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  • King-Murphy Elementary closed Tuesday after minor fire

    King-Murphy Elementary School was closed Tuesday after a small fire in the boiler room on Monday forced students and teachers to be transported to Clear Creek High/Middle School.

    A compressor caught fire, and a maintenance worker at the school put it out with an extinguisher before firefighters arrived about 1:30 p.m., according to Doug Saba, a spokesman for Evergreen Fire/Rescue.

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  • Merchants hope for big doings locally on Small Business Saturday

    Evergreen businesses are hoping residents will think local this weekend by shopping here.

    They hope holiday shoppers will stay away from the big-box stores on Black Friday and online shopping on Cyber Monday. Instead, they want residents to consider unique gifts that smaller shops offer as part of Small Business Saturday.

    The Saturday shopping day was started in 2010 by American Express to give local businesses their own Black Friday sales day. The event asks shoppers across the country to spend money at locally owned and operated stores.

  • Deed error delays repairs to downtown lot

    The Great Parking Lot Mystery has been solved.

    In September’s flooding, the most visible damage in downtown Evergreen resulted from the sidewalk, retaining wall and parking lot across from the CenturyLink building being washed into Bear Creek.

    Since then, warning tape has cordoned off the area, but permanent repairs have not been done because it was unclear what entity owned the property — all due to a clerical error.

  • Repairs to Indian Hills fire station an upcoming concern

    While reviewing a draft of the 2014 budget for the Indian Hills Fire Protection District, board member Scott Kellar said that resources for repairing the fire station need to be determined.

    “The bond was not successful,” he said during a discussion at the Nov. 20 fire board meeting. “We need to talk about short-term things that need to be resolved.”

  • Evergreen Fire Protection District finalizes 2014 budget

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District will take a hit in property-tax revenue in 2014, but divisions have pruned expenses and made adjustments to savings plans to compensate.

    Fire Chief Mike Weege reported that 2014 will see a 5 percent reduction in property-tax revenue from Jefferson County, and a 1 percent decline from Clear Creek — resulting in about $400,000 less to work with, he said.

  • Assistance still available for flood victims

    Jeffco’s Colorado Spirit flood support team wants residents of mountain communities affected by September’s flooding to know a variety of assistance is still available.

    And that includes emotional support.

    The three-person support team, funded for a year by a grant from FEMA, has worked its way through the county door to door offering help to residents dealing with the aftermath of the flooding.

  • Jeffco sheriff warns of threat to drivers along C-470 and U.S. 285

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office is warning drivers to be on the lookout after receiving several complaints about car windows being shattered while motorists are driving along C-470, U.S. 285 and I-70.  

    The first incident, on July 24, involved a vehicle traveling east on C-470 at Alameda Parkway. 

    The most recent incident, on Nov. 19, happened while a woman was driving west on C-470 at Alameda. 

  • Holiday cards embodied Evergreen resident’s dream

    Ona “Okie” Reid was many things, but the part of her that was an artist shone brightly at Christmastime.

    Every year — for decades — Reid would painstakingly create her own Christmas cards for family and friends. She had a fine arts degree, but also raised a family of four, and worked as an occupational therapist during World War II and later as a veterinary assistant at the family clinic.

    It's her creative side, however, that the Evergreen Library is honoring through the end of this month.

  • District residents grill Inter-Canyon board in wake of theft

    Citizens fired questions at the Inter-Canyon Fire District board on Nov. 13, demanding answers in the wake of recent theft and embezzlement charges filed against former fire chief Dave MacBean.

    It was the first board meeting since the Oct. 17 indictment of MacBean, who is accused of stealing approximately $643,000 from Inter-Canyon.