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  • Summer concerts at lake begin with local talent, Oklahoma duo

    The Hosty Duo will perform original music during the opening summer concert at Evergreen Lake Park on Wednesday, June 5.

    An accomplished guitarist, Hosty also plays harmonica and kazoo and uses foot pedals to stomp bass lines during performances with his sidekick, drummer Michael Byars.

    Those who come to the free concert sponsored by the Evergreen Park and Recreation District can also enjoy original compositions performed by students at the Evergreen School of Music.

  • Remembering brothers in arms

    World War II veteran Harry Smith of Evergreen stood to acknowledge his military service during the Memorial Day Observance on Monday morning at Evergreen Memorial Park.


    As a member of the 5th Armored Division of the Army, Smith served in England, France and Holland during World War II. Smith said his unit was among those that opened German concentration camps at the end of the war.

    “Our medical people did whatever they could to help these people out,” he said.

  • Parents assail schools’ plan for storing student data

    The Jeffco School District’s plan to test a “cloud” storage system for student data has some parents concerned that vital information about their kids would be vulnerable to hackers and security breaches.
    More than 35 concerned parents gathered at Normandy Elementary School on May 22 to voice their disapproval of the district’s plan to pilot “inBloom” — software developed by an Atlanta-based nonprofit that would centralize mountains of student data and store it off site.

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  • Real estate market 'hot as a pistol,' says agent

    Increased demand and a low inventory of homes in the under-$500,000 range are making the current real estate market “hot as a pistol,” said Tupper Briggs of Re/Max Alliance in Evergreen.

    Since January, 327 homes have sold in the Evergreen-Conifer area — a 13 percent increase over this time last year, Briggs said.

    On the other hand, there are only 442 listings on the current market, a significant drop from 729 homes for sale a year ago, he noted.

  • Evergreen fire department developing 10-year plan

    Issues raised during the failed recall election resurfaced at the May 14 meeting of the Evergreen Fire Protection District board. 

    During the public comment portion of the meeting, former recall candidate Paul Peil asked for clarification on the material that would be burned at the fire training facility under construction. The facility was a catalyst for the recall effort that began last fall and ended with the defeat of four challengers in the April 23 election.

  • Speakers at town hall meeting offer views on local, state issues

    Jefferson County Sheriff Ted Mink spoke out on recently enacted gun-control legislation at a town hall meeting sponsored by the Evergreen Pathfinders on May 15.


    “There were two controversial gun laws passed,” Mink said. “The first limits magazines to 15 rounds. That is the one causing law enforcement the most angst because of the ambiguity of the law.

  • A time to remember and pay tribute

     Evergreen resident Angie Carver looked down at the paver honoring her son Ross, a young Marine who was killed during his second tour of duty in Afghanistan three years ago.


    Carver was among those gathered at the Veterans Commemorative Walk in Buchanan Park on Sunday afternoon for the ninth annual Blue Star Salute.

  • Salons, yoga studio have items stolen

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is investigating two burglaries and a theft that occurred at Evergreen salons and a yoga studio last week, said sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley.
    On May 14 a wallet was stolen from Chrome Salon on Castle Court, according to Kelley.
    Two burglaries took place the following day at Studio B and the Alpine Ridge Salon on Meadow Drive, she reported. Someone took a bank bag containing cash and checks from the salon and several items from the yoga studio.
    “We think that these incidents are related,” said Kelley.

  • EHS senior assembly rescheduled after vandalism to entryway

    Evergreen High School’s senior farewell assembly has been rescheduled for Thursday after being canceled Monday when vandals damaged the main entrance to the school.

    According to an e-mail sent by principal Matt Walsh to parents on Tuesday morning, school officials have identified 25 of the approximately 70 students who participated in the senior prank early Monday morning. Their names have been turned over to law enforcement. The senior class has 245 students.