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  • Preliminary hearings in attempted murder case continued until January

    The preliminary hearings for two men arrested in connection with the beating and imprisonment of a 21-year old man in Conifer in September have been continued to Jan. 10 after new charges were filed earlier this month.

    Wynn Ray Sichting, 59, of Conifer, is accused of trying to kill his nephew, Adonis Cherokee Gomez, on Sept. 11 after Gomez attempted to retrieve some belongings he’d left behind after moving out of Sichting’s home in the 27000 block of Parsons Road a week prior.

  • Long-time Evergreen businesses celebrate major anniversaries

    Businesses and owners in downtown Evergreen have come and gone over the years, but several long-time establishments are celebrating important anniversaries this fall.

    Lee’s Barber Shop celebrated its 50th anniversary in October.

    This month, both Evergreen Gallery and Silver Arrow are celebrating 30 years on Main Street, and Pam and Jeff Gilbert are celebrating 30 years as owners of The Holly Berry.

    Lee’s Barber Shop

  • Jeffco library executive director announces plans to retire

    Jeffco Public Library’s executive director has announced plans to retire in summer 2018.

    Pam Nissler, who has been with JCPL since 2009 and was named executive director in 2012, spoke of her plans to retire next August at the Nov. 16 Library Board of Trustees meeting.

    “I will stay engaged until I leave,” Nissler said on Nov. 21. “It was a hard decision to leave. It’s a wonderful job; I’ve enjoyed it a great deal. It’s the right time and the right thing to do.”

  • Communication, a sense of humor help people get through the holidays

    With the holiday season in full swing, visions of sugarplums may be dancing in your head.

    But the holidays also bring on stress — and for some people, lots of it. Some holiday stress can be managed, but there is help available for problems both large and small from mediator Arden Hauer.

  • Lighting up the holidays: Conifer Community Church brightens up the night with 120,000 Christmas lights

    The Christmas lights are once again dancing at Conifer Community Church.

    Saturday night was the premiere of the extravaganza of 120,000 lights on the church property on Havekost Road in Conifer. About 200 adults and children came to witness the holiday light show set to music.

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  • Evergreen Meadows HOA votes against covenant changes for EFR property

    Members of the Evergreen Meadows Homeowners Association have voted against a covenant change that would’ve altered the allowed use of a property that the Evergreen Fire Protection District owns in the area, thus making it easier to sell.

  • EFPD finalizes 2018 budget

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District is expecting a $2.4 million increase in revenue next year, largely stemming from increased property taxes.

    Discussed briefly at the EFPD’s monthly fire board meeting Nov. 14, the increased revenue specifically reflects a $1.2 million increase in property tax revenue from Jefferson and Clear Creek counties, a $200,000 projected increase in ambulance billings and a $60,000 budgeted increase in revenue from wildland fire deployments.

  • Platte Canyon to administer practice PSAT9 exams in January

    Ninth-graders at Platte Canyon High School will take a practice version of the new PSAT9 exam in January, roughly three months ahead of when the formal exam will be administered to all Colorado high school freshman.

    Funded by an anonymous $1,000 donation to the school district, the practice exam will allow ninth-graders a dry run on the standardized test that is replacing the Colorado Measures of Academic Success exam in language arts and math.

  • Platte Canyon considering mid-year wage increases

    Employees who earn an hourly wage in the Platte Canyon school district could see a mid-year wage increase if the school board approves a proposal recently brought forth by Superintendent Brenda Krage.