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Today's News

  • Lighting up the holidays: Conifer Community Church brightens up the night with 120,000 Christmas lights

    The Christmas lights are once again dancing at Conifer Community Church.

    Saturday night was the premiere of the extravaganza of 120,000 lights on the church property on Havekost Road in Conifer. About 200 adults and children came to witness the holiday light show set to music.

  • North Lake Trail at Evergreen Lake reopens

    The Evergreen Lake North Trail has been reopened for public use.

    The north trail has been closed since April 2016 between Upper Bear Creek Road and the Evergreen Dam because of drainage and stability issues along the trail and Highway 74.

    The reopening on Thursday preceded the annual Evergreen Holiday Walk and allowed attendees to park at the Lake House and walk to the downtown area on the trail, rather than along the highway. This had been a repeated problem while the trail was closed.

    Final maintenance work

  • Proposed Jeffco arts magnet school gets pushback from school board

    A proposal for a dedicated arts school in Jefferson County received significant pushback from the Jeffco school board earlier this month after board members felt it not only lacked enough community input, but would also be an irresponsible use of current resources.

  • Communication, a sense of humor help people get through the holidays

    With the holiday season in full swing, visions of sugarplums may be dancing in your head.

    But the holidays also bring on stress — and for some people, lots of it. Some holiday stress can be managed, but there is help available for problems both large and small from mediator Arden Hauer.

  • Preliminary hearings in attempted murder case continued until January

    The preliminary hearings for two men arrested in connection with the beating and imprisonment of a 21-year old man in Conifer in September have been continued to Jan. 10 after new charges were filed earlier this month.

    Wynn Ray Sichting, 59, of Conifer, is accused of trying to kill his nephew, Adonis Cherokee Gomez, on Sept. 11 after Gomez attempted to retrieve some belongings he’d left behind after moving out of Sichting’s home in the 27000 block of Parsons Road a week prior.

  • Ex-undersheriff enters ‘18 ParkCo sheriff race

    A year and a half after his resignation as Park County undersheriff, Monte Gore has entered the 2018 race for Park County sheriff.

    Formally announced at a press conference at the Park County courthouse last month, Gore’s decision to run stems from a desire to restore public trust in an office he says isn’t acting in the best interests of its staff or its community.

  • Long-time Evergreen businesses celebrate major anniversaries

    Businesses and owners in downtown Evergreen have come and gone over the years, but several long-time establishments are celebrating important anniversaries this fall.

    Lee’s Barber Shop celebrated its 50th anniversary in October.

    This month, both Evergreen Gallery and Silver Arrow are celebrating 30 years on Main Street, and Pam and Jeff Gilbert are celebrating 30 years as owners of The Holly Berry.

    Lee’s Barber Shop

  • Education briefs

    Outgoing Platte Canyon board member inducted into HOF
    Outgoing Platte Canyon school board member Susan Carpenter was inducted into the Platte Canyon High School Hall of Fame on Nov. 13 after nearly 40 years of service to the school district.

  • Farolito lighting, pinecone ceremony welcomes new holiday season

    With a fiery sunset blazing in the sky, dozens of farolitos flickered on, shining a light on the adobe walls of The Fort in Morrison and marking the beginning of another holiday season.

    Held annually on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, the farolito lighting and pinecone ceremony serves as a kickoff to holiday festivities. The lights will illuminate The Fort throughout the holiday season.

    “It’s an evening to celebrate and usher in the holiday season,” Brooke Traylor, director of the Tesoro Cultural Center, said.

  • Jeffco library executive director announces plans to retire

    Jeffco Public Library’s executive director has announced plans to retire in summer 2018.

    Pam Nissler, who has been with JCPL since 2009 and was named executive director in 2012, spoke of her plans to retire next August at the Nov. 16 Library Board of Trustees meeting.

    “I will stay engaged until I leave,” Nissler said on Nov. 21. “It was a hard decision to leave. It’s a wonderful job; I’ve enjoyed it a great deal. It’s the right time and the right thing to do.”