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Evergreen library remodeling plans move forward: Construction expected to start in August
The Evergreen library will get a facelift starting in August, a project that has been 12 years in the making.
Walking in someone else's shoes: Evergreen school hosts seminar on what it's like to be dyslexic
I have always been an avid reader. My childhood is filled with memories of my nose in a book – historical and science fiction mostly, though I have broadened my reading horizons as I have gotten older.
CCHS' career fair provides students with a host of opportunities
For teens looking for an immediate job or considering their future, the Clear Creek High School career fair was a place to get information and talk to those from different businesses.
Bustang running service from Denver to Estes Park, RMNP
The bus service from Denver’s Union Station to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park will be available for their fourth year this summer. Bustang will resume service on May 27 and …
Conifer High grads talk about the sunshine, rain as they head to new challenges
Conifer High School’s graduation ceremony was filled with sunshine and rain, successes and dreams, gratitude and recognition.
Evergreen High School grads laud successes, opportunities
Evergreen High School’s graduation was all about thankfulness and possibilities.
Clear Creek teachers ask for professional salaries
Clear Creek teachers are imploring the school board to provide them a living wage, so they can afford to continue doing what they love and live in the area where they teach.
Conifer man sentenced to life in prison for murder of Conifer woman
A Conifer man has been found guilty in the murder of his ex-girlfriend and was sentenced to life in prison plus 16.5 years. After a five-day jury trial, the jury deliberated for just …
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Working together to fight wildland fires: Evergreen Fire/Rescue hosts training for six entities

The phrase “It takes a village” is true in firefighting, especially when it comes to attacking wildfires.

Dip your pan into Clear Creek history at Phoenix Gold Mine

If you fancy yourself a modern-day prospector or just want to get in touch with the rich history in Clear Creek County, you could strike gold at the Phoenix Gold Mine in Idaho Springs. 

Money coming to DRCOG to tackle air pollution, environmental justice

The Denver Regional Council of Governments will receive $1 million from the Inflation Reduction Act to cut pollution and build clean energy economies across the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood metropolitan …

Denver Fashion Week returns to city’s runways

Everybody has an outfit or two they love but don’t have the occasion or courage to pull out of the closest. Celebrating style like that — and providing an opportunity to bust out these gems — …

Three suspects in rock-throwing murder face 13 charges

The three 18-year-olds suspected of killing Alexa Bartell during a rock-throwing spree on April 19 were officially charged by the Office of the First Judicial District Attorney on May 3.

'Leave the baby animals alone:' A plea from Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Jefferson County Animal Control officers recently rescued a baby fox from a window, an incident that serves as a reminder to residents about coexisting with local wildlife.

30th annual Courage Walk source of healing, resilience for participants

Every April, hundreds of people gather at the Jefferson County Government Center and walk to the little garden on the south side of the complex. Along the walkway, among the flowers and trees, are the names of those the community has lost to crime.

A dino-mite day to learn about fossils

Dinosaurs spark the imagination of young and old alike.

Unique sports abound in the Denver metro area

Spring is in full swing, bringing many folks around Colorado out of the doldrums of winter with the promise of outdoor recreation.

Exploring Colorado's bike paths

On most Tuesdays and Thursdays and some Saturdays, a team of bikers meets to explore Colorado’s network of trails.

Local suburban bars a place for up-and-coming music talent in Denver metro area

At The Alley in downtown Littleton, you might find a musician who’s so into the music, they’ll get up and dance on the bar.

Why eat weeds?

Where some see weeds, Erica Davis sees ingredients for delicious soups and salads.
Lifestyle and Entertainment
Breaking ground: Center for the Arts Evergreen starts addition to gallery
It was a historic day at Center for the Arts Evergreen when officials broke ground on an addition that has been years in the making.
Leaders, businesses lauded at Conifer chamber awards night
Businesses and volunteers were honored as the Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of six awards.
Column: Paperboy
Editor’s note: “Paperboy” is a selection from Jerry Fabyanic’s forthcoming memoir, “Uphill into the Wind: Seizing the Day and Finding Meaning in the Ordinary.” The work will be in essay and short story format, the topics of which drawn from Jerry’s life experiences. 
Parmalee Elementary's diamond anniversary: The community celebrates its success, small-town atmosphere
The atmosphere at Parmalee Elementary School was a combination birthday party and reunion celebration as the school honored its 60th diamond anniversary.
Two inducted into the Evergreen chamber's Hall of Fame
The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated women’s contributions to the community as it inducted two people into the Mountain Area Women in Business Hall of Fame.
JCOS announces Kittredge Park boundary settlement
Now that a lawsuit over property rights at Kittredge Park has been settled, it’s time to move forward, honor private property lines, be respectful and heal the community, officials told a group at a meeting to announce the next steps.
Arts, Culture, Music

