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Today's News

  • Kids theater troupe wins award at national fest

    Performers from the Colorado Children’s Theatre received a major award at a national conference and competition.

    About 20 local youngsters ages 8 to 14 attended the Junior Theater Festival from Jan. 13-15 in Atlanta. More than 6,800 people from across the country attended the conference, and 5,000 of them participated in a performance competition.

  • Wind-whipped wildfire along U.S. 285 contained

    A wildfire that burned 6 acres Wednesday afternoon along U.S. 285 at mile marker 240 near Windy Point was reported contained at 3:15 p.m.

    According to Dan Hatlestad, deputy fire chief with the Inter-Canyon district, the department was notified of the blaze about 1 p.m., and it had burned 3 to 5 acres as of 1:30 p.m. 

    “We don’t know what caused it at this point, but it’s definitely a wind-driven situation,” Hatlestad said. 

  • Becoming restaurateurs

    A chaotic buzz permeated TNT Country Kitchen last Wednesday as fifth- and sixth-graders from Red Rocks Elementary zoomed about the Morrison restaurant.

    Students acted as waiters, bus staff and hostesses for the evening, moving hastily from the kitchen to the dining tables, balancing plates of piping-hot spaghetti, trays of baked goods and glasses of ice water.

  • Local company marketing interactive technology for concussions

    An Evergreen company is offering a chance to use interactive technology to assess concussions, for rehabilitation, and to do performance training.

    Peak Performance, Powered by TRAZER, located in the U.S. Bank building along Evergreen Parkway, has a space where users can interact with a motion-sensing device called TRAZER.

  • Local church hosts women's conference

    More than 120 women attended an interfaith conference at Bergen Park Church last weekend to build fellowship and better live out their callings, organizers said. The event was a local version of the larger “IF: Gathering” based in Austin, Texas, which was streamed around the world.

    Throughout Friday evening and Saturday, the women listened to talks streamed from Austin, discussed them, enjoyed meals and other activities together, and listened to worship music from a local band.

  • Longtime Seniors’ Resource Center head Zabawa retiring

    John Zabawa can recall a time many years ago when he went before Jeffco’s county commissioners to urge preparation for a growing population of seniors.

    “I felt like I was Paul Revere sounding the alarm,” Zabawa said. “The seniors are coming! The seniors are coming!”

  • It was their first rodeo

    In honor of the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo, a local elementary school on Friday hosted its annual “rodeo” as well.

    The rodeo at West Jefferson Elementary in Conifer doesn’t include live animals, but rather creates obstacles or challenges for kindergartners and their fourth- and fifth-grade mentors to compete in. This year, approximately 60 students participated.

  • Head-on collision on U.S. 285 injures at least two

    Two vehicles collided head-on Tuesday evening on U.S. 285 at Kings Valley Road in Conifer.

    According to State Patrol Trooper Nate Reid, the crash occurred at 9:11 p.m. and initially shut down the highway in both directions. Reid said an extrication procedure was under way, and a Flight for Life helicopter was standing by to transport one person to Swedish Medical Center in Englewood; a second person was transported by ambulance.

    Elk Creek Fire responded to the crash and requested mutual aid from the Evergreen and Platte Canyon fire departments.

  • Elk Meadow dog park lovers ‘doggedly determined’ to keep off-leash area open

    A group of local dog lovers and regular patrons of the Elk Meadow off-leash area are busy organizing a movement to save the popular dog park in Evergreen in the wake of news that Jeffco Open Space plans to close it amid myriad public safety and environmental concerns.

  • Lobos tune-up for state

    LAKEWOOD — The road to redemption is sometimes long and arduous as the Conifer boys’ basketball team can attest to. But with its 74-58 victory over host Alameda on Thursday, the Lobos feel fresh and ready for the journey toward the 4A state playoffs.