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  • Evergreen resident hooked on history of state of Virginia

    An Evergreen resident has put 20 years of compulsive research in American history into an exhaustive work of historical fiction about Washington, D.C., the Capitol and the state of Virginia before the Civil War.

    Author Gloria Parnham Bradfield already has at least one sequel in the rough-draft stage in the computer.

    In 734 pages, “Thrones” covers politics, slavery, plantation life, women’s issues, race, debates and events leading up to the Civil War, during the period from 1848 to 1851.

  • Arapahoe Peak clinic staffer headed to Haiti

    Nurse practitioner Monica Rabanal of Evergreen is heading to Port-au-Prince on Feb. 16 with a medical team of 14 doctors and nurses with International Medical Relief of Denver for one week.

    Her flight had been cleared as of Monday, Feb. 8, to fly directly from JFK into the airport at Port-au-Prince. Rabanal will be working at a clinic a mile away from the airport.

    Arapahoe Peak Health Center, 28000 Meadow Drive, supports staff members who volunteer for various medical missions to foreign countries.

  • Man accused of kidnapping waives preliminary hearing

    A Kittredge man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting an Evergreen woman Dec. 29 waived his right to a preliminary hearing until March 15, while attorneys negotiate a possible plea bargain.

    Joel Michael Herrin, 40, appeared at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, in front of Jefferson County Judge Bradley Burback.

    Herrin has been in the Jefferson County jail since the day of his arrest under $500,000 bond.

    Herrin is accused of going to the woman’s house for a housecleaning job and then assaulting her when she tried to leave for work

  • Evergreen teens invent an ‘app’ for iPhone

    Two middle-school boys from Evergreen completed a class assignment by inventing an “app” that anyone can download to iTunes and then sync to an iPhone to play.

    “Slydzzle” is an electronic version of the old-fashioned sliding-tile puzzle game, a pre-computer game in which eight squares can be organized in numerical order.

    In the Apple version, squares shift with a finger tap and can be shuffled with another tap.

  • Kaiser Permanente to open medical office in Evergreen

    Kaiser Permanente plans to open a new medical office in Evergreen in the next few months.

    “We have been looking at a couple of sites in the area but at this time do not have a final location,” said Amy Whited, spokesperson for Kaiser Permanente. The health provider may either lease or build new space.

    The new office will have about 5,000 square feet and will focus on primary care services, including internal medicine and family practice. There will be two physicians at first, with room for a third in the future.

  • Jeffco wants residents to stand up and be counted in census

    Jefferson County is taking steps to ensure all of its 570,000 residents are counted in the upcoming 2010 census.

    The county is operating an informational census website and will be setting up a handful of assistance centers throughout the area staffed by U.S. Census workers.

  • Controlled burn today on Bergen Peak

    The Colorado State Forest Service is planning a controlled burn today on Bergen Peak.

    The burn will take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., and smoke likely will be visible in the area.

    Residents with questions or concerns can contact the Colorado Forest Service at 303-279-9757.

  • Pilot killed in Boulder accident was from Evergreen

    One of the pilots killed in the midair collision over Boulder on Saturday was Alexander Gilmer, 25, of Evergreen.

    Gilmer was piloting a one-man Piper Pawnee when it collided with a Cirrus SR20 at about 8,000 feet at 12:45 p.m. He was identified as an employee of Mile High Gliding and a licensed pilot since 2003.

    The occupants of the other plane, lawyer Bob Matthews of Boulder and engineer Mark Matthews of Englewood, both died.

  • Courier's phones, e-mail back in operation

    Our apologies to customers and readers of the Courier who were unable to reach us this morning via phone or e-mail. Our technical difficulties have been addressed, and you can now call 303-674-1036 for general assistance or 303-674-1039 to reach the news room. Our standard e-mail addresses are also back up and running.

  • School board eyeing Indian Hills boundaries, bus routes

    The Jeffco Board of Education is considering three options for changing school boundaries and bus routes in Indian Hills, though district staff has recommended that no changes be made.

    One option would focus on the Parmalee Elementary School articulation area that currently feeds to West Jeff Middle School and change the boundary, sending students instead to Evergreen Middle.