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Trail planned through Meyer Ranch property

The Conifer Area Council and Jeffco Open Space want to preserve a piece of Conifer history. The two organizations are working to create a trail that will go through the Meyer Ranch house property …
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Evergreen Fire/Rescue briefs
EFR looking for more office space Evergreen Fire/Rescue is looking for more office space for both its paid staff and volunteers. As the department grows its paid staff, especially in community …

Wildfire preparedness a top priority for sheriff candidates

The two candidates wanting to be the next Jefferson County sheriff — and its countywide fire marshal — agree that preparing for wildfire is important, especially in the Evergreen and Conifer area.

Bears are foraging for food before hibernation

With September comes the fall colors, pumpkin spice — and bears foraging for food before hibernating.

Evergreen's Church of the Hills welcomes new pastor

For new Church of the Hills pastor Richard Aylor, Evergreen is the perfect place to be.

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Sheriff's calls

Sheriff’s Calls is intended as a humorous take on some of the incident call records of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office for the mountain communities. Names and identifying details have been changed. All individuals are innocent until proven guilty. 
Colorado Community Media has selected Michael de Yoanna as its new editor-in-chief.

Colorado Community Media taps de Yoanna as new editor-in-chief

Colorado Community Media announced today that it has named Michael de Yoanna as its new editor-in-chief.  
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Acosta, Brighton police commander, dies

Former Brighton Police Department Cmdr. Frank Acosta passed away of natural causes, the city announced Sept. 23. Acosta joined the police department in February 2000. Before that, he was a state …
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People take a ride in a photo from The Patch, a farm in Elbert County that puts on fall festivities. The farm sits near the Town of Elizabeth.

Fall festivals abound in metro Denver counties for 2022

Dustin Smith and his wife grew up spending time at their grandparents’ farms, but many years later, Smith’s kids weren’t getting that same experience. So the Smiths opened The Patch, a farm in Elbert County that puts on fall festivities.
A buck rests in the grass in Morrison in November 2021.

September Wildlife Photo Page: Deer

In honor of Colorado Parks & Wildlife’s 125th anniversary this year, the Clear Creek Courant and the Canyon Courier will have a monthly photo page celebrating the state’s amazing wildlife and parks. Each page will celebrate a different local animal or group of animals, including fun facts provided by CPW. For September, the mountain newspapers are celebrating deer.
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Open the door to Denver’s spaces

For many of us, we don’t exactly know what makes a piece of architecture or interior design appealing. There’s just something about it we respond to. Fortunately, there are organizations like the …
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