Jeffco Public Schools to require in-school masking for ages 3-11
Jeffco Public Schools students will still be seeing their fair share of masks once they return to classrooms this fall. In fact, up through 12 years of age (around sixth grade), student masks will be …

Elevation Celebration has something for everyone in Conifer

This year’s Elevation Celebration was all about rebirth and rejuvenation. Of course, there were beer tents, bounce houses, food, music and a variety of vendor booths at the street fair along Sutton …

Following her heart

Evergreen veterinarian Lisa Warren is scratching something off her bucket list. She’s retiring from Mountain Vet to Pet after 19 years and moving to Lexington, Kentucky. There, she plans to ride …

EPRD camps teach youngsters tennis basics

Tennis, anyone? Or maybe it should be tennis, everyone, because that’s the philosophy of coach Greg Kyle, who is teaching youngsters at Evergreen Park & Recreation District camps the basics of …

Liking literacy learning

Bergen Meadow Elementary School has been alive with literacy this summer. Forty students in kindergarten through fifth grade are getting additional help with reading through the Jeffco Summer of …

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Fresh Start event offers relief from outstanding warrants

People with active warrants for non-violent, low-level misdemeanor and traffic charges in Gilpin or Jefferson counties will have an opportunity to resolve their case without being arrested. The …
Head Brewer Danny Wilson labels blank cans with Dirty Hippy stickers at Palisade Brewing Company in Palisade, Colo., on July 28. Because of an international shortage of aluminum containers, Palisade Brewing has been unable to purchase printed cans blank cans individually wrapped with labels.

Shortage of cans hobbles Colorado's craft brewers

Talbott's Cider Company used to package its hard cider mimosas in colorful cans purchased for 12 cents each from a Westminster supplier. But a monthslong supply crunch has forced the Palisade cidery …

In Jeffco, Hispanic residents lag far behind whites on vaccinations

In June, Jefferson County reached a pivotal moment in the effort to protect the community from COVID-19 when it surpassed President Biden’s goal of 70% residents receiving at least one shot days by …
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Shirley Coblentz the Calico Cat shows her claws on the catwalk.

The cat’s meow

Envision trying to wrangle a bunch of kitties to walk on a fashion show catwalk — kind of like herding cats. Impossible, right? Leave it to the imagination of the volunteers at the Evergreen …

Fair competitions return with Jeffco 4-H Junior Fair

Jeffco 4-H kids are busy preparing their cows, pigs and goats for Jeffco’s annual county fair. But when they get to the fairgrounds, they may no longer fully recognize the event they know and love. …
Members of the class of 1969, from left, Ron Kelly, Sue Femmer Larsen, Norma Maron Hughes and Jacque Sears Schneider attended the Evergreen High School All-Classes Reunion on July 17.

We are family

Family. When Evergreen High School grads from the 1950s to the 1970s talk about what they remember most about their school experiences, they say it was how their classmates were a family. “It was a …
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