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Today's News

  • Tom Hushen’s legacy continues with bluegrass festival

    The green hills of El Pinal will echo with fiddle and fellowship on Aug. 22 as Tom Hushen’s last great idea takes the stage at the Evergreen Rodeo Grounds.

  • Teachers, school district to resume contract talks

    Negotiators for the Jeffco school district and the teachers union will head back to the bargaining table this week after a disagreement over the contract’s length stalled bargaining for more than three weeks.

  • Charge for toll lane could be 'in $20 to $30 range'

    Toll lane charges may be "in the $20 to $30 range" on a 13-mile stretch of eastbound Interstate 70 during peak weekend periods this winter, according to a state transportation official.

    "One of the biggest shocks to the population might be the toll range — it's possible that the upper end … is in the $20 to $30 range," Peter Kozinski, the Colorado Department of Transportation official, told Clear Creek's county commissioners on July 28.

  • Area business leaders discuss hiring challenges

    Lack of transportation, a lack of affordable rental housing and low wages continue to affect the Evergreen area's economy, business leaders say.

    Companies in the area often can't find and hire the employees they need, business leaders said at a July 29 forum at The Wild Game in Bergen Park and sponsored by Evergreen Christian Outreach and the Evergreen Pathfinders.

  • Clear Creek EMS legend dies

    Robert Marlin — a man called a "living legend among the emergency medical services community" in Clear Creek County — died on Saturday, Aug. 1.

    He was 63.

  • Deputies’ visit a sweet treat for local family

    An Evergreen family learned two valuable lessons when they hosted a lemonade stand on a recent warm summer morning: While Evergreen residents like lemonade, Jeffco sheriff’s deputies like it even more.

  • Wildflowers abundant in late summer

    One of the most common roadside flowers of the late summer and early autumn is the yellow sweet-clover, Melilotus officinale. The common roadside plant, oddly enough, is not a native.

    According to the books that I have, the white sweet clover is a native, but the yellow was introduced from Europe because it was known to be both a good honey and forage plant. It is also known as honey clover and yellow melilot.

  • South Jeffco teacher continues efforts at school in Kenyan village

    Five years after a humble beginning with five students and a chicken coop for a classroom, a South Jeffco teacher has helped establish a school in Kenya that 122 youngsters now attend.

    Julie Donohue Manuel, a first-grade teacher at Shaffer Elementary School, has worked at the school during her summer break for the past five years. She also has raised funds for the school and other projects benefiting the Maasai community in Kenya.

    “What we do every year is basic,” Julie told the Pathfinders in Evergreen on July 22.

  • Mental health center offering course to help recognize problems

    The Jefferson Center for Mental Health is offering a one-day course designed to help people recognize mental health problems and assist people in crisis on Friday at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building.

    The free eight-hour Mental Health First Aid class, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., will teach participants how to identify signs of mental health problems and assess crisis situations. The course will cover the impact of mental health and substance abuse disorders and provide information about local resources for assistance.

  • Realtors association launches effort to safeguard homes from wildfire

    The Colorado Association of Realtors has launched a program designed to help residents protect their homes from wildfires.

    Bonnie Smith, chair of Colorado Project Wildfire, emphasized the importance of homeowners developing an awareness of the threat and taking measures to decrease risks at a news conference at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building on July 28.