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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.

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Commerce City police are looking for this man in connection with a Dec. 1 armed robbery of a convenience store.

Commerce City police searching for armed robbery suspect

Clommerce City police are looking for a man who held up a convenience store on East 104th Avenue Dec. 1. He is between 18 and 25 years of age, stands 5 feet 8 inc hes tall and weighs about 170 …
A sign read, "I don't co-parent with the government" during an Aug. 30 protest against mask requirements at the Arapahoe County administration building in Littleton.

Masks not perfect, but do help, says local Colorado health chief

His local public-health department has issued another mask-wearing mandate for two metro-Denver counties with nearly 1.2 million people. Even so, John Douglas doesn't hesitate to admit that masks …
This is a rendering of what the Evergreen Lake North Trail is expected to look like when it is constructed next year.

Evergreen businesses look to mitigate detour impacts

Downtown Evergreen business owners hope they can find creative ways to mitigate road detours while the Evergreen Lake North Trail is rebuilt next year.
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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. …

Bird brain envy

The family of corvids, which includes ravens, crows and magpies, redefines the meaning of “birdbrain.”
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