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  • 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.

  • King-Murphy students finding answers during Genius Hour

    Shortly after the morning bell rang on Thursday, second-grade teacher Alicia Needham began telling her students about how she woke up last night to the smell of smoke.

    She explained that there were wildfires burning throughout Colorado, and she asked her students how she might find out information about them.

    The students suggested web browsers Google and Wonderopolis, digital assistants Alexa and Siri, and reaching out to knowledgeable people who are near where the fires are burning.

  • Jeffco health official confirmed to federal post

    Lynn Johnson, executive director at the Jefferson County Department of Human Services, has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to the position of assistant secretary for family support in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

    Nominated for the post by President Donald Trump in June 2017, Johnson was confirmed in a 67 to 28 vote on Aug. 28 with all Republicans voting in favor as well as 19 Democrats, including U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet.

  • POLITICAL BRIEFS

    Neguse endorsed by DC animal rights lobbying firm

    The Humane Society Legislative Fund, the lobbying branch of the Humane Society of the United States, has endorsed Democrat Joe Neguse in his bid for Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District seat.

  • Candidates vying for congressional seats spar at Jeffco debate

    A congressional debate hosted last Thursday by the Jeffco Liberty Coalition — a conglomerate of several Jeffco Tea Party chapters — pitted five candidates running for Colorado’s various congressional districts against one another.

    The nearly two-hour debate saw them argue about everything from the role of government to gun violence, to Russian meddling in the 2016 election and even the declassification of the FBI’s UFO files.

  • BIZBEAT: Barber Lee Shortt plans retirement in October

    Lee Shortt, who has been a staple in downtown Evergreen for 51 years, has decided to hang up his hair-cutting shears.

    The barber, located in the building at the southeast corner of Highways 73 and 74, has cut hair on thousands of heads during his time in Evergreen. Shortt says he will miss his clients, but it’s time to retire and move to Nevada, in part because the weather is better for his wife’s health.

    “It’s been a long time coming,” he said recently. “I’ll miss all my customers that I’ve had for years.”