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Today's News

  • EHS basketball runs successful camps

    By Jeff Dolan

    The Evergreen basketball camps for beginning- and intermediate-level players ran Aug. 1-3 at Evergreen High School.

    The camps were operated by EHS’s new head basketball coach, Jeff Dolan, some of his staff and players.

    It was designed to improve the skill of young players while also integrating a level of enjoyment for the game.

    “If each kid can learn one thing and accomplish having fun, then the mission is accomplished,” Dolan said.

  • Local artist Warsinske featured at Mirada Fine Art

    The work of Evergreen painter Melanie Warsinske and Montana sculptor Joe Boddy is on display at Mirada Fine Art in Indian Hills.

    Gallery owner Steve Sonnen said he loved the idea of pairing Warsinske’s work with Boddy’s sculptures.

  • Kids get rodeo experience at Little Britches event

    Kids from seven states came to Evergreen last weekend for the Little Britches Rodeo, one of a series across the country for young people serious about rodeo events.

    The Evergreen, Clear Creek and Central City Elks lodges sponsored the rodeo, and this is the sixth year it has been at the Evergreen Rodeo grounds.

  • Horsin’ around: Pleasant Park 4-H’s gymkhana lets riders practice skills, ride fast

    Horseback riders of all ages gathered at McKeever Arena in Conifer to both race and have a good time on Aug. 5.

    The Pleasant Park 4-H gymkhana for riders from 8 to adult hosts eight events — everything from barrel racing to pole bending, during which riders weave their horses through poles.

    Because this is not a full-fledged horse show, the competition is more relaxed, and it’s a chance for riders to train their horses.

    Thirty-six riders participated, primarily from Jefferson and Park counties.

  • Preliminary hearing set for woman charged with attempted murder

    The preliminary hearing for an Evergreen woman who allegedly shot her husband has been continued to 10 a.m. on Sept. 21.

    Julie Bird, 59, was arrested on July 5 after deputies found her husband with a gunshot wound to his back. Investigators believe Bird was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident.

    The husband was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

    Bird has been charged with attempted murder, third-degree assault and prohibited use of a firearm. Her bond was set at $50,000 cash or surety.

  • Conifer cannabis company targeted in lawsuit

    A Conifer cannabis company that sells a variety of therapeutic hemp and cannabis extract products has been sued for alleged patent infringement by a Golden-based biotechnology company specializing in the “development of cannabis as medicine.”

  • School funding initiative makes ballot

    A ballot initiative aimed at boosting school funding in Colorado by raising the state’s corporate tax rate and increasing incomes taxes for the wealthy has made it on the November ballot.

  • Jeffco hires new chief of communications

    Jeffco Superintendent Jason Glass has hired Tammy Schiff, his former colleague at Eagle County Schools, as the new chief communications officer for Jeffco Public Schools.

    In an e-mail exchange and phone call on Aug. 3, Glass said the decision to hire Schiff occurred in July and stemmed from a desire to round out the school district’s communications team — namely in terms of marketing, design, “impactful publications” and branding.

  • Jeffco Schools joins lawsuit over education bill

    Jeffco Public Schools, along with five other school districts and two education industry organizations, has filed a lawsuit against the State of Colorado, Gov. John Hickenlooper and two others over the passage earlier this year of legislation aimed at better meeting the needs of students in foster care.

  • Jeffco GOP labels Polis a ‘brown shirt’ in anti-Semitic Facebook post

    The Jefferson County Republican Party has joined an increasing number of people and groups employing Nazi references and/or anti-Semitic rhetoric to attack politicians and policies they dislike — this time targeting U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, the Democratic nominee for Colorado governor.