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  • Holiday Walk to feature Santa, reindeer, music

    The annual Holiday Walk sponsored by Downtown Evergreen begins at 5 p.m. Friday with a tree-lighting at Evergreen Lake.

     

    After the tree is illuminated, Santa and Mrs. Claus will walk to the downtown area with other folks attending the celebration.

    Highway 74 will be closed from the intersection of Highway 73 to Meadow Drive during the event.

  • Investigator: Elmgreen confessed to killing father

    During a preliminary hearing in Jefferson County Court on Nov. 30, a homicide investigator testified that defendant Kenneth Elmgreen admitted to killing his elderly father and then attempting suicide.

    Evergreen resident Elmgreen, 53, was arrested in early August on charges of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree arson and two counts of crimes of violence.

    Last Friday, Jeffco sheriff’s Investigator Kathleen Battan testified that Elmgreen said he used a pillow to smother Kenneth Arthur Elmgreen, 91, and considered burning the home in which they lived.

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  • Soldier box project gaining interest

    TallGrass Spa nail technician Deb Dickinson coordinated the annual soldier box project this year, which generated 535 hand-written Christmas cards and 24 boxes of donated toiletries that were sent to soldiers in Afghanistan.

    With growing interest in the effort, Dickinson said that she enlisted the help of students at Parmalee Gulch Elementary School, who helped with the Christmas cards.

    Members of the Evergreen Rotary Club also donated items for the care packages, along with clients who come to the spa on Upper Bear Creek Road.

  • Display to focus on religious meaning of Christmas

     A large illuminated Nativity scene is being installed on the roof of The Place in time for downtown Evergreen’s Holiday Walk on Dec. 7.

    Brett Edwards, owner of The Place at Meadow Drive and Highway 74, said he decided to bring the display to Evergreen to focus on the religious nature of the holiday.

  • Display to focus on religious meaning of Christmas

     A large illuminated Nativity scene is being installed on the roof of The Place in time for downtown Evergreen’s Holiday Walk on Dec. 7.

    Brett Edwards, owner of The Place at Meadow Drive and Highway 74, said he decided to bring the display to Evergreen to focus on the religious nature of the holiday.

  • Sheriff's office questions credibility of report on body in cave

     After two extensive searches for a body that a man reported seeing in a cave near Red Rocks Amphitheatre last week, the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is questioning the credibility of the report, sheriff’s spokesperson Jacki Kelley said Tuesday.

    “Our witness has been very uncooperative and untruthful about some of the things he shared,” Kelley said.

  • Fire district board considers training-facility concessions to avert recall

     The Evergreen Fire Protection District board is considering changes to its training facility project in an attempt to placate residents and avert a recall election.

    During a special meeting Nov. 20, board members reviewed a list of requests presented by resident Lynn Rehkopf, who has been negotiating with the board and Fire Chief Mike Weege. Residents Michelle Parker and Tanya Kaanta also have been participating in the discussions.

  • Flocking to the Turkey Trot

    Frisky dogs jogged beside their owners during the annual Turkey Trot in Evergreen on Thanksgiving morning.

     

    “We may have to call it a dog trot,” joked Liz Hawkins, who initiated the event for Evergreen Christian Outreach three years ago. 

    More than 300 people participated in the course, which offered 3 miles of brisk exercise, before their Thanksgiving feasts.

  • Sheriff’s Office questions credibility of report on body in cave

    After two extensive searches for a body that a man reported seeing in a cave near Red Rocks Amphitheatre last week, the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is questioning the credibility of the report, sheriff’s spokesperson Jacki Kelley said Tuesday.

    “Our witness has been very uncooperative and untruthful about some of the things he shared,” Kelley said.