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Today's News

  • Art, elevated: Bailey potter Rhonda Davis is perfecting her craft

    Editor's note: This is the second story in a monthly series on artisans along the 285 corridor. If you would like to recommend someone for this project, email dswearingen@evergreenco.com.

    Rhonda Davis doesn’t mind making a mess.

    In fact, Davis probably feels most comfortable when she’s covered in clay working on a pot in the disorganization of her home studio.

    “My hands have always been busy, and so (pottery) just kind of was a natural thing for me,” she said.

  • Rocky Mountain Academy students study the Native American way of life

    Third-graders at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen completed their unit on Native Americans last week with a morning filled with plays, crafts and food.

    This annual tradition for the third-graders — going on for at least 14 years, according to third-grade teacher Sharon Narans — allowed them to show their parents what they learned. The students moved from station to station to make crafts with Native American themes such as bean rattles, masks, headdresses and other items.

  • Conifer boys basketball wins eight straight en route to league title

    CONIFER — “Hot” doesn’t begin to describe the way that the Conifer boys basketball team has been playing lately.

    On Friday night at Conifer High School, the Lobos earned their second consecutive Colorado League title with a commanding 50-30 victory over visiting Skyview in the Colorado League tournament finals. It was their eighth straight win since Jan. 22.

    The last team that beat them? Skyview.

    Landon Wallace and Wil Ratzer were part of last year’s league-winning team.

  • BizBeat: A Buck or More Dollar Store strives to be a ‘one-stop shop’

    After making regular trips down the hill to visit various dollar stores, Bailey residents Randy and Tammi Headley decided to bring one to Conifer.

    A Buck or More Dollar Store, which will celebrate its grand opening this Saturday during WinterFest, offers everything from camping and fishing gear to toys, toiletries, food, office supplies and more. Most of the merchandise — but not everything — costs $1.

  • Free, full-day kindergarten and its effect on Jeffco Schools

    What would free, full-day kindergarten mean for Jeffco Public Schools, a district that already offers full-day kindergarten to its students?

    Questions surrounding newly-elected Gov. Jared Polis’ proposal — one of his primary campaign promises — dominated conversation Feb. 12 when the Jeffco school board visited the state Capitol to meet with legislators representing Jefferson County.

  • Search continues for Bailey man

    Law enforcement and family members are searching for a 26-year-old Bailey man who hasn’t been seen since crashing his truck into a guardrail on U.S. 285 near Parmalee Gulch Road.

    According to Trooper Josh Lewis with Colorado State Patrol, the accident happened around 8 a.m. Feb. 2. After crashing his Dodge Ram, the driver, Jacob Paddock-Weeks, left the scene of the accident before CSP arrived.

    “We are still actually looking for him,” Lewis said.

  • Barricaded man taken into custody

    Joseph Ford, the suspect who barricaded himself inside his Conifer home following a physical altercation with his wife, was taken into custody Monday afternoon.

  • County looks to improve Highway 73

    A portion of Highway 73 could be improved if Jefferson County receives federal funding as part of the Denver Regional Council of Governments Transportation Improvement Program.

  • South Jeffco detox office receives nod from Planning Commission

    Despite opposition from the community, the Jeffco Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval of a rezoning proposal that could bring a detoxification center to South Jeffco.

    If approved by the Board of County Commissioners, the proposal would amend the planned development zoning to allow for up to seven beds in an overnight detoxification center at 5920 S. Estes St.

  • State of the Arts: 'Little Shop of Horrors' combines horror, comedy at CHS

    “Little Shop of Horrors” is a musical that incorporates a bit of horror, a bit of comedy, a bit of ‘60s doo-wop music — and the show comes to life this weekend at Conifer High School.

    “Jo (Gerlick, the show’s director) picked the show because we have a good group of kids that can handle the material,” according to CHS choral music teacher Camille Brightsmith. “It’s a musical with pretty difficult singing. To do a show like that, you must have a group of strong singers.”