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  • Gerou bill requires reports on federal funds

     

    A bill sponsored by state Rep. Cheri Gerou of Evergreen would increase transparency and accountability over the federal funds that Colorado receives.

    Gerou, a Republican, is the sponsor of HB 1009, the Federal Transparency Act. The legislation passed the state House of Representatives on second reading Feb. 14 and awaits final approval.

    A Republican from Evergreen, Gerou is also the chair of the Joint Budget Committee. She has represented House District 25 since 2008.

  • Fire district OKs $4,500 to start honor guard

    The Evergreen Fire District board unanimously agreed to spend $4,500 to pay for uniforms, shoes and training costs to institute the department's first honor guard.

    The board voted 5-0 in favor of the proposal at a regular meeting Feb. 14 at the Fire/Rescue Administration Building.

    The honor guard is a ceremonial unit, usually affiliated with the military. The guard consists of volunteers who attend funerals for fallen comrades and represent the fire service at other community events.

  • Firefighters contain nighttime blaze in Cragmont

    A fire in a single-family residence in Cragmont in Evergreen on Feb. 8 caused moderate structural damage, but the residents and their pets escaped without injury.

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue received the 911 call at 10:45 p.m.

    About 25 firefighters and one emergency medical crew responded.

    When firefighters arrived at 28856 Cragmont Drive, they saw smoke coming from the open front door and the fire in the chimney chase on its way into the soffits, according to a Feb. 16 news release from Evergreen Fire/Rescue.

  • Hunter fined in Evergreen Highlands elk shooting

    The hunter who was charged with two misdemeanors in connection with an elk shooting in Evergreen Highlands has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and was sentenced to pay a fine.

    On Dec. 20, Jefferson County Judge Bradley Allen Burback dismissed the charges of hunting in a careless manner and illegal possession of wildlife against Henry Austin, according to documents on file in the Jefferson County Courts.

  • Desperately seeking a gander

    A new companion still has not surfaced to help Nita the goose rebound from the loss of her beloved Pedro.

     

    Nita’s owners, Marie and George McLaughlin of Morrison, had hoped someone would have an older Chinese white goose who could live with Nita and help fill the void left by Pedro, who died recently of natural causes.

    Nita continues to waddle around her pen, honking and honking, and then she realizes that Pedro won’t be answering her call, Marie said.

  • District’s deal with unions pushes cuts to 2013-14 school year

    A deal reached between Jeffco Public Schools and its employee unions Feb. 11 would postpone tens of millions in budget cuts for at least a year and temporarily keep the district from cutting teaching positions.

    The agreement, which will require the Board of Education’s approval, delays 574 job cuts the district would have to make in the 2013-14 school year if voters do not approve a property-tax increase that is likely to be placed on the November ballot.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Remember to lift with your legs

  • Cookie madness: Girl Scout troop 1373 hopes to sell 3,000 boxes to help fund trip

    Bill Bruce leaned on his snow shovel in his driveway Feb. 6 as three girls approached, pulling a little red wagon. When they were within earshot, they informed him of their mission: They were selling Girl Scout cookies.

  • Dykeman eager to ‘give back’ as chamber chair

    Nancy Dykeman eats, breathes and lives the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce.

    And for the next 11 months, she is at the helm of the organization as chairwoman of the board of directors. Dykeman is excited about the opportunities the chamber brings to her and the direction she can help bring to the chamber.

  • Facebook Diary: Coming face to face with Evergreen

    Not long ago, I was yakking with someone I know well, and who knows me well, and who should know better, and she had the brass to tell me I’m not very hip.

    Me.

    Me, who practically invented droopy trousers.

    Me, who sings along with “Glee.”

    Me, who’s never actually tried sushi, but definitely would, so long as it’s thoroughly cooked.