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  • Artists visit Jeffco Parks to create auctioned-off work

    Sept. 12 was a gorgeous day to be outdoors — and painting.

    PLAN Jeffco conducted its In Plein Sight plein-air event at Jeffco parks last week — and 25 area artists gathered with their easels, brushes and palette knives to recreate nature’s beauty.

    The event is a fundraiser for PLAN Jeffco, a nonprofit that advocates for land conservation in the county. Last week, the artists — both local and from out-of-state — visited five Jeffco Parks, most near Evergreen, to create works that were auctioned to benefit the nonprofit.

  • Conifer Community Church’s annual Split & Steak will keep families warm this winter

    Conifer Community Church was a hubbub of activity Saturday as 200 volunteers gathered for the annual Split & Steak, five hours of tough work to split wood and prepare it to be donated to families in need.

    The air was filled with the sounds of chainsaws and wood splitters, while grill masters were busy cooking steaks for lunch after the work was done for the day.

    “We are the hands and feet of God,” Kevin Nervick, an organizer of the ninth annual event, said.

  • Wilmot back to normal after water main break Friday

    By Deb Hurley Brobst
    Staff Writer
    School returned to normal on Monday at Wilmot Elementary School after a water main break on Friday. School remained open Friday even though the water had to be shut off.
    “I am nothing but impressed with everyone here,” Karen Quanbeck, chief of schools for Jeffco elementary schools, said.
    Quanbeck was at Wilmot all day Friday to help with shepherding children through one set of bathrooms in the school. All other bathrooms were closed. Many cases of water were brought in.

  • Morrison board briefs

    Initial budget talks underway

    Initial budgets talks in Morrison indicate the town will end 2019 with a budget deficit of more than $533,000 — despite having $3.77 million in its general fund balance.

    The Morrison Town Board took a first look at next year’s budget during its Sept. 4 meeting. The initial proposal presented in the board packet estimates the town will bring in approximately $2.51 million while spending about $3 million.

  • CAE celebrates its first birthday in new building

    Happy Birthday, Center for the Arts Evergreen.

    On Sunday, the art gallery will celebrate its first birthday in its new, permanent home in the former Bergen Park Church. It’s a huge milestone for the organization, which began as the Evergreen Arts Council 44 years ago and open CAE in a rented facility next to Buchanan Recreation Center in 2003.

  • Prestige on display: Watermedia exhibition takes over Center for the Arts Evergreen

    Everything from realistic to the abstract is on display at the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition at Center for the Arts Evergreen.

    This is the second year the nationally prestigious show has been at CAE. It was the opening show after CAE moved to its new home in Bergen Park a year ago. The gallery now has enough space to house such a large show — this year with 70 pieces on display.

    In past years, Foothills Arts Center was its host.

  • Visitors learned about what life was like in the ‘olden days’ at Staunton State Park

    History came alive last weekend when volunteers taught young and old alike about log homes, medicinal herbs, games — and johnny cakes — at Staunton State Park’s Living History Days.

    “We need to know our history,” park volunteer Linda Jagger said.

    Her husband, Tom Jagger, also a volunteer, added: “We can count our blessings. They had a much rougher life — but in some ways a much easier one than we do now.”

  • Science night at WJMS provides interactive fun for students, parents

    Science is alive and well at West Jefferson Middle School.

    At the fourth annual science night on Sept. 5, students moved from station to station to get hands-on experience with moving robots, dissecting cow eyes, making hats of a brain, looking at brine shrimp through microscopes and more.

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  • ‘Everything that a hungry, tired hiker could want’

    As the white Dodge van rattles its way along Wellington Lake Road, Lyn Kulenburg’s cell phone rings.

    She doesn’t like to talk while driving, so she pulls to the side of the dirt road. Kulenburg knows there are only a few reasons her husband, Bill, would call her while she is en route to the Rolling Creek trailhead. The most likely? There are more hikers. Just as she expected, that’s it.