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Today's News

  • StageDoor offers portal to TV Land in new play

    What do you get when you combine “Sherlock Holmes,” “Game of Thrones” and half a dozen other television shows with a coach-potato college kid, pop culture references and a stripped-down set reminiscent of MTV’s unplugged series? “T.V. Unplugged,” a new romantic comedy from StageDoor Theatre’s junior company.

  • Young spellers are more than c-o-m-p-e-t-i-t-i-v-e

    Patagonia.

    Not only is it a region in Argentina, it’s also the word that put fifth-grader Paige Gilloth, 11, over the top in the Conifer area elementary schools’ spelling bee at West Jefferson Elementary recently.

    Paige and 14 other fourth- and fifth-graders competed to see who would advance to the state spelling bee on March 11. Elk Creek, Marshdale and West Jeff each sent five students to compete.

  • Top-dog judge: Local to appraise pups at iconic event

    Less than a week after the NFL’s Super Bowl, the “Super Bowl of dog shows” — the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show — will take place in New York City from Thursday through Feb. 16.

    Walking among 3,000 dogs will be Evergreen’s Joyce Vanek, who has been to Westminster as a spectator, an exhibitor, a competitor — and now one of the show’s 30 judges.

    Vanek will judge five breeds in the working-class category: Black Russian terriers, Doberman pinschers, English mastiffs, great Danes and Portuguese water dogs.

  • Military drone found near Elk Meadow

    A hiker near Elk Meadow on Thursday discovered a military drone that had been missing from an Army post in Arizona for nine days.

    No one was injured, although the aircraft sustained damage, including a missing wing.

    Soldiers from Fort Carson, along with deputies from Clear Creek and Jeffco sheriff departments, assisted in security and recovery efforts, a release from Fort Huachuca, where the drone originated, stated.

  • Burn ban in place in Platte Canyon fire district

    A burn ban affecting the entirePlatte Canyon Fire Protection District took effect at 9 a.m. Saturday after warm temperatures and high winds had triggered several brush fires earlier in the week.

    Platte Canyon's burn ban is in effect until further notice.        

  • Platte Canyon teacher ending 30-plus-year career

    Sue Villarreal has spent more than 30 years teaching at Platte Canyon High School in Bailey. In the mid-1980s — less than 10 years after graduating from the high school — the Bailey native returned to teach home economics, known now as consumer and family studies. Back then, the classes revolved around managing a household: balancing a checkbook, meal preparation, parenting, sewing and any number of other tasks involved in family life.

  • Sunday's Lake Plunge canceled due to warm weather

    The Evergreen Lake Plunge set for Sunday has been canceled thanks to last week’s unusually warm weather that has caused safety concerns on the ice.

    The event, in its ninth year, is a fund-raiser for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District's Special Needs Program and Drive Smart. The event is usually held on New Year’s Day, but it was postponed then due to warm weather.

    According to EPRD, the Lake Plunge will not be rescheduled.

  • Intermountain Humane Society seeking a new home

    After many years in its rented space off U.S. 285 and Wandcrest Road in Pine, the Intermountain Humane Society is looking for some permanent roots — that is, a building the organization can call its own.

    The 35-year-old nonprofit is raising money in a $500,000 capital campaign to purchase either land it can build on or an existing facility that can better house its animal shelter and thrift store.

  • Power restored after widespread outage

    Power has been restored to the Evergreen and Conifer areas Saturday after a widespread outage affected more than 6,000 people. Hundreds of others across the state also were affected.

    According to Xcel Energy, the local power outage was first reported at 12:07 p.m. Saturday and was among more than a dozen reported outages, including failures in Longmont, Idaho Springs, Denver and elsewhere.

    As of 1:30 p.m., damage assessment was still under way at numerous locations. 

  • Students’ high-tech projects see how the cookie crumbles at science fair

    Who needs a computer search engine when there’s the Mountain Area Science Fair?

    At this year’s fair on Saturday, attendees could learn about what recipe makes the best chocolate-chip cookie, which water filter works best, whether electricity can be made from lemons, which diaper holds the most water, and whether dogs, cats or humans have the most bacteria in their mouths.