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  • Local author delves into history, co-writing projects

    Upon meeting Evergreen author and Emmy-nominated writer Phil White, one might find him a “genuine, gregarious, hard-working guy with a really cool accent,” his friend Greg Sheffer said.

    White and Sheffer worked together on a television program called “Olathe: The City Beautiful,” for Kansas City’s PBS channel, KCPT. White was nominated as a writer for a program/program feature (non-news) for “Olathe” at the 2016 National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Mid-America Emmy Awards.

  • DUI suspected in 285 crash that injured 2

    Driving under the influence is suspected in a head-on collision at U.S. 285 and Kings Valley Road on Feb. 21 that left two people injured.

    According to State Trooper Josh Lewis, Andrea Deckard, 34, was driving north on U.S. 285 at 9:11 p.m. Feb. 21 when her 2013 Toyota 4Runner crossed the double-yellow line and crashed head-on into a 2006 Toyota Corolla driven by an 89-year-old woman from Indian Hills.

  • School district’s effectiveness officer resigns

    Jeffco Public Schools’ chief school effectiveness officer, Terry Elliott, has resigned after three years in his position.

  • Pupils helping author write novel

    Marshdale Elementary students are getting a hands-on experience of a lifetime by helping an author write a book for 9- to 12-year-olds.

    Kirstin Pulioff, a Marshdale parent, is writing a book called “ Sky Raiders: Initiation,” which is the first in a series. This is Pulioff’s fifth book.

    The story is a blend of real life and fantasy about Tommy, who goes to a new school, learns to make friends, handles new situations and eventually believes in himself.

  • A well-thought-out event

    Evergreen Girl Scouts paid tribute to their sister Scouts around the world during World Thinking Day on Friday at The Place.

    The yearly event is a day to get girls thinking about the rest of the world, and this year it had special meaning because it was the day’s 100th anniversary in Colorado.

    In Evergreen, 12 troops ran nine tables containing information, food and crafts from different countries. More than 100 Scouts learned about food, customs and the history of countries from England to the Congo, from Madagascar to Italy and Belgium to Iceland.

  • Firefighter recruits try to find balance between lives, calls

    Editor’s note: The Canyon Courier is following three people hoping to complete the Evergreen Fire/Rescue academy to get their firefighting certification. This is the fourth in a series of stories about what it takes to become a firefighter.

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue officials have a mantra they repeat to their volunteer firefighters: family, job, firefighting.

  • Snow rescues Winterfest

    The snow fairies smiled on Conifer last week, giving Saturday’s 285 Winterfest exactly what it needed — more than 6 inches of freshly fallen flakes.

    Winterfest would have taken place with or without snow, but the white stuff just added to the fun for adults and kids alike.

    The Divas, a team of students from Harmony Hills Academy in Conifer, participated in both the Mount Lugo Luge and the snowman-carving competition. The Divas were one of three teams brought to the festivities by teacher Jen Hollis.

  • Memo from Jeffco school board lists Stevenson as superintendent

    A memo dated Feb. 23 on Jeffco school board stationery lists ex-superintendent Cindy Stevenson as the district’s current leader — but the district’s spokeswoman denied that the former longtime superintendent is poised to return.

  • Evergreen resident on trial on firearms, tax charges

    An Evergreen resident and former reality-TV star is on trial this week on charges of conspiracy, dealing firearms without a license, filing false income-tax returns and failure to file tax returns.

    Richard Wyatt, 53, who operated the Wheat Ridge gun store Gunsmoke and starred in "American Guns" on the Discovery Channel in 2011-12, surrendered to authorities last February after a federal indictment alleged he sold firearms illegally and failed to report $1.1 million in income to the Internal Revenue Service.

  • Storm cancels several events

    The winter storm has postponed Thursday night's meeting at Buchanan Rec Center regarding the Elk Meadow off-leash area. 

    Also, Wednesday night's performance of "Once on This Island" at Conifer High School has been canceled.