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Today's News

  • Miscues, Meeker’s air attack thwart Huskies

    BAILEY — There was no sugar-coating it. It was painful, even if Platte Canyon may have had no business being as close as it was.

    That’s because the ninth-seeded Huskies, the home underdogs playing host to top-seeded Meeker in the quarterfinals of the 1A state football playoffs on Nov. 12, were actually in the game.

  • Colorado politics remain deep purple

    In the wake of last week’s earth-shattering national election with implications that will likely take years to completely understand, Colorado’s reputation as one of the nation’s most purple states was reinforced.

  • Holiday Walk 2016 set for downtown Evergreen

    Even if the weather outside is frightful, mountain area residents will enjoy the 25th annual Holiday Walk on Friday, Dec. 2, in downtown Evergreen all the same. Only this year, there will be a few minor changes in the program.

    According to event planner Tricia Wales, the tree-lighting will not be held at the Evergreen Lake House, as in years past. Because the north section of the Lake Trail remains closed, the community Christmas tree will be located in the downtown parking lot instead.

  • RMAE plans layoffs to address budget shortfall

    The school board for Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen last Thursday night voted to implement a three-pronged approach to begin balancing its budget: laying off staff and cutting both expenses and purchased services.

  • King-Murphy kids offer thanks

    Friday was a big day for the fourth-graders at King-Murphy Elementary.

    They hosted a Veterans Day celebration for the school, and that included welcoming about a dozen veterans to a coffee-and-doughnut reception before the school-wide assembly.

    The students, some dressed in suits and party dresses, were well-prepared to engage the veterans in conversation between young and old.

    Questions about the vets’ service included: How was the food? What was your job? What was your favorite memory? Do you still keep in touch with people you served with?

  • Ghostly holiday treat keeps kids on their toes

    West Jefferson Elementary students were given a special holiday treat on Friday: They attended the performance of a new Christmas play in ballet form.

    Peak Academy of Dance, which is a five-minute walk from the school, performed “A Christmas Eve Ghost Story” for the students.

    The story is written by Danielle Heller, owner of the dance studio, and is being published this year. In a strange twist, she wrote the book to fulfill her need for a new show that dancers at the studio could perform for the holidays.

  • Cattails and muskrats and long winter evenings

    (Reprinted from Nov. 23, 2007)

    The cattails are withered and brown, and ice has formed in the shallows. Evergreen Lake is about ready for its long winter sleep. Soon ice will cover the lake, snow will fall and the black-and-white world will appear rather desolate and lifeless. However, there will be more life there than most people realize.

  • Platte Canyon school board president resigns

    Less than a week after voters rejected ballot measures to recall two Platte Canyon school board members, board President Chet Lawrence has resigned his position and will serve out the remainder of his term as a general board member.

    At the school board's monthly meeting Monday, Lawrence said a desire to focus his time elsewhere motivated his decision to resign.

  • U.S. 285 reopens after grass fire extinguished

    A downed electrical line caused a small grass fire at U.S. 285 and Jubilee Trail in Pine Junction that shut down U.S. 285 to traffic early Monday morning.

    According to Josh Liss, spokesman for the Intermountain Rural Electric Association, high winds brought the line down across the highway and sparked a 10-by-10-foot fire about 7:32 a.m.

    The Elk Creek Fire Department responded quickly, extinguishing the flames within an hour. U.S. 285 reopened in both directions about 8:30 a.m.

  • ‘Beauty and the Beast’ opens Venue Theatre’s fourth season

    Last Friday, Conifer’s Venue Theatre Company kicked off its fourth season with a stage adaptation of the 25-year old Disney film “Beauty and the Beast.”

    Directed by Nelson Conway, the three-hour musical sees nearly 30 students from five area high schools share the story of how Prince Adam — transformed into the animalistic Beast by an enchantress after refusing her shelter — captured the heart of bookish but kind Belle.