 2006. “I have a very strong belief in people taking turns, and it’s somebody else’s. So even if there were no term limits, I would step aside so someone else could take a turn.” 

  • Licensed day-care center available at Wulf Rec Center

    Molly Boyles has two great loves: teaching children and living in Colorado. And now that she’s working in Evergreen, she couldn’t be happier.

    Boyles is the new child-care director at the Wulf Rec Center’s learning center, which is now offering state-licensed child care for kids who are potty trained up to 6 years old. Boyles employs the experience-centric Montessori teaching method and did so for 23 years before coming to Evergreen.

  • Board members at odds on assessment tool for preschoolers

    The Jeffco school board reversed a decision made in December and approved use of the Teaching Strategies Gold program for Colorado Preschool Program students, but an accompanying request for a waiver on student evaluation could imperil several million dollars in state funding.

    The board had voted to end the district’s use of TS Gold at its Dec. 13 meeting because of the behavioral data that are collected. Board President Ken Witt said he was uncomfortable that students were videotaped as part of evaluations.

  • Search for new superintendent to continue as planned

    Even though Jeffco Schools Superintendent Cindy Stevenson will be leaving her position four months earlier than expected, it won’t change the process for finding a new leader for the district.

    “We are still on course and will continue to search for a new superintendent,” Witt said Saturday.

    The Jeffco Board of Education was tasked with finding a new superintendent after Stevenson announced her retirement Nov. 7. Her last day was slated for June 30, but she announced Saturday her last day will be Feb. 21.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Trouble at Fort Apache

  • Reeling them in, Evergreen style

    Sitting on the ice as a gusty breeze whipped across Evergreen Lake, Evan Gerbe was trying his luck at ice fishing for the first time.

    “It trips me out,” Gerbe said as he looked at the 2-foot rod he was dangling into a hole cut in the thick ice.

    Gerbe lives in Washington state, where he fishes for salmon with a 9-foot rod in a fast-flowing river. While visiting his mother in Evergreen, Gerbe said, he decided to participate in the second annual ice fishing derby on Saturday.

  • Denver cathedral to honor Evergreen founder

    St. John’s Cathedral in Denver is planning to honor one of Evergreen’s founders on Feb. 16 with a day of music and historical observances.

    Father Charles Winfred Douglas built the Hiwan Homestead, established the Evergreen Conference Center and earned an international reputation for his contributions to music in the Episcopal Church.

  • Science fair answers questions about (some of) life’s mysteries

    Will grass grow faster to the sound of music? Does playing video games increase a person’s blood pressure? Does a higher SPF level of sunscreen really provide better protection against the sun’s rays?

    Those were among many questions addressed by students who participated in this year’s Mountain Area Science Fair. More than 200 elementary school students from Jefferson and Clear Creek counties displayed their projects at the fair held at Evergreen Country Day School on Saturday.

  • Dirt Band founder John McEuen to perform in town

    Former mountain area resident John McEuen, a founder of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and a fixture in the mountain music scene in the 1970s and ’80s, will be performing at the Little Bear in downtown Evergreen this weekend.

    McEuen’s show will be at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and tickets are $18.

    McEuen, a one-time resident of Floyd Hill whose kids attended Clear Creek schools, now lives in Florida but continues to tour.

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Elmgreen, Lady Cougars upset 4A Jeffco-leading D’Evelyn
    LAKEWOOD
    — Emily Elmgreen scored a team-high 26 points and pulled down 10 rebounds as the Evergreen Lady Cougars upset host and 4A Jeffco-leading D’Evelyn 61-57 on Feb. 7.
    Samantha Kisiel added 15 points and five boards, wile Logan Newhall scored 10 points.