Northglenn celebrates Betty grace Gibson

For the late Betty grace Gibson, being a self-taught artist didn’t mean never taking an art class or workshop. As her daughter, Linda Drumm, recalls, being self-taught meant was taking things she …

A musical reflection of 2022

I don’t know about y’all, but I’m extremely glad this year is over. 2022 may well go down as the most challenging of my life, and since we’re still living through the aftershocks of a global …

Denver doughs: 2 young pastry chefs create out-of-this-world culinary experience

Space dinosaurs. Project 626. Murder by the Campfire.   This is not a list of the internet’s latest conspiracy theories, but rather the creations of Black Box Bakery, a space-themed …

White hot finish in 2023 Jeffco HS Senior Game

LAKEWOOD — A lot of shooting and a little bit of defense helped Team White erase a 17-point halftime deficit March 16 at the Gold Crown Field House.

Evergreen man performs world record feat

If you’re going to set a Guinness World Record, you might as well accomplish the feat not once, but twice.

From shoulder surgery to the baseball diamond

Fort Lupton’s Scotty Sanders can talk about baseball with just about anyone. He can play it, too, from club ball in the summer to high-school ball in the spring. But what may not be visible …

Ralston Valley hockey wins triple-overtime thriller to advance to 5A title game

The usual suspects — Valor Christian, Denver East, Ralston Valley and Regis Jesuit — battled on the ice at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs on March 4 in the Class 5A hockey state semifinals. 

Shongolo, former ACHS athlete, giving back to area

Former Adams City High School athlete Liban Shongolo had a pretty good prep career. In 2017, he played quarterback for the Eagles, threw for more than 1,500 yards and 12 touchdowns. In 2018, Shongolo …

Former CHSAA assistant commissioner Borgmann remembered for Rice Krispy treats, service to others

AURORA -- Callie Kryder said the people who attended a celebration of life service for her late father, former Colorado High School Activities assistant commissioner Bert Borgmann, knew him for …

In it to win it: Evergreen girls swimming attributes success to team's family spirit

Members of Evergreen’s swim and dive team know they are in it together.

Letter: EMD billing dishonestly

Evergreen Metro District is changing its billing cycle for some, if not all, of its customers to get all on the same cycle. But, the way they are doing it is dishonest, even though their lawyers purportedly say that it is OK.

Letter: Jeffco’s new Site-Based Budgeting for schools will negatively impact mountain area schools

Jeffco’s new Site-Based Budgeting for schools will negatively impact mountain area schools We want to bring attention to budgeting changes in Jefferson County Public Schools that are going to …

Letter: The May 2 election is crucial

The special district election on May 2 has both consequences and benefits for our community.

From the Jefferson County Treasurer

Every tax year I receive a few calls from taxpayers asking the County Treasurer to lower or waive their property taxes for various reasons. The County Treasurer’s Office does not have the legal authority to lower property taxes or waive property taxes per state law.

Letter: The issues of wildlife-vehicle collisions

I was extremely pleased to read Allen Best’s “Dismantling the wall to wildlife in Colorado.”
Column: Will nuclear energy arrive on time and at cost?
Oliver Stone has a new movie, “Nuclear Now,” that made its Colorado debut in Boulder on May 1. In it, Stone argues that the grave risks posed by climate change require we embrace nuclear energy.
Column: Mental health is just as important as physical health
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and this annual observance hits close to home for me, as a former single parent resident of Warren Village.
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. 
Column: Momentous verdict, no minds changed
I used to be an avid Fox News watcher and I particularly liked Bill O’Reilly. He was a moderating voice among more extreme voices at the station.
Column: Spring allergies or chronic dry eyes?
Allergens, or allergic conjunctivitis, affects more than 20% of the American population and can irritate the eyes or their surrounding areas. On the other hand, dry eyes affect tear production and the tear film, which keeps the surface of the eye clean to avoid infection and provide nourishment.
Column: Land exchanges serve the wealthy
In 2017, the public lost 1,470 acres of wilderness-quality land at the base of Mount Sopris near Aspen, Colorado. 
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