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Today's News

  • Gushing waters spoil holiday mood

    The Arctic cold front that blew into Evergreen and Conifer on New Year's Eve turned into a windfall for plumbing companies and a minor tragedy for numerous homeowners who experienced flooding caused by frozen and bursting pipes.

    One Conifer resident who was out and about at midnight Dec. 31 said her digital thermometer reported minus-12 degrees. It was so cold that the New Year's Eve party at Conifer Community Park ended about two hours before midnight.

  • Church buys land for building purposes

    Bergen Park Church has filed a request with the Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Department asking for a rezoning of the property it now owns at Highways 65 and 74, west of the church.

    The church has applied to rezone the property to include use as a church, something that was removed in a previous zoning action.

    Bergen Park Church has been trying to acquire the land for years and finally purchased it in November for about $500,000, said Pastor Jim Demolar. "This was the third time, and the timing was right," he said.

  • Teens going hungry to fight famine

     

    Teens going hungry to fight famine

    30-Hour Famine fund-raiser takes place Feb. 25.

    Teens from First Baptist Church of Evergreen will be raising money to fight hunger by going hungry themselves for 30 hours.

    The fast is a way to make participants aware of the deprivation that the world's poorest people face every day.

  • Independent streak

    Thanks to high-speed Internet, Carmen Allgood can produce and host a syndicated radio show airing all over the world from her funky cabin in a ponderosa patch near El Rancho.

    “Indie Music Wave,” also known as “The Colorado Wave,” focuses exclusively on unknown, unsigned, independent bands and artists, a trendy segment of the music industry these days.

    "All these stations are saying you are really a dud if you don't include music by indie artists," Allgood said.

  • NEWS FROM YESTERYEAR: Hopes for a peaceful new year

  • Girl Scouts set to begin annual sales calls

    Soon the Evergreen and Conifer area Girl Scouts will offer a sweet start to the New Year.
    The annual cookie sale begins Jan.7, and the girls are gearing up for their best year ever. The sale will last until March 13, and beginning Friday, Feb. 18, they’ll be a familiar sight selling cookies in front of local grocery stores.
    Troop 3632 in Conifer has 16 girls, and last year they sold 818 boxes of cookies, according to Carri Robinson, troop leader.

  • Chado to volunteer in Ecuador

    Garrett Chado of Evergreen has been selected to participate in a two-week volunteer program in Ecuador, working alongside 20 to 50 other individuals from around the globe. Chado will be working under the direction of an organization called International Student Volunteers.

  • Fiscal hurdles require cooperation

    The year 2011 is here, and with it comes a new slate. What’s past is past, and here’s hoping that our elected leaders both in Denver and Washington will seize the opportunity to put aside election year hostilities and work together for a greater good.

  • Cold weather brings out unusual winter birds

    As the holidays finally came to a close, a brief winter storm left about five inches of snow on the ground around the yard. It also brought bitter cold weather with temperatures way below zero.
    However, this is not surprising since January is usually our coldest month. Winter is here. It is the one month that I would gladly leave this area for someplace warmer.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Not everyone would mind a day off