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  • Neighbors upset over goat slaughter in yard

     An Evergreen resident who saw two goats being clubbed and slaughtered across the street in her neighbor’s front yard said the sight was upsetting to her. 

    LaKay Cecil, who lives near Wilmot Elementary School, said she wishes that her neighbors had gotten her permission beforehand. 

    Cecil said she previously had seen similar incidents.

    The resident who killed the animals, who asked not to be named, said they were rams being processed in a kosher manner for food.

  • Neighbors upset over goat slaughter in yard

     An Evergreen resident who saw two goats being clubbed and slaughtered across the street in her neighbor’s front yard said the sight was upsetting to her. 

    LaKay Cecil, who lives near Wilmot Elementary School, said she wishes that her neighbors had gotten her permission beforehand. 

    Cecil said she previously had seen similar incidents.

    The resident who killed the animals, who asked not to be named, said they were rams being processed in a kosher manner for food.

  • Neighbors upset over goat slaughter in yard

     An Evergreen resident who saw two goats being clubbed and slaughtered across the street in her neighbor’s front yard said the sight was upsetting to her. 

    LaKay Cecil, who lives near Wilmot Elementary School, said she wishes that her neighbors had gotten her permission beforehand. 

    Cecil said she previously had seen similar incidents.

    The resident who killed the animals, who asked not to be named, said they were rams being processed in a kosher manner for food.

  • Protecting Bear Creek watershed water quality

    Extended drought conditions and non-point-source pollution are concerns for those who monitor water quality in the Bear Creek watershed.

    “We’re going to have a little less water and will have to adjust,” Russ Clayshulte, Bear Creek Watershed Association manager, said during a panel discussion on April 4.

    According to recent data from Snowtel, the snowpack was 74 percent of the normal amount, he said.

  • 'A whole lot more than chickens'

    Returning to a simpler time when people grew the food they ate is a dream of those involved in community gardening efforts. 

    During his presentation, Rusty Collins, Denver director for the Colorado State University Extension Service, said that only 1 percent of the food consumed in the state is grown locally. Shifting that percentage to 20 by the year 2020 is a goal of his organization, he said.

    “Urban agriculture is a whole lot more than chickens,” Collins told a group at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue auditorium on Sunday.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    A sordid serenade

  • Staunton State Park gets finishing touches

    The finishing touches are being put on Staunton State Park before its long-awaited debut on May 18.

    “There’s still so much to do,” park manager Jennifer Anderson said of the five weeks leading up to the opening. “Planting trees, hanging signs, (painting) the roads and parking lots — but all the hard work is worth it.”

  • Challenge candidates in recall election field questions

    Facing Evergreen Fire/Rescue staff and firefighters, the four challengers in the fire board recall election fielded questions about their intentions and qualifications at their April 3 forum.

     

  • Several of candidate's credentials confirmed

    Fire board recall candidate Jodi Kesten says that information on the recall committee website about her experience with the Long Beach Fire Department and work history in Evergreen is valid, and independent checks confirm several of those resume entries.

    Members of the no-recall committee have questioned Kesten’s credentials as a volunteer firefighter and her past employment with the Life Care Center and the Seniors’ Resource Center in Evergreen.

  • 'A whole lot more than chickens'

    Returning to a simpler time when people grew the food they ate is a dream of those involved in community gardening efforts. 

    During his presentation, Rusty Collins, Denver director for the Colorado State University Extension Service, said that only 1 percent of the food consumed in the state is grown locally. Shifting that percentage to 20 by the year 2020 is a goal of his organization, he said.

    “Urban agriculture is a whole lot more than chickens,” Collins told a group at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue auditorium on Sunday.