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  • Elmgreen gets maximum sentence for murdering father

    Evergreen resident Kenneth James Elmgreen, 54, has received the maximum sentence of 48 years in prison for killing his elderly and disabled father in July 2012.

    During Elmgreen's sentencing hearing for second-degree murder on Friday, District Judge Christopher Munch also gave the defendant a concurrent six-year sentence for a related charge of attempted arson.

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  • Love of Colorado brought new Methodist minister to the West

    “We fell in love with Colorado,” said the Rev. Russell Fletcher, senior pastor at United Methodist Church of Evergreen.

     

    After serving a church in Paonia for several years, Fletcher and his wife, Diane, have just moved to Evergreen to minister to the congregation. He preached his first sermon at the church this past Sunday.

    Fletcher is a native of Mississippi, where he served for 40 years with Methodist congregations.

    After visiting Colorado, Fletcher said he began exploring opportunities in the West.

  • Gessler, Tancredo advance conservative agendas at Evergreen Tea Party meeting

     Speaking to more than 100 people gathered for the Evergreen Tea Party meeting on Monday night, Secretary of State Scott Gessler and gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo sharply criticized Democratic leadership at the state and federal levels.

    “I think what the governor did was an absolute travesty,” said Gessler, responding to a question about Gov. John Hickenlooper’s decision to grant convicted murderer Nathan Dunlap a temporary reprieve from execution in May.

  • Tour of gardens is this Saturday

    An adobe home with an intriguing courtyard, hens, peacocks and a vegetable rooftop garden is one of five properties on the Evergreen Garden Tour this Saturday.

    Other gardens on the tour sponsored by the Evergreen Garden Club include a ranch property with burros, a xeriscape berm and vegetable garden, a Tudor home above Upper Bear Creek with hillsides of floral color, a historic home once visited by former President Dwight Eisenhower, and a home featuring multiple gardens, pergolas and patios.

  • Celebrating summer with music and art

    A cool breeze at Evergreen Lake and clouds floating in sunny skies enhanced the kaleidoscope of activity at the Evergreen Music Festival and Art Show on July 4.

     

    Youngsters were all around, climbing on sculpture and gingerly jumping in the bouncy castle at the Lake Park.

    “For us, it’s a little bit of kids getting together,” said Jenny Kozel as her 14-month-old daughter, Grace, toddled across the grass.

  • Celebrating summer with music and art

    A cool breeze at Evergreen Lake and clouds floating in sunny skies enhanced the kaleidoscope of activity at the Evergreen Music Festival and Art Show on July 4.

     

    Youngsters were all around, climbing on sculpture and gingerly jumping in the bouncy castle at the Lake Park.

    “For us, it’s a little bit of kids getting together,” said Jenny Kozel as her 14-month-old daughter, Grace, toddled across the grass.

  • Fire mitigation efforts heat up in Evergreen

    "I’m nervous about this tree,” said Evergreen resident Carol DeCrescentis.

     

    She was standing beside a large pine tree next to the home on Keystone Drive where she and her husband, Fred, have lived since 2002. 

    Doug Saba, fire and life safety educator for Evergreen Fire/Rescue, was with the couple, who had asked for help in preventing a possible wildfire from reaching their home. 

  • Coming home: Couple have house to move into, thanks to firefighters

    The Pollicks, who live at the top of Brook Forest Drive, got a precious 10th wedding anniversary gift on June 3: Firefighters saved their house.

    The Pollick home is the structure seen in numerous photos of the Bluebell Fire, which burned 10 acres west of Evergreen in early June. The house is where firefighters made their stand.

    Evergreen Fire Chief Mike Weege has said that if the home — owned by David Pollick and Karen Bentley Pollick — had burned, other houses in the area might have been lost as well.

  • Gunman shot during standoff with SWAT team

    A standoff between an armed man inside his home near Morrison and the Jeffco sheriff's SWAT team on Friday ended with the suspect being shot and taken to a hospital.

    The standoff began Friday morning when the Sheriff's Office received a call about an incident of domestic violence in the 1200 block of West Grand Drive. The woman from the home was taken to the hospital for examination, while a man at the house, who hadn't been identified by press time, barricaded himself inside.