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Conifer Community Church lights up the night

There’s nothing quite like Christmas lights set to music to start the holiday season. The lights premiere at Conifer Community Church on Nov. 27 did not disappoint. Those in cars and those outside watching the 35-minute light shows were mesmerized by the 146,000 blinking red, blue, green and white lights — a fun time for the entire family.
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Colorado group looking for solutions to vehicle-wildlife collisions
According to most recent roadkill data from CDOT, Highway 74 was 3% of total miles included in the report, yet had 27.7% of elk fatalities overall. The highest concentration of fatalities was the stretch from Hiwan Country Club to Evergreen Lake.

West Jefferson Elementary School students persevere during the pandemic

We are all in this together. That’s the takeaway for third graders at West Jefferson Elementary School who have weathered the COVID-19 pandemic and who have learned that others weathered it, too. The Pandemic Perseverance Project has taught them that everyone pivoted as they needed to, so they could survive and thrive.

A game changer for Evergreen sports teams

The field at Stagecoach Park is open for business — or more accurately, open for play. In less than three months, the field got a makeover, going from hard dirt to beautiful artificial turf thanks to the efforts of many, including the Evergreen Park & Recreation District and the nonprofit Teddy Wetzel Memorial Field Project.

Firing up holiday spirit in Conifer

The kiln at The Nature Link in Conifer was all fired up to help people get into the seasonal spirit with the Holiday Ceramic Ornament Workshop on Nov. 19. 

Pine resident enjoys an unexpected entrance into abstract art

As a child, Elaine Gosnell’s desire to explore the unknown was only further fueled when a teacher told her she was too young to pursue abstract art. Now Gosnell’s abstract art is featured in multiple galleries in Colorado.

Allen Richardson loads wood into a truck bed to move near the splitter.

Evergreen Christian Outreach's lumberjacks are fired up for firewood

Evergreen Christian Outreach's lumberjacks and lumber-jill are giants among volunteers. While not physically as large as the fabled Paul Bunyon, they provide a huge service by splitting innumerable cords of firewood for families in need.
Smoke from the Miner's Candle Fire is visible from Interstate 70 late Sunday afternoon. The fire is about 50% contained as of 5 p.m. Sunday, and firefighters will be monitoring it overnight.

Miner's Candle Fire 50% contained

The blaze, which started around 6:15 a.m. Sunday, has burned approximately 20 acres. Two structures have been completely destroyed, but no injuries have been reported.

Omicron variant detected in Arapahoe County woman

The omicron COVID-19 variant has been detected in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis announced Thursday. “The case was identified in an adult female resident of Arapahoe County who had recently …
The cast of “A Christmas Story.”

Evergreen Players add more adult acting classes, intimate theater

As the Evergreen Players get back to live theater productions, the organization has found community interest in more adult acting classes. “Now we have even more emphasis on adult education,” …
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Look to the sky and catch the ‘Meteor Shower’

Every holiday season there are productions you’re guaranteed to see popping at theaters all over — classics like “A Christmas Carol” and “The Nutcracker.” And there’s absolutely nothing …
From left, Kin Schilling, Trusan Comstock and Francesca Arniotes fill cups with butternut squash soup to start the Seniors4Success Thanksgiving lunch for seniors on Nov. 19. About 35 seniors ate the traditional turkey lunches provided by caterer Castles and Kitchens based in Conifer.

Thanksgiving lunch for Evergreen seniors

CA 1201 Thanksgiving lunch1 From left, Kin Schilling, Trusan Comstock and Francesca Arniotes fill cups with butternut squash soup to start the Seniors4Success Thanksgiving lunch for seniors on Nov. …
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