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Today's News

  • EHS grads asked to make a difference

    Graduation is always an emotional time for Evergreen High School Spanish and French teacher Jennifer Warren.

    “I hear the music (to ‘Pomp and Circumstance’), and I tear up,” she said. “It’s an amazing accomplishment for these kids regardless of what they are doing after high school.”

    This year was even more emotional for her as her twins, Sydnee and Max, graduated Thursday morning at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

  • EPRD, Trout Unlimited host clinic on fly-tying, fly-fishing

    Some experienced rod-and-reel fishers attended a clinic on Saturday at the Buchanan Park Rec Center to learn more about fly-fishing.

    The participants, between the ages of 8 and 14, learned about tying flies, the bugs that fish eat and fly-fishing techniques before going out to the Buchanan Ponds to see if they could catch rainbow trout.

    Christian Schulz, 12, said the feeling he gets when fishing is indescribable.

    “There’s no answer for (why I like fishing),” said Christian, a student at Montessori School of Evergreen.

  • Evergreen soccer going back to state title game

    AURORA — Knowing that a team has scored a lot of goals coming into the game and actually having a game plan to thwart that offensive attack are two different things. However, in the case of the Evergreen Cougars’ girls soccer team, it kind of fell right into its lap.

    High-scoring Sand Creek was stymied at most every turn by Evergreen’s ball-control attack on Saturday at Legacy Stadium, while the Cougars got goals from the usual players — Elizabeth Rapp, Catherine Rapp and Myla Stewart — for a 3-1 victory in the semifinals.

  • RMAE middle-schoolers test their gliders at Science Day

    Were they birds? Were they planes? No – they were gliders made by Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen middle-schoolers.

    The middle-schoolers took to the school’s soccer fields on May 14 for the aerial jenga challenge, which is one of the events in the school’s Science and Innovation Day. Students designed and crafted their gliders individually or in teams of two.

  • County continues budget talks

    While Jefferson County continues to face across-the-board budget reductions in 2020, the commissioners hope to include the public in the conversation before deciding a way forward.

  • Staunton unveils new visitors center

    May 19 was a day a long time in the making for most of those gathered at Staunton State Park.

    Sunday marked the day the state park’s new visitors center finally opened its doors to the public. The park, which officially opened in 2013, has been looking to construct a visitors center for years. The first 1,720-acre parcel of Staunton State Park land was donated to Colorado State Parks in 1986 by Frances Hornbrook Staunton.

  • Couple working to reopen historic Blue Jay Inn

    Ron Sarrasin first rode past the Blue Jay Inn near Buffalo Creek more than a decade ago, and the historic building immediately caught his eye.

    With its green siding, towering trees and beautiful mountain backdrop, Ron couldn’t get the property out of his mind.

    “We just kept driving by … thinking about it always,” he said.

  • Forest service briefs

    South Platte Ranger District eyeing spots for shooting ranges

    The South Platte Ranger District is considering spots in the Buffalo Creek and Harris Park areas for official outdoor shooting ranges on national forest land.

    Recognizing that the issue is bigger than any one entity, district ranger Brian Banks said the ranger district formed the southern shooting partnership in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service, Jefferson County, Douglas County, Colorado Parks & Wildlife and more.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Doody calls

  • Teaching healthy habits one school at a time

    The Mountain Resource Center and a group of parents at area schools are working hard to help students live healthier lives.

    The Healthy Schools program helps parents create positive change by increasing physical activity, expanding access to fruits and vegetables, and improving their social/emotional learning.

    Parents decide which area they want to focus on and create programs with the MRC’s help. Twelve foothills schools are involved in Healthy Schools, and several have won awards for their work.