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Today's News

  • Elk Meadow Open Space inspires artist Warren

    Ask anyone who lives in Evergreen — or drives through, for that matter — our beloved Elk Meadow Open Space Park can make quite an impression. Arvada-based artist Eldon Warren can attest to this. He was recently commissioned to create an oil painting of the aging barn that sits at the north end of the park. This painting led Warren to create a new series of Elk Meadow paintings, and his series will be on display beginning April 30 at Stoneheart Gallery in Evergreen.

  • ‘Crazy for You’ christens the new StageDoor Theatre

    “Crazy for You” calls itself a “new Gershwin musical comedy,” and that’s what it is: a musical comedy with songs by George and Ira Gershwin that makes everything old seem new again. How fitting that the high school company of StageDoor Theatre in Aspen Park takes the stage for the first time in the organization’s new facility. Never has Gershwin been so new as when opening night takes place on the planks of a new stage with shining new lights.

    Several years in the making, the new theater will open its doors May 7 for the very first time.

  • Horses are the main event in Wright’s CAE exhibit

    A horse is a horse, of course, of course … even when he’s placed smack in the middle of one of Van Gogh’s most famous paintings, or donning the bowler hat made famous in Magritte’s iconic “The Son of Man.” This particular horse is Victoor, the spokeshorse for Harmony HorseWorks in Conifer, and the inspiration for the latest show by artist Barbara Wright, Harmony’s founder.

  • DA warns of rise in automated phone ‘phishing’ schemes

    District Attorney Scott Storey is warning citizens of a telephone scam that has resurfaced in Jefferson County. In the last few days, several people have called the DA’s office to report that they have received disturbing automated phone calls alleging to be from their bank or credit union.

  • Disney medley brings dreams to life

    Whistle a few bars of “When You Wish Upon a Star” in the company of others, and watch what happens. Throughout the rest of the day, you’ll notice people in your vicinity humming a few lines and even belting out a few words. That’s the magic of Disney. For more than 80 years, Disney has created a storybook world of characters and songs that transports us to a magical place … a place where dreams really do come true.

  • Lesson plans: National honor society now at King-Murphy

    Recognizing student achievement at the elementary school level usually takes the form of certificates or an awards ceremony.

    At King-Murphy Elementary School, rewarding student achievement has a new form: membership in the National Elementary Honor Society at the school.

    Forty-three fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders were inducted April 8 into King-Murphy’s School in the Sky chapter. The chapter received its charter from the national organization on Oct. 15, 2009.

  • RMAE eighth-graders saying goodbye to home away from home

    The 39 eighth-graders at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen will have their continuation ceremony on Thursday to mark their departure from the school and entrance into high school.

    That is not unusual for any eighth-grade class.

    What is unusual is that 12 of the 39 students began at Rocky Mountain Academy as kindergartners, and this is the first group of students to attend the school for nine years.

    Those 12 in particular are saying goodbye to their home away from home and their classmates, who are more like siblings.

  • Native flax have come into bloom

    It seems that we have had our one day of spring, and now it is summer. At least I have been working in the garden a bit, and it has been really warm. Fortunately, I didn’t trust the weather, so I didn’t put out the bedding plants I had purchased.

    Instead, I have been carrying them in and out every day so they haven’t gotten too pale and leggy or frozen, so I think tomorrow will be the day when they actually go into the garden.

  • The law of unintended consequences

    In less than two months, mail ballots will start to arrive for the 2010 primary elections, which means it wonít be long at all before the airwaves start to fill with wall-to-wall political advertising. And more than ever, those advertisements will come from groups with vaguely appealing names (ìColoradans for Mom, Home & Apple Pieî) that leave you with absolutely no idea who is behind them.

  • Please answer the call for EPRD survey

    Do you screen your calls before answering the phone? Do you ignore calls if you don’t know the caller? You should make an exception and answer a call from area code 540 if you get one in the next couple of weeks.