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  • Flea market targets local vendors, customers

    The weather was beautiful Saturday for the first day of what might be the first-ever Kittredge flea market.

    More than a half-dozen vendors displayed their wares in the west parking lot of the former Evergreen Nursery on Highway 74 in Kittredge. A steady trickle of people strolled through the lot to check out the offerings, which ran the gamut from books, CDs and records to furniture, bicycle tires and jams.

     

    There was food from a CJ’s Chicago Style Hotdogs and music by the band My Friend Tom.

  • Evergreen Jazz Fest to offer all that and more

    Toes will be tapping, venues will be packed and Evergreen will get a bit more hip for three days as the town welcomes back the Evergreen Jazz Festival July 24-26.

    The extravaganza will feature more than 70 hours of live music and 10 performing ensembles ranging in genre from Dixieland to swing to ragtime. Each day will feature free dance lessons, and the festival will kick off with an educational clinic given by the Carl Sonny Leyland Trio along with saxophonist and vocalist Anita Thomas.

  • President of Inter-Canyon fire board dies in July 4 plane crash

    Bob Chamberlain of Morrison died doing what he loved to do — flying airplanes.

    The 62-year-old pilot, and president of the Inter-Canyon Fire District board of directors, was in a restored military-style training aircraft with two other planes doing a test run for a July 4 fly-over in Tehachapi, Calif. The plane left the formation and crashed in a nearby field about 12:30 p.m.

    Chamberlain and David Zweigle, who also was in the plane, died instantly, according to Dan Hatlestad, spokesman for the Inter-Canyon Fire District.

  • Jeffco has Colorado's first 2009 case of West Nile virus

    The first confirmed case of the West Nile virus in Colorado in 2009 was confirmed last week in Jefferson County, according to the county health department.

    Jeffco public health spokeswoman Kodi Bryant said the case was confirmed in late June in an Arvada man who is recovering at home and expected to make a full recovery.

  • Postmaster shuffle in mountain area

    The Evergreen and Conifer post offices are playing musical chairs with their postmasters.

    When Evergreen postmaster Sid Henderson left to become postmaster in Parker, Lisa Mantey left the Conifer postmaster position to become the temporary Evergreen postmaster, known as the officer in charge.

    Trudy Finan, who has been Eagle’s postmaster, is filling in as Conifer’s officer in charge while Mantey is at the Evergreen post office.

  • Jeffco sheriff joins countywide auto theft task force

    Car thieves in Jeffco now must combat a much more organized police presence.

    The Jefferson County Regional Auto Theft Task Force, which launched July 1, teams car-theft investigators from the Jeffco Sheriff's Office and police from Arvada, Lakewood and Wheat Ridge.

  • Church raising funds for football bleachers

    This October, Evergreen High School might be able to host a home football game for the first time since 1978.

    The school, whose current bleachers seat a little over 300, may be getting larger, portable bleachers with the help of Journey Community Church, Conifer High School and the Jefferson County school district.

    Conifer and Evergreen high schools will share the bleachers, which can seat 2,000 people.

  • County to seek legislation granting more power to regulate bicyclists

    Amid the controversy over a proposed charity bicycle event on Deer Creek Canyon Road, the Jeffco commissioners will propose state legislation that would give them more authority to bar cyclists from some county roads altogether.

  • Woman enters guilty plea in dog attack

    Evergreen dog owner Carol Peterson pleaded guilty to a class 2 misdemeanor June 29 for an incident in which her Labrador mix attacked a Hiwan Hills woman on May 18. Peterson paid $151 in fines and court fees. A restitution hearing is set for Sept. 14.

    The Hiwan Hills woman who was attacked was bitten five times on the backs of both legs while walking down the street near a home on 2957 Hiwan Drive.

  • Park district closes door on ‘real estate matter’

    For the second month in a row, the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board concluded a regular meeting by closing the doors to the public for a discussion about an unidentified “real estate matter.”

    The board of directors added the executive session to the agenda of the June 23 regular meeting at the last minute and did not reveal any details at the time. The Colorado Open Meetings Law has strict rules about closing meetings to the public, but boards can do so in the case of real estate and personnel matters.