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  • Fire board refining employee time-off policies

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District board is examining the district’s holiday, sick-pay and leave-without-pay policies as part of an ongoing revision of the employee handbook.
    The board held a regular meeting Jan. 11 at the fire administration building. Board members Jeff Dedisse, Charles Simons, Chick Dykeman, George Kling and David Christensen were present.

  • Girls’ business aims to help polar bears

    The spirit of entrepreneurship and philanthropy is alive and well in two Evergreen girls who have started a business whose profits go to help save polar bears.

  • Landowner objects to proposed NEAT Trail route

    A property owner whose land is in the path of the upcoming extension to the NEAT trail system is worried the route is too close to Bergen Parkway and could put pedestrians, especially children, in danger.

    "I'm not worried about giving up a little sliver of land or the aesthetics of it. I'm worried about safety, pure and simple," said Richard Phelps, a retired golf course architect who has had an office in a small brown house at 1522 Bergen Parkway, north of the Blue Quill Angler, since 1986.

  • Lakepoint Center rezoning request clears one hurdle

     

    The Lakepoint Center at Evergreen Lake has received the go-ahead from the county planning commission to put an awning over the patio of Willow Creek restaurant, among other things.

    The commission approved the owners' request at a regular meeting Jan. 5 in the consent agenda. The Jeffco commissioners will make the final decision at their Jan. 25 meeting.

  • Evergreen man arrested on Internet sex charges

     

    An Evergreen man has been arrested on suspicion of Internet luring of a minor.

    Ryan Michael Lafferty, 33, was arrested by Jefferson County district attorney investigators Jan. 10 and charged with Internet luring of a child and attempted sexual assault on a child. Lafferty posted $1,500 bond the next day. A preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 11.

    According to the arrest affidavit, Lafferty was arrested after allegedly communicating by Internet with Jefferson County investigators who were posing as a 14-year-old girl from Littleton.

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  • Animal dreams: Veterinarian realizes longtime goal by opening her own clinic

    Dr. Jennifer Tremblay grew up on an Illinois farm, knowing from age 7 that she wanted to become a veterinarian.

  • School board considers facilities plan

    It would take more than $500 million to upgrade schools, close some schools, build new ones and move students around to get the most effective use out of Jefferson County School District buildings, district staff told the school board last Thursday night.
    The proposed five-year program, called the Preliminary Facilities Master Plan, could not be implemented without additional funding from voters. The district is facing a $26 million budget deficit and has no money to upgrade buildings.

  • The puck stopped here

    Last weekend’s first Evergreen Pond Hockey Championship netted victors by the bushel, but very few of them walked away with the laurels they deserved.

  • Crash causes after-work power outage

    A vehicle went out of control and hit a utility pole at Buffalo Park Road and Olive Street about 5 p.m. Jan. 7, leading to a power outage.

    The pole landed in the street, forcing traffic to detour into the neighborhood, and it caused a power failure that affected 3,000 Xcel Energy customers in Evergreen and Conifer for about 90 minutes, according to Mark Stutz, spokesman for the power company.

    Some 800 customers were without power until 4 p.m. Saturday, when repairs were complete.