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  • EChO honored for professional development

    Evergreen Christian Outreach joins Conifer’s Mountain Resource Center in being recognized by the Colorado Nonprofit Association as among the first nonprofits in the state to achieve the association’s Excellence in Nonprofit Principles and Practices recognition.

  • PCSD board members sworn in privately

    Platte Canyon Schools’ newly elected school board members were privately sworn in late last month instead of taking their oaths of office during a special public meeting scheduled for Nov. 28.
    According to Superintendent Brenda Krage, Katie Spodyak, Joe Burgett and Frank VanDeHey individually took their oaths in the school district’s administrative offices during business hours Nov. 27 in order to be in compliance with a Colorado law that specifies that all oaths of office must take place within 10 days of election results being certified.

  • News briefs

    Evergreen contractor sentenced to 12 years in theft case
    Jonathan Paul McMillan, the Evergreen contractor who in July pleaded guilty to two felony counts of theft and two felony counts of theft from an at-risk adult, was sentenced Dec. 1 to 12 years in a community corrections facility.
    Indicted in March for theft from homeowners through his business, Lifetime Roofing and Restoration, McMillan, 41, was originally scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 6 and faced up to 36 years in prison.

  • 'She will be greatly missed'

    The remains of missing 17-year-old Platte Canyon High School student Maggie Long were positively identified last Thursday after being found at her family’s home in Bailey nearly a week earlier while law enforcement officials investigated an arson at the home.
    Long was reported missing the evening of Dec. 1 after she failed to show up for a concert she helped organize at Platte Canyon High School. Her death is being investigated as a homicide.

  • Morrison town board approves budget

    Morrison’s town board on Dec. 5 unanimously approved the 2018 budget, a spending plan that will require the town to transfer approximately $624,000 from its reserves.

    The town expects to begin 2018 with $4.45 million in its general fund balance and $1.38 million in its utility fund balance. With $2.34 million estimated in general fund revenues and $2.96 million estimated in expenditures, Morrison plan to transfer $624,261 from its general fund reserves. Doing so would leave approximately $3.82 million in the town’s general fund balance at the year’s end.

  • Pre-trial motions hearing continued for former Morrison officer

    The motions hearing has been continued in the case of a former Morrison police officer arrested in connection with theft, attempt to influence a public servant, embezzlement and forgery.

    Anthony Paul Joiner, 38, will return to court Monday for a pre-trial motions hearing, though there were talks of a plea deal in court on Thursday.

    Joiner, once second-in-command at the Morrison Police Department, is accused of stealing more than $132,000 from the town between December 2010 and February 2016. He was indicted in July on 29 counts and pleaded not guilty in October.

  • EPRD unanimously approves 2018 budget

    The Evergreen Park & Recreation District’s Board of Directors unanimously approved its proposed 2018 budget, which projects approximately $6.6 million in revenues and $6 million in expenses.
    The budget also includes a 2.5 percent average merit/performance increase for salaries for all employees, along with a 1.1 percent increase for cost-of-living/minimum wage inflation.

  • Neighbors banding together to help March roof fire victim

    On March 19, Joseph Moorehead’s roof caught on fire. Nearly nine months later, he’s still figuring out where to live.
    The initial roof fire in March was spotted by some keen-eyed bicyclists, and at least two fire departments and 13 pieces of apparatus were used to fight the fire and haul water to the house near Evergreen’s Bluebell Lane.

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  • Jeffco approves 2018 budget

    The Jeffco Board of County Commissioners adopted the proposed 2018 budget in which the county’s expenditures are projected to outpace its revenue. However, the commissioners urged at the Dec. 5 meeting that this cannot be a continuing trend.
    In the 2018 budget, the county has estimated $432.2 million in revenues and $556.1 million in expenses.
    Thus, Jeffco staff has budgeted $101.4 million in intra-county transactions and will withdraw $22.5 million from the county’s fund balance to make up the difference.