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  • Dykemans bidding Evergreen farewell after years of community service

    Charles “Chick” and Nancy Dykeman are about to begin a new life on a South Carolina island — where they probably won’t see much snow.

     

    Every place they have lived is snowy, the couple said while talking about their decision to move to the Southeastern coast. However, the one thing that won’t change for the Dykemans is their desire to contribute to the community where they live.

    Since moving to Evergreen 12 years ago, Chick and Nancy have assumed leadership roles in service organizations here.

  • Both sides gathering support in advance of recall election

    With more than 400 signatures declared sufficient on petitions to recall the Evergreen Fire Protection District board, those backing and opposing the effort are gathering support in advance of the upcoming election.

    “We’re virtually completely set up to run an active campaign,” said Charlie Neppell of the Committee to Save the Evergreen Fire Rescue District — No Recall.

    Members of the Evergreen Volunteer Fire Department also are rallying in support for the fire district board members.

  • Champion skier to appear at Winter Festival

    Professional freestyle skier Walter Wood is heading to town this Saturday to judge the rail jam competition and sign posters during the Winter Festival at Evergreen Lake.

     

    A 2009 Evergreen High School graduate, Wood is coming back to familiar territory after recently competing in Park City, Utah.

    “Skiing is my full-time job,” Wood said while talking about his life as a young athlete.

    “Everything is building to the Olympics,” he added.

  • Rosier pushes resolution opposing gun control

    The battle taking place over gun control at the federal and state levels has found its way to the Jeffco commissioners.

    Commissioner Don Rosier has introduced a resolution that would call for the county to take a stand against possible new gun-control regulations being debated after the recent mass shootings in Newtown, Conn., and Aurora.

  • Jeffco to test new emergency-notification system on Wednesday

    The new emergency-notification system being used in Jefferson County will be tested Wednesday morning.
    This CodeRED system, which is replacing the problem-plagued FIRST CALL or 911.net, is being used by emergency services providers in Jeffco and Broomfield counties, as well as parts of Arapahoe, Adams, Clear Creek and Douglas counties. It will be tested in Broomfield on Wednesday as well.
    Test calls will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday and should continue for several hours. To sign up, visit your911.net.

  • Cars vandalized during Marshdale prayer meeting

    Seventeen vehicles were vandalized while parked at a prayer service at The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park in Marshdale on Jan. 29, according the the Jeffco sheriff.
    Someone poured a gel-based paint stripper on the vehicles while people were attending the meeting, the sheriff said in a news release. Obscenities were scratched into the paint on two of the vehicles, according to a person who was in attendance.

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  • After long postal career, Nuchols getting passport to retirement

    “I could probably write a book of stories,” Dan Nuchols said while talking about his 41-year career at the Evergreen post office. “These eyes have seen a lot.”

    From celebrities to FBI agents, Nuchols has encountered the famous — and infamous — during his years of service. He has waited on comedian Pat Paulson, singer Willie Nelson and played tennis with Danny Seraphine, a musician who helped found Chicago.

  • Springtime in January

    Recent balmy weather apparently has fooled local aspen trees into thinking spring has sprung.

     

  • Lariat Loop seeking ways to corral visitors onto historic roadway

     Since the Lariat Loop was founded in 1914, people have had the same vision: creating business and real estate opportunities in those hills, said John Condor, Lariat Loop board member.

    One of the primary goals for the organization this year is increasing marketing efforts along the 40-mile circuit, Condor said at the Lariat Loop annual meeting Monday morning.

    A key upcoming project is placing an interpretive shelter at the Wooly Mammoth Parking Lot on U.S. 40, said board member Joe Tempel.