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  • Opponents of fire training facility gathering names for recall petition

    Residents opposed to the proposed fire training facility at Evergreen Fire Station 2 have begun collecting signatures for a recall of the fire district board members.

    Resident Paul Peil, one of the initiators of the petition, said he decided to move forward with the recall effort for a “myriad of reasons.”

  • Celebrating 150 years of commerce

     “Hip, hip, huzzah!” shouted those gathered for the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce event at Red Rocks Country Club on Monday night.

     

    John Steinle, administrator at the Hiwan Homestead Museum, led the group in the cheer to celebrate 150 years of commerce in Evergreen.

    During his talk about the commercial history of Evergreen, Steinle noted its growth from the days when herds of cattle were driven through town to its emergence as a tourist destination in the early 1900s. 

  • Holiday Walk to feature Santa, reindeer, music

    The annual Holiday Walk sponsored by Downtown Evergreen begins at 5 p.m. Friday with a tree-lighting at Evergreen Lake.

     

    After the tree is illuminated, Santa and Mrs. Claus will walk to the downtown area with other folks attending the celebration.

    Highway 74 will be closed from the intersection of Highway 73 to Meadow Drive during the event.

  • Investigator: Elmgreen confessed to killing father

    During a preliminary hearing in Jefferson County Court on Nov. 30, a homicide investigator testified that defendant Kenneth Elmgreen admitted to killing his elderly father and then attempting suicide.

    Evergreen resident Elmgreen, 53, was arrested in early August on charges of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree arson and two counts of crimes of violence.

    Last Friday, Jeffco sheriff’s Investigator Kathleen Battan testified that Elmgreen said he used a pillow to smother Kenneth Arthur Elmgreen, 91, and considered burning the home in which they lived.

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  • Soldier box project gaining interest

    TallGrass Spa nail technician Deb Dickinson coordinated the annual soldier box project this year, which generated 535 hand-written Christmas cards and 24 boxes of donated toiletries that were sent to soldiers in Afghanistan.

    With growing interest in the effort, Dickinson said that she enlisted the help of students at Parmalee Gulch Elementary School, who helped with the Christmas cards.

    Members of the Evergreen Rotary Club also donated items for the care packages, along with clients who come to the spa on Upper Bear Creek Road.

  • Display to focus on religious meaning of Christmas

     A large illuminated Nativity scene is being installed on the roof of The Place in time for downtown Evergreen’s Holiday Walk on Dec. 7.

    Brett Edwards, owner of The Place at Meadow Drive and Highway 74, said he decided to bring the display to Evergreen to focus on the religious nature of the holiday.

  • Display to focus on religious meaning of Christmas

     A large illuminated Nativity scene is being installed on the roof of The Place in time for downtown Evergreen’s Holiday Walk on Dec. 7.

    Brett Edwards, owner of The Place at Meadow Drive and Highway 74, said he decided to bring the display to Evergreen to focus on the religious nature of the holiday.

  • Sheriff's office questions credibility of report on body in cave

     After two extensive searches for a body that a man reported seeing in a cave near Red Rocks Amphitheatre last week, the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is questioning the credibility of the report, sheriff’s spokesperson Jacki Kelley said Tuesday.

    “Our witness has been very uncooperative and untruthful about some of the things he shared,” Kelley said.

  • Fire district board considers training-facility concessions to avert recall

     The Evergreen Fire Protection District board is considering changes to its training facility project in an attempt to placate residents and avert a recall election.

    During a special meeting Nov. 20, board members reviewed a list of requests presented by resident Lynn Rehkopf, who has been negotiating with the board and Fire Chief Mike Weege. Residents Michelle Parker and Tanya Kaanta also have been participating in the discussions.