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  • Dog park group still question water testing

    Members of the Friends of Evergreen Dog Park met Thursday to discuss strategies in the local nonprofit’s ongoing efforts to pressure the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners to reopen Elk Meadow, and one board member plans to unveil information he thinks will cast serious doubts about Jeffco Open Space’s water quality testing of the creek that runs through the dog park.

  • Bailey speed study planned

    The speed limit along the stretch of U.S. 285 that runs through Bailey could be significantly reduced in the future if the Colorado Department of Transportation successfully completes a speed study it says it wants to do.
    According to Steve Harelson, CDOT’s Region 1 west program engineer, the agency began having discussions about reducing the speed after a tractor-trailer crashed into Aspen Peak Cellars last fall.

  • Stinker Stores purchases Bradley

    Idaho-based Stinker Stores has acquired 41 stores from Bradley Petroleum, including the gas station in Morrison and Evergreen.
    In a board meeting last week, the Morrison town board, which also acts as the town’s liquor licensing authority, approved a liquor license transfer to the new owner of the downtown Morrison gas station.
    Though there was some discussion about the dates of application and official transfer, the board passed unanimously the motion.

  • Learning to be involved

    Whether it’s leading a healthier lifestyle, helping abused animals or learning about local issues — King-Murphy sixth-graders on Friday tried to motivate their fellow students to get involved.

    In small groups, the students presented the culmination of their work on the topics, and used skits, oral presentations and posters to explain the issues and how to make a difference.

    The projects are called Exhibition, and it is a requirement for International Baccalaureate schools. King-Murphy has been an IB school for more than five years.

  • CCHS’ Arneson awarded prestigious scholarship

    Clear Creek High School senior Gavin Arneson is the perfect example of someone who has made lemonade when life gave him lemons.

    His efforts to have good grades, to get involved in community service and to be a leader among his peers despite facing many obstacles in his life have earned him several scholarships to college. On April 27, he was awarded the prestigious National Honor Society Scholarship during a surprise assembly with his classmates, teachers and family there to watch.

  • Loving, giving and dancing

    For someone her friends and family describe as “outgoing, dynamic and a party animal,” a dance was the perfect way to support Evergreen’s Debbie Brown.

    Cactus Jack’s hosted a “Dance with Debbie” fund-raising event Sunday afternoon as a way for Brown’s friends and family to listen to music, dance and spend time with her.

    Brown was diagnosed three months ago with Stage 4 liver, bone and spine cancer about three months ago, her family and friends said.

  • Rosier elaborates on LID process, district in South Jeffco

    After the Downtown Evergreen Economic District announced it would like to have the county declare Evergreen a local improvement district (LID), County Commissioner Donald Rosier said he believes such a classification would benefit Evergreen’s road improvement projects, such as adding drainage, parking and sidewalks.

    At a DEED meeting last month, President Dean Dalvit explained what the proposed Evergreen Local Improvement District would entail:

    • The boundaries would be the present Evergreen and West Jeffco metro districts.

  • Off to the races

    And they’re off!

    The veteran horse is leading the pack, but the newcomer is following close behind.

    The finish line is coming up quickly. Who will win?

    Three children raced to the end, their stick hobby horses in their hands.

    On the other side of the stable, women adorned in fancy hats take their pictures in the ‘winner’s circle,’ as music played in the nearby riding arena.

  • EChO remains a jewel in the community 30 years later

    The appropriate gift for a 30th anniversary is the pearl — and leaders at Evergreen Christian Outreach will tell you that the organization and the volunteers are pearls in the community.

    The nonprofit that provides a host of services from a food bank to a resale shop to a jobs center is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and it commemorated its history and volunteers at an appreciation breakfast recently.

  • Jeffco DA’s office investigating former Morrison police officer

    The Jefferson County District Attorney's office is investigating improprieties by a former Morrison police officer.
    Lt. Anthony Joiner resigned from his position with the Morrison Police Department in January after the town hired an outside firm to conduct an internal investigation.
    Town administrator Kara Winters confirmed in an e-mail sent to media outlets following an open records request that Joiner is a “former” employee, but specifics on the alleged improprieties have not yet been made available as the investigation is ongoing.