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  • New director revamping downtown business organization

    “We’re going through a rebranding process,” said Linda Castle, the new director of the Evergreen Downtown Business Association.

    The organization is updating its website and making efforts to increase membership, she said.

    “It is my desire to get everything organized,” said Castle, who began serving in the position in January.

  • Pine 'hostage situation' now being investigated as false-reporting case

    A reported hostage situation in Pine last Friday is now being investigated as a felony false-reporting case and a possible incidence of “swatting” — when people call in fake reports to try to elicit a heavy law enforcement response.

  • Staffers from now-defunct Journey Church raising funds online

    The former pastor and some staffers of a now-defunct Conifer church are soliciting donations online to produce a documentary and a book, after the church left behind thousands of dollars in debt locally.

    The group is working on the documentary project in conjunction with a book being written by Michael Cheshire, who led Journey Community Church until the congregation disbanded in 2014, according to spokesman Cortland Coffey.  

    The online effort for the documentary had raised $1,290 of its $5,500 goal as of Feb. 7.

  • Conifer Area Council asks Jeffco Open Space to buy Journey Ranch

    The Conifer Area Council has asked Jeffco Open Space to consider buying the 45-acre ranch owned by the now-defunct Journey Community Church to complete CAC’s goal of connecting Conifer’s trails.

  • Marketing guru mobilizing volunteers to help businesses

    Imagine volunteers would work for free to make phone calls to promote your business.

    Or maybe they’d address envelopes or help prepare your taxes. They could type up information and do industry research, or help interview potential new employees.

    How quickly could your business grow?

    Evergreen Nursing Services — started by Mary Pat DeWald in Evergreen — is about to find out.

  • Gun rights front and center at Evergreen Tea Party meeting

    A large display of firearms at the Evergreen Tea Party meeting on Monday night heralded the agenda for the evening, which centered on gun rights granted by the Second Amendment.

    Keynote speaker Dave Kopel, an attorney and research director at the Independence Institute, said the Second Amendment is “now something more and more in the mainstream of constitutional law.”

    Kopel is representing Colorado sheriffs in a lawsuit against state gun-control legislation enacted in 2013.

  • Manhunt ends for suspect in dragging of deputy

    An arrest has been made in an incident in which a Jeffco deputy was dragged by a fleeing vehicle.

    Andrey Pavlovich Mishenin, 23, was taken into custody Thursday at a hotel in Glendale without incident. The Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force fugitive unit, along with the Jefferson County sheriff’s fugitive unit, made the arrest.

  • Dog shot with pellet gun near Wilmot Elementary

    Jefferson County Animal Control officers are investigating reports that a chocolate-colored Labrador retriever was shot with a pellet gun in the 6400 block of Joan Lane in Evergreen.

  • EFR responds to two house fires in Evergreen

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue responded to two structure fires in Evergreen on Sunday.

    At the first, a Super Bowl party was evacuated on Swede Gulch Road on Sunday evening after the family called 911 to report their smoke detectors were sounding. One member of the family was able to put out the fire with an extinguisher, said Doug Saba, an Evergreen Fire/Rescue spokesman. The blaze was found in a wall near the chimney, Saba said. Foothills Fire & Rescue also responded to the blaze, which was called in about 7 p.m.

  • Public meetings planned on lion encounters

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials will hold public information sessions in the coming days to "calm some fears" related to recent mountain lion encounters. 

    Ty Petersburg, Clear Creek wildlife officer at the state agency, will hold public meetings at 6 p.m. Sunday and at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at Evergreen Fire/Rescue's auditorium at Station 2, 1802 Bergen Parkway at the request of residents.