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  • Jeffco Schools overseeing transit survey

    Jeffco Public Schools is exploring district transportation, and in doing so, plans to examine ways to increase bus ridership in the district and to decrease the number of bus accidents and breakdowns.

    The district transportation department is conducting a survey among parents regarding bus ridership fees and more. The goal is to gauge interest and insight, and from there, the district will likely form focus groups to further delve into the issue. Depending on results, it may devise a plan to meet one or both of the transportation goals.

  • Retired teacher stays connected with her former students all these years later

    Wanda Schneider doesn’t let the grass grow under her feet.

    The 80-year-old retired teacher is busy every day and said it would drive her crazy if she spent even one day doing nothing.

    The die-hard Denver Broncos fan is devoted to her former students, the Mountain Genealogists Society, family, friends and more. As an example, she sent 400 handmade Christmas cards.

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  • Drumming up the sun: Crowd rings in winter solstice at Red Rocks

    A fiery sunrise blanketed the towering monoliths at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre in a warm bath of light on Friday morning.

    But prior to the rising of the sun, a crowd gathered in the pitch black to celebrate the winter solstice and welcome in the light that starts the shortest day of the year. As the sun made its slow ascent, the sound of drum music and joyful chants and cheers echoed through the amphitheater. People danced, embraced and shared in the bliss of the sun.

  • Jeffco briefs

    Jeffco Head Start looks to increase services

    Jefferson County Head Start is seeking approval from the Jeffco commissioners to receive additional funding from the Office of Head Start in order to increase more of its services from half day to full day.

  • Morrison approves state highway annexation

    Morrison Town Board approved a “clean-up annexation” to include a small portion of state Highway 8 into Morrison town limits and provide jurisdictional clarity.

    The project, which has been in the works since 2006, covers the space from the new Town of Morrison sign by Ozzi’s and moves east toward C-470 and the Phillips 66 gas station, which was formerly a Conoco. It includes the roadway and the bicycle path.

    The addition is logical, considering most assume the area already is within Morrison’s jurisdiction.

  • Evergreen schools earn excellence awards

    Evergreen schools have been lauded by the Colorado Department of Education for their high academic achievement.

    What makes the awards more special is that the schools that feed into Evergreen High School have received the John Irwin School of Excellence Award, a feat that principals say is rare in Colorado.

    The Evergreen schools are Evergreen High School, Evergreen Middle School, and Bergen Valley, Parmalee and Wilmot elementary schools.

  • Knights of Columbus give 120 coats to EChO clients

    It’s been a season of giving this week at Evergreen Christian Outreach — giving coats.
    Douglas Hall next to the Evergreen Christian Outreach food bank has been filled with coats — 120 of them — in kids and adult sizes and in many colors for EChO clients.
    Christ the King Catholic Church’s Knights of Columbus bought the coats, and volunteers have spent the week helping EChO clients select the perfect sizes and colors.

  • On the Move: Managing your stress this holiday season

    This time of year is always so fun and festive! There are presents to buy, parties to attend, special meals to make — all in the name of celebration. It also can be a time of high stress.
    One of the hot topics our clients bring up every December is how to manage their stress levels. So, I thought I would share some tried and true techniques that will help you to coast through the holidays feeling calm, peaceful and healthy:

  • Evergreen Meadows Homeowners Association wants to help district with new fire station

    The Evergreen Meadows Homeowners Association is taking a vote of its members to remove a restriction on a two-acre parcel of land at Highway 73 and Malamute Drive, so Evergreen Fire/Rescue can sell it.
    The land has had a restriction that it must be used for a fire station, but the fire department built one a half-mile north in Marshdale.