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Today's News

  • Local youths slip into roles in ‘Cinderella, Kids!’

    Being a princess is hard work. Just ask Kate Middleton as she is planning the royal wedding for Prince William. There are glass slippers to be fitted, coaches that keep turning into pumpkins, and royal clocks that strike midnight at inopportune times. But a group of Conifer elementary school students is making being a princess look like a breeze. In StageDoor Theatre’s upcoming production of “Cinderella,” audiences (and Kate Middleton) can see how it’s done.

  • African art show comes to Creekside Cellars

    A collection of multimedia artwork from Africa assembled by longtime Evergreen resident and Peace Corps training executive Malcolm Lillywhite is on display at Creekside Cellars winery and restaurant on Main Street in Evergreen.

  • Udall idea could help build unity

    I don’t always see eye to eye with U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, but I’ve never doubted his sincerity. Last week, he floated a simple but potentially revolutionary idea to change the partisan tenor of the annual State of the Union address. Rather than have Republicans and Democrats separated by party affiliation, Udall suggested, why not mix things up and let political adversaries sit next to one another?
    Senator Udall, that’s a terrific idea.

  • Snow, cold, books and snowberries

    Light snows and bitter cold weather have been the trend in January. It is the kind of weather that makes me want to curl up by the fireplace and read. Since this is the kind of weather we have had for over a month, I should be caught up with my reading, but I’m not.

    There are just so many good new books out that I can’t find enough time. However, there are a few books I’ve read or have read about lately that I fell many readers of this column may find interesting.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    A call to action

  • Evergreen man arrested on Internet sex charges

    An Evergreen man has been arrested on suspicion of Internet luring of a minor.
    Ryan Michael Lafferty, 33, was arrested by Jefferson County district attorney investigators Jan. 10 and charged with Internet luring of a child and attempted sexual assault on a child. Lafferty posted $1,500 bond the next day. A preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 11.
    According to the arrest affidavit, Lafferty was arrested after allegedly communicating by Internet with Jefferson County investigators who were posing as a 14-year-old girl from Littleton.

  • Car break-ins prompt wider alert

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office is urging citizens to be alert to criminal activity after evidence of a number of car break-ins and possible garage thefts surfaced over the weekend of Jan. 8-9 in the North Evergreen area.
    Judging by footprints in the snow, it appeared that some 20 homes had been approached by suspects with the intention of entering garages through unlocked doors, according to Dale Wizieck, crime prevention deputy with the Mountain Precinct.

  • Landowner protests proposed route of NEAT trail extension

    A property owner whose land is in the path of the upcoming extension to the NEAT trail system is worried the route is too close to Bergen Parkway and could put pedestrians, especially children, in danger.
    "I'm not worried about giving up a little sliver of land or the aesthetics of it. I'm worried about safety, pure and simple," said Richard Phelps, a retired golf course architect who has had an office in a small brown house at 1522 Bergen Parkway, north of the Blue Quill Angler, since 1986.

  • Tackling Echo Mountain

     IDAHO SPRINGS — Like many native Coloradans, I went through the right of passage and learned to ski at an early age. But then I switched to the dark-side — I became a snowboarder.

    In all my years snowboarding I had always wanted to try the half-pipe and terrain park, but was to nervous that I would wipe out and get seriously hurt or ridiculed beyond belief, or worse — both.

  • Lakepoint Center rezoning request clears one hurdle

    The Lakepoint Center at Evergreen Lake has received the go-ahead from the county planning commission to put an awning over the patio of Willow Creek restaurant, among other things.
    The commission approved the owners' request at a regular meeting Jan. 5 in the consent agenda. The Jeffco commissioners will make the final decision at their Jan. 25 meeting.