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  • Clock ticking on ice-melt contest


    The end is near for the fifth annual Mountain Foot Hills Rotary club’s Ice Melt Contest, and some fortunate ticket holder will walk away with the first place prize of $1,000.
    Other prizes include $500, $250 and $125 for second, third and fourth place. The official ticket sales deadline is March 17, but the end could come sooner if Mother Nature floats the barrel on Evergreen Lake.   That has occurred in past years as early as March 5 and as late as April 12. The trick is to guess when it will happen this year.

  • Police seek suspect in alleged sex assault at church

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office is seeking help in finding a man suspected of entering Evergreen Lutheran Church at 5980 Highway 73 and sexually assaulting a female worker on March 7. The man entered the church about 10 a.m. and told a female employee that he lived nearby but was walking and needed a place to get warm.

    The man went farther into the church, and the employee lost sight of him. About 11 a.m., she noticed he was still in the church. Then she returned to her work and lost sight of him again.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Man receives severe ask-whipping

  • Denver parks chief in running for Evergreen rec district job

    An Evergreen man who currently heads the Denver Park and Recreation Department is a leading candidate for the job of executive director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

    Scott Robson has been manager of parks and recreation for Denver since January and was deputy manager since 2007. He is the only one of at least six candidates the board has interviewed in closed meetings to be introduced to the public at large.

  • ‘Pirates’ tread the boards at Rocky Mountain Academy

    The co-directors of Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen’s annual middle school musical decided they wanted a challenge this year.
    Rather than the typical musical production, they went for, as co-director Rachel Smith put it, a “crazy, haphazard, roller-coaster ride” that is more than a musical: Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operetta, “The Pirates of Penzance.”

  • Understanding Obamacare: Town hall meeting outlines basics of complex 2010 law

    Passage of President Obama’s 1,000-page health care legislation in Congress in 2010 was a historic event. The next hurdle is explaining it to the American people, who are understandably somewhat confused about exactly what the law means.

    About 75 people showed up March 1 to “Get the Facts on the Health Care Law,” at the Evergreen Fire Administration Building on Bergen Parkway.

  • Four focus groups eye pluses, minuses of park district

    Focus groups totaling 100 people met on four occasions March 2 and 3 to share their opinions about the strengths and weaknesses of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

    The district is seeking information as part of creating a 10-year master plan, a process that began earlier this year.

    The EPRD is largely known for its two rec centers, a wealth of exercise classes, the Lake House, summer paddleboating and winter skating. Properties include the Marshdale synthetic-turf fields, Stagecoach Park and Buchanan Park, site of the veterans commemorative walk.

  • Firefighters extricate woman pinned in vehicle

    Using the Jaws of Life, Evergreen firefighters rescued a woman after she was pinned upside-down for 35 minutes inside her 1989 Toyota Tacoma pickup after it rolled over on Highway 103 near Windom Road on Feb. 22.

    Miraculously, the woman emerged from the ordeal with only minor injuries and no broken bones or internal bleeding. She was taken to St. Anthony Central and released the same day after being treated for glass in her eye.

  • Denver parks chief in running for Evergreen rec district job

    An Evergreen man who currently heads the Denver Park and Recreation Department is a leading candidate for the job of executive director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

    Scott Robson has been manager of parks and recreation for Denver since January and was deputy manager since 2007. He is the only one of at least six candidates the board has interviewed in closed meetings to be introduced to the public at large.

  • Ethics group files complaint against McCasky

    A formal complaint against former Jeffco commissioner Kevin McCasky was filed March 2 with a state ethics panel, Colorado Ethics Watch announced.

    The complaint was sparked by a Feb. 16 Columbine Courier story revealing that McCasky had proposed a $20,000 increase in county funding to the Jefferson Economic Council, which then hired him as president in January. The JEC is receiving $400,000 from the county’s general fund this year.