Today's News

  • Community member, school district staff in altercation at meeting

    Off-duty deputies broke up an altercation between two Jeffco Public Schools employees and a Jeffco parent during the school board meeting last Thursday evening.

    The parent, Natalie Adams, had addressed the board earlier in the meeting during public comment. Adams questioned why the board was considering a nearly $1.2 million contract to update the district’s technology and data-storage systems.

  • 'How to Succeed' is a success on all ledgers

    Did you ever wish there was a book that could tell you everything you need to know to be successful in life? In the case of StageDoor Theatre’s upcoming production of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," the talented high school players don’t need a book to succeed. This silly and satirical production pokes fun at corporate culture and effortlessly transports the audience straight back to the skinny ties and A-line dresses of the "Mad Men" era.

  • Cactus Jack’s to get a makeover

    The interior of Cactus Jack’s Saloon will get a makeover as it is rebuilt after floodwaters damaged the building on Sept. 13.

    Gary and Megan Mitchell, owners of the landmark at Highway 74/73, have been talking with an architect, and they plan to move the bar and expand the bathrooms.

    “It’s time we arranged it differently,” Gary said. “We might as well make it more conducive to how busy we have gotten over the years.”

  • Sculpture below dam a symbol for recovery efforts

    For 15 years, the “Mountain Man” bronze sculpture has stood below the Evergreen Lake dam, a silent tribute to the resilience of the pioneers who settled Colorado, particularly Evergreen.

    In 2013, in the wake of September’s incessant rain and subsequent flooding of Bear Creek, the sculpture continues to pay tribute to the resilience of flood victims in Evergreen and Colorado.

    The sculpture of a mountain man on a horse going down a steep rocky slope is 11 feet tall and is mounted on a 3-foot pedestal. It was front-hoof-deep in water on Sept. 13.

  • RMAE seeks parents’ help with budget shortfall

    Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen has asked its parents to donate more money to the school to help meets its budget shortfall, which comes as a result of the way charter schools are funded by the state and Jeffco Public Schools.

    At a meeting Sept. 17, the K-8 school’s board of directors asked parents to donate $600 per child, which equates to $75 per month for the eight months kids are in school, to the school’s foundation.

  • EHS girls get in the homecoming spirit with ‘powder-puff’ game

    It was a battle to the bitter end for the Evergreen High School Cougars last Wednesday night. Only this football game was between the senior and junior girls.

    The annual powder-puff flag football game, a mainstay of EHS homecoming week, was intense, exciting and competitive.

    The boys played a similar game, peach-fuzz volleyball, during homecoming, and players and fans agree that game was just as intense as the girls’ football game.

    The girls played on the EHS field in front of several hundred fans.

    The senior girls won 14-0.

  • Harmless Mexican woodrats collect shiny objects

    This past week brought two interesting events to my attention: a letter from a reader of this column asing for helpin in identifying a bird was forwarded to me from the newspaper and another reader called me to ask about a critter in her yard.

  • Fall Carnival proves fun for kids and parents

    The blue sky and sprightly breeze on Sunday offered a beautiful backdrop for the second annual Evergreen Fall Carnival at Bergen Meadow Elementary School.

    Children of all ages participated in a variety of activities, from yoga and martial arts to pony rides and bounce houses, while their parents tagged along or gathered in small groups to chat.

  • EHS grad pens book with inspiring message

    A book written by an Evergreen High School graduate and one of her middle school teachers has a simple but important message: People can overcome challenges in their lives.

    The student, Kristina Halstead, has been in a wheelchair all her life and has struggled to manage the activities of daily living, She graduated from EHS in 2012. Her co-author is Dale Lidicker, the special-education teacher who was her primary teacher and caregiver while she was a student at Evergreen Middle School.

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