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Today's News

  • Voter registration deadline is Monday

    The deadline to register to vote in the 2009 coordinated mail-ballot election in Jefferson County is Monday, Oct. 5.

    Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3.

    This election is being conducted by Jefferson County as an all-mail ballot election. Ballots will automatically be sent to eligible voters between Oct. 13 and 16. 

    Voters registering after Oct. 5 will be registered to vote but will not be eligible to vote in the November election. 

  • Beloved area painter Juli Bermann dies at 96

    Painter Julia C. Bermann, 96, a well-known member of the Evergreen arts community, died Sept. 16 at her daughter’s home in Evergreen.

    Born April 24, 1913, in New York City, Bermann was an artist for most of her life. She attended art school in New York and worked as an illustrator, designer, teacher and painter. Her paintings are in art collections throughout the U.S.

    In a profile in the Canyon Courier, she was asked for her advice to other artists.

  • Mom, daughter will light the night for cancer research

    When the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's annual Light the Night Walk illuminates Denver's Washington Park on Thursday evening, Oct. 1, longtime Evergreen residents Mary and Cassidy Brewer hope to make that gala promenade in the company of neighbors.

    "It would be great if the mountain area had a good representation," says Mary, who's been busy assembling a team since August. "Blood cancers are major killers, right up there with breast and prostate cancer, but they don't seem to get as much attention. I don't think most people know all very much about them."

  • A mouse in the house is worse than two in the yard

    There is definitely a hint of autumn in the air and in other places, too. Yes, the cool dawn air is sweet, clean and sharp from our cold nights.

    The rising sun is welcome and warming, but afternoon showers soon cool things off again. There are signs of fall, also.The first aspen tree in the valley below our house has turned golden and is now beginning to lose its leaves. The grasses are ripening their seed heads, so our hillside is now a warm tawny tan, with splotches of green from weeds and bits of red from wood beauty cinquefoil and wild roses.

  • Agree or disagree, he’s our president

    One of my dad’s favorite stories about me is when he took me to the Big Top to buy a kite when I was 5. We found everything we needed for 97 cents. I handed my dollar to the store clerk and waited for change. When I asked for it, he told me it was for the governor. I said I didn’t want to buy a governor. After my dad and the clerk explained that the governor was going to use my 3 cents for the road to get to the store and the school I would soon attend, I acquiesced and let him keep the change I had anticipated.

  • Overreaching -- an immutable law of politics

    As in physics, politics has a handful of immutable laws. One of these is the Law of Overreaching, which states that the party in power will inevitably overreach.

    Majority parties tend to act as though the entire population shares their core agenda. The problem with this, of course, is that for the most part no majority is possible without the support of a sizable number of voters who aren’t affiliated with either party.

  • West Jeff Middle School students return after evacuation

    Students returned to West Jefferson Middle School at midmorning Wednesday after the school was evacuated when a teacher found a suspicious package in the school. The box turned out to be full of garden tools.

    School district spokeswoman Lynn Setzer said the 583 students at West Jeff were taken to Conifer High School after the package was discovered about 6:30 a.m. The evacuation occurred about 8 a.m.

    Setzer said the Jefferson County sheriff's bomb squad reported to the school and determined the package was not hazardous. Students then were bused back to the school.

  • Kid-friendly concert is a classic

    Do you ever wish that your children could experience up close and personal the wonder of orchestral music? All too frequently, symphonic and chamber works are set in a stuffy, silent, straight-laced setting that isn’t conducive to the often restless and curious nature of children. The Evergreen Chamber Orchestra has changed all of that with its upcoming Children’s Music Hour.

    On Sunday, Sept. 27, 13 members of the esteemed mountain orchestra will open the doors to music for children of all ages in a concert at the Center for the Arts Evergreen.

  • Elk injures woman in Evergreen

    An Evergreen woman suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries in an encounter with an elk about 11 a.m. Sept. 22 on South San Souci Drive, near Dedisse Park and Troutdale Scenic Drive, about a mile from downtown Evergreen.

    A neighbor who talked to the woman’s husband said she was heading back to her car after retrieving a small dog. She didn’t see the elk before it attacked her and knocked her to the ground.

    A herd of about 17 elk was in the woman’s yard at the time, said the neighbor, who did not want to be identified.

  • Mount Evans Highway closes

    The Mount Evans Highway is officially closed for the season.

    The road to the 14,264-foot summit, Colorado 5, is billed as North America's highest paved highway, state officials announced Sept 23. The road was closed after two days of intermittent snow.