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Today's News

  • Storm closes Jeffco schools

    The spring snowstorm that launched an assault on the area Tuesday afternoon forced closure of all Jeffco schools on Wednesday.

    More than a foot and a half of snow was reported to have accumulated in Evergreen by 6 a.m. Wednesday, leaving road conditions treacherous. Interstate 70 was closed Tuesday evening from Evergreen Parkway to Floyd Hill, and intermittent closures were still possible on I-70 Wednesday.

    The snow was expected to continue until late Wednesday afternoon.

  • Talent in 'Annie' is not so little

    Maybe far away or maybe real nearby — as nearby as Conifer, in fact — the tale of the infamous Depression-era orphan, Annie, is coming to life at StageDoor Theatre.

    Middle school students from throughout the mountain area are dressed in rags and gathered to portray the Hard Knock Life of the orphans at the Municipal Girls Orphanage.

    Just as the orphans at Ms. Hannigan’s orphanage have pulled together and become a family, so has the junior company at StageDoor.

  • Rock squirrels are rarely sighted in Evergreen

    It was shortly after we moved to Colorado that my late husband and I were birding one morning in Red Rocks Park, and we saw our first rock squirrel.

    Rock squirrels are the biggest of all the many ground-squirrel clan, and despite the fact that they are ground squirrels, they are quite capable of climbing over rocks and boulders and even well into trees as if they thought they were tree squirrels.

  • Some colorful NFL commentary

    The great New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell has an unfailing ability to find interesting things to write about. In his recent collection of essays titled “What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures,” he explains what makes some topics so interesting. “Curiosity about the interior life of other people’s day-to-day work is one of the most fundamental of human impulses,” he writes.

    We are relational beings, and we’re interested in how others live their lives.

  • Opponents of Indian Hills boundary change mobilize

    A decision by the Jeffco school board to have Indian Hills students attend Evergreen schools rather than Conifer schools after leaving Parmalee Elementary School has drawn the ire of the Conifer community.

    About 100 people attended a swiftly arranged meeting at Conifer High on March 16 to hear updated information on the recent boundary change for Indian Hills students. On March 4, the school board voted 4-1 for the boundary change.

  • Conifer High student to protest move at school board meeting

    One Conifer High student isn’t going to let the Jeffco school board’s decision to send Indian Hills students to Evergreen go unchallenged.

    Carolyn Severino lives in Indian Hills and is a sophomore at Conifer High School. More importantly, she understands the particulars of the boundary change: the distance, buildings and capacity issues. What matters most to her is that someone has made a change that affects her friendships, classes and routine — and nobody asked her.

  • 5 park district hopefuls face off at forum

    Five of the eight candidates vying for three elected positions on the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board gave the Curmudgeons of Evergreen a lengthy verbal workout March 18 at the Seniors’ Resource Center.

    With a full house of about 25 group members on hand for the event, Barb Scripps, Kit Darrow, Mark Footer, Pat Callahan and Brett Champine had more than 20 minutes each to tout their qualifications, vent their opinions and answer questions.

    At times, the speechmaking and the questioning got a little heated, but overall, civility prevailed.

  • Cougars come up empty in trip to Coors Field

    DENVER — For the past few years, the Evergreen Cougars have been privileged to play at Coors Field against Castle View High School.

    Unfortunately for the Cougars this year, this positive experience had a little bit of negative sprinkled in, as they dropped their second straight game of the young season 5-2 on March 17.

    Once again the Cougar bats remained silent as they came away with only five hits and got only one hit with runners in scoring position.

  • Drawing the line: Parmalee boundary change rankles many

    A decision to send all Parmalee Elementary students on to middle school and high school in Evergreen has prompted Conifer High students to plan a protest at the school board meeting March 25.

    “We were surprised that the board could make such a drastic change,” said Zach Fuller, who is Conifer High’s senior class president, head of the School Relations Committee and a member of student government.

  • Mountain schools closed today

    All mountain schools in Jefferson County, including all Jeffco schools in Evergreen and Conifer, will be closed Friday because of the snowstorm.

    Check the district website for updates and details.