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  • Kids of all ages treated to games, face painting and candy at Halloween Carnival

    From cowboys to princesses, unicorns to skeletons and fairies to police officers — the costumes worn by King-Murphy students at the annual Halloween Carnival on Friday night were as wide-ranging as the kids.

    Kids of all ages — with their parents tagging behind — went from room to room to play games and get their faces painted, and participate in a cake walk, dance party and haunted house.

  • SOTA: Erlandsons named CAE's Arts People of the Year

    Pandora and John Erlandson have been named Center for the Arts Evergreen’s 2018 Evergreen Arts People of the Year.

    The award is given during CAE’s Evening for the Arts to both outstanding artists from all fields but also to someone who is influential in the arts community.

    “We were so touched,” Pandora Erlandson said. “Everybody does so much, so it doesn’t feel right to be singled out.”

    The Erlandsons organize the Originals concert series that benefits CAE.

  • The mandala’s magic: Tibetan Buddhist monks visit Evergreen

    Two Tibetan Buddhist monks, clothed in robes of maroon and gold, meticulously pour colorful grains of sand into an intricate design while sitting cross-legged on the floor of Congregation Beth Evergreen last Wednesday.

    Hours later, as their work for the day concluded, the monks would perform sacred music, chanting mantras and performing an instrumental accompaniment. And days later still, the elaborate sand mandala would be destroyed and sprinkled into the waters of Evergreen Lake to symbolize the impermanence of life.

  • The 2000s: The decade brings change and growth, but the sense of community remains

    No matter what changes, the 285 Corridor will always feel like a close-knit community to Tony Buccelli and Jan Worthem, owners of JJ Madwell’s, an Italian restaurant in Conifer.

    The couple moved to the Conifer area in the mid-2000s. While the area has certainly grown since then, both appreciate that you’re still all but guaranteed to run into a neighbor while shopping at King Soopers or Safeway. And on any given night, Buccelli estimates knowing three-quarters of the customers dining at his restaurant.

  • Roberts pleads guilty to pair of felonies

    An Evergreen man has pleaded guilty to two felony counts after he attacked three people and then barricaded himself inside his home last December.
    David Charles Roberts, 31, is scheduled to be sentenced at 1 p.m. on Nov. 13, and  could face up to six years in prison.
    Roberts was charged with 20 counts, including three counts of attempted murder and three counts of assault.

  • Evergreen man scheduled for jury trial

    An Evergreen man has been scheduled for a jury trial after he pleaded not guilty of shooting and killing his tenant on May 20.
    David Donald Claussen, 46, has been charged with second-degree homicide in connection with the death of 33-year-old Alexander Hudspeth, who was a house tenant at the time.
    Bond was set at $75,000 cash/surety after Claussen’s first court appearance on May 21. He made bond that same day.

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  • EMS eighth-grader on TV in ‘American Ninja Warrior Junior’

    Zac Holman has climbed to the top. Literally.

    The Evergreen Middle School eighth-grader has aspirations and now a real opportunity to become a real American Ninja Warrior. No, Zac is not training with Mr. Miyagi to become the next Karate Kid.

    His American Ninja Warrior training is much different than that — but equally as cool.

  • Mountain Bowls fundraiser celebrates 10 years

    Every bowl on the table outside the banquet hall was connected to three sets of hands.

    The first were the hands of the person who made or painted the bowl; the second, the person who received it; and the last, the person who benefited from the exchange.

    On Oct. 16, the Mountain Resource Center hosted its 10th annual Mountain Bowls fundraiser, where attendees purchase a soup lunch or dinner and receive a donated bowl. The profits from the event go toward MRC services, such as the food pantry, financial coaching and veteran support.

  • The 1990s: The area saw tremendous growth since Fitzmaurice took the reins of the football program when CHS opened


    That’s how Larry Fitzmaurice, the only head football coach that Conifer High School has ever known, describes the changes that Conifer has seen since the 1990s, when he first joined the Lobo family.

    As a Littleton resident, “Fitz” noted that the biggest improvement the area saw since the mid-90s was something that directly affected him and the safety of all the residents in the area: the widening of U.S. 285.