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  • Evergreen honors heroes who died for freedom

     

    About 150 people turned out for Memorial Day ceremonies May 30 at The Barn Chapel at Evergreen Memorial Park to honor the men and women who have given their lives in service to our country.

    It was a sunny but extremely windy morning in the meadow at North Turkey Creek Road and Highway 73, so park owner Ron Lewis, who has hosted these events for about 25 years, moved the proceedings inside The Barn so everybody could hear.

  • Mount Evans Road open to Summit Lake

    Heavy snowfall has slowed road-clearing efforts to the summit of Mount Evans. The highway will be open only as far as Summit Lake on May 26, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.

  • Jeffco's Outdoor Lab Schools to remain open

    The Jeffco school district’s Outdoor Lab Schools have been spared from the chopping block, thanks to a grassroots effort to raise funds to keep them open.
    Fund-raising groups have raised $625,000, and the school board will chip in the remaining $300,000 needed to keep the schools open next year, according to district spokeswoman Lynn Setzer.

  • An honest portrayal: Abraham Lincoln will live and breathe in presentation at Brook Forest Inn

    In his beaver-felt hat with silk lining, John Voehl is a page of history come to life as he lives and breathes the stories of Abraham Lincoln.

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  • Race for Peace planned June 11

    The third annual Race for Peace that this year celebrates the Mountain Peace Shelter’s 25th anniversary is set to run, rain or shine.

    The 5K race begins at 9 a.m. June 11 at the east end of the King Soopers Center in Conifer and winds through Meyer Ranch, along the property’s runway, down the old stagecoach trail and back to the shopping center.

    Tookie Scherder, organizer of the race, said the event is the biggest fund-raiser for the shelter, which provides services for abused women, their families and pets.

  • Parmalee kids set to send donations to Africa

    Five fifth-graders at Parmalee Elementary School have had a single mission this school year: raising money and collecting items to send to Africa.

     

    The students, who form the Student Leadership Club, have put their energy, commitment and compassion to work. They have orchestrated clothing and toy drives at school, and have sponsored fund-raisers to pay for postage to send boxes to a nonprofit called Sharing to Learn, which helps educate children in Makuleke, South Africa.

  • Evergreen Fire/Rescue buying used pumper truck for $325,000

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue has tentatively agreed to purchase a used 2005 Pierce Dash Pumper truck for $325,000 from the Snowmass Wildcat Fire Protection District.

    The plan is to retire on reserve the 1966 Mack pumper truck located at Station No. 5 on Upper Bear Creek Road. The newer urban-interface engine now at Station 3 in Marshdale will go to Station 5.

    The used 2005 Dash Pierce engine will be stationed in Marshdale. It is capable of pumping 1,500 gallons of water per minute.

  • Evergreen man agrees to plea deal in Internet luring case

    An Evergreen man pleaded guilty under a plea bargain May 16 in Jefferson County District Court after being accused of Internet luring of a minor with intent to exploit and attempted sex assault on a child. A sentencing hearing was scheduled for July 11 at 10 a.m.

    Under the plea agreement, Ryan Michael Lafferty pleaded guilty to the attempted sex assault, a class 5 felony, and the Internet luring of a child charge was dismissed. The felony carries a possible penalty of one to three years in prison.

  • Gerou helps steer budget to timely conclusion

    As the vice chair of the legislature's Joint Budget Committee, Cheri Gerou has spent the last six months struggling with the state's budget shortfall and trying to find ways to cut spending.

    An architect by profession, Gerou was elected in House District 25 in 2008 and re-elected in an uncontested race in November 2010. She is chair of the Appropriations Committee.

    A lifelong Republican, Gerou joined the Joint Budget Committee in her first term as a state legislator. She is in line for the chair position on the JBC in the 2012 session.