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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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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.

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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. 

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Evergreen Christian Outreach's lumberjacks are fired up for firewood

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Smoke from the Miner's Candle Fire is visible from Interstate 70 late Sunday afternoon. The fire is about 50% contained as of 5 p.m. Sunday, and firefighters will be monitoring it overnight.

Miners Candle Fire 100% contained

The fire, which started as a structure fire near Miners Candle Road and destroyed two homes, burned an estimated 15 acres. Cause of the initial structure fire is still under investigation.
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Hudson Gardens lights up for the holiday season with “A Hudson Christmas.” The Littleton attraction is hosting the festive annual event through December.

‘A Hudson Christmas’ has roots in past

As I enjoy the thousands of lights at Hudson Gardens this season, I recall a long-ago conversation with my good friend Evelyn Hudson. She told me she had been in the Littleton city planning office (a …
The Smithtonian Handbell Ensemble will perform on Dec. 11 at Bemis Library in Littleton.
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Littleton's Bemis Library is venue for handbell concert

Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St. in Littleton, will host the Smithtonian Handbell Ensemble at 1 p.m. and again at 3 p.m. on Dec. 11. Free, but pre-registration is required. 303- 795-3961. In other …
Even dogs got in on the holiday spirit at the annual Christmas in Conifer parade.

A festival for all ages in Conifer

Despite Saturday's warm weather, Christmas in Conifer was no less festive. The 38th annual Conifer Christmas parade down Sutton Road in Aspen Park featured everything a small-town parade should, plus the day was filled with musical entertainment, bounce houses for the kids, beverage tents and a horse-drawn trolley to get everyone from one end of the festival to the other.
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