Today's News

  • Conifer High hosts trick-or-treat street, haunted house

    It might not yet be Halloween, but that didn’t stop the spirits from walking the earth Saturday night — along with werewolves and other monsters, real and mythical animals, ninjas, princesses and Disney characters.

    Conifer High School hosted its annual trick-or-treat street and haunted house for all ages Saturday night, drawing almost 150 visitors. About 30 student members of the Key Club and National Honor Society organized and hosted the event, dressing in costume to get in the spirit.

  • Haunting events are planned for holiday

    Area children have the opportunity to go trick-or-treating and to make older adults feel special at an event at Elk Run Assisted Living in Evergreen.

    Kids can go trick-or-treating at the residents’ apartments from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

    It’s a great opportunity for kids to connect with older adults, according to Clorinda Heyl, Elk Run’s life enhancement director. The Elk Run residents have been talking about the event for weeks.

  • For prosecutors, domestic violence cases pose unique challenges

    EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second installment of a multi-part series exploring the issue of domestic violence in the mountain communities in recognition of National Domestic Violence Month, which takes place annually in October.

  • Mountain Bowls fund-raiser brings community to the table

    Hands reached for the brilliantly colored and intricately designed bowls in wild excitement to find the perfect one. A large number of the 600 hand-painted, ceramic bowls went home with guests at the eighth annual Mountain Bowls Project, a fund-raising event for the Mountain Resource Center.

    On Oct. 18, the fund-raiser brought community members together for lunch and dinner with something special to take home. Each guest chose one of the bowls, which had been donated by the community.

  • Jeffco authorities participate in cross-country operation targeting sex traffickers

    The FBI’s Rocky Mountain Innocence Lost Task Force and local law enforcement partners — including the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office and district attorney — last week targeted sex traffickers who put children up for sale in Colorado and Wyoming, arresting 11 pimps and 32 customers, and recovering nine children.

  • Two EHS students arrested in connection with bullying, hazing

    Two Evergreen High School students were arrested on the afternoon of Oct. 19 in connection with bullying and hazing incidents at the school, the Jeffco Sheriff's Office reported.

    A 16-year-old student was arrested on charges of felony menacing, and a 15-year-old is facing a misdemeanor charge of harassment, according to sheriff's spokeswoman Jenny Fulton. Fulton said the two students were arrested by the school resource officer about 2 p.m. that day. 

  • Foes of school district's bond, mill levy criticize facilities plan, shift of sixth-graders

    In the race up to Election Day, Jeffco Public Schools is facing some detractors regarding its proposed bond issue and mill levy — largely tied to apprehension over the total payback amount for the $535 million bond package; plans to move sixth-graders to middle schools; and a facilities plan that some parents believe was not well thought out.

  • Fun for thought: Parmalee tradition moves indoors

    Coen Kenny’s eyes lit up as his paper airplane launched high into the air and shot across the gym at Parmalee Elementary School.

    “Wow. I like this one best,” he said with a grin, gesturing to the wooden launcher that shot paper airplanes sequentially.

    Kenny was just one of hundreds of Parmalee students who attended the school’s annual Fall Family Fun Night on Oct. 19. Though the event is generally held outside and includes relay races and obstacle courses, it was moved indoors this year to accommodate cooler weather.

  • 8-unit apartment building proposed in Kittredge

    A proposed rezoning to accommodate an eight-unit apartment building on Avenue C in Kittredge elicited concerns from nearby residents at a community meeting last week.

    The Powell family of Morrison is proposing to buy the property at 3402 Avenue C and build a two-story apartment building on an existing foundation; a single-family home; and a multicar garage. The plan would require rezoning to residential the part of the property that is currently zoned commercial.

  • Picnic table event raised $12,000 for local charities

    The world’s longest picnic table is the proverbial gift that keeps on giving. Not only has it placed Evergreen in the Guinness Book of World Records, but the event last month raised $12,000 for four mountain area charities.

    Victor Mills, a representative from the Leadership Evergreen class of 2015, who organized the record-setting event, said the group had a presentation ceremony at Beau Jo’s on Oct. 14 to give $3,000 checks to Evergreen Christian Outreach, LifeBridge, Loaves & Fishes and the Seniors’ Resources Center.