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  • Chilly weather doesn’t deter Winterfest attendees

    Despite high winds and cold temperatures, attendees at Conifer’s sixth annual Winterfest celebration were undeterred in their snow tubing and snowman-carving efforts on Saturday.

    Armed with hats and gloves, shovels and sunglasses, and laughter galore, folks came from all over to take a literal stab at a dozen large blocks of snow dotting the courtyard of the Aspen Park Village Shopping Center.

    For Team Blizzard, helmed by Harlan Gale, 8, of Pine Junction, the snowman-carving contest was almost a completely new experience.

  • Bizbeat: Blue Quill Angler upgrades building, continues fly-fishing tradition

    Blue Quill Angler in Bergen Park, in business for 30 years, has new energy.

    The store, which specializes in everything fly-fishing, including classes and guided trips, has gone through a transformation with new flooring, a changing room and display cases.

    “We have upgraded 110 percent,” said store manager Cody Scott, an Evergreen native. “But most importantly, we are the same shop with the same crew” of instructors, salespeople and guides.

  • Teacher’s love of literacy will live on

    A former Marshdale Elementary School teacher’s love of literacy will live on in the school’s library.

    On Saturday, the school dedicated a reading loft to Denise Capretta, a beloved teacher who died on Feb. 5, 2017, of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS. Those who spoke at the dedication talked about her passion for teaching children, especially reading. Several staff members read from books that they said embodied her spirit.

  • Memory Café provides community for memory-loss patients

    Glenn Wallace considers himself one of the lucky ones.

    Even after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s 14 years ago, Wallace is still high-functioning. But, he said it’s essential for him and others with Alzheimer’s to talk to one another to find out how their experiences differ.

    “Because it’s the only way to get a full picture of what’s going on,” Wallace said.

  • Jeffco elementary students display creativity at annual art show

    Whether it’s aspen trees, unicorns, swirls of color or self portraits, local elementary school students have an eye for both the real and imaginary.

    Last Friday, they got to share their creative visions with family, friends and fellow artists.

    More than 1,000 students’ artwork is now on display at Red Rocks Community College’s Lakewood campus as part of the Jeffco Schools Foundation Elementary Art Exhibition. Every Jeffco elementary school participated with an average of 12 pieces in the show.

  • Jeffco supports bill for online-only publication of fiscal information

    Jeffco Commissioner Tina Francone told the Colorado State Senate on Feb. 14 that she and her fellow commissioners support a bill that would no longer require counties to publish full financial reports in newspapers.

    Instead, counties would only have to publish a link in the newspaper that would take readers to the corresponding information on the counties’ websites.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Pistol pinched

  • Benefits of working with a personal trainer

    If you are someone who has recently made goals around your health and fitness, it’s important to carefully evaluate how you are going to achieve your goals. One tool you might consider using is a certified personal trainer.

  • Couples marry, renew vows at Red Rocks

    On a warm, sunny Valentine’s Day, dozens gathered at the top of Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre.

    Some wore veils and carried bouquets, while others dressed casually in jeans and a T-shirt. But all ventured to the park for the same reason – to share their love on the day dedicated to it.

    The Red Rocks Mass Wedding and Vow Renewal ceremony is hosted yearly at the park by former radio personality Uncle Nasty, also known as Gregg Stone. Though he is no longer associated with a radio station, Stone has continued the tradition.

  • Inter-Canyon Fire looking to purchase new apparatus

    Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District is looking into possibly purchasing a new tactical tender truck.

    The truck could better navigate mountain roads, thus providing better protection for much of the district — particularly in a wildland fire. If purchased, it would likely be housed at station two on South Deer Creek Road in the midst of the district’s wildland urban interface.