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Today's News

  • EHS teacher will spend the next year on a science fellowship

    Evergreen High School science teacher Cheryl Manning is a self-professed workaholic — and a science workaholic at that.

    Whether it’s teaching high school science or working on science curriculum for other schools as part of her own consulting firm, Manning eats, sleeps and breathes science.

    That is part of the reason she has been named an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow, and she will spend the next year in Washington D.C. working with the National Science Foundation.

  • Evergreen man announces bid for Polis’ seat

    Roger Barris, a retired real estate investor and relative newcomer to Evergreen, has announced his bid for Jared Polis’ 2nd Congressional District seat.

    Formally announced last month, Barris’ candidacy for the seat makes him the first Libertarian to join the race and one of handful of candidates currently running for the seat, including Democrats Joe Neguse and Mark Williams, Republican Peter Yu, and independent Nick Thomas.

  • Jeffco Public Schools to hold community meeting June 12

    Community members without a direct connection to Jeffco Public Schools are invited to join Superintendent Jason Glass and other district staff for a community meeting June 12 to discuss how the school district and students could better support the community and vice versa, as well as how Jeffco could better communicate with the community.

    According to Diana Wilson, spokeswoman for Jeffco Public Schools, the meeting is part of Glass’ efforts to start a community engagement task force and will include members of the district’s communications staff.

  • Indian Hills, Marshdale residents oppose EPRD’s proposed bond

    Some Marshdale and Indian Hills residents are unhappy with the Evergreen Park & Recreation District’s plan to ask taxpayers for a property tax increase in November, saying the proposed projects would add no value to their neighborhoods.

  • Read, between the lines

    Becoming an author may be destiny when your last name is Read.

    That’s certainly the case for 9-year-old Rachel Read, a voracious reader with a wild imagination. The soon-to-be fifth-grader at Parmalee Elementary School recently published a book called “Hidden Fate: Book One (Fallen Spirit),” which is available for purchase on Amazon.

  • Clear Creek food services director rides off into the sunset

    Jane Orlando is going from cooking for 350 to cooking for two.

    The Clear Creek School District food services director — who has been responsible for providing hot meals for students at Clear Creek High/Middle School, and Carlson and King-Murphy elementary schools — is retiring after 25 years in the district. She is looking forward to visiting her children, spending more time with her horses and continuing to volunteer with the Evergreen Rodeo Association.

    Her replacement is Shadow Murphy, who has been shadowing Orlando in the job for the past year.

  • Indian Market and Pow Wow returns to The Fort

    As the warm June sun beat down on the grounds of The Fort in Morrison, several men put on regalia embellished with beads, bells, eagle feathers and many colors.

    Soon, they would gather for the grand entry at the Tesoro Cultural Center’s 18th annual Indian Market and Pow Wow, but not before taking a moment to appreciate their culture.

  • Sprinkler systems may soon be required in new Indian Hills homes

    The Indian Hills fire board is considering requiring new homes to install sprinkler systems.

    In its current form, the board resolution requires new homes or construction exceeding 1,500 square feet to install in-home sprinkler systems that adhere to the National Fire Protection Association’s standards. However, the board chose to table its decision at its May 30 meeting after it became clear there was more to consider before making a decision.

  • Inter-Canyon approves purchase of new truck

    The Inter-Canyon Fire board approved the purchase of a $276,000 tactical tender truck during its May 31 meeting.

    “Within our district, we have only two small areas that have hydrants, and so that means that in the majority of our fires, we have to use water tenders to truck that water in,” said Dan Hatlestad, spokesman for the fire protection district.

    Tenders typically carry 2,400 gallons of water, while the average home would take 30,000 gallons of water to put out when fully involved, Hatlestad said.

  • Library’s teen event brings beloved video game to life

    Adam Tal, 12, walked through Evergreen Library wearing a yellow plastic tablecloth and picked up paper plates off the floor.

    Four other youngsters, also wearing colored tablecloths, pursued him through the maze of book stacks. Whenever one of them touched Adam, they yelled out, “Waka waka.”

    After he was tagged five times, Adam handed the yellow tablecloth-turned-poncho and the mantle of Pac-Man to another player.