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Today's News

  • If it is broke, then by all means, please fix it

    By Jim Rohrer

  • Really: This is a critical election

    Every four years we hear it, but this time it just might be true: This could be the most important election in a generation.

  • Kingfishers make their home along area streams

    Driving along the canyon road between Evergreen and Morrison the other day, it was a pleasure to see a belted kingfisher rattling his way along Bear Creek. They are such predictable birds. You can almost always find a kingfisher in the same places you have seen them before.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    Full house beats flush

  • Attendees flip over Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast

    The pancakes were flipping, the sausages were warming and the coffee was hot on Saturday as members of the Evergreen Kiwanis served up breakfast, fund-raising and friendship at the Evergreen High School cafeteria.

    Two dozen club members gathered in the wee hours to prepare the meals, set out silent auction items, and prepare raffle and other prizes. Proceeds from the event plus sponsorships from area businesses were expected to net the Kiwanis Foundation more than $13,000. The money is given to two dozen local nonprofits and schools.

  • Would-be artists needed to paint bowls for MRC’s annual fund-raiser

    You don’t have to be a Monet or a Degas to have fun splashing some paint on ceramics.

    That’s what Karen Verdier tells the timid-hearted when she’s encouraging them to decorate bowls for the Mountain Resource Center’s Empty Bowls fund-raiser.

    “Can you pick up a paintbrush? You can paint it one monochromatic color,” said Verdier, who is the center’s health services director. 

    The MRC is hosting its fourth annual fund-raiser on Nov. 7 in Conifer for lunch or dinner, and Nov. 8 in Evergreen for lunch.

  • Ballots arriving in the mail this week

    There are multiple ways to vote in the Nov. 6 general election. In addition to Election Day precinct polling places, there will be mail-in voting and early voting.

    Early voting is available from Oct. 22 to Nov. 2 in the Department of Motor Vehicle locations and Jeffco public libraries listed below.

    To register to vote, visit one of the DMV voter service centers listed below. Or, to register online, visit www.GoVoteColorado.

  • ‘Laramie Project’ confronts hate, intolerance

  • High Country Treasures moves to new location

    High Country Treasures has joined the Evergreen Design Center on Meadow Drive.

    The shop, in the space where Rocky Mountain Log Furniture used to be, has a trove of high-end antiques and vintage and designer items.

    Owners Deb and Jake Robinson moved the store from Conifer to be in the Design Center to complete the ensemble of home décor businesses. In the center, you’ll find furniture, carpets, wall décor, gardening accessories and floral arrangements.

  • Halloween event offers non-scary adventure for all

    The annual Halloween Tales and Trails event is happening again this Saturday, Oct. 20, at Lookout Mountain Nature Center in Golden.

    The popular program offers afternoon and evening sessions featuring non-spooky, family fun for all ages. 

    Evergreen resident Lena Beauchamp will be one of the volunteer guides taking people on hikes through the forest, where they can catch glimpses of costumed animal characters and perhaps wildlife as well. The guided hikes will be offered every 10 minutes during the event.