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  • Jeffco Schools prepping to launch new enrollment system

    In mid-December, Jeffco Public Schools is set to launch EnrollJeffco, a new system meant to provide ease and equity in the enrollment process.

    The new program is two-fold and will include a school finder tool and a common application and enrollment system. The school finder will be available Dec. 17.

    EnrollJeffco, which will be used for parents to sign up for a neighborhood school, apply to a different school or indicate a decision to return to the same school, will be open from Jan. 22 to Feb. 8.

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    Out of the box

  • Vendors fill Lake House main room as part of the inaugural Evergreen Energy Expo

    You could tell by just looking in the parking lot at the Evergreen Lake House on Saturday that something was different.

    Parked there were trucks with signs for Tesla Electric, Blind Spot Windows, Champion Home Exteriors and BMW. New cars were displayed in front of the building and in a side lot.

    All indications pointed to energy efficiency — the point of the first Evergreen Energy Expo organized by Evergreen Realtor Scott Milne.

  • EHS students raise funds to help victims of Hurricane Michael

    By Daniel Williams

    For the Courier

    Like so many others, all she could do was watch the devastation from afar, wishing she could help.

    Rebecca Venema, a history teacher at Evergreen High School, could only pray that her friends and loved ones were safe, and their homes and belongings were spared as Hurricane Michael ravaged her home state of Florida.

  • Wilmot Elementary School students honor those who served during ceremony

    The Wilmot Elementary School Veterans Day event Monday was more than honoring the veterans who attended — it was a way for students to practice.

    Principal Matt Cormier told students that they would have the opportunity to thank the veterans for their service during the event, which was practice for thanking other veterans.

    “Any time you see a veteran,” Cormier told the students at an assembly, “say, ‘Thank you for your service’ or just say ‘Thank you.’ Today is a day to practice that.”

  • Arts, crafts on display at 34th annual Winterfest

    From jewelry to holiday crafts, woodworking to ceramics — the 34th annual Winterfest sponsored by Center for the Arts Evergreen was filled with one-of-a-kind gifts, and area residents turned out in large numbers to browse the booths.

    “(Winterfest) is an Evergreen institution,” Steve Sumner, CAE’s executive director, said as he walked among the booths along Evergreen High School’s Main Street. “The quality of the arts and crafts just gets better and better. It has become a prestigious show.”

  • Volunteers pack 250 soldier boxes

    About 35 volunteers on Friday morning filled 250 soldier boxes at The Wild Game in Bergen Park, providing toiletries and other items to 2,500 soldiers all over the world.

    Each box is filled with 10 of each item, and the packages should arrive at their destinations in time for Christmas.

    The project, which is spearheaded by Gail Sharp, owner of TallGrass Aveda Spa & Salon, started nine years ago, when volunteers filled 10 boxes. Last year, 227 boxes were sent overseas.

  • Controlled burn planned in Indian Hills on Monday

    There will be a controlled burn with an air curtain burner in the upper end of the Indian Hills valley on Monday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. if there is enough snow still on the ground.

    Smoke will be visible from Genesee, Evergreen, Lookout Mountain, Parker and the West Denver metro area, according to Indian Hills Fire Chief Emery Carson.

    Anyone with questions can contact the Indian Hills Fire Department at 303-697-4568.

  • Evergreen man killed in a shooting in Aurora

    A 32-year-old Evergreen man died in Aurora on Oct. 31 after he reportedly jumped in front of a bullet to save his wife. 

    When Aurora police arrived on scene, they found Jacob Clymer suffering from a gunshot wound. According to a press release, Aurora officers performed live-saving measures before transporting Clymer to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead. 

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