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Today's News

  • Winter cottonwoods and a new year of good birding

    Reprinted from Dec. 31, 2008

    The good news is that the winter solstice marks the shortest day of the year. From now on, each day grows a bit longer until the spring equinox brings equal days and nights, the official beginning of spring.

    Actually, the first signs of spring appear long before March 21. Easter daises will be found blooming in February, early migrant birds will begin to move, and the twigs of the cottonwoods and willows will begin to glow with color as sap rises upward to nourish buds and soon-to-be flowers and leaves.

  • Time well spent: Parmalee students participate in Hour of Code

    A class of Parmalee Elementary School first-graders received a lesson in computer coding recently when the school for the first time participated in the Hour of Code.

    The initiative, hosted by nonprofit code.org, aims to expand access to computer science and broaden interest in the field. For Parmalee, participation in the Hour of Code was a natural next step after the school organized a well-attended early-morning coding club in 2014.

  • Jeffco EDC names new president

    The board of directors of the Jeffco Economic Development Corp. has appointed Sam Bailey as the EDC's new president and chief executive officer.

    "I am thrilled to carry on Jeffco EDC's legacy as a leading community organization,” Bailey said in a news release. “Working in partnership with the EDC's board, investors and stakeholders, Jefferson County is well‐positioned for significant growth.”

  • Jeffco EDC names new president

    The board of directors of the Jeffco Economic Development Corp. has appointed Sam Bailey as the EDC's new president and chief executive officer.

    "I am thrilled to carry on Jeffco EDC's legacy as a leading community organization,” Bailey said in a news release. “Working in partnership with the EDC's board, investors and stakeholders, Jefferson County is well‐positioned for significant growth.”

  • District weighs options ahead of talks with union

    With less than a month before contract negotiations begin with the Jefferson County Education Association, the school district is trying to prepare for a worst-case scenario when it comes to next year’s state funding.

    In the wake of the failure of ballot initiatives 3A and 3B in the November election, district officials are concerned that the uncertain nature of state funding could complicate efforts to retain current teachers and attract new hires.

  • CHS, EHS marching bands place at state

    Young musicians and performers in the mountain area can be proud to have competed and placed in the state marching band competition.

    This fall, the Conifer and Evergreen high school marching bands competed in the state competition in Grand Junction. Conifer placed eighth, and Evergreen placed third — the first time in the school’s history.

  • No opening day is scheduled yet for ice skating at Evergreen Lake

    Despite hopeful rumors, officials at the Evergreen Park and Recreation District say no official opening day has been scheduled for ice skating at Evergreen Lake.

    According to operations manager Heart Cameron, the skating area must have ice at least 12 inches thick for it to open to the public. As of Monday afternoon, he said, some areas had 6 to 8 inches of ice, while others had less.

    “For it to be opened, it needs to be 12 inches across the board,” Cameron said.

  • Holiday lights, holiday sights

    A city set on a hilltop cannot be hidden. And neither can a house decorated with thousands of Christmas lights.

    From Kittredge to Conifer, mountain area residents, organizations and businesses have put up strands of bright-colored bulbs, inflatable snowmen, moving reindeer, Nativity scenes, and many more decorations as a way to celebrate the winter holidays.

  • School board to vote tonight on whether to search for new superintendent

    The Jeffco school board will decide Jan. 12 whether to begin a search for a replacement for Superintendent Dan McMinimee.

    The announcement comes after two executive sessions — held Dec. 8 and 15 — in which school board members discussed the superintendent’s contract and received legal advice related to it. While the board has until March 31 to make a decision, a statement released Tuesday said “the board felt it was prudent to start the discussion early.”

  • 2016-17 skiing capsule previews

    EVERGREEN COUGARS
    Head coaches: Jarod Roberts (alpine), Holly Boggs (Nordic)
    Assistant coaches: David Howell (alpine), Mike Savoie (Nordic), Blake Ridgeway (Nordic)