Today's News

  • Lookout Mountain Road to be closed for repaving

    Lookout Mountain Road will be closed from Monday through Friday, May 9-13, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for repaving. The closure will be from east of Golden to the entrance of the Buffalo Bill Museum.
    The road will reopen each day after 5 p.m., but motorists are advised to show caution and pay attention to signs in the construction zone.

  • Nicklow named education coordinator at Center for the Arts

    The Center for the Arts Evergreen has hired Jonathan Nicklow as its coordinator of education and community outreach.
    Nicklow is a recent master of fine arts graduate from the University of Colorado in printmaking; he received his bachelor of fine arts in painting from the Savannah College of Art. He is an exhibiting artist both in printmaking and mixed-media arts with an extensive exhibition record. Nicklow is also a teacher.

  • Chorale to close season with Beethoven’s 9th

    The Evergreen Chorale has taken part in many collaborations over the years — each one bringing a new twist to musical performance. Whether it is an Irish celebration with Colcannon or a Dixieland extravaganza with the Queen City Jazz Band, these partnerships make the musical experience of a Chorale performance even stronger. On May 7 and 8, the Chorale takes the concept of collaboration to a new level, taking on one of the top five choral masterpieces in the world, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.

  • Dore’s lush images create their own visual reality

    Visual images are powerful for many reasons, but perhaps most important is their ability to construct a particular version of reality for the viewer. In his artwork, U.K.-born artist Christian Dore creates a lush reality that allows the viewer to not only look at the world around her, but to truly see and experience the sensations of the natural world. Dore’s artwork will be on display in a solo exhibition at Mirada Fine Art Gallery from May 7-29.

  • Conifer voters reject rec district

    In a huge turnout, Conifer voters on Tuesday rejected another attempt to form an area recreation district, despite promises from supporters that it wouldn’t involve a tax levy in the short term.
    The proposal by Friends of Conifer Parks & Recreation to create a 65,700-acre district and a five-member board to oversee it was defeated 56 percent to 44 percent, with 2,363 voters casting ballots.
    The results, which came at 2:30 a.m. after the turnout had overwhelmed the lone polling place and its three voting stations, showed 1,323 no votes to 1,040 in favor.

  • Let’s leave standardized tests behind

    Jefferson County offers many school alternatives — neighborhood, option, charter and special programs, each with a different focus. Free public education with choice is about the best investment that can be made for a bright future. Unfortunately, the system has been corrupted by big business and a dysfunctional approach that institutionalizes one standard.

  • GOP can’t bear another sideshow

    I’ve never been much of a believer in governmental conspiracy theories. First of all, I’ve not met many people creative enough to think of them. Second, there are few, if any, people who could actually carry one out. Finally, if it could be crafted and carried out, how in the world would you keep it a secret?

  • Teal, gulls plentiful at Evergreen Lake this spring

    There have been many species of birds on Evergreen Lake during April. Despite the cool weather, the ice has remained out and with open water, many birds stop just long enough to rest and feed as they continue to move northward for the summer.

    One day last week, we had a thunderstorm in the early afternoon that started with a loud clap of thunder followed by a heavy rain, then sleet, then wet snow, followed by hail and more thunder and lightning. As weird as that seems, I can only say that is more or less typical of spring weather in the mountains.

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  • Fate, luck not on Evergreen’s side

    LAKEWOOD — Hailey Davey, make no bones about it, thought that Evergreen was the better team. 

    And though the flow of the game, the teams’ records and Green Mountain’s No. 2 ranking in 4A would say otherwise, the Lady Cougars more than held their own on April 28 at Lakewood Memorial Field. But one unfortunate play off one way too many corner kicks allowed the Jeffco League’s top team to escape with a 3-2 double overtime victory.