20 years of chili, honoring firefighters
Who knew that the musings of an Evergreen man waiting for a friend to arrive at the Morrison Inn 20 years ago would evolve into the iconic Big Chili? The man, Bob Potrykus, paged through a Canyon …

Creating an art scene

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then there was plenty to behold as art lovers went from artist home to artist home during last weekend's Open Door Studios. Thirty-two artists from El Rancho …

Bring your own chainsaw

The cacophony of chainsaws, splitters and axes rang through the morning as members of the Conifer community split wood for those in need. At Conifer Community Church’s annual Split & Steak on …

Evergreen's Wild West Fest treats attendees to music, food and a mechanical bull

People came to Wild West Fest on Saturday for a variety of reasons. They wanted to know about host Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice. In the past, they took advantage of counseling and …

A day of family festivities in Kittredge

People of all ages stepped into hula hoops and began to circle their hips, hoping to make the ring stay above the ground. On Sept. 18, Kittredge Civic Association hosted its annual CanyonFest in …

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Eric Martinez took over ownership of Java Groove in downtown Evergreen in July.

Eateries, gift shops and a compost milestone

The new owner of Java Groove in downtown Evergreen wants to give back to the community all that he has received and more. Eric Martinez, who recently moved here, bought the coffee shop and eatery, …
Jeffco Schools Superintendent, Tracy Dorland, Board of Education President, Susan Harmon, Waren Tech Principal, Heather Keeton and others cut the ribbon at the opening celebration for the new Warren Tech South campus.

Ribbon Cutting for Warren Tech South

A cool, blustery, morning didn’t lessen the enthusiasm of students, staff and District officials who attended the ribbon cutting celebration for the new Warren Tech South Campus Sept. 24. Warren …
A design of how the Alderfer/3 Sisters west parking lot is expected to be reconfigured next year.

Parking on Buffalo Park Road still a concern

Residents along Buffalo Park Road would prefer that additional parking planned at Alderfer/3 Sisters Open Space Park be large enough to accommodate all vehicles rather than continuing to allow …
Elk Run residents Janice Swenson and Rex Frye enjoy a dance during the center's homecoming event last week.

Celebrating homecoming Elk Run style

The seniors — at Elk Run Assisted Living — danced the afternoon away on Sept. 23, dressed in their finest with corsages and boutonnieres at their homecoming dance. A group of residents stood in …
Apple Annie pours samples of the cider from the cider press.

How do you like them apples?

With the hard cider flowing, the bounce house full of kids and all hands on deck at the cider press, Morrison's annual Ciderfest was in full swing on Sept. 25. It turns out that 2021 is the perfect …
Marcus Turner, the director of communications and audience services at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, left, and Emily Grace King, exhibition manager for the Arvada Center, stand Sept. 16 near a sculpture by Scottie Burgess titled “Ties Forward.”

Local arts offer path to 'shared experience'

Seemingly ever-rising levels of political polarization — particularly amid issues of the coronavirus pandemic — may be wearing on Coloradans, but one place where all of that can melt away is at …
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