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Trial avoided: Clear Creek School District and Idaho Springs reach a deal

Work on the bus barn will continue with one important issue remaining, but both sides say they work better together than apart Idaho Springs has rescinded the cease-and-desist order it sent to the Clear Creek School District that stopped the school district from working on a water main at the site of the district’s new…

Bain at the helm of King-Murphy Mountain School in Evergreen

It feels like coming home for King-Murphy Mountain School’s new principal Scott Bain. Bain, an Evergreen native, comes to King-Murphy after 13 years as principal at the Jefferson County Open School. He said King-Murphy’s focus on outdoor learning and EL – expeditionary learning – fit well with his background at the Open School. Jeffco Open…

New building for downtown Evergreen moves forward with community meeting

The Ross-Lewis Trust has moved forward in constructing a new building in downtown Evergreen, though construction likely won’t start until 2025. Representatives of the trust and Jefferson County Planning & Zoning conducted a community meeting on Sept. 25 to introduce the proposal and get feedback, the first step in moving through the county’s rezoning process. …


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Coming Attractions: Hard questions and healing at ‘The Laramie Project’

When a tragedy happens, how do the victims and community at large pick up the pieces?   Twenty-five years after the murder of Matthew Shepard, the Wyoming town of Laramie is still grappling with the reverberations of the event. That story is the focus of “The Laramie Project,” the latest production at the Arvada Center,…

Shakespeare comes alive in the Evergreen Middle School parking lot

Evergreen Middle School students were treated to some Shakespeare — not in a theater, but outside in a parking lot. In 45 minutes, the students saw a shortened version of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on Sept. 19, complete with Puck, Titiana, Oberon, Hermia, Lysander and more during Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, a program offered…

Illustrious art at Center for the Arts Evergreen

West Jefferson Middle School’s art teacher has a painting in a show at Center for the Arts Evergreen. This is Sarah Dignan’s first time in this show, which opened Sept. 21, and the honor couldn’t be much more prestigious. Her painting is one of 57 displayed in the 50th annual Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition. …

Hitting a high note: After weathering the pandemic, Golden Concert Choir sees major growth

All summer, the Golden Concert Choir hosted a thorough recruitment campaign. The group participated in Buffalo Bill Days and had a booth at the Golden Farmers Market one weekend. Members posted flyers at local coffee shops and breweries and promoted the choir online. This month, the group has seen the fruit of its labor with…


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Letter: Conifer library

On behalf of Conifer Area Council and the Conifer community, we express our deepest gratitude to the staff and Board…

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