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Today's News

  • Amdur’s dream about to become a reality

    It’s been three weeks of graduations for Evergreen resident Mike Amdur.

    The 18-year-old graduated from Evergreen High School in mid-May and from the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Academy on Saturday. Now a full-fledged firefighter, Amdur will spend the summer running fire calls before he travels for a year. Then he plans to attend college.

  • Artwork installed around town as part of Evergreen’s Sculpture Walk

    Sculptor Linda Johnson was nervous.

    Her sculpture, “Bliss,” was being lifted by crane from a trailer to its new home in front of the Daniel Diamonds building in Bergen Park on Saturday morning.

    “I don’t know if I can watch,” she said as the crane began lifting the 600-pound wire sculpture in the crisp morning air. She covered her face briefly before pulling out her cell phone and taking a video of the procedure. It was over quickly, and then several workers anchored the sculpture to its base at its new home.

  • Jeffco inmate dies after being found unresponsive in cell

    A Jefferson County Detention Facility inmate died Sunday afternoon at St. Anthony Hospital after being found unresponsive in his jail cell four days prior.

    Mark Witkowski, 45, was found with a ligature around his neck by Jeffco deputies doing a jail walk-through at 7 a.m. Wednesday. The deputies began administering CPR and called for additional medical assistance, according to a release from the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office. 

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Wagon walloped

  • Jeffco approves limited OHV use

    The Jeffco Board of County Commissioners signed off Tuesday on an ordinance allowing residents to operate off-highway vehicles on county roads for maintenance purposes.
    The new regulations, which still need to navigate the county’s formal approval process, would permit off-highway vehicle use on non-paved, non-maintained county roads in unincorporated Jeffco where the speed limit does not exceed 25 mph. OHV operators must be at least 16 years old and carry a valid driver’s license and insurance. OHV use is restricted to maintenance purposes only.

  • Our Readers Write

    Million dollar superintendent
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  • College disrespect is a reflection of our country

    The disrespect shown by some Notre Dame students to their commencement speaker — Vice President Mike Pence — is not an isolated incident. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is a non-profit group founded in 1999 that focuses on civil liberties in academia in the United States.

  • The eloquence and inspiration of Dr. Clifford

    Greg Dobbs

  • Cougars were on the prowl on, off the field

    Ryan Alsup, it’s probably pretty safe to say, had the best view, both in the classroom and on the playing surface, when it came to Evergreen High School’s student-athletes in 2016-17. And what a joy it was to watch.

  • Kanagy receives Jeffco PTA’s Crystal Apple Award

    Wilmot retiring kindergarten teacher Diane Kanagy was awarded the Jeffco PTA Crystal Apple Teacher of the Year Award for teaching excellence.

    Wilmot’s PTA submitted an application with support letters from administration, fellow teachers, parents and students attesting to Kanagy’s dedication to teaching and her students.

    “She is a school leader, a friend, an educator, and a community member always with enthusiasm,” one letter stated.