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Today's News

  • IREA customers experience power outage

    More than 7,500 customers of the Intermountain Rural Electric Association were without power in the early and frigid hours of last Thursday.

    “The outage affected customers from Aspen Park to about Shawnee,” said Josh Liss, spokesman for IREA. “We were able to fix the problem relatively quickly, so we didn’t need to activate loop service.”

  • Online sign-up required to speak at school board meetings

    Parents and community members who wish to speak during the public-comment portion of Jeffco school board meetings now must sign up online.

    The change comes after the board’s Nov. 21 meeting, when newly elected board members Ken Witt, Julie Williams and John Newkirk announced their desire for the board and its meetings to be more accessible to parents.

    It’s the latest in a series of changes, as meeting times have been moved from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and meeting locations have been moved to different high schools to increase community engagement.

  • Humphrey Museum offering holiday goods

    The Humphrey Memorial Park and Museum is offering a variety of holiday breads and jellies made in the kitchen of the historic farm in Evergreen.

    Available breads include pumpkin, gingerbread, cranberry, orange and pecan, apple cider, rum raisin, anise, eggnog, Stollen, Panattone and Challah.

    These 1½ pound breads are special order, made fresh for $4.50 each.

    The jelly list includes Cranberry Merlot, Pomegranate Pinot Noir, Strawberry Merlot, Peach Chardonnay, Pear Pinot Grigio and Blackberry Merlot.

  • Resident protests county approval of private motocross track

    Golden resident Jerolyn Mickels owns vacation rental property on Blue Ridge Road near Genesee, which she says is a significant source of income for her.

    However, since her neighbor Brian Wolniak installed a motocross track on adjoining property, Mickels said, her tenants have been disturbed by the sounds of motorcycles and four-wheelers.

  • Former senator Hart calls for ‘moral authority’ in political leadership

    Although his current focus is on homeland security, former Colorado U.S. senator Gary Hart said he would not talk about that issue while speaking at the United Methodist Church of Evergreen on Saturday morning.

    Instead, Hart paid tribute to Nelson Mandela, the South African leader who died last week; Martin Luther King Jr.; and others who championed the cause of human rights in their countries.

  • Madrigal Faire is baroque, but don’t fix it

    Evergreen High School was transformed into a baroque-era marketplace Saturday, alive with the sights and sounds of the holidays.

    Students dressed in elaborate 19th-century garb wandered through the cafeteria and commons area of the school, some selling roses, as visitors shopped, snacked and listened to vocal and instrumental performances on four stages.

  • A good time with rhyme

    S.T. Coleridge once said that poetry consists of “the best words in the best order.”

    The fourth- and fifth-graders in Donna Sutherland’s gifted-and-talented class at Parmalee Elementary School proved his point Friday during a coffeehouse where they read their own poems to classmates.

    There were no berets or bongo drums a la the 1960s coffeehouses, but there was some finger-snapping as children showed their appreciation for classmates’ work. Definitely no coffee, but the children ate cookies and drank lemonade.

  • ‘Little Women’ offers a big holiday message about family
  • Center/Stage to host holiday performances

    It wouldn’t be the holiday season in Evergreen without enjoying an evening or two with friends and family at Center/Stage. Our hometown performing arts center is alive with holiday shows for all three weekends prior to Christmas, and there’s something for everyone.

  • Words about time and the river

    Dear Sis:

    OHIOPYLE, Pa. — You never shared my need to return to these rivers and creeks and hollows when wounded, this ancient place where water and stone wage their endless battle.

    I come here hoping the universe will once again make sense, yet leave each time with the comforting and appalling certainty that life is merely a series of accidents, and we are their lucky or unlucky victims.