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Today's News

  • Our Readers Write

    Appreciative of your support

    Editor:

    To our great merchants in Evergreen:

    Thank you so much for the support you gave the Evergreen Elks by way of  donations to our silent auction on April 13. More than 34 merchants donated, and I was blown away by your generosity. 

    We were able to earn a significant amount for Elks National Foundation. Because of your generosity, we will get the grants and scholarships needed to give back to the community. 

  • Webb: A taxing situation

    I favor tax equality for all our citizens. If we’re all equal before the law as part of the justice system then when it comes to paying for the maintenance of the government we ought to be equal before the government also. The best way to accomplish this, I believe, is through a national flat tax. We already have a flat income tax in Colorado, but we need to have one for the federal government as well.

  • Doyle: Being a courteous trail user

    I’ve seen the first daffodils and crocus popping up with splashes of color here and there. Spring has finally arrived!

    We all know that means the trails throughout our community will see an increasing number of bikers, hikers, runners, horseback riders and their four-legged companions, including a few llamas. Now is a good time to remember how important it is to be kind to our beautiful mountain environment and to other trail users.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Locking horns

  • On the Move: What are you waiting for?

    As a personal trainer, I’m mystified as to why so many people are willing to become unhealthier by the day. We have a population in the United States that continues to gain weight, eat poorly, exercise too little and are becoming less and less functional.

    By functional I mean people can’t move. Parents can’t play with their kids, which are memories of fun that will never happen. Grandparents can’t get on and off the floor to play with their grandkids. People can’t hike, ride bikes or ski anymore.

  • Inter-Canyon hires new employees with mill levy funds

    In keeping with the district’s strategic plan, Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District hired two new staff members. 

  • Art, elevated: For Rachel Baer Henderson, art was a saving grace

    Rachel Baer Henderson likes to say her artistic journey began when she took her crayons to the wall of her childhood home.

    But despite her early experiments, the Conifer resident’s path to art wasn’t as clear-cut as one might think. She transitioned into art full-time 20 years ago after spending 10 years working in forensics. The work was interesting, but Henderson said she was ready for a change.

  • Hundreds gather at Clement Park to honor 20th anniversary of tragedy

    Sean Graves and Patrick Ireland weren’t friends before they met during rehabilitation at Craig Hospital.

  • Metro area exercised caution in canceling school

    In an unprecedented move, metro area school districts, including Jeffco and Platte Canyon, canceled school last Wednesday during a “massive manhunt” for an 18-year-old Florida woman who was believed at the time to be a potential threat to area schools.

  • Crime briefs

    Alberga sentenced to jail work release program, probation

    Daniel Alberga was sentenced to 10 months in a jail work release program, four years of probation and 96 hours of useful public service for his role in the beating and imprisoning of a 21-year-old man in Conifer in September 2017.