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  • Fund-raising planned for light display

    Organizers will be seeking donations for the downtown Christmas light display this year in the first-ever “Light the Lights” fund-raiser put on by the Evergreen Downtown Business Association.

    Some merchants, including Endless Travel and Seasonally Yours LLC, and the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce, have donation jars on their counters.

  • Ceremony at The Fort provides glowing tribute to departed loved ones

    Scores of people participated in a “pinecone ceremony” and farolito lighting to mark the holiday season at The Fort restaurant in Morrison on Sunday under snowy skies.

    Visitors wrote a name or names on a piece of paper of loved ones they want to remember during the holidays and slipped the paper into a pinecone. The pinecones then were tossed into a campfire built in the central courtyard of the restaurant, the messages carried into the sky by the flames.

  • Fund-raising planned for light display

    Organizers will be seeking donations for the downtown Christmas light display this year in the first-ever “Light the Lights” fund-raiser put on by the Evergreen Downtown Business Association.

    Some merchants, including Endless Travel and Seasonally Yours LLC, and the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce have donation jars on their counters.

  • Welcome set Saturday for soldier returning to Evergreen

    Army Specialist Michael Berna, who was profiled in the Courier for Veterans Day, will return home Saturday to a welcome designed to honor all of the Evergreen area's veterans.

    Participants are being asked topark in Buchanan Rec Center's lower parking lot about 2:30 p.m. and then to line Bergen Parkway holding flags, signs and balloons. At 2:50 p.m., Michael's family will drive him along Bergen Parkway for the surprise welcome.

  • Flocking to the Turkey Trot

    Evergreen High senior Eric Temple was the first to cross the finish line at the annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day. Racing to the sound of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run,” Temple completed the 3-mile course in a time of 18 minutes, 38 seconds.

    “That’s insanely fast,” said Michelle Parker, announcer for the event sponsored by Evergreen Christian Outreach.

    Temple, 17, is a member of the cross country team at his high school.

  • Water rights issue surfaces at Buchanan Park ponds

    The two ponds beside Buchanan Rec Center are stocked with trout and are popular among Evergreen residents and visitors who like to try their luck fishing.

    The source of water for the ponds is Troublesome Creek, a tributary of Bear Creek that flows under the Highway 74 overpass near the property in Bergen Park.

    Since Buchanan Park was developed in the early 2000s, maintaining water for these small lakes has not been a significant issue.

  • Commissioners set to extend moratorium on retail pot sales

    Jeffco has taken the first steps in extending a moratorium on recreational marijuana sales until 2016.

    The moratorium currently in place prohibits commercial marijuana sales, grow operations or manufacturing, but is set to expire on Feb. 1, 2015. The county commissioners will vote at a public hearing Dec. 9 on extending the ban until Jan. 1, 2016.

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  • Elected officials say hello, goodbye

    Conifer residents recently said goodbye to outgoing elected officials and were greeted by their replacements.

    “Thank you for the support you’ve always shown me,” said Jeffco County Commissioner Don Rosier. “I’ve always been impressed with Conifer and how you always come together as a community.”

  • Indian Hills fire board trimming proposed 2015 budget to decrease shortfall

    The board of the Indian Hills Fire Protection District looked at ways to reduce spending during a hearing on the 2015 budget on Nov. 19.

    The proposed 2015 budget for the fire district shows approximately $297,000 in projected income and nearly $369,000 in expenses.

    The projected shortfall of nearly $72,000 for 2015 is substantially less that the $97,000 deficit projected for this year — an amount that Indian Hills Fire Chief Emery Carson said was budgeted, but was not actually used, in 2014.