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  • Missouri man arrested in ’05 slaying in Aspen Park

    An arrest has been made in the 2005 slaying of Aspen Park resident Patrick Housand.

    Jeffco sheriff’s investigators arrested Sheldon Lee Herrington, the victim’s former son-in-law, in Taney County, Mo., on Dec. 2, according to Jeffco sheriff’s spokeswoman Jacki Kelley.

    Herrington was initially hiding at a friend’s house when investigators arrived but eventually surrendered to the police.

  • A happy Hiwan Christmas

    While many people were strolling along Main Street during Friday’s annual Holiday Walk, others took a respite from the hustle and bustle to spend time in the Hiwan Homestead a short walk away.
    They were treated to a tour of the home, cookies, cider and even chestnuts roasting on an open fire.
    Rod Matlock, bundled up to keep out the cold, was cooking chestnuts outside the homestead on a wood grill. He said he’s spent 18 years cooking chestnuts for the event, and he remembers much chillier — and stormier — nights.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • Green glory

     People in Evergreen are not only eating their vegetables, they are eating more of them all the time, and even raving about them.

    In fact, if people are talking about their vegetables, it's probably a clue they have embraced the burgeoning industry of community-supported agriculture.

    A CSA is like a food co-op in that members pool their funds in advance of the growing season to pay for a share of seasonal produce generated by a local farm, orchard or some other food provider.

  • Dick Wulf named interim chief of park district

    The former executive director of the Evergreen park district has been named the interim executive director until the board can recruit a new executive director in a process that is expected to take at least three to four months.

    The appointment Nov. 30 comes with former executive director John Skeel's resignation as of Nov. 26 to become general manager of the of El Dorado Hills Community Services District near Sacramento, Calif.

  • Dinosaur adapting well to mountain living

     When Bob the Dinosaur came to live in Stagecoach Park, it was supposed to be only a temporary arrangement, but the neighbors and children have become so fond of him, a movement has begun to purchase the sculpture and give it a permanent home.

    The 8-foot statue was one of the 14 artworks chosen to go on display in the Evergreen area as part of Art for the Mountain Community's 2010-11 Sculpture Walk installed in early June.

  • EHS art rooms reopened after asbestos investigation

    Two Evergreen High art rooms have been inspected and cleared for student use again after traces of asbestos were found in a lower level that had been used for about 50 sports lockers and batting cages.

    "The art rooms were given the all-clear Wednesday, Dec. 1, and teachers started moving their things back in the same day," said Lynn Setzer, spokeswoman for the Jefferson County Public School District.

  • N.M. executive chosen to head Evergreen chamber

    Lin Browning of Angel Fire, N.M., has been named the new president of the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce. She succeeds Melanie Nuchols, who resigned Sept. 28 to pursue her art career.

    Browning, 35, currently serves as the acting director, office and membership manager of the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce. Before joining the chamber, she was a reservations agent with Angel Fire Resort from 2009 to 2010 and ran a property management and equipment rental business with her husband from 2008 to 2009.

  • Herrin sentencing reset to Jan. 3

     Sentencing has been delayed until Jan. 3 for the man who pleaded guilty to charges of kidnapping an Evergreen woman and taking her to his house in Kittredge nearly one year ago. He had been cleaning her house for four years.
    Herrin appeared briefly before Jefferson County District Judge Philip McNulty in court on Dec. 6. Herrin's new attorney, public defender Jeff Dougan, asked for a continuance because he needed more time to look at the case records and court transcripts. Herrin's private attorney Robert Bernhardt withdrew from the case on Nov. 8.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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