Local News

  • Sculpture walk livens area

    Sculptor Jade Windell was pretty matter-of-fact as he watched his marble sculpture “Why oh Why” being installed outside Beau Jo’s in Evergreen on Saturday.

    “We are going to set it on the pedestal and then stand it up,” Windell told several volunteers who helped with the installation. “It only weighs 3,500 pounds.”

    With the help of a crane from Evergreen Crane Service, the sculpture with a hand and discernable facial features was gently set in place.

  • EHS teacher will spend the next year on a science fellowship

    Evergreen High School science teacher Cheryl Manning is a self-professed workaholic — and a science workaholic at that.

    Whether it’s teaching high school science or working on science curriculum for other schools as part of her own consulting firm, Manning eats, sleeps and breathes science.

    That is part of the reason she has been named an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow, and she will spend the next year in Washington D.C. working with the National Science Foundation.

  • Clear Creek food services director rides off into the sunset

    Jane Orlando is going from cooking for 350 to cooking for two.

    The Clear Creek School District food services director — who has been responsible for providing hot meals for students at Clear Creek High/Middle School, and Carlson and King-Murphy elementary schools — is retiring after 25 years in the district. She is looking forward to visiting her children, spending more time with her horses and continuing to volunteer with the Evergreen Rodeo Association.

    Her replacement is Shadow Murphy, who has been shadowing Orlando in the job for the past year.

  • Stage 1 fire restrictions implemented in Jeffco

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office has enacted temporary stage 1 fire restrictions for all lands in Jefferson County, effective 6 p.m. June 5 due to “current dry conditions favorable for the possibility of a wildfire, and limited availability of fire control resources.”

  • Holmes Gulch Fire 100 percent contained

    The Holmes Gulch Fire, which burned 3 1/2 acres in an area 4 miles east of Bailey on Tuesday and Wednesday, is 100 percent contained after firefighters spent nearly 24 hours battling the blaze.

  • Library’s teen event brings beloved video game to life

    Adam Tal, 12, walked through Evergreen Library wearing a yellow plastic tablecloth and picked up paper plates off the floor.

    Four other youngsters, also wearing colored tablecloths, pursued him through the maze of book stacks. Whenever one of them touched Adam, they yelled out, “Waka waka.”

    After he was tagged five times, Adam handed the yellow tablecloth-turned-poncho and the mantle of Pac-Man to another player.

  • Senior Law Day moves to courthouse

    Cary Johnson stood in the middle of the courtroom, telling the people packed into the jury chairs and the public benches that in all the years he’s had his credit card, it’s never once left his sight.

    Johnson, with the Jeffco DA’s Office, explained that considering how easy it is for people to buy skimmers and steal someone’s credit card information with a simple swipe, he always pays cash at restaurants where the server takes the bill and payment away from the table.

    He recommended those in the courtroom do the same.

  • Indian Hills, Marshdale residents oppose EPRD’s proposed bond

    Some Marshdale and Indian Hills residents are unhappy with the Evergreen Park & Recreation District’s plan to ask taxpayers for a property tax increase in November, saying the proposed projects would add no value to their neighborhoods.

  • Evergreen man announces bid for Polis’ seat

    Roger Barris, a retired real estate investor and relative newcomer to Evergreen, has announced his bid for Jared Polis’ 2nd Congressional District seat.

    Formally announced last month, Barris’ candidacy for the seat makes him the first Libertarian to join the race and one of handful of candidates currently running for the seat, including Democrats Joe Neguse and Mark Williams, Republican Peter Yu, and independent Nick Thomas.

  • Jeffco Public Schools to hold community meeting June 12

    Community members without a direct connection to Jeffco Public Schools are invited to join Superintendent Jason Glass and other district staff for a community meeting June 12 to discuss how the school district and students could better support the community and vice versa, as well as how Jeffco could better communicate with the community.

    According to Diana Wilson, spokeswoman for Jeffco Public Schools, the meeting is part of Glass’ efforts to start a community engagement task force and will include members of the district’s communications staff.