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  • Evergreen Investors acquires Elk Bridge Center

    Evergreen Investors LLC has purchased the Elk Bridge Center office/retail complex for $2.95 million.

    John Becker and Ian Elfner of Fuller Western Real Estate negotiated the transaction for Arborview LLC, seller of the property.

    The two-story complex has 20,633 square feet of space at its location on Ellingwood Trail.

  • Documentary an important lesson for teachers

    The documentary “Inspire Me Africa” is aptly named because the film inspires teachers to be better at their craft.

    But during a preview showing at Evergreen Middle School last Thursday, the documentary did more than that. It inspired about a dozen EMS teachers to consider revamping their eighth-grade service-learning project to get more students involved globally.

    It also inspired them to do even more to honor the memory of Lesley Jankausky, their colleague who was killed in a car accident in December 2009.

  • 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.

  • 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.