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Today's News

  • Junior mountain-bikers give it their all

    Mountain biking season is in full swing, and with that, the Evergreen Park & Recreation District junior mountain biking program kicked off last week at Elk Meadow and Alderfer/Three Sisters.

    The junior program — for ages 8-12 — has been running for six years. This year, though, EPRD added an advanced mountain biking program for 10- to 16-year-olds who are transitioning between the junior program and a high school team, said recreation supervisor Kendra Lind.

  • Solar panels set to be installed at EFPD station

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District board formally approved last week plans to install hundreds of solar panels on the roof of Station 2, effectively ending a years-long debate over reducing the fire district’s energy consumption through photovoltaic energy and other energy-saving measures.

    In a unanimous vote June 13, board members approved a $350,000 contract with Denver-based solar company BriteStreet Solar Built, the same company responsible for solar projects at the National Western Stock Show Complex and Centura Health’s Castle Rock Adventist Hospital.

  • New math curriculum considered at Fitzsimmons Middle School

    Starting this fall, math teachers at Fitzsimmons Middle School in Bailey will undertake a new curriculum aimed at improving students’ foundational math skills, decreasing learning gaps among students with disabilities and aligning math curriculum at all schools in the Platte Canyon School District.

    Announced at the June 12 Platte Canyon school board meeting, the move is in response to changing educational demands and a teaching staff that FMS principal Ginger Slocum said needs more educational support.

  • Bueno sentenced to probation, jail time in sexual assault case

    Former West Jefferson Middle School teacher Michael Bueno was sentenced June 14 to jail time and probation after being convicted of two Class-4 felonies — contributing to the delinquency of a minor and sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust.

  • New candle, home goods shop debuts at the Yellow Barn

    In a corner of Conifer there’s now a little pocket of Denver — or at least a shop that feels a lot like a city boutique with its handmade candles, locally roasted coffee and a steady stream of indie music on the speakers.

    But Yellow Barn Candles + Homegoods also has a distinctive mountain feel to it: From the natural wood shelving and poured pinecone candles to handcrafted Mexican blankets and the shop’s circular barn logo, the place reflects the community it’s in.

  • Evergreen man details his father’s secret past in new book

    How well do you know your family history?

    This is the question Evergreen resident Richard Mancuso would ask via his first book, “The Good Don,” based on his father who had been a “don”-type figure in Manhattan, N.Y., during the Great Depression.

    Mancuso, who is originally from New York, described how, growing up, he never knew about his father’s previous role as a “don” in the neighborhood, but there was always some suspicion.

  • Inter-Canyon Fire approves participation in cancer program

    The Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District board of directors approved participation in a newly established program that provides financial awards to firefighters diagnosed with one of five types of cancer — brain, skin, digestive, hematological or genitourinary.

  • Indian Hills to debut short movie on town’s history

    Residents of Indian Hills soon will have an opportunity to delve into the history of their community.
    A new 10-minute movie about Indian Hills is scheduled to play before the July 3 community movie in Arrowhead Park. It was a collaborative effort between Katie Linder-Jesse, the new town historian; Alison Vigil, an Indian Hills resident and producer at Root Sports; and more.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Sticking to her story

  • Conifer’s Midway House opened to the public before it becomes part of Jeffco Open Space

    The iconic Midway House has been a familiar site as westbound drivers come around the bend on U.S. 285 and gaze on Aspen Park.

    The home, which has been owned by the Meyer family since 1950, was a lodge for travelers on their way to Bailey in the late-1800s. Now, it will become part of Jeffco Open Space, and the Conifer Historical Society hopes it will be turned into a museum to highlight the area’s rich history and the part the house played in getting miners and tourists into western Colorado.