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Today's News

  • Magical ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ to energize Venue

    Take a trip back to the 1950s in Sweet Apple, Ohio, to see singing sensation Conrad Birdie serenade and kiss Kim MacAfee on the “Ed Sullivan Show.”

    It all happens in “Bye, Bye Birdie” being performed by the Senior Company at Venue Theatre in Conifer.

    The show is fun, energetic with great songs, according to director Amy Fletcher.

  • Development projects ongoing in mountain area

    With several continuing development projects in various stages around the mountain area, Heather Gutherless, a case manager with Jeffco Planning & Zoning, provided updates on some active or proposed projects.

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  • Artists challenge themselves to ‘paint in the round’ at annual Art of the Egg fundraiser for EDBA

    It’s amazing what can be done with an egg.

    This is not about omelettes or eggs Benedict or anything like that. Instead, it’s about acorn chalets, dogs, egg-vocados, and colorful aspen trees and birds — all made out of ceramic eggs by professional artists as part of the 11th annual Art of the Egg fundraiser for the Evergreen Downtown Business Association.

    “I swear the eggs are getting better and better,” said Karen Belmont, owner of Go Paint! who organizes the event. “I appreciate (the artists’) hard work.”

  • Eleven recognized by Kiwanis as Teachers of the Year

    Eleven area teachers were recognized on Thursday as the Teacher of the Year at their schools — an honor bestowed by Blue Spruce Kiwanis.

    While they were lauded for their work in classrooms, Wilmot Elementary principal summarized the awards presentation: “Every person has been recognized for being more than a professional educator. They are good people in all aspects of what we consider good.”

    He talked about how they were good colleagues, parents and friends — just adding to their success in their classrooms.

  • Young Writers Conference an opportunity for kids to share creative works

    As fun as it is for writers to dream up things in their imaginations, they know that their creations will only come alive once they’ve been shared with others through the written word.

    Thus, last Thursday, students from across the mountain area gathered to impart their creative works on one another.

    By the end of the night, each youngster’s short story or illustrated book had a golden “published” sticker on its cover denoting its contents had been shared and celebrated.

  • Evergreen Newspapers honored by CPA, Top of the Rockies

    Evergreen Newspapers recently won 61 awards — 47 from the Colorado Press Association, including sweepstakes honors for photography and design for the Canyon Courier and Clear Creek Courant, and 14 more from the Society of Professional Journalists’ Top of the Rockies contest.

    The Colorado Press Association awards banquet was held April 14 at The Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs. The Top of the Rockies awards ceremony was Friday night at the Denver Press Club.

  • Annual Courage Walk an opportunity for crime victims to join together

    Despite moving out of state, Tiffany Segura and her family return to Colorado every year for the Jefferson County Courage Walk.

    For Segura, the annual walk is a means of healing and way to remember her 2-year-old son, Donny Ro’Mello Romero, who was murdered in Lakewood in 2015. Last Saturday, she and a large group of family and friends made the short trek around the Jefferson County courthouse to the on-site courage garden, carrying flowers and a large banner honoring Donny.

  • Jeffco teacher walkouts lead to school closures April 26

    Hundreds of teachers in Jefferson County, as well thousands of others across Colorado, are expected to participate in statewide walkouts late next week to demand better compensation and increased school funding from state legislators.

    According to Scott Kwasny, spokesman for the Jeffco Education Association, hundreds of Jeffco teachers are planning to participate in “day of action” activities at the state Capitol April 26 in tandem with a statewide call for action by the Colorado Education Association the following day.

  • Dog park proponents hope process speeds up

    Evergreen area residents trying to find a new location for a permanent off-leash dog park are frustrated that it’s taking so long to find space, and they want the county to establish an interim space in the meantime.

    After Jeffco Open Space closed the Elk Meadow Dog Off-leash Area last spring, the Friends worked with JCOS, Evergreen Park & Recreation District and Evergreen Metropolitan District to identify sites for a new dog park and develop an innovative design that would mitigate many of the problems seen at Elk Meadow.

  • Conifer marathoner’s new book recounts Boston bombing experience

    Five years ago, Conifer’s Greg Kalkwarf crossed the finish line at the Boston Marathon shortly before the bombing.

    Fortunately, his family wasn’t in the area.

    “If we hadn’t had VIP passes, this little guy” — he said, pointing to his now 8-year-old son Bryce — “would’ve been right next to the bomb.”