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Today's News

  • Family, community and pets alike honor longtime Evergreen veterinarian

    More than 150 people and nearly as many dogs turned out Sunday afternoon to honor Terry Stephen, a longtime Evergreen veterinarian who died of cancer on March 27 at the age of 66.

    Before they took to the trail around the Buchanan Ponds, they stopped to share some stories — and some tears — about a man they called compassionate to both animals and humans.

  • Students target gun reform with voter registration push

    Last month, hundreds of Jeffco students walked out of their classrooms in hopes of sending a message to lawmakers about gun violence in schools. Ten days later, they joined millions across the country in “March for Our Lives” demonstrations on March 24 that, again, were aimed at sending a message to politicians. Now the kids are sending another message to legislators: Do something about gun reform or we’ll vote you out of office.

  • Who will lead?

    We continue to argue about how to protect our kids from school shooters. I can’t get the visions of those little Sandy Hook toddlers out of my mind. I live near an elementary school, and as I see the little ones coming and going I think about the horrific shootings we seem to shrug off as “the way things are today.” No, thoughts and prayers are insufficient.
    Consider the following events compiled by Michael Smerconish, CNN and Sirius Radio nonpartisan program host regarding the Parkland school shooting:

  • Saving Parkland—26 times over

    The hypocrisy can sometimes feel overwhelming. The recent anti-gun march in Washington masquerading as an anti-gun violence demonstration focused on protecting our children.
    It was, in fact, a cleverly organized, coordinated demonstration by the anti-gun, anti-NRA, anti-Trump political left. Coordinated by Democrat Party alliances involving George Soros, the Women’s March and others, these folks certainly have the legal right to exercise their First Amendment rights.

  • Evergreen Players honors the community

    Recently, I sat down with three caring and determined ladies responsible for a great deal of Evergreen Players’ continuous success. I have personal history with the Players and remain enlivened by its impeccable standards and the strides it has made over the years.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Graceless embrace

  • Running between the raindrops: perspectives on the skunk

    Few animals are as reviled as the unassuming night dweller, the beautifully coiffed, yet largely invisible skunk. Mostly identified by the telltale odor, the small mammals are hard to spot alive because of their nocturnal habits and shadowy excursions. And yet, there exist glimmers of appreciation of the animal.

  • Elk Creek Fire cancels election

    The Elk Creek Fire Protection District has canceled its May 8 board of directors election due to a lack of candidates.
    According to Jayne Bales, district administrator, while two seats were up for election — those currently occupied by Mike Rogers and Len Wisneski — only one candidate self-nominated by the deadline. As a result, the fire district canceled the election and the board will appoint someone in May to fill the other vacant seat.
    Rogers and Wisneski will both exit the fire board later this year due to term limits.

  • Platte Canyon High to launch computer science program

    Students at Platte Canyon High School will have the opportunity to study computer science next year when a semester-long program debuts on a pilot basis.

  • Weather doesn’t cloud Easter spirit

    The sun might not have shown up for the 71st annual Easter sunrise service on Sunday at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, but thousands of people did.

    A thick fog covered the rocks, blocking any glimpse of the morning sun, and attendees bundled together as a cold wind whipped through the air.