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  • Music from the heart: Evergreen’s Jeff Moyer uses his music to fight and to heal

    For Jeff Moyer, music is a tool — one that a musician who is blind has been using for most of his 68 years.

    At times, his music has been a tool in the fight for civil rights or rights for those with disabilities. In other instances, his music has served as a tool for connectivity and community.

    But mostly, the Evergreen resident, who has performed in 47 states and five countries, says music can be used as a method of healing.

  • Sheriff: Increased staffing helping with response times

    As it nears 100 percent of its authorized staffing, the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is also closing in on its targeted response times to priority one calls, Sheriff Jeff Shrader said.

    Shrader presented the law enforcement authority report at the Board of County Commissioners’ Aug. 1 meeting, stating the office is still not where it would like to be on response to priority one calls, but it’s close.

    The response times were established 15 to 18 years ago after focus groups with area residents, and the times are different for each precinct, he said.

  • Pastor retiring from Bergen Park Church

    After serving Bergen Park Church since 1997, lead pastor Jim Demolar is retiring this month. His successor, Jason Freeman, a minister who currently serves in Texas, will take over as lead pastor on Sept. 1.

    Demolar, who was raised in Pasadena, Calif., first entered seminary in 1970, describing how he “squeezed three years of seminary into five,” as he spent time helping in ministry as well as studying theology.

  • Families celebrate Evergreen's 8th annual Dam Ducky Derby

    Like ducks taking to water, youngsters and their families gathered in downtown Evergreen on Saturday afternoon to watch 6,000 rubber ducks drop from above Evergreen Dam and float down Bear Creek.

    The annual Dam Ducky Derby, organized by the Evergreen Downtown Business Association, draws approximately 3,500 people each year to a carnival and derby. Some have made the derby an annual August holiday of sorts, getting into the spirit with hats, toys and other apparel.

  • State parks offer free admission in August to military vets, current personnel

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering military veterans and active-duty military personnel, including active duty Reserve and National Guard members, free admission to all Colorado state parks during the month of August.

  • Sale of Glen Isle Resort a familial affair

    The picturesque Glen Isle Resort in Bailey has been sold after a year on the market, and while its new owners plan to modernize the nearly 120-year-old vacation destination, they have no intention of eliminating its historic charm.

  • Large event center along U.S. 285 proposed in rezoning application

    A Morrison couple who purchased property off U.S. 285 about five miles north of Conifer in March are seeking a zoning change that would allow them to build a large event center as part of a business idea they’re pursuing.

    Stephen and Janelle Statham, who will reside on the 52-acre property in the existing home at 8884 U.S. 285, say they want to build a barn-style building for use as a meeting space for private gatherings, including weddings and other celebrations that could accommodate up to 250 guests.

  • Head of Jeffco Economic Development Corp. steps down after seven months

    Seven months after he was appointed to the role of president and CEO of the Jeffco Economic Development Corp., Sam Bailey has resigned to join the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. as vice president of economic development.

    Formally announced July 26, Bailey’s decision to exit the organization after less than a year came as a shock and surprise to the EDC’s board of directors and staff.

  • Leonard seeking re-election in HD25

    State Rep. Tim Leonard, R-Evergreen, has confirmed he will run for re-election in 2018, saying that his primary focus will again be limited government and issues associated with the First, Second and 10th Amendments.

  • SRC hires new head, looks toward the future

    The Seniors’ Resource Center has a new leader, and she and longtime SRC head John Zabawa are working together to ensure a smooth transition.
    Monica Roers, originally from Minnesota, was hired as executive director at the end of June, and she is replacing Zabawa, who had that position for 35 years.
    “Monica has vision and has passion,” said SRC board chair Deborah Brackney in a press release. “She has a clear view of how to lead our organization forward.”