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  • Fire district to update pension bylaws

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue plans to tighten up pension bylaws that govern benefits for volunteer firefighters.

    The bylaws have changed over the years, and the changes aren’t necessarily recorded formally, John Anderson, a member of the Evergreen Fire Protection District board, said at a meeting Dec. 9. Pension board members and Evergreen Fire Chief Mike Weege plan to research minutes of the pension board’s quarterly meetings to figure out exactly when changes were voted on and when they took effect.

  • Luckylure offers yule trees to National Guard members at half price

    Luckylure Holiday Activity Center in Evergreen is planning an early Christmas gift Wednesday for members of the Colorado National Guard.

    All Christmas trees at the business at 5231 County Highway 73 will be sold at 50 percent off for Colorado Guard members to honor their work locally and around the world.

    Hours on Wednesday will be from noon to 7 p.m. For more information, visit coloradochristmastrees.com or call 303-674-5777.

  • Indian Hills fire board approves pared-down budget for 2015

    The 2015 budget for the Indian Hills Fire Protection District approved by board members Dec. 10 reflects the financial challenges of a small district with limited sources of income. Total anticipated revenue for the fire district in the coming year is approximately $297,000, the vast majority of which comes from property taxes generated by a 12-mill levy in the largely residential district.

    Total expenses for the district, which include a $60,000 loan payment on a fire truck, are set at $361,000 in the 2015 budget.

  • Evergreen businesses receive awards for community efforts, enterprise

    Evergreen Clothing Company and E-Town Outlet received the Diamond Award on Friday night as business of the year at the annual Sparkle and Shine event of the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce. Shop owner Jim Sherwood was recognized for his continued support of other local businesses and for his efforts to market Evergreen to the surrounding area.

  • Park board examines impact of potential improvements to Buchanan Rec Center

    How much is enough when considering improvements to Buchanan Rec Center?

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District board weighed the costs of proposed projects for the 12-year-old facility and their potential impact on revenues at the Dec. 9 meeting.

    According to a feasibility study done by architectural firm Sink Combs Dethlefs, adding a lap and lesson pool to the rec center would cost the district $134,000 annually and would generate $39,000 in revenue — resulting in a $95,000 net annual loss.

  • Trails plan for Evergreen heading down a path of progress

    Designs of potential paths linking key sections of Evergreen provided colorful visual statements for residents who attended a meeting on the trails master plan at Wulf Rec Center on Dec. 10.

    If the plan becomes a reality, students at Evergreen High School could safely walk to the library on Highway 73 and youngsters at Wilmot Elementary could take an easy path from the school to Wulf Rec Center. Visitors walking to downtown Evergreen could stroll along Bear Creek instead of negotiating traffic along Meadow Drive and Highway 74.

  • Genesee homeowner fatally shoots intruder

    A Genesee homeowner shot a 52-year-old male intruder to death about 8:30 a.m. Friday after the man entered his house through a doggie door.

    The dead man was identified as Garry Liebreth of Nebraska by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. The adult male homeowner was not harmed, and will not be charged in the incident, according to a statement from the Sheriff's Office. Colorado's "Make My Day" law gives people the right to defend themselves with deadly force inside their homes.

  • Chase ends south of Golden with arrests

    A chase Wednesday afternoon involving the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office ended when the suspects' vehicle was forced off Rooney Road south of Golden.

  • Holiday gift drive under way for CASA kids

    Local kids whose families are struggling with poverty and mental-health and substance-abuse issues still can receive a holiday gift that warms their hearts — with your help.

    Jeffco Human Services and the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties are collecting gifts for the Sponsor-A-Family Holiday Giving Program from now until Monday.

  • Remembering Pearl Harbor at the Veterans Memorial

    Standing at the Veterans Memorial in Buchanan Park on Sunday afternoon, Vern Stelzer of American Legion Post 2001 read the historic speech given by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on Dec. 8, 1941. Roosevelt delivered the speech the day after Japan attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.