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Today's News

  • Glycol leak forces closure of Kaiser Permanente clinic

    Employees were evacuated and the Kaiser Permanente clinic in Evergreen was closed since Wednesday, March 11, because of a glycol leak, according to a spokeswoman. The clinic was expected to reopen Wednesday.

    The Kaiser office at 2942 Evergreen Parkway was closed Tuesday, said Amy Whited, a spokeswoman for the company. Doctors and about 15 other workers were temporarily re-assigned to Kaiser Permanente's Wheat Ridge or Lakewood offices, Whited said.

  • Bergen Park Church holds open house

    Congregation members and the community now have had a chance to see the new Bergen Park Church at 31919 Rocky Village Drive in Evergreen.

    A two-day open house on Saturday and Sunday included refreshments, crafts for the kids, chances to win entertainment tickets, and tours.

    "It's a pretty big deal for us," said Pastor Jim Demolar.

    The new 11,000-square-foot church cost almost $2.8 million to build. The congregation pledged about two-thirds of the building cost; a bank loan covered the rest.

  • Through the glass, creatively

    The “big reveal” — as Evergreen Middle School art teacher Ann Simpson called it — of eighth-graders’ projects on Friday was very revealing.

    The art students’ projects — 6-inch-by-6-inch glass dishes that they spent days meticulously creating — were under a sheet on a table in the art room, ready to be seen for the first time. To make the moment even more memorable, Simpson brought a music student with a snare drum to supply a drumroll as the sheet was lifted.

  • Remembering Greg Henika

    Greg Henika loved people, and he loved life.

    He also was a teller of awful jokes, a great cook and an avid fisherman.

    His zest for life was apparent in the stories that his family — his wife, Ellen, and daughter Joy — told on Saturday at a fund-raiser for one of Greg’s favorite charities, the Blue Spruce Kiwanis Aktion Club.

    Greg, 67, died Jan. 22 when the ATV he was driving fell through the ice at Evergreen Lake while he was readying the surface for the Evergreen Ice Golf Tournament, which had been scheduled for Jan. 26.

  • Many local trees from willow family

    The willow family, Salicaceae, contains many of the deciduous trees found locally. Most everyone has learned to recognize the quaking aspen, the trees that turn our falls into a golden splendor. These and a few others are in the genus populus.

  • School district, teachers open talks

    Negotiators for the Jeffco school district and the teachers union waded into collective bargaining last week, and while pledges of cooperation remain in the air, some friction around compensation has already made an early appearance.

    The union’s entire contract is on the table this year, and the district and the union spent most of their first two sessions laying out each side’s specific interests and defining logistics for how bargaining sessions would be structured. Negotiations could run through May.

  • 4A Jeffco all-conference girls swimming, wrestling

    The following are the 2014-15 4A Jeffco League all-conference girls swimming and wrestling teams:

  • Cougars finding their way after placing second at tri-meet

    WHEAT RIDGE — First-year Evergreen High boys swimming coach Marc Rios has taken a hands-off approach early on in the 2015 season. He’s gone as far as to let the Cougars choose which events they want to swim in. That was the case in Evergreen’s tri-meet at Wheat Ridge Rec Center on March 13 along with the host Farmers and Ralston Valley, in which the Cougars placed second with 97 points.

  • Lady Cougars find net late, stay unbeaten

    It wasn’t for a lack of effort, but it took a while — quite a while — for the Evergreen Lady Cougars to find a rhythm in their home opener March 14 against Pueblo Centennial. However, once they did, there was little the visiting Lady Bulldogs could do to stop them at Evergreen High School.

    Second-half goals from Sofia Weiner and Jahna Pusedu in the final 17 minutes erased a scoreless tie as Evergreen improved to 3-0 on the young season with a 2-0 victory.

  • Evergreen Rotary Club seeks proposals for Legacy Project

    The Rotary Club of Evergreen is embarking on a second Legacy Project for the community, said Rotary member Laurie Romberg.

    “We want it to be something that gives the most benefit to the Evergreen community and is sustainable,” she said.

    The first such project was in 2005 when the organization created the Rotary Gallery at Center/Stage, Romberg said. Since then the club has been involved with other service projects that were not in the “legacy” category, she added.