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  • Evergreen High briefly locked down after student attacked

    By Vicky Gits and Deb Hurley Brobst
    Staff Writers
    Evergreen High School students were on lockdown for about 10 minutes between noon and 2 p.m. Tuesday after a Conifer High School senior allegedly attacked a student, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. The suspected assailant, who is 17, then left the school, and authorities were still looking for him at 3 p.m.

    The victim was not seriously hurt.

  • A march to excellence

    This year’s Evergreen High School marching band is the little band that could.

    Its motto easily could be, “I think I can; I think I can.”

    After overcoming some difficult challenges over the past few years, the band and color guard with 62 students are going to the state competition in Grand Junction this weekend for the first time in six years.

    And all it took was a little confidence, according to Wiley Cruse, the school’s new instrumental music teacher.

  • EASY wins grant for home energy-saving contest

    An Evergreen group that promotes sustainability and energy conservation has received an $11,680 grant from the Governor's Energy Office to stage a community-wide, heat-related utility-bill reduction contest.

    The brainchild of Ginny Ades and the Evergreen Alliance for Sustainability, the contest is called “Biggest Loser — Watt and Therm Edition.”

  • Dog day afternoon: Evergreen resident Ruth Crosson, 92, displays miniature figurines

    Ruth Crosson of Evergreen has had a lifelong love of dogs — so much so that she has collected more than 700 miniature dog figurines.

    Crosson, 92, put half her collection on display at Green Ridge Meadow Apartments on Saturday as her farewell to the animals she knows so well. She put out pieces that were less breakable than others, so children could touch them.

    She says that, at her age, she needs to find a new home for the animals, and she’s hoping that the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys will take the entire collection.

  • 14 nominees in running for downtown eco-devolopment board

     

    Candidates galore are turning out for the opportunity to be one of nine members of the inaugural board of the downtown Evergreen Economic Development Council. With nominations closed, 14 people have submitted their names for nine available positions.

    Candidates will be featured guests at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 3 at Mountain Home in the Evergreen Design Center, 27965 Meadow Drive.

  • Fire chief’s termination prompts lawsuit

    Former Foothills fire chief John Kilpatrick has filed a lawsuit in federal district court, asking for $500,000 plus attorney fees for various damages, including loss of wages and benefits.

    The board hired Kilpatrick to be its full-time chief at a salary of $65,000 a year as of Jan. 1, 2010, but he was fired without warning at a special meeting of the board of directors on Aug. 30.

    Kilpatrick was accused of improperly authorizing to himself payments for insurance and overtime, consisting of $2,372, and $2,500, respectively.

  • Evergreen's holiday shopping alternative

     

    Annual Alternative Gift Fair benefits charities around the world

     

    By Vicky Gits

    Staff Writer

    The 10th annual Alternative Gift Fair, formerly known as the Alternative Christmas Fair, sets up shop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, and Sunday, Nov. 14, at Evergreen Lutheran Church, 5980 Highway 73.

  • Golf course takes aim at neighborhood elk

    A bow hunter legally killed an elk on a fairway at the Hiwan Golf Club on Oct. 11 with the approval of golf course officials, infuriating some of the homeowners who live on the fringe of the golf course.

    “I think it's like hunting fish in a barrel. They are tame. They don't know. … We chose to live here with the wildlife, but we did not choose to live in a hunting range,” said Gloria Bradfield, whose property borders the golf course.

  • County eases fire restrictions

    The fire ban in unincorporated Jefferson County was lifted as of Thursday, Oct. 14, and new stage 1 temporary fire restrictions have been issued for all areas, according to the Jeffco Sheriff's Office. The fire danger condition continues to be high within the county.

    Under the restrictions, campfires are allowed in charcoal fire grates in a developed park or campgrounds, but smoking in most places except a car or building continues to be prohibited.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    J’accuse!