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Today's News

  • Survey, conditions at issue in trial over Wah Keeney development

    The property dispute between a developer who wants to build housing units on 90 small lots on the east end of Wah Keeney Park in Evergreen landed in Jefferson County District Court on Dec. 11 after settlement discussions failed to produce an agreement.

    At the last minute, the trial was assigned to Judge Stephen M. Munsinger, instead of Tamara Russell, who originally was set to preside over the two-day trial.

  • Mountains Taxi gets business rolling

    If you need a ride somewhere in the foothills or to Denver International Airport, a new business here can help out.

     

    Ralph Collins is the self-proclaimed taxi guy at Mountains Taxi, a taxi service that will take people practically anywhere in the foothills. Mountains Taxi is licensed by the Public Utilities Commission to serve a 400-square-mile area bounded loosely from C-470 to Bailey and Conifer to Blackhawk. In addition, the service provides regional transportation to the mountains or DIA.

  • Salon owner ‘walks her talk’ with healthy products, services

    For Sandy Klein, who opened Sandy’s Organic Salon this summer in Marshdale, nothing is more important than living a healthy lifestyle.

    In her personal life, she uses a juicer to extract the fiber from fruits and vegetables for a drink filled with a potent level of nutrients. At her salon, she features natural products for hair care, skin and nails.

    “I believe what you put on your body is just as important as what you put in it,” Klein said. “The skin is the largest organ in the body.”

  • Baroque Folke plan holiday concert

    New talent joins the Baroque Folke for this year's free holiday concert. Ruth Harvey adds the bowed strings of viola da gamba and psaltery to the mix, while Jane Pouw Asprelli, a returning former member, displays musical agility at the harpsichord. This holiday tradition of more than two decades will be renewed Sunday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m. when the Baroque Folke perform at CenterStage/Evergreen.

  • ‘Jersey Boys’ a trip down Memory Turnpike

    “She-eh-eh-eh-ry, bay-ay-by, Sherry, Baby.” The ear-piercing, spine-tingling falsetto of Frankie Valli fills The Buell Theatre, and you’d swear you’re not in Denver anymore. The Tony Award-winning “Jersey Boys” opened on Dec. 11, and it’s transporting audiences not only back in time, but to a completely different world.

  • Evergreen’s newest angel takes flight

    Bells are ringing all over Evergreen! In the 1946 film “It’s a Wonderful Life,” a bell rang every time an angel earned it wings. At the Evergreen Fine Art Gallery, this year’s Evergreen Angel has gotten its wings, and you should hear bells ringing around the world.

  • Rocky times for a Colorado institution

    Recently, the long-rumored demise of the Rocky Mountain News took another step toward reality. Announcing the paper is up for sale, the E.W. Scripps Co. signaled what may be the end an institution that has been part of Colorado for nearly 150 years.

    The news hit me harder than I expected. For all the other sources of information out there — and there are many — I just can’t imagine life without the Rocky. It’s been a part of my day since I learned to read.

  • Christmas Bird Count a gift to Audubon

    Editor’s note: This week we’re reprinting Sylvia’s column from Dec. 14, 1972.

    Next Sunday, Dec. 17, the Evergreen Naturalists will hold their Christmas Bird Count. This annual project is sponsored by the National Audubon Society and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, with bird clubs across the country participating.

  • Jeffco commission OKs $387 million budget

    The Jeffco commissioners have adopted a 2009 budget that is nearly $8 million smaller than the one proposed at the end of November, mainly due to uncertainty about election equipment.

    The commissioners on Dec. 9 approved a budget of $387 million for Jefferson County in 2009, down from the $394.9 million budget that staffers presented at the end of November. Although the commissioners added $6.5 million in spending, they cut $14.4 million that staffers had recommended for new election equipment.

  • Storey seeks 9 percent raise in 2009

    Jefferson County District Attorney Scott Storey is asking for $162,000 in salary in 2009, a pay raise of more than 9 percent.

    Most county workers have been getting raises in the 3 percent range.

    Storey, who was re-elected in November, earned $148,256 in 2008, the second highest for a DA in a five-county comparison that Storey provided the Jefferson County commissioners on Dec. 9. According to Storey, the other four counties' district attorneys are each asking for an average salary increase of 12.7 percent.