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Today's News

  • Evergreen hoops wins more awards

    ARVADA — Two back-to-back state titles and now a slew of awards.

    At the Jeffco Hall of Fame induction and awards ceremony on Thursday at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Evergreen High School head coach Amy Bahl, assistant coach Ali Meyers and outgoing senior phenom Kristina Schreiber raked in more honors for the girls basketball team.

    Schreiber, who won 4A Female Athlete of the Year, had quite the résumé behind her as she completed her high school career both on and off the court.

  • Kids learn lightsaber dueling, fencing at recreational camp

    For over a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Now, the torch has been passed to the next generation — the youth of Evergreen.

    Last week, the Evergreen Park & Recreation District hosted a Jedi/fencing camp for 8- to 14-year-olds at the Miller House next to Buchanan Recreation Center. The camp allowed student to learn how to fight with lightsabers in a broadsword style, traditional fencing moves, or both.

  • RTD proposes eliminating mountain area's routes to Federal Center

    RTD is considering eliminating Evergreen and Conifer bus routes that stop at the Federal Center on their way to and from Denver to save money, but local riders say they’re willing to pay more for their passes or add the stop to other routes.

    “By eliminating the ES/CS (routes), you’re eliminating an opportunity for these people to access the Light Rail system,” said Dean Miller, who’s been riding the bus from Evergreen for 21 years. “... You’re going to be putting people in cars, basically.”

  • Survey shows ‘tight race’ in EPRD’s possible bond issue

    Support for a proposal to put up to a $34 million bond to Evergreen Park & Recreation District voters in November has about a 50/50 chance of passing, according to results of a survey sent to residents in the district.

    In addition, of the priorities given on the survey, overall, respondents chose trails as their highest priority, followed by aquatics facilities, Buchanan Recreation Center improvements, land purchase and Wulf Recreation Center improvements.

    There was a big gap between those five and ADA improvements and pickleball.

  • Lane of eastbound I-70 to be closed this week

    One lane of eastbound Interstate 70 will be closed this week in the Mount Vernon Canyon area, as traffic approaches the Dinosaur Ridge/Morrison exit.

    The lane will be blocked off as the Colorado Department of Transportation stabilizes the shoulder between mile points 257.5 and 258.5. The area is starting to be undermined by a washout below the culvert pipe, CDOT said in a release.

    The lane is expected to be closed until 3 p.m. Friday, and motorists will be notified of the closure as they approach it.

  • Trail at Matthews/Winters designated bike-only

    Jeffco Open Space has announced it will be designating two trails in its system, including the Matthews/Winters’ Dakota Ridge Trail, as bike-only starting this summer.

    The pilot program will last approximately a year, and JCOS said it will help inform how to manage designated-use and multi-use trails.

  • CRIME BRIEFS

    Trial date set in Sichting, Alberga case

    An Oct. 22 trial date has been set in the case of Wynn Sichting and Daniel Alberga, the two men accused of beating and imprisoning a 21-year old man in Conifer last September.

    Sichting faces more than a dozen felony charges, including one count of first-degree attempted murder, two counts of first-degree kidnapping, assault in the second degree, menacing with a deadly weapon, robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.

  • Robinson highlights infrastructure, education
  • EDUCATION BRIEFS

    Jeffco schools welcome new administrators for 2018-19

    Several mountain area schools will welcome new principals and/or assistant principals this coming fall.

    New principals:

    • Valerie Pollitt, Elk Creek Elementary School

    •David Schoenhals, West Jefferson Middle School

    Assistant principals:

    • Scarlet Chopin, Evergreen High School

    • Laura Nelson, Evergreen High School

    •Christian Ramaker (assistant principal/athletic director), Evergreen High School

  • A bird’s eye view

    Evergreen Audubon board member JoAnn Hackos has a quick finger.

    Hackos hit the send button on her computer immediately when the national Audubon Society began accepting applications to bring part of the organization’s best bird photos to Evergreen. Her quick finger paid off Thursday night when 13 of the top 100 photos from the 2017 Audubon Photography Awards were displayed at Center for the Arts Evergreen.

    Evergreen Audubon is one of 500 groups in the United States.