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Today's News

  • Black Box Theatre to open at StageDoor

    This Friday night, StageDoor Theatre celebrates its first performance in its newly created Black Box Theatre. This type of production is relatively new and is still considered experimental theatre. For StageDoor, it means a dark, separate room from the usual stage that doesn’t demand many props or set changes. The room, with its newly painted blue walls, seats about 45 people and is ideal for intimate staging that truly draws the audience inside.

  • Experiencing the past

    It was a win-win for both Elk Creek Elementary fourth-graders and Pine Grove residents on May 24: Students experienced history firsthand, and residents showed off their town’s mining/railroad past.

    The annual tour is part of the students’ unit on Colorado history, and rather than just looking at pictures in books, kids walk the streets of both Buffalo Creek and Pine Grove, which is six miles south of Pine Junction.

  • Pine post office resumes full-service operations after crash

    The Pine post office has returned to full-service operations after an SUV crashed through the front of the building in late April.

    According to David Rupert, Colorado spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service, the post office, which is located at 187 Mount Evans Blvd. off northbound U.S. 285, resumed operations May 19 after the April 27 crash forced a partial shutdown while repairs took place.

    While the post office has resumed full operations, Rupert said some exterior repairs are still underway, including replacement of a broken window.

  • Glass a ‘change agent’ in education

    By some turns, Jeffco Public Schools’ next superintendent is simply a Kentucky boy from a long line of educators who has an ever-evolving vision of what K-12 education can be.

    By other turns, Jason Glass has been called a “policy guy,” and a “change agent,” and has a habit of leaving his posts ahead of schedule. He’s also outspoken about education trends — penning a regular column for the Vail Daily — and media savvy with frequent posts to Twitter.

  • Foothills teachers looking forward to retirement

    May is a time for change at schools in the foothills, as students graduate or prepare to move into the next grade.

    The same is true for some teachers as they graduate into retirement. Foothills schools are losing 12 teachers and staff members, including two from Wilmot Elementary and three at West Jefferson Middle School. Among them, they brought more than 150 years of experience to area children.

    West Jeff Middle School

  • Trail study results set for June release

    The Evergreen Park & Recreation District has yet to receive the results of the preliminary engineering study on the north trail around Evergreen Lake.

    At the EPRD Board of Directors’ regular meeting May 23 at Buchanan Recreation Center, Executive Director Ellen O’Connor announced that Muller Engineering will present the study’s findings in early June.

  • Residents honor deceased veterans, loved ones on Memorial Day

    Whether it was with paper poppies, red roses, red, white and blue flowers or American flags, Monday was a day to honor deceased family members and friends.

    The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park hosted a Memorial Day Observance service at 9 a.m. before attendees proceeded out to the cemetery, where other visitors joined them throughout the morning and early afternoon.

  • Pro cyclist accused of shooting at Deer Creek Canyon home

    A pro cyclist who lives in Englewood has been accused of recklessly firing a gun earlier this year near homes in the Deer Creek Canyon area, about five miles east of Conifer.

    Daniel H. Summerhill, 28, appeared in Jefferson County court Tuesday morning and was advised of charges against him, which include one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct involving discharge of a firearm and one misdemeanor count of reckless endangerment. He pleaded not guilty.

    A pre-trial conference has been scheduled for July 12.

  • Educating about their passion

    Evergreen Library on Saturday afternoon was not its usual spot for quiet reflection.

    Instead, about 75 Morris dancers brought their English folk dancing to the library to the delight of onlookers. The performance was supposed to take place in the parking lot, but rainy skies didn’t cooperate.

  • SHARE with your wild neighbors

    She was lying in a shallow ditch, very still, when our dogs spotted her. They sniffed her curiously, and before we could react, one dog gave her a quick lick on the nose before we shooed them away.
    I very slowly approached the tiny elk calf, at first concerned about her condition. Was she hurt? Should I call Parks and Wildlife for help? I agonized that she may even be dead. She was so utterly still. Her body lay in a shallow ditch, her head resting quietly on the path.