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Turning trees into mulch in Evergreen

Recycling Christmas trees and Styrofoam is a labor of love for the Evergreen Sustainability Alliance. The organization, formerly known as Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability + You, has been …
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Jefferson County has applied to implement a 5 Star variance program for restaurants
Jefferson County is awaiting word from the state about whether it will allow the county to offer a program that would pave the way for restaurants to reopen their dining rooms even as the county …

Jeffco Girl Scout troops ready to adapt cookie sales to pandemic year

Each year, Girl Scout troops place an initial order for cookie boxes to have on hand to start their annual selling frenzy. This time around, Golden's troops took the unusual step of placing initial …

Jeffco Schools bond projects progressing

On Jan. 7, 2021, the Jeffco Board of Education held their first meeting of the new year. Up first on the agenda was a fourth quarter 2020 update on the 2018 Bond and Capital Improvement Projects …

JCPH says it will soon be able to give out more vaccine, but acknowledges challenges of process

A Jefferson County Public Health official said the county's COVID-19 vaccine providers will soon be able to give residents their first vaccine dose at a faster rate than they have so far. That change …

Braving the elements

Aaron Jarrett walked 38.2 miles through the night on Dec. 23, and while the feat may seem crazy, he says it’s all for Make-a-Wish Colorado. Jarrett braved zero-degree temperatures and high winds …

The power of Wood.Works at the Arvada Center

Wood has proven to be one of the most reliable and dynamic materials humanity has made use of over the centuries. It has been employed to make everything from weapons and transportation to shelter …

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Maureen Hornbecker, a member of the EFR Turnouts, takes a photo of the Moderski family, from left, mom Anna, Truman, 2, Matylda, 4, and dad Sebastian. Sebastian completed the firefighter academy last year and joined EFR, while Anna is a member of the Turnouts. The family came to participate in the pushing-in ceremony.

Pushing forward

Evergreen Fire/Rescue’s new engine and support van got pushed around on Friday. Literally. About 30 Evergreen Fire/Rescue firefighters and auxiliary members participated in a pushing-in ceremony to …
Cactus Jack’s Saloon and Grill in downtown Evergreen displays a sign to let people know that it has received the state’s 5-Star designation.

Staying open to stay in business

While some restaurant owners hope Colorado’s 5-Star certification program will help them weather the COVID-19 storm, others are on the fence about whether it would be good for their eateries. …
The three Clear Creek County commissioners, along with county staffers and members of the Echo Hills community congregate on Jan. 13, near the site of one of the three proposed broadband communications towers up for county approval.

Mixed signals - proposed broadband towers pick up some static

Residents of Echo Hills are debating whether better broadband is worth the visual impact of communication towers springing up next door. The Department of Regulatory Agencies identifies a ribbon of …
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Conifer sophomore becomes global reporter

The email that would change the course of my high school career was short. “Global youth reporters wanted. Paid opportunity,” the subject line read.  It was sent last summer by Team Harmony, an …
An employee working the Santiago’s take-out window smiles for the camera in Brighton.

Word on the heat: Forget the controversy, enjoy your chiles

Hatch, Pueblo, Anaheim or an upstart from Greeley — Coloradans have differences of opinion on who grows green chiles best. But when it comes to the state’s love for the spicy fruit (yes, fruit), …
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In a challenging 2020, music kept us going

It’s safe to say 2020 is a year that we’re unlikely to forget any time soon. We all had to get through it in our own way, and music played a big role in my survival. I picked five of my favorite …
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