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Today's News

  • Recall motivated only by politics

    When state Sen. Evie Hudak threw in the towel and resigned her seat in the Colorado Senate rather than wait to see if enough signatures would be gathered to force a recall election against her, some recall proponents suggested she had cheated them out of an election. If their efforts were truly directed at removing her from office, shouldn’t they have been declaring victory?

  • Annual Christmas Bird Count adds children’s event

    Once more, ‘tis the season for the Christmas Bird Count. The CBC is more than 100 years old. It was the custom for sportsmen to go out on Christmas Day to see how many birds they could shoot.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    A father’s love

  • Chorale bringing holiday concert home to Evergreen

    The Evergreen Chorale enriches our lives each holiday season with music and wonder. Last year audiences were treated to performances of Handel’s “Messiah.” This year, the Chorale is changing things up with a holiday performance that’s a little less serious and, one might say, a little more brassy. This year the Chorale has forged a collaboration with Rocky Mountain BrassWorks to present “A Holiday Fantasy,” which opens Dec. 13.

  • 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.