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  • Pair of locals receive citizens award for saving boy’s life

    A Conifer teen and a young man from Evergreen received the Sheriff’s Office Citizen Citation of Merit for preventing a teenage boy from committing suicide last summer.

    Luke Schultz, 24, and Ellie Hislop, 15, a sophomore at Conifer High School, were recognized at the Sheriff’s annual award ceremony on March 1.

    The award honored Hislop and Schultz for stopping the teen from jumping off a bridge along Evergreen Parkway last August, as the two tried to talk him down before Schultz pulled him off the railing and Hislop helped hold him down.

  • Conifer High hosts second Diversity Day

    Race. Ethnicity. Sex/gender. Political affiliation. Religious or spiritual beliefs. Sexual orientation. Family background. Income level. Disabilities.

    How are you the same or how are you different from your peers on paper? How do your experiences differ from your peers’?

    Those were some of the questions that Conifer High School students explored on Friday as the school hosted its second annual Diversity Day, organized by Conifer’s 16 peer counselors.

  • Arrest made in fatal accident on Evergreen Parkway

    The driver of a silver Chevrolet Cavalier involved in a single-car rollover accident that killed 16-year-old Rachel Hern of Evergreen was arrested Tuesday evening.
    After more than a month-long investigation by the Colorado State Patrol, Daltyn Hollon, 20, faces a felony charge of reckless vehicular homicide, as well as several misdemeanors and traffic infractions, including third-degree assault, reckless driving and failure to drive in a designated lane. He will appear in court Tuesday to be advised of these charges.

  • Ex-child welfare caseworker sentenced

    A former Jefferson County Human Services caseworker will serve two years of probation and 96 hours of community service for falsifying information in 12 child abuse and neglect complaints.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Canines consternated

  • Food truck on Floyd Hill brings international flair

    Beki Fiala’s travels have taken her to dozens of countries. Now, she’s bringing international street food with a mountain flair to her neighbors and the passing commuters on Floyd Hill.
    Fiala, a resident of the area, bought the property where her Wanderlust Market food truck now sits three years ago. Since then, she’s been preparing the land, the trailer and the menu; and on Feb. 15, she and her small staff opened for the first time.
    “It’s been a process, and slowly but surely, we’ve done it,” Fiala said.

  • Young artists from area schools participate in show at Center for the Arts Evergreen

    Student artists are alive and well in the foothills.

    The best student artwork from 13 area schools is on display at Center for the Arts Evergreen through March 24, and families gathered Saturday evening for the opening reception.

  • EMS students give back to the community

    The Consumer and Family Science room at Evergreen Middle School was the scene of controlled chaos recently as students in assembly-line fashion put together bags of food and other items for the homeless.

    In addition, the students raised money to buy 23 blankets, and the food bags and blankets went to Open Door Ministries in Denver.

    Tracey Newell’s two classes have spent some time each week since the beginning of the trimester planning and executing their campaign to help others.

  • Melding technology with teaching

    Classrooms sure are different than they were 20 years ago.

    At King-Murphy Elementary School, for example, most of the classrooms have Smartboards, and students have access to e-tablets to help them with their work.

  • Evergreen softball coach out after being placed on leave

    Della Mitchel, the head softball coach at Evergreen High School, will not return next season after district officials concluded last month that she failed to meet “expectations of providing a safe learning environment” for students following an investigation into parental complaints that Mitchel bullied and harassed players on the team.