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  • Skate the Lake offers safe fun on New Year's Eve

    Drive Smart's annual Skate the Lake is an alcohol-free event designed for families and those who wish to ring in the New Year safely. The festival at Evergreen Lake begins at  6 p.m. and continues until midnight on New Year's Eve. Along with unlimited ice skating will be warming bonfires, sleigh rides, food, music, dancing and ice games such as broom hockey.

  • Legislators assail cut in Jeffco social services funding

    The voices demanding that the Jeffco commissioners restore funding to three social services nonprofits are growing in number and intensity.

    State Sen. Cheri Jahn, D-Wheat Ridge, and current state representative and Sen.-elect Andy Kerr, D-Lakewood, issued a news release before Christmas calling on the county commissioners to restore $688,000 that was cut from the county’s 2013 budget for Family Tree, the Jefferson Center for Mental Health and the Seniors’ Resource Center.

  • 400 sign petitions to recall fire board

    In the past few weeks, more than 400 residents have signed petitions to recall the board members of the Evergreen Fire Protection District, said resident Paul Peil, who is involved in the effort.

    "It went like wildfire," Peil said.

    At least 300 verified signatures of district residents are needed to trigger a recall election.

    Peil is one of three residents who have initiated the recall in protest of the board's decision to build a fire training facility at Evergreen Fire Station 2 in Bergen Park.

  • Angel gifts designed to bring comfort to Connecticut families

    A former Evergreen resident and her aunt who were touched by the massive slaying at a Connecticut school last week are working together to send silver angel pendants to 20 families who lost children in the tragedy.

     

    Bonnie Rose, who now lives in Walsenburg, has been buying the angel pendants from Evergreen Fine Art for her aunt and daughter-in-law for years, she said. Gallery owners Phil Shanley and Barbara Hadley contribute a portion of the funds from the sale of the specially designed sterling sliver angels to Mount Evans Home Health & Hospice.

  • Angel gifts designed to bring comfort to Connecticut families

    A former Evergreen resident and her aunt who were touched by the massive slaying at a Connecticut school last week are working together to send silver angel pendants to 20 families who lost children in the tragedy.

     

    Bonnie Rose, who now lives in Walsenburg, has been buying the angel pendants from Evergreen Fine Art for her aunt and daughter-in-law for years, she said. Gallery owners Phil Shanley and Barbara Hadley contribute a portion of the funds from the sale of the specially designed sterling sliver angels to Mount Evans Home Health & Hospice.

  • Evergreen Year in Review Part 2

    A burning issue

    A proposed fire training facility at Evergreen Fire Station 2 drew heated opposition from residents objecting to its location near homes and schools.

    Since announcing plans for the facility in April, the Evergreen Fire Protection District board and staff have faced criticism that has escalated to a recall of board members.

  • A year of change, controversy and community support

    From political transitions to upheaval over proposed projects, Evergreen experienced a dynamic and controversial year in 2012.

    Redistricting changed the political landscape of the community, resulting in representation in Congressional District 2 by a liberal Democrat from Boulder. The November elections that resulted in a Democratic majority in the state legislature created a challenge for Republican House District 25 Rep. Cheri Gerou.

  • Man dies in Golden house fire

    A 67-year-old man died in a house fire in Golden on Thursday night.

    According to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office, firefighters from Golden and Pleasant View responded about 10:48 p.m. to a fire at 1415 Isabell St.

    Neighbors had reported they could smell smoke and saw flames on the roof. Firefighters found the man’s body inside; he reportedly was the only occupant of the home at the time of the blaze.

    The fire is under investigation; the Sheriff’s Office said foul play is not suspected. 

  • County cuts $688,000 from funding to social services nonprofits

    Three Jeffco nonprofits are facing sizable cuts in funding due to tightened budgets at the county, state and federal levels.

    In its 2013 budget, Jefferson County cut $688,000 from the amount it provides to Family Tree, the Jefferson Center for Mental Health and the Seniors’Resource Center.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    Sound not thy klaxon