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Today's News

  • Venue Theatre Company expands programs, adds new staff

    Kids interested in acting at the Venue Theatre in Conifer will have more options this fall after the theater company changed the structure of its elementary and middle school programs, and added another high school program.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Churls collide

  • 5-year-old Evergreen girl an inspiration for others fighting cystic fibrosis

    By all outward appearances, Sloan Scott is a typical 5-year-old: Her artwork is displayed on the walls of her playroom, she’s a soccer player, she loves reading books and she loves being outside.

    But on the inside, Sloan battles cystic fibrosis every day, and last week, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation sent a photographer to Evergreen to capture photos of Sloan being a regular kid. The photos will be used on CFF’s website and in promotional materials.

  • Semi rollover accident closes U.S. 285

    A rollover accident involving a tractor-trailer temporarily shut down all northbound lanes of U.S. 285 and one southbound lane Monday night.

  • Vintage-inspired boutique debuts at the Yellow Barn

    One year after it landed a new owner, Conifer’s historic Yellow Barn is now the site of a new business: Magpie Mercantile, a specialty shop offering a little bit of old and a whole lot of new.

    Launched by Jennifer and Paul Palmer, the expansive boutique was “opened by chance,” and is filled with a mix of antique and retro home goods, as well as new vintage-inspired items, candles, and other décor for the indoors and outdoors alike.

  • Hundreds gather in Denver in support of Trump

    DENVER — For many, Fourth of July is a day for spending time with family, honoring those who fought for the United States’ independence and celebrating being an American. For about 100 people, Independence Day this year was a day for celebrating a president who they feel has not only given them a voice, but is also leading the country in the right direction.

  • Campfire an opportunity to teach kids about wildfires, ecosystem

    After their instructor for the evening told the kids that honey is essentially bee vomit, some of the youngsters made audible groans. Meanwhile, others couldn’t help but smile and shout out, “Cool!” and then made pretend-vomiting noises and gestures.

    About a dozen children and their parents attended Jeffco Open Space’s campfire, which was substituted with a gas-powered fire pit because of area fire restrictions, at Lair o’ the Bear on Thursday night.

  • Neville seeking re-election in District 16

    Colorado Sen. Tim Neville (R-Littleton) announced June 28 that he is running for re-election in 2018, in part to maintain Republican control of the state Senate.

  • EPRD board discusses drone use on park property

    In the wake of more people wanting to use drones around Evergreen’s parks, particularly for weddings at the Lake House, the Evergreen Park & Recreation District Board of Directors talked with a local commercial drone operating company about the rules and regulations governing the activity.

    Chris Swathwood and Chris Hanson of Evergreen-based Alpha Pixel presented the topic at the board of directors meeting on June 25 at Wulf Recreation Center, clarifying that the rules that govern hobby flights and commercial flights are very different.

  • Forest Service considering closing access

    Concerns about camping, unleashed dogs and unattended and abandoned campfires have led the U.S. Forest Service to consider closing access to both Maxwell Falls and the Cub Creek Park area, just south of Evergreen.