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  • Crash injures four near post office

    Four people, including two children and two adults, were taken to the hospital in two Evergreen Fire/Rescue ambulances after a crash that sent one car over an embankment and into the drainage ditch near the post office about 4 p.m. Monday.

    The accident blocked traffic in the two westbound lanes of Evergreen Parkway during rush hour.

    EFR personnel had to remove the door of the car in the ditch to free one of the occupants.

    No information was available on the circumstances of the collision or the extent of the injuries, although no one walked away on their own.

  • 'Dry-ice bombs' found in local mailboxes

    Jeffco sheriff’s deputies closed down the area around a house at 28907 Clover Lane near Meadow Drive in Evergreen after a dry-ice bomb detonated Monday morning in a mailbox.

    Officers found two more dry-ice bombs in nearby mailboxes. The sheriff’s office says this type of incident is a prank that usually happens between six to eight times a year. Anyone with information is urged to call the sheriff’s office at 303-271-5612.

     

  • Local woman kidnapped, sexually assaulted

    A housecleaner who lives in an apartment in Kittredge is facing charges of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 44-year-old local woman.

    Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies arrested Joel M. Herrin, 40, at his Kittredge apartment about 10:40 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29.

    As deputies were approaching the dwelling, the suspect opened the door and surrendered, according to a sheriff’s department news release. The man’s address was listed as 26194 Columbine Trail in Kittredge.

  • Evergreen team wins middle-school robotics contest

    A group of Evergreen eighth-graders and their basement-made robot, Bruce, won first place in the Colorado FIRST Lego League Robotics competition at the University of Colorado at Denver.

    The foursome snagged the prestigious award on Dec. 12 over 52 other teams with the best overall score based on four categories: teamwork, robot design, robot game performance, and a research project on a bike/car safety device.

  • Commissioners reject short-term vacation rentals

    The Jeffco commissioners voted 2-1 Tuesday morning against allowing homeowners to rent their homes to vacationers and visitors on a short-term basis.

    The board quickly dispatched an issue that has been a hot subject at numerous meetings since September when the planning department first proposed the idea of changing the zoning regulations.

    Unlike the county commissioners, the planning commission voted 5-2 in favor of allowing short-term rentals, with conditions, at a meeting Dec. 9.

  • Commissioners reject short-term vacation rentals

    The Jeffco commissioners voted 2-1 Tuesday morning against allowing homeowners to rent their homes to vacationers and visitors on a short-term basis.

    The board quickly dispatched an issue that has been a hot subject at numerous meetings since September when the planning department first proposed the idea of changing the zoning regulations.

    Unlike the county commissioners, the planning commission voted 5-2 in favor of allowing short-term rentals, with conditions, at a meeting Dec. 9.

  • Skate the Lake set to go at Evergreen Lake

    The 13th annual Skate the Lake Winter Festival will run from 6 p.m. to midnight on New Year’s Eve, with all proceeds benefiting Drive Smart Evergreen/Conifer.

    In addition to skating Thursday evening on Evergreen Lake, there will be food, dancing, bonfires, sleigh rides and music provided by Straykatz Production. Fireworks displays will start at 8 p.m. and at midnight.

  • Local woman kidnapped, sexually assaulted

    A housecleaner who lives in an apartment in Kittredge is facing charges of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 44-year-old local woman.

     

    Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies arrested Joel M. Herrin, 44, at his Kittredge apartment about 10:40 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29.

    As deputies were approaching the dwelling, the suspect opened the door and surrendered, according to a sheriff’s department news release. The man’s address was listed as 26194 Columbine Trail in Kittredge.

  • Banner for Ice Melt contest swiped from bank

    The banner advertising the Ice Melt Barrel contest was stolen from Evergreen National Bank on Dec. 12 or 13.

    The Ice Melt contest is a benefit for local nonprofit organizations Drive Smart Evergreen-Conifer and the special needs program of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

    Call Maren Schreiber, coordinator of the special needs program, at 720-880-1219 with any information. 

    Contact Vicky Gits at vicky@evergreenco.com or 303-350-1042. Check www.CanyonCourier.com for updates.

     

     

  • Va. firm to conduct community survey for rec district

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District on Dec. 8 approved the selection of Responsive Management Inc. of Harrisonburg, Va., to conduct a district-wide telephone-based community survey in 2010.

    Responsive Management is a survey research firm specializing in natural resource and outdoor recreation issues.

    The study measuring customer needs and satisfaction is to be awarded immediately contingent on an interview and signed contract based on the proposal.