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Today's News

  • Evergreen church bids pastor farewell at Cowboy Sunday Service

    When the time came to depart, rather than riding their horses off into the sunset, Pastor Russell Fletcher and his wife Diane rode off on a four-wheeler toward the church picnic.

    The exit proved to be a fitting farewell for the Fletchers and an appropriate conclusion to the United Methodist Church of Evergreen’s annual Cowboy Sunday Service.

    For six years, the church has been hosting the service on Evergreen Rodeo weekend in hopes of attracting newcomers, out-of-towners and other visitors.

  • Platte Canyon school board approves amended budget

    Students and staff in the Platte Canyon School District will benefit next year from the addition of two full-time equivalent staff positions after school board members last week formally approved a revised budget for 2018-19 that includes an allocation of more than $140,000 for the two positions.

  • Platte Canyon school board approves retroactive pay

    New teachers hired by Platte Canyon Schools, as well as those hired within the past four years, will be credited for up to 10 years of previous teaching experience when it comes to compensation after the Platte Canyon school board formally approved changing the limit June 11 from six years to 10.

  • Conifer family, Pueblo-area volunteers band together to find escaped foster dog

    Today, Daisy the Great Dane is hanging out on Debbi and Dan Suitor’s loveseat.

    But, a month ago, she was loose on farmlands north of Pueblo.

    And two months ago, she was in the pound.

    The Suitors are now fostering Daisy through a organization called Big Dogs Huge Paws and waiting until she finds her forever home. But even the journey to her temporary one in Conifer wasn’t easy.

  • Fire Briefs: news from local fire districts

    EVERGREEN FIRE

    Department receives award for saving dog

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue received a Compassionate Fire Department Award from PETA last week after a group of firefighters retrieved an exhausted dog from Maxwell Falls hiking trail on June 3.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Following fellow freaks filly

  • Shear relief: Alpacas shed their thick coat for some summertime comfort

    It only takes five minutes or so for an alpaca to go from fuzzy to fabulous.

    About a dozen alpacas had their annual spring haircut during a shearing event at Vince and Cynthia Stinton’s farm in Conifer on June 3. “Alpaca Tom” Morrison visited the farm, and local alpaca owners brought their animals.

    Morrison, who hails from New Mexico, visits farms across the Southwest. He has been shearing alpacas and llamas for 16 years, the first five as a “headman,” the person who holds the alpaca’s head during shearing.

  • A bird’s eye view

    Evergreen Audubon board member JoAnn Hackos has a quick finger.

    Hackos hit the send button on her computer immediately when the national Audubon Society began accepting applications to bring part of the organization’s best bird photos to Evergreen. Her quick finger paid off Thursday night when 13 of the top 100 photos from the 2017 Audubon Photography Awards were displayed at Center for the Arts Evergreen.

    Evergreen Audubon is one of 500 groups in the United States.

  • Survey shows ‘tight race’ in EPRD’s possible bond issue

    Support for a proposal to put up to a $34 million bond to Evergreen Park & Recreation District voters in November has about a 50/50 chance of passing, according to results of a survey sent to residents in the district.

    In addition, of the priorities given on the survey, overall, respondents chose trails as their highest priority, followed by aquatics facilities, Buchanan Recreation Center improvements, land purchase and Wulf Recreation Center improvements.

    There was a big gap between those five and ADA improvements and pickleball.

  • Robinson highlights infrastructure, education