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Today's News

  • Conifer Loves Music heats up a cold night

    The bands might not be very well known, but the familiar intimate stage, theater seating and stories about the musicians’ songs and inspirations are making Conifer Loves Music a local attraction.

    The music series kicked off its second round of shows last weekend at StageDoor Theatre — headlined by Denver/New York City-based band The Winchester Local and Texas rock band Lindby.

    But before either band took the stage, Conifer’s Ben Powell opened the show, performing his music live for the very first time.

  • High lead levels found in water at over 100 schools

    The number of Jeffco schools affected by unsafe levels of lead in drinking water from at least one sink or water fountain has risen to 109.

    According to documents posted to the district’s website, approximately 7,500 samples have been taken from 144 schools since June 3, and more than 500 of those samples showed lead levels above the Environmental Protection Agency’s maximum allowable level, which is 15 parts per billion.

  • RMAE kids sing a Thanksgiving tribute for family, friends

    Attalie Wardell was forthright on Nov. 16 about what the Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen preschoolers were about to do:

    “We’re going to have a show!” the 4-year-old explained.

    Her classmate Cora Gregory added: “We are singing for our families. We are thankful for our moms and dads.”

    And 4-year-old Max Bergner finished the explanation: “We love our families.”

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  • Jeffco ordered to pay family of Jennifer Lobato $2.5 million in jail death suit

    A federal judge awarded the family of Jennifer Lobato $2.5 million to settle a civil rights lawsuit against Jefferson County.

  • Leonard faces sentencing for contempt of court in divorce case

    Republican Tim Leonard may have won his election in state House District 25, but a lingering divorce case with his ex-wife, Monica, has resulted in a contempt-of-court citation against him.

  • Evergreen man found guilty of felony in shooting of bear cubs

    Daniel C. Williams, the man who shot two bear cubs in Evergreen last year, was convicted by a jury last Thursday on charges related to the shooting after a four-day trial and nearly eight hours of deliberations.

    Williams was found guilty of one felony — illegal discharge of a firearm — and two misdemeanors: illegal possession of wildlife and animal cruelty. The jury found him not guilty of two misdemeanor counts of hunting black bears out of season and one misdemeanor count of shooting from a public road.

  • Treatment for offenders a better approach, counselor says

    Editor’s note: This is the final installment in a multi-part series exploring the issue of domestic violence in recognition of National Domestic Violence Month, which was observed in October.

    Consider this: If domestic violence victims can be helped, some perpetrators can be helped as well.

    Rehabilitation of domestic violence offenders is a delicate subject — some believe offenders not only can’t be helped in the long run, but shouldn’t be.

  • West Jeff students honor, thank local veterans

    “Service before self.”

    That message was shared by several members of the military and the community with West Jefferson Middle School during a Veterans Day ceremony Friday morning.

    “We went when we were called, to be part of something bigger than ourselves,” Sgt. 1st Class Peter Benning told the students during an assembly in the gymnasium.

  • Salvation Army begins annual red-kettle campaign

    The Salvation Army in Evergreen and Conifer has started ringing the traditional holiday bells as part of the annual winter fund-raising campaign, marked by the bright red kettles.

    Evergreen volunteers started ringing bells at Safeway on Monday, and will start at King Soopers on Thursday, said Christa Babb, a volunteer coordinator for the Evergreen locations. Walmart and Walgreens will have bell-ringers starting Nov. 25, the Friday after Thanksgiving.