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Today's News

  • SOTA: Sheep invade Mirada — painted and sculpture sheep, that is

    Mirada Fine Art is filled with sheep — hundreds of them.

    The sheep are part of artist Jill Shwaiko’s exhibit called “Sheep Dreams” at the Indian Hills gallery. They range from life-size to minuscule, and each has its own personality, according to gallery owner Steve Sonnen, who chuckles a bit as he talks about the show.

    “Right now,” Sonnen said, “we are obsessed with sheep. In today’s society, a few sheep here and there can’t hurt to lighten the mood.”

  • BIZBEAT: Old-time photo studio opens in downtown Evergreen

    Interested in getting an old-time photo taken of your family, friends or co-workers? Then Professor Goodbellows’ Old Time Photo Studio is for you.

    The studio on the east end of the boardwalk in downtown Evergreen offers costumes for adults, children and babies with Professor Goodbellows, a.k.a. Jeff Wipf, as the photographer.

    Wipf has been taking old-time photos for 41 years, 31 of them at Heritage Square. When that attraction closed in June 2018, he decided to bring his photo expertise to Evergreen.

  • Community meeting on Xcel tower proposal scheduled

    The community can learn about a 190-foot tall tower that Xcel Energy wants to erect at its service center on Evergreen Parkway.

    A meeting to explain the project will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Xcel building, 4019 Evergreen Parkway.

    According to Xcel spokeswoman Michelle Aguayo, the tower will aid Xcel in updating its power grid, allowing meters at homes and at businesses to communicate with Xcel. So far, 50 similar towers have been installed in the metro area.

  • Morrison delays decision on comprehensive plan amendment

    The Morrison Town Board wants additional time to consider a proposal to amend the town’s comprehensive plan. 

    Although the matter came before the board for approval during its Sept. 3 meeting, board members unanimously voted to table the issue until an undetermined future date.

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  • Area students put their creative artistry to work on a downtown Evergreen mural

    Fish are swimming, birds are flying, and bugs are crawling on a 140-foot mural that 400 students are painting on the walkway under Highway 73 in downtown Evergreen.

    The children, under the direction of art teacher Elisabeth Marcus, have been going to the mural site for more than a week to put their paintings onto the wall. All Wilmot Elementary students and the kindergartners and first-graders at Bergen Meadow are involved.

  • Olde-timers: Four generations have operated Olde’s Garage for 98 years

    In 1921, the Tomb of the Unknowns was dedicated at Arlington National Cemetery, baseball legend Babe Ruth broke the all-time home run record and Warren G. Harding was president.

    And Olde’s Garage opened on Main Street in downtown Evergreen. Considered the oldest business owned by one family here, the auto-repair shop now sits at the corner of Evergreen Parkway and Bryant Drive.

  • Blown tire caused fiery accident on C-470

    A blown tire caused an accident Thursday on C-470 in South Jeffco that killed two people and closed the highway for most of the day.

    The fiery accident, which occurred just east of the Bowles Avenue exit around 11 a.m., shut down the road between U.S. 285 and South Kipling Parkway as well as the C-470 bike trail. The eastbound side of the roadway reopened around several hours after the accident, while the westbound side remained closed into the evening.

  • New Marshdale principal feels he’s hit the jackpot

    Marshdale Elementary principal Zak Martin’s path to becoming an educator took several twists and turns, and now he’s happy to have landed at the helm of the school.

  • Interim principal at West Jeff is familiar with the school

    It didn’t take long for the interim principal at West Jefferson Middle School to get adjusted to the area.

    That’s because Kim Halingstad is already really involved in the community. She’s been the assistant principal at West Jeff Middle for the last eight years, and she’s had children go through Marshdale Elementary, West Jeff Middle and Conifer High.