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Today's News

  • Jeffco school bus driver killed in U.S. 285 accident

    A Jeffco school bus driver was killed Friday afternoon in an accident on U.S. 285 near Windy Point.

    The driver's name is not being released pending notification of family members. There were no students on board at the time of the accident.

    According to Colorado State Patrol spokesman Josh Lewis, the driver was standing outside the bus and was struck by another vehicle. The accident happened about 1 p.m. Inter-Canyon firefighters were on the scene, and as of 4 p.m. both directions of U.S. 285 were still closed.

  • Class sizes, teacher pay top parents’ priorities

    Keeping class sizes low and increasing pay for teachers and staff were the top two priorities of about 100 mountain area parents, teachers, administrators and community members as they considered what should be included in the Jeffco Public Schools 2014-15 budget.

    Also high on the list were early literacy programs, elementary math instruction, infrastructure in schools to operate necessary technology, and elective classes.

  • Celebrating multicultural heritage at Bergen Meadow Elementary

    Dancing the polka and listening to melodic Mexican music, youngsters at Bergen Meadow Elementary School were soaking up international culture while having a lot of fun last Wednesday.

    Parents of students in kindergarten through second grade also took park in the first Heritage Cultural Celebration at the school, with activities provided just for the older set.

    “Parents chose to represent a culture they are knowledgeable about,” said Danielle Askinazy, a Jeffco ESL teacher who planned the event.

  • New ranger seeking solutions to issues in Evergreen parks

    As the newly hired park ranger for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, Jason Garner says he plans to work with community residents to find solutions to issues that trouble them.

    “My goal is getting out there, making my presence known, so people have somebody to go to,” Garner said.

    By involving the community, problems in the parks can be reduced, he said.

    “Complaining, having issues, will only get you so far,” Garner said.

  • Evergreen champion competing in Paralympic Winter Games

    Evergreen resident Monica Bascio is taking a break from her work as an occupational therapist to compete as a Nordic skier in the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

    “I’m super-focused on my training,” Bascio said last week while preparing for the competition as a TeamUSA member.

  • Body found in Clear Creek in Golden

    A body was found in Clear Creek near the Golden History Museum on Wednesday afternoon.

    The Golden Police Department said the body of a male, believed to be in his 60s, had been discovered about 2 p.m. floating in Clear Creek.  

    No other information about the man’s identity and how he died was available.

  • State now ground zero in battle for Senate

    Talk about a game changer!

  • Nest boxes for sale; bluebirds a happy arrival

    Once more Evergreen Audubon has made some bluebird and chickadee nest boxes for sale. The sale this year will be held on Saturday, March 8, beginning at 9 a.m. at the King Soopers in Bergen Park and in Conifer. If you need bird boxes, this is the time to buy them. They will be available until they are all sold, so get there early. If no one is there selling boxes, they are sold out.

  • EHS troupe set to raise the roof with ‘Fiddler’

    “Fiddler on the Roof,” which opened on Broadway in 1964, had the first musical theater run in history to surpass 3,000 performances. For many years, the show was a school- and community-theater staple, and theater critics claim that due to the show’s global popularity, there are at least 10 simultaneous productions of “Fiddler on the Roof” in performance somewhere in the world. All we need is one production in our mountain community, and Evergreen High School’s interpretation of the time-honored classic should fit the bill.

  • This classic children’s tale is a beauty

    By Sara Miller