Today's News

  • Official: Caution used when allowing paddle boards on lake

    Despite watercraft being prohibited on Evergreen Lake, the city of Denver recently offered a paddle board class there because the class had already been scheduled, a Denver official said.

    Yolanda Quesada, spokeswoman for Denver Parks and Recreation, said all of the paddle boards brought to the class were power-washed before entering the water to allay the Evergreen Metropolitan District’s concerns about invasive species getting into the lake.

  • Jeffco Schools contemplating ways to make students feel safe at school

    Jeffco Public Schools is continuing to explore ways to ensure its students feel safe at school.

    By 2022, the district hopes that at least 90 percent of its students will feel safe in school and that at least 95 percent of its educators will feel that they teach and work in a safe environment.

    “I think the key there is not just feel safe but … we need them to be safe. So that is the underlying focus of this year,” said John McDonald, Jeffco’s director of safety and security.

  • Jeffco headed for budget amendment

    Jeffco Public Schools plans to officially amend its budget in October to provide the additional money for teacher compensation that was negotiated during a bargaining session last month.

    To provide a 2.5 percent cost-of-living adjustment and $3 million in longevity pay, both of which were approved Aug. 22 following negotiations between the district and its teachers union, Jeffco needs to come up with an additional $9 million.

  • EPRD briefs

    EPRD board looks at additional revenue, salary increases for 2020

    The Evergreen Park & Recreation District is expecting to see an additional $231,000 in property taxes in 2020, which will help it afford to give employees an average 3.3 percent merit increase to keep salaries competitive with surrounding rec districts.

  • Annual Living History Days teaches Staunton visitors about park’s past

    Staunton State Park was transported back in time last weekend during its annual Living History Days celebration.

    The two-day event, now in its sixth year, offers a wealth of history on the park and includes a number of interactive activities for all to enjoy.

    For Suzi Morris, former president of the Conifer Historical Society, who manned the organization’s booth at the event, Living History Days is important to support.

  • SOTA: Sheep invade Mirada — painted and sculpture sheep, that is

    Mirada Fine Art is filled with sheep — hundreds of them.

    The sheep are part of artist Jill Shwaiko’s exhibit called “Sheep Dreams” at the Indian Hills gallery. They range from life-size to minuscule, and each has its own personality, according to gallery owner Steve Sonnen, who chuckles a bit as he talks about the show.

    “Right now,” Sonnen said, “we are obsessed with sheep. In today’s society, a few sheep here and there can’t hurt to lighten the mood.”

  • BIZBEAT: Old-time photo studio opens in downtown Evergreen

    Interested in getting an old-time photo taken of your family, friends or co-workers? Then Professor Goodbellows’ Old Time Photo Studio is for you.

    The studio on the east end of the boardwalk in downtown Evergreen offers costumes for adults, children and babies with Professor Goodbellows, a.k.a. Jeff Wipf, as the photographer.

    Wipf has been taking old-time photos for 41 years, 31 of them at Heritage Square. When that attraction closed in June 2018, he decided to bring his photo expertise to Evergreen.

  • Community meeting on Xcel tower proposal scheduled

    The community can learn about a 190-foot tall tower that Xcel Energy wants to erect at its service center on Evergreen Parkway.

    A meeting to explain the project will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Xcel building, 4019 Evergreen Parkway.

    According to Xcel spokeswoman Michelle Aguayo, the tower will aid Xcel in updating its power grid, allowing meters at homes and at businesses to communicate with Xcel. So far, 50 similar towers have been installed in the metro area.

  • Morrison delays decision on comprehensive plan amendment

    The Morrison Town Board wants additional time to consider a proposal to amend the town’s comprehensive plan. 

    Although the matter came before the board for approval during its Sept. 3 meeting, board members unanimously voted to table the issue until an undetermined future date.

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