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Today's News

  • Morrison approves state highway annexation

    Morrison Town Board approved a “clean-up annexation” to include a small portion of state Highway 8 into Morrison town limits and provide jurisdictional clarity.

    The project, which has been in the works since 2006, covers the space from the new Town of Morrison sign by Ozzi’s and moves east toward C-470 and the Phillips 66 gas station, which was formerly a Conoco. It includes the roadway and the bicycle path.

    The addition is logical, considering most assume the area already is within Morrison’s jurisdiction.

  • Local gymnasts perform for Broncos fans

    By Alissa Noe

    Sports Editor

    These days, it seems like only the fortunate few get to attend Denver Broncos games. Even fewer are the ones who perform during the local National Football League team’s 10 home games each year.

    On Dec. 15 at Broncos Stadium at Mile High, 10 athletes from Pinnacle Gymnastics in Evergreen joined the ranks of the halftime elites as they tumbled and sprang in front of a sold-out crowd. Their performance turned out better than that of the Broncos, who ended up losing to the visiting Cleveland Browns 17-16.

  • BIZBEAT: Evergreen Clothing Co. moves west on the boardwalk

    Good things come to those who wait.

    Jim Sherwood opened the Evergreen Clothing Co. 11 years ago on the boardwalk of Evergreen’s Main Street, and immediately he started looking for larger space.

    Now he has it. Sherwood moved his store, now called Evergreen Clothing and Mercantile, west on the boardwalk next to Wildflower Café. He’s now in 2,000 square feet of space compared with 500 square feet in his former location.

  • Clear Creek High School sophomore making animal treats to benefit Charlie’s Place

    Emmalyn Hendricks is a busy 16-year-old.

    The sophomore at Clear Creek High School has begun making cat and dog treats at school and is selling them with the proceeds to benefit Charlie’s Place, the Clear Creek County animal shelter.

    Using the simple name “I Love Pets” for her treats, Emmalyn has found a lot of dog and cat owners among the faculty. She is charging $2 for seven treats, and there are peanut butter treats for dogs and tuna/egg treats for cats.

  • Evergreen schools earn excellence awards

    Evergreen schools have been lauded by the Colorado Department of Education for their high academic achievement.

    What makes the awards more special is that the schools that feed into Evergreen High School have received the John Irwin School of Excellence Award, a feat that principals say is rare in Colorado.

    The Evergreen schools are Evergreen High School, Evergreen Middle School, and Bergen Valley, Parmalee and Wilmot elementary schools.

  • Knights of Columbus give 120 coats to EChO clients

    It’s been a season of giving this week at Evergreen Christian Outreach — giving coats.
    Douglas Hall next to the Evergreen Christian Outreach food bank has been filled with coats — 120 of them — in kids and adult sizes and in many colors for EChO clients.
    Christ the King Catholic Church’s Knights of Columbus bought the coats, and volunteers have spent the week helping EChO clients select the perfect sizes and colors.

  • WJMS musicians collaborate to help a composer create an instrumental piece about kindness

    West Jefferson Middle School instrumental music students are getting an experience of a lifetime this year by helping to steer the creation of an original work with a Chicago composer.
    The band and orchestra will perform the instrumental piece in March during an event paying tribute to kindness.
    The piece, called “The Ripple Effect,” is about fostering kindness, a topic the students chose.

  • On the Move: Managing your stress this holiday season

    This time of year is always so fun and festive! There are presents to buy, parties to attend, special meals to make — all in the name of celebration. It also can be a time of high stress.
    One of the hot topics our clients bring up every December is how to manage their stress levels. So, I thought I would share some tried and true techniques that will help you to coast through the holidays feeling calm, peaceful and healthy:

  • Evergreen Meadows Homeowners Association wants to help district with new fire station

    The Evergreen Meadows Homeowners Association is taking a vote of its members to remove a restriction on a two-acre parcel of land at Highway 73 and Malamute Drive, so Evergreen Fire/Rescue can sell it.
    The land has had a restriction that it must be used for a fire station, but the fire department built one a half-mile north in Marshdale.

  • Evergreen Fire ready to buy property on Highway 73

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue expects to complete the purchase of two parcels of land in early January that will be the eventual new location of Station 1.
    The land includes the former Evergreen Mountain Market parcel and the parcel south of it totaling about an acre on Highway 73 across from the Evergreen Library. D-Rass Deli and a liquor store are in the building.
    Fire Chief Mike Weege said it would be five years before anything would be done with the site. The district is saving money for construction, and Weege hopes to get conceptual designs for the station next year.