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  • Banding together: Students from other schools march with EHS band in Rodeo Parade

    Decked out in white T-shirts, red bandanas and jeans, members of the Evergreen High Cougar Pride Marching Band — with the help of a handful of musicians from other area schools — stepped through Evergreen in rhythmic unison in Saturday’s Rodeo Parade.

    It has been at least a dozen years since the marching band participated in the procession, which sported 93 entries this year from businesses, nonprofits, schools and politicians. The annual parade wound its way through downtown Evergreen to cheers from thousands of sun-splashed spectators.

  • Rodeo Parade award winners

    Youth organization

    1. Evergreen Schools Marching Band

    2. Cub Scout Pack No. 119

    3. Evergreen High School Poms

    Nonprofit/service club

    1. Evergreen Elks Club No. 2363

    2. Evergreen Rotary Club

  • County still weighing OK on vacation rentals

    The Jeffco commissioners inched closer to approving short-term vacation rentals June 14, directing staff to initiate the long process of changing zoning regulations.

  • Speaker warns of coming U.S. currency crisis

    A former financial adviser turned radio talk-show host and public speaker told an Evergreen audience that Americans are facing the collapse of their currency, confiscation of their IRA accounts, hyperinflationary depression, and worldwide rejection of the U.S. dollar, among other things.

    It will be, basically, "the end of the world as we know it," said John Michael Chambers, who is now based in Clearwater, Fla., but lived in Grand Junction and Ouray for eight years.

  • Crew clearing fuel break in Flying J Open Space Park

    The Jeffco Open Space Division is taking steps to protect the forest as well as the neighboring subdivisions from a severe wildfire near Flying J Ranch on Highway 73 between Conifer and Evergreen.

    The $30,000 project involves cutting trees and creating a 40-foot-wide clear-cut along the power line on the eastern boundary. The work started June 1 and will continue through August or later.

    A crew of about six has been deployed to remove two large patches of very dense lodgepole pine, called “doghair pine,” that are infected with mistletoe.

  • Water mains being cleaned in Hiwan Hills, lower El Pinal

    The Evergreen Metro District will be opening hydrants and flushing water mains the last two weeks of June and through July in the Hiwan Hills and lower El Pinal area to clean out normal harmless small particles of iron and manganese. No road closures are expected as a result, said Garry Jeffrey, water plant manager.

    The particles occur in the water naturally and over time can build up in the pipes and the water tanks. The district hired a dive team in May to go underwater and vacuum and inspect the district's 10 water tanks.

  • Action sought on new fire-district training building

    A request to take action on a proposal to build a new training building with realistic fire capability evolved into a lengthy debate between firefighters and members of the fire district board on June 14.

    A training building was discussed in detail for the first time in April 2010, and the topic was revisited on April 12 of this year. It was added to the June 14 board meeting agenda shortly after the meeting started at 7 p.m.

    Board members Jeff DeDisse, Charlie Simons, Charles Dykeman and George Kling were present. Dave Christensen was absent.

  • Pension board accuses Elk Creek chief of fraud

    Former Elk Creek fire chief Bill Dolan, who has been linked to a variety of scandals during his 13 years with the district, now stands accused of making a fraudulent disability claim.
    The Fire and Police Pension Association of Colorado will conduct a hearing in August to determine whether Dolan has improperly taken almost $44,000 in disability payments.
    If Dolan is found to have lied to the FPPA, he could be required to repay the benefits, which he was granted for an injury sustained while working for North Metro Fire Rescue.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Couple opens, shares can of worms

  • Community superintendent Anderson leaves Jeffco schools

    Jeffco Public Schools community superintendent Holly Anderson resigned last month, and the district has hired a successor for the high-level job.

    Dan Cohan, a former high school principal who was serving as the schools’ executive director for the same region, which includes the Columbine, Chatfield, Dakota Ridge, Evergreen and Conifer areas, is already working in the position, Superintendent Cindy Stevenson said.