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Today's News

  • Retiring RMAE teachers worked well together

    Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen is saying goodbye to its two second-grade teachers, who’ve been at the school almost since its inception.

    Karen Hines and Ann Hushen, who retire this month, are not only co-workers but good friends. They taught in neighboring classrooms for years, and this year, when there was only one second-grade class at the school, they decided to job share.

    Hines has been at RMAE since it opened in 2001, and Hushen joined the school in 2002. Back then, Hushen taught third grade and Hines taught second grade.

  • Jeffco, Platte Canyon schools land on top 50 list

    Six Jeffco high schools have landed on U.S. News and World Report’s annual “Best High Schools” list, which ranks the top high schools at state and national levels based on college readiness, reading and math assessment scores, graduation rates, and more.

    Announced May 9, Evergreen High School, D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School, Chatfield High School and Bear Creek High School were among the top 50 high schools in Colorado, with Evergreen and D’Evelyn ranked among the top 10.

  • Platte Canyon releases interim superintendent job description

    Platte Canyon Schools has formally released an official job description for an interim superintendent position, which the district seeks to fill prior to the July departure of outgoing superintendent Brenda Krage.

    According to the two-page job description, which is currently posted on the school district’s main webpage, Platte Canyon is seeking an experienced educator who meets certain soft-skill requirements as opposed to hard-skill requirements, such as a masters degree or minimum number of years of experience.

  • Bikes high, pedestrians low is proposed alternative for Lake Trail

    The Evergreen Park & Recreation District’s proposed long-term solution for the Lake North Trail is to have a wider multi-use path where the current trail is and then build a natural surface path and boardwalk along the lake shore for pedestrians only.

    Since the trail first began failing two years ago, EPRD and other stakeholders have been researching both short- and long-term solutions. While there is a temporary fix in place, it’s not expected to last more than five years.

  • Jeffco food drive a ‘godsend’ for local nonprofits

    Four tons, or 8,000 pounds of food.

    That’s enough to feed one person for four years, or 2,000 people for a day.

    And it’s the goal that the county’s staff members have set for themselves — to raise 8,000 pounds of food for nonprofits as part of their 24th annual Food and Cash Drive.

    The drive runs through May 25 and will benefit four nonprofits across Jeffco, including Evergreen Christian Outreach, or EChO, and the Holy Family Center Food Pantry at South Jeffco’s Light of the World Catholic Church.

  • Parks Briefs: Ongoing, upcoming trail projects and other news items

    Conservation Greenprint

    With the Denver metro area’s growth expected to continue growing at 2 percent a year, Jeffco Open Space has identified five big-picture key initiatives to continue addressing the challenges its parks have seen because of increasing growth. All of these initiatives are ongoing, and JCOS staff have already started on several of them.

  • Fire Briefs: news from local fire districts

    EVERGREEN FIRE

    EFR staff members recognized

    Frank Dearborn, the outgoing Fire Marshal for Evergreen Fire/Rescue, was honored for his 20 years of service with the department.

    Dearborn received a plaque and pins for his service at the May 8 Evergreen Fire Protection District regular board meeting at the Bergen Park administration building.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Whack-a-Mole

  • ELID proponents not deterred after commissioners postpone proposal

    The group working to create the Evergreen Local Improvement District is not deterred even though county commissioners informally decided on May 22 to postpone approving the district indefinitely.

    Downtown Evergreen Economic District board members, who helped start the ELID process, said they will continue with their efforts, and that discussions aren't over long-term.

    "DEED sees this as only a minor setback," DEED board member Rachel Emmer said in an email. "We're committed to addressing the infrastructure needs of our community."

  • Brush fire near Pine contained

    A small brush fire near Pine on Thursday night burned about one quarter acre before being contained early Friday morning.
        According to the U.S. Forest Service's official fire blog for the Pike-San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands, the fire was first reported at 8:30 p.m. near County Road 126 and Forest Service Road 550 — roughly 5 miles from Pine.