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  • Evergreen fire department developing 10-year plan

    Issues raised during the failed recall election resurfaced at the May 14 meeting of the Evergreen Fire Protection District board. 

    During the public comment portion of the meeting, former recall candidate Paul Peil asked for clarification on the material that would be burned at the fire training facility under construction. The facility was a catalyst for the recall effort that began last fall and ended with the defeat of four challengers in the April 23 election.

  • Speakers at town hall meeting offer views on local, state issues

    Jefferson County Sheriff Ted Mink spoke out on recently enacted gun-control legislation at a town hall meeting sponsored by the Evergreen Pathfinders on May 15.

     

    “There were two controversial gun laws passed,” Mink said. “The first limits magazines to 15 rounds. That is the one causing law enforcement the most angst because of the ambiguity of the law.

  • A time to remember and pay tribute

     Evergreen resident Angie Carver looked down at the paver honoring her son Ross, a young Marine who was killed during his second tour of duty in Afghanistan three years ago.

     

    Carver was among those gathered at the Veterans Commemorative Walk in Buchanan Park on Sunday afternoon for the ninth annual Blue Star Salute.

  • Salons, yoga studio have items stolen

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is investigating two burglaries and a theft that occurred at Evergreen salons and a yoga studio last week, said sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley.
    On May 14 a wallet was stolen from Chrome Salon on Castle Court, according to Kelley.
    Two burglaries took place the following day at Studio B and the Alpine Ridge Salon on Meadow Drive, she reported. Someone took a bank bag containing cash and checks from the salon and several items from the yoga studio.
    “We think that these incidents are related,” said Kelley.

  • EHS senior assembly rescheduled after vandalism to entryway

    Evergreen High School’s senior farewell assembly has been rescheduled for Thursday after being canceled Monday when vandals damaged the main entrance to the school.

    According to an e-mail sent by principal Matt Walsh to parents on Tuesday morning, school officials have identified 25 of the approximately 70 students who participated in the senior prank early Monday morning. Their names have been turned over to law enforcement. The senior class has 245 students.

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  • Upcoming performance at Little Bear is a homecoming, says musician

    Sitting at Moe’s Original Bar B Que in downtown Denver, Mark Bell talks about the beginning of his musical career.

    “One day I just picked up the harp, and it came to me,” he said. 

    Bell remembers the actual day: On June 2, 1973, he started playing harmonica, and has been making music ever since with other performers.

    “I’ve been around musicians all my life,” he said.

  • Essay contest gives kids a chance to be marshals in Rodeo Parade

    Youngsters who enter an Evergreen Rodeo Parade essay contest will have a chance to be selected as a grand marshal for this year’s event, with the theme Under the Rodeo Big Top.

    Six children ages 5 to 12 will be chosen from contestants’ essays on “Why I would like to be a parade grand marshal in the Evergreen Rodeo Parade.”

  • Upcoming performance at Little Bear is a homecoming, says musician

     Sitting at Moe’s Original Bar B Que in downtown Denver, Mark Bell talks about the beginning of his musical career.

     

    “One day I just picked up the harp, and it came to me,” he said. 

    Bell remembers the actual day: On June 2, 1973, he started playing harmonica, and has been making music ever since with other performers.

    “I’ve been around musicians all my life,” he said.

  • Third annual Veterans' Rendezvous is this Saturday

    Veterans in need of assistance will have an opportunity to learn about services they can access at the third annual Veterans’ Rendezvous in Conifer on Saturday.

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Denver regional office and other state, county and local service and health-care providers will once again offer consultation, information and opportunities for veterans, who can sign up on the spot for VA benefits and services.