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Today's News

  • When hope lights the night

    Conifer High School doubles as a community gathering place throughout the year, serving as everything from a wildfire-evacuation center to a slash-collection facility.

    On Aug. 23, Conifer High will be a night-long beacon of hope for those fighting cancer and the people who love them.

    The 2013 Relay for Life starts at 6 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Conifer High athletic fields.

  • Evergreen author creates spicy mystery with local setting

    Evergreen author Diane Mott Davidson has concocted “The Whole Enchilada,” her 17th suspense novel, with a spicy twist.

     

    The mystery, set in the town of Aspen Meadow, serves up a cast of characters and intriguing story line, along with tested recipes for readers to try in their kitchens.

    As in her other novels, caterer Goldy Schulz is the central character, around which murder and dire threats swirl in disturbing fashion. Early in the book, Goldy’s friend dies suddenly at a party, apparently from a heart attack.

  • Leadership Evergreen encouraging CodeRED participation

    “Don’t be dead. Use CodeRED” is the message that the 2013 class of Leadership Evergreen is sending out to the community.

    New members of the organization are planning to be at several upcoming events to educate people about emergency notification services available to them.

    The CodeRED program offered though Jefferson County allows the Sheriff’s Office to call residents to warn them of dangers such as wildland fires, tornadoes and other emergencies.

  • Leadership Evergreen encouraging CodeRED participation

    “Don’t be dead. Use CodeRED” is the message that the 2013 class of Leadership Evergreen is sending out to the community.

    New members of the organization are planning to be at several upcoming events to educate people about emergency notification services available to them.

    The CodeRED program offered though Jefferson County allows the Sheriff’s Office to call residents to warn them of dangers such as wildland fires, tornadoes and other emergencies.

  • Helping Native Americans

     Evergreen resident Mariah Roberts is collecting clothing and other goods for impoverished Native Americans in Arizona and South Dakota. She is also hoping that someone will donate a truck to take the items to them — an expense that can be prohibitive, she said.

    Roberts is working through Native American Research and Preservation Inc., a nonprofit corporation that assists people living on reservations. The organization supplements government programs and is involved in efforts to preserve historic Native American culture and historic sites.

  • Annual Bootstraps fund-raiser this Saturday in Evergreen

     

    Bootstraps Inc. is hosting its fourth annual Western Winefest at the El Pinal Rodeo Grounds in Evergreen on Saturday from noon until 5 p.m.

    The event is a major fund-raiser for the nonprofit organization, which offers scholarships to area college students.

    Twenty wineries, including Creekside Cellars of Evergreen and Aspen Park Cellars of Conifer, will offer samples of their wines. Food and other vendors selling wine-related products will also be available.

  • In scandal, teams should also take hit

    After months of conjecture, the shoe finally dropped last week and all but the most notorious of the cheaters from the biogenesis scandal accepted suspensions from Major League Baseball and agreed to sit out the rest of the 2013 regular season. And yet, this resolution leaves me feeling like the integrity of our national pastime is still suspect from at least a couple perspectives.

  • Conservative groups rally in Evergreen

     Freedom from Marxism in American politics was the prevailing theme at a gathering of Tea Party members and other libertarian groups at Evergreen Memorial Park on Sunday afternoon.

     

    During the Colorado Freedom Festival, Republican candidates and conservative activists spoke out against the federal Affordable Care Act, gun control legislation and immigration reform, which they cite as examples of growing socialism in national and state politics.

  • Swallows among last to leave before winter’s chill

    There were two swallows flying around the yard last evening. It was just before dark, and I was pleased to see them for the usual residents of one of my bird boxes, a pair of violet-green swallows, did not return this year, and I have sorely missed them.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    Water nymph nixes official assist