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  • 2010 Rodeo Parade will honor veterans

    By Vicky Gits

    Staff Writer

    Cowboys and professional bull riding will be the main attractions at the Evergreen Rodeo June 18, 19 and 20, but the centerpiece will be the Rodeo Parade on Saturday honoring members of the military and especially veterans of World War II.

    This year’s parade, with the theme “Salute to Our Troops,” kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 19. About 1,500 people are expected to line up along Main Street to watch the parade’s 100 entries.

  • Foothills Fire eliminates business manager job

    By Vicky Gits

    Staff Writer

    After weighing a last-minute appeal for a reprieve, the Foothills Fire/Rescue board let stand a previous decision eliminating the business manager position as of June.

    Although Fire Chief John Kilpatrick argued in favor of retaining business manager and firefighter Jeanette Kehoe, the board consensus was that the cost savings was more important. Her job ends June 30.

  • August trial date set in alleged theft from Cub Scouts

    By Vicky Gits

    Staff Writer

    The judge in the case of the former Cub Scout treasurer accused of taking funds from Evergreen Cub Scout Pack 39 said he would continue the pretrial conference for two weeks but warned the Aug. 3 trial date is firm.

    “Being a lawyer isn’t magic. They will need more than a couple of days to get ready for a trial,” District Judge Christopher Munch told Lisa Marie Williams of Pine on June 1.

  • Gerou named to Joint Budget Committee

    State Rep. Cheri Gerou of Evergreen has been named to the legislature’s powerful Joint Budget Committee.

    As a member of the JBC, Gerou will play a key role in shaping Colorado’s budget and setting future priorities for state spending.

  • Mountain Foothills Rotary delivers check for special-needs kids

    Rose Lyon, treasurer of Mountain Foothills Rotary Club, presented a $1,200 donation in the form of a check to Maren Schreiber on June 1 at the Lake House in Evergreen. Schreiber is the program director for special needs with the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

    The Rotary Club raised a total of $4,400 in ticket sales, the most ever raised in the history of the Ice Melt Barrel contest. Of that amount, another $1,000 is dedicated to scholarships for special-needs kids. The contest ended April 12, 2010, at 2:43 p.m., when the barrel began to float.

  • DA warns of rise in automated phone ‘phishing’ schemes

    District Attorney Scott Storey is warning citizens of a telephone scam that has resurfaced in Jefferson County. In the last few days, several people have called the DA’s office to report that they have received disturbing automated phone calls alleging to be from their bank or credit union.

  • County considers regulations on pot dispensaries

    Jefferson County is considering regulations governing medical-marijuana dispensaries, including a possible ban in unincorporated areas of the county.

    The county commissioners, the county attorney, the sheriff and planning and zoning staff held a closed-door meeting to discuss House Bill 1284, the wide-ranging dispensary legislation awaiting Gov. Bill Ritter’s signature.

  • Gerou named to Joint Budget Committee

    State Rep. Cheri Gerou of Evergreen has been named to the legislature’s powerful Joint Budget Committee.

    As a member of the JBC, Gerou will play a key role in shaping Colorado’s budget and setting future priorities for state spending.

  • Limited changes OK'd on Upper Bear Creek property

    Part of the T Bar S Ranch property on Upper Bear Creek Road in Evergreen could be rezoned from commercial to planned development to allow the owners to make major repairs, maintain five buildings for residential use, legalize the existing residential uses and install a temporary, 6-foot-tall privacy fence about 60 feet long.

    The properties involved are about 2½ miles west of Evergreen on Upper Bear Creek Road. Most are being occupied as long-term rentals.

  • Indian Hills group appeals to park district for financial help

    The Indian Hills Improvement Association is asking the Evergreen Park and Recreation District to contribute more to the Indian Hills community.

    For example, it is seeking $19,000 for repaving the faded parking lot next to the Indian Hills community center, which was built in 1923. The center is being rented less because of the condition of the parking lot, among other things.