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  • TallGrass collecting items for soldier boxes

    Even though it’s just mid-October, TallGrass Aveda Day Spa is already thinking about the military who will be away from home during the holidays.

    TallGrass is once again collecting items that can be put into soldier boxes for men and women. Owner Gail Sharp is hoping the community will help in four ways:

    • Donate travel-size personal care items and drop them off by Nov. 9 at the spa at 997 Upper Bear Creek Road or at The Wild Game, 1204 Bergen Parkway in Evergreen, and the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce office in the Stone House in Bergen Park.

  • EHS athletic director, football coach placed on administrative leave

    Ryan Alsup, the athletic director at Evergreen High School, and Rob Molholm, longtime head football coach at Evergreen High School, have been placed on administrative leave in connection with a recent disciplinary issue that may’ve been handled improperly. Alsup was placed on leave last Thursday, while Molholm was suspended indefinitely from his coaching duties Monday afternoon.

    According to a letter from Evergreen High principal Brandon Brekke, Molholm’s suspension doesn’t affect his duties as a social studies teacher at the school.

  • Former Morrison police officer pleads not guilty

    A former Morrison police officer pleaded not guilty Thursday morning to charges of theft, attempt to influence a public servant, embezzlement and forgery.
    Anthony Joiner, 38, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury in July on 29 counts. He is accused of stealing more than $132,000 from the town of Morrison between December 2010 and February 2016 through a private fund he created called the “5280 Police Motors Memorial Fund,” according to a news release from the Jeffco District Attorney’s office.

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  • Evergreen man to be tried for sex assault on child

    An Evergreen man who previously taught music at both Clear Creek Middle School and High School will stand trial next week on charges that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl at his Evergreen home on Thanksgiving in 2015.

    Mark Edward Hudson, 59, is charged with one count of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust, a Class 4 felony.

  • Inter-Canyon discusses elections, explores mill levies and its future

    Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District is already prepping for the new year with talks of an election and added personnel.

    At a September strategic planning meeting, the board discussed the possibility of adding a new part-time emergency medical services staff member due to an increase in call volume and a decline in volunteerism. The part-time employee would join the full-time EMS chief, who was added to the Inter-Canyon team in January 2016.

  • Budget prep begins for Indian Hills

    Budget talks have begun for Indian Hills Fire Rescue, and the fire department is expecting to bring in $48,314 more than it planned for in 2017.

    In the first draft of its 2018 budget, Indian Hills has planned for a net income of $22,094. Last year, it budgeted a loss of $26,220. The substantial increase largely is due to increased property valuations, which will provide the department with a supplementary $30,572 in income.

  • The touch of an angel: Evergreen pendant celebrates 25 years

    Angels are messengers, comforters, guardians, love — and the 25 Evergreen Angel pendants serve as a reminder of angels’ healing power.

    The 25th pendant named Olivia, who carries an olive branch, was unveiled Friday morning. The pendants are a fund-raiser for Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice, and the angel symbolizes the work the nonprofit does daily, according to CEO Charley Shimanski.

  • Yoga vloggers host class, raise $700 for EAPL

    All Nancy Maule did was comment on a YouTube video. But, four months and hundreds of hours of work later, more than 50 people were traveling to Evergreen to attend a yoga class and help the Evergreen Animal Protective League.

    Boho Beautiful, which has almost 600,000 YouTube subscribers, offered a yoga class at Buchanan Recreation Center on Friday afternoon with a $10 suggested donation per student. The class raised about $700, all of which will go to EAPL.

  • WJMS hosts interactive Science Night for kids, community

    Did you know that putting glow sticks in hot water will make them shine brighter, while putting them in colder water will help them last longer?

    If you don’t, Parker Liebaert, an eighth-grader at West Jeff Middle School, can tell you all about it.