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Today's News

  • Flinging the ball around

    Seven, eight, maybe nine balls line the center line. Players, as many as eight to 10 on a side, race up from the baseline, picking up or swatting as many balls back toward their side of the court. 

    Once back, then it’s on. The dodgeballs fly. Lots of them. Not necessarily all at the same time, but enough to pick off the opposition one at a time.

  • Jeffco district proposing to close several schools over next two years

    Jeffco Public Schools is proposing a plan that will close several schools throughout the district over the next two years as part of its efforts to find $20 million to $25 million for employee compensation in the district budget.

    According to Superintendent Dan McMinimee, the proposal will be presented at the school board meeting on Thursday and is part of a wider plan that proposes cuts across the entire school system.

  • StageDoor delivers mystery, folly with ‘Something’s Afoot'

    StageDoor Theatre is gearing up for a three-week run of the musical “Something’s Afoot,” a spoof of mystery writer Agatha Christie’s works, including the style in which the play’s lead character pursues and ultimately solves each crime.

    The play, which opened on Broadway in May 1976 after four years touring from Atlanta to Los Angeles and garnering rousing accolades along he way, has been presented in several different languages all over the world.

  • ‘High School Musical’ attracts huge cast at middle school

    Evergreen Middle School musical director Montana Brown prides herself on picking shows that will appeal to middle-schoolers to entice them to get involved in the theater program.

    So this year, rather than something like “Peter Pan,” which she considered, she went with Disney’s “High School Musical.” She hoped the basketball portion of the show would attract boys.

  • Rocky Mountain Academy OKs budget for rest of school year

    The school board at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen approved a budget to finish the current school year, discussed a timeline for next year’s budget, and began looking at hiring a new executive director.

    The approved budget for $3.5 million for the 2016-17 year will mean the school must pull $304,000 from its reserve funds to balance it. The school board cut $532,000 from budget in the last few months by laying off two preschool teachers and seven teachers in the K-8 school, and by making cuts to the supplies and purchased-services budget.

  • Golden home invasion, stabbing from May ’16 yields four guilty pleas

    Three men and one woman charged in the Golden home invasion, robbery and stabbing last May have all entered guilty pleas for their roles in the alleged attack, according to a news release from the Jeffco DA's office.

  • Coroner identifies victims of fatal crash into Bear Creek

    Officials have identified the two people who died when their vehicle ran off Highway 74 and plunged into Bear Creek on Tuesday night.

    The Jeffco coroner's office confirmed that Corry Danks, 26, of Conifer and Kira Blaugher-Wyszomirski, 20, of Evergreen died when the car went off Highway 74 just west of Kittredge.

    Trooper Josh Lewis of the State Patrol said investigators estimated the crash happened about 9 p.m. Tuesday. The patrol and Evergreen Fire/Rescue received a report of a car in the creek about 8 a.m. Wednesday.

  • Mountain Foothills Rotary kicks off 11th Ice Melt Contest

    For the past 10 years, mountain area residents and their out-of-town friends and family have placed their bets on Mother Nature — specifically, how long will it take for the ice on Evergreen Lake to melt enough that a 20-pound barrel will fall in the water.

    This year will be no exception, as the Mountain Foothills Rotary Club placed the newly painted bright yellow barrel on the ice at the lake Jan. 11 to kick off the annual Evergreen Ice Melt Contest.

  • Dems, independents discuss need to promote causes in next 4 years

    Some Conifer area residents are “lacing up their boots” and brainstorming on how best to participate in politics at the local, state and federal levels as a new president prepares to move into the White House.

    More than 60 people gathered at the Aspen Park Community Center on Friday night to learn more about a group currently called itself Organizing for Action-Conifer, which is a local branch of a nationwide movement.

  • Players form bonds at basketball showcase

    The basketball players in the Wulf Rec Center gym formed two lines — players in one would do a lay-up; those in the other would rebound and pass the ball off, starting the pattern again. The youngsters switched sides with each turn, gently passing the ball to their teammates.

    Whatever the differences between them — in age, experience, height or ability — they were all kids, having fun playing basketball.