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  • Free CPR classes to help Evergreen become heart safe

    Several local groups want to make Evergreen a heart-safe community by teaching CPR to as many people as possible.
    Evergreen Fire/Rescue and local nonprofit Evergreen Public Access Defibrillation, or EPAD, will teach free CPR classes throughout the year. The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce is helping with publicity, and St. Anthony Hospital is helping to pay for advertising.

  • A century of fortitude

    When you live to be 100, and you live most of your life in Evergreen, several things are a given:

    • You remember a time when horses and buggies outnumbered cars.
    • You remember when Evergreen was largely a tourist town, with very few people staying during the winter.
    • You lived through the Depression, when growing your own vegetables and finding ways to earn a few pennies were very important.

  • Chimney fire extinguished at Upper Bear house

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue extinguished a chimney fire at a house at 4450 Upper Bear Creek Road on Tuesday afternoon after getting a call at 1:30 p.m.
    The fire was out by about 2:15 p.m. The extent of the damage was unknown; no injuries were reported. The location is about 7 miles west of Evergreen Lake.

  • Tin Star owner pleads guilty to sexual-contact charge

    An Evergreen man received a deferred judgment after pleading guilty in Jefferson County District Court to the charge of unlawful sexual contact without consent, a misdemeanor.

    The charges were filed after a teenager reported alleged inappropriate sexual behavior to a counseling agency and the agency reported the charges to the police.

    The name of the teenager does not occur in the court records.

  • Keith Parker a candidate for EPRD board

    Keith Parker, 42, describes himself as a volunteer by nature, someone who enjoys meeting people and solving problems, characteristics that would make him a logical candidate for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board.

    A resident of Evergreen for 12 years, Parker is one of three people in the running for the two, four-year board seats up for election May 8. Residents can either vote by mail if they request a mail ballot or at a polling place on Election Day.

  • Earth Day Fair grows into week-long event

    The annual Earth Day Fair is becoming the first Earth Day Week, culminating in the 23rd annual Mountain Area Earth Day Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Lake House.

    Various organizations are sponsoring events on different nights of the week from Monday, April 16, through Friday, April 21.

  • Expanded church must have no less than 60 percent open space

    Activation Ministries on Lookout Mountain, which recently won approval from the county commissioners for a controversial expansion, must devote at least 60 percent of its 10 acres to open space, no matter how much parking is required.

    If the parking and building combined would take more than 40 percent, then the church must reduce the building footprint from a maximum of 15,000 square feet to something less.

  • Canyon Courier wins eight CPA awards

    The Canyon Courier took home eight awards for photography, news, headline writing and page design in the annual 2012 Colorado Press Association Convention.

    Photo editor Matt Jonas, now on the staff at the Longmont Times-Call, won third place for story-picture combo about local taxidermist Brad Haddix of A Lasting Memory in Evergreen. He also won thirds for feature and sports photos.

    Michael Hicks, sports editor, won a second place for best sports-event story in the Canyon Courier and third places for headline writing and news page design.

  • Playground displays backcountry flair

    The 20-year-old playground in Indian Hills has a dramatic new backcountry look, thanks to the efforts of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District and Jeffco Open Space.

    As of March 14, the play equipment was still covered with yellow tape and not ready for any serious play dates, but the prospects look exciting.

    The renovation cost $70,000 — $10,000 in park-district funds and $60,000 from a Local Park and Recreation grant from the Jefferson County Open Space Division in 2011.

  • Panel: McCasky violated ethics standards

    Former Jefferson County commissioner Kevin McCasky violated Colorado law when he voted to approve $400,000 in county funds for the economic council to which he had applied and later accepted a high-paying job, a state ethics panel ruled Monday.

    The Colorado Ethics Commission made its ruling a little over a year after Colorado Ethics Watch filed a complaint against McCasky, alleging the former commissioner breached his fiduciary duty to the county by performing an official act in which he had a financial interest.