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  • Tuskegee Airmen pilot details racism, lauds the accomplishments of the WW II squadron

    A fighter pilot with the Tuskegee Airmen asked his audience on May 13 to connect the dots regarding the racial discrimination that all-African-American fighter squadron faced during World War II.

  • Memorial Day is a time to remember

    George Faust knows firsthand the meaning of Memorial Day.

    The World War II veteran, who now lives at Elk Run Assisted Living, never saw combat when he served in the Army from 1944 to 1946, but he was involved in the war effort both at home and abroad.

    He has traveled to the World War II memorial in Washington D.C., and remembering soldiers who died for this country brings tears to his eyes.

    “You see the great big memorial, and you see all the names (of those who died,” said Faust, 93.

  • Memorial Day is a time to remember

    George Faust knows firsthand the meaning of Memorial Day.

    The World War II veteran, who now lives at Elk Run Assisted Living, never saw combat when he served in the Army from 1944 to 1946, but he was involved in the war effort both at home and abroad.

    He has traveled to the World War II memorial in Washington D.C., and remembering soldiers who died for this country brings tears to his eyes.

    “You see the great big memorial, and you see all the names (of those who died,” said Faust, 93.

  • Foothills schools say goodbye to retiring teachers, staff

    Deb Dosh-Healy: Bergen Meadow kindergarten

    Deb Dosh-Healy, who taught kindergarten, said the best part of retirement will be not having to come to work every day, though she plans to be available as a substitute teacher, take some classes and spend time with her grandchildren.

    What will she miss most? “Laughing kids,” she said. “And watching them grow. This is the time of year it all pays off. We get to see the reward of all the hard work (teaching kids).”

  • Putting their best Bigfoot forward

    The owner of The Sasquatch Outpost is working toward his latest Bigfoot-related goal: a docudrama filmed locally.

    Jim Myers, who opened his store off Bailey’s Main Street some six years ago, has been a Bigfoot believer for most of his life but has always been disappointed in the portrayal of Bigfoot in movies.

  • County talks wildfire risk, prevention

    When it comes to fire risk, the mountain area of Jefferson County tops the list. To protect the Front Range, fire chiefs and county officials agree it’s going to take a collaborative effort. 

  • Morrison holding off on criminal ordinances

    After going back and forth on the issue for several months, the Morrison Town Board decided to delay a decision on enacting ordinances that would have allowed the town’s police force to address minor criminal offenses.

  • Art, Elevated: Evergreen artist honors animals through recycled leather projects

    The story came to him as if in a dream. 

    As Ron Isaacson sat in his mountain studio, the mystical birds appeared before him, imploring him to share their message of hope and rejuvenation with the world.

    And thus, the Amazar Avians were born. The intricate, colorful birds, made from leather and other found objects, are the latest in a lifelong series of artistic endeavors for Isaacson, an Evergreen-based leather artist.

  • A day of remembrance

    Veteran Mike Lynch began to choke up while remembering his fallen comrades and sharing a hug with family members of those lost.

    Among those recognized were veterans Tonia Osborne and her son, Eric, who recently passed away. Two new bricks at the Commemorative Walk now pay tribute to the pair’s military service.

  • Forest Service briefs

    South Platte Ranger District eyeing spots for shooting ranges
    The South Platte Ranger District is considering spots in the Buffalo Creek and Harris Park areas for official outdoor shooting ranges on national forest land.

    Recognizing that the issue is bigger than any one entity, district ranger Brian Banks said the ranger district formed the southern shooting partnership in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service, Jefferson County, Douglas County, Colorado Parks & Wildlife and more.