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  • Suicide prevention program will expand to more schools

    A program that teaches both entrepreneurship and suicide prevention to high school students will be expanding into more Colorado schools in the next three years.

    The program, called the Fire Within, has been given a three-year $500,000 matching grant from the Adolph Coors Foundation. It will be introduced into as many as a dozen schools in August, about 25 along the Front Range next year and 50 schools across the state the following year, according to Sally Spencer-Thomas, executive director of the Carson J. Spencer Foundation, a nonprofit based in Genesee.

  • Trial date set in Soda Creek fire-starting case

    The West Metro firefighter who was cited for a misdemeanor in connection with a fire in the Soda Creek subdivision on March 21 has decided to contest the citation and is headed for a trial date in Jefferson County District Court on Sept. 26.

    Joel Nathan Worley, 37, was working as a caretaker for a private property owner in the forest near the Soda Creek subdivision on March 18, three days before the  fire broke out in windy weather the following Monday.

    About 5 acres were scorched and about two dozen homes evacuated, but there was no structural damage.

  • Old-school memories: EHS alums remember an earlier Evergreen at Old-Timers’ Reunion

    Going to the Evergreen High School Old-Timers’ Reunion is like taking a trip down Evergreen’s memory lane.

    The EHS alums — who graduated between 1932 and the early 1970s — have stories about what Evergreen was like decades ago, and it’s hard to imagine a time without traffic lights, when Evergreen and Bergen Park were farther apart with only fields and trees in between, when it was a summer tourist destination, and when the houses were more like cabins.

  • Remodeled library at Life Care Center a tribute to special caregiver

     

    Friends and family of Sherry Pilcher gathered to dedicate a new residents' library and lounge in her honor on Friday, July 15, at the Life Care Center of Evergreen.

    About 75 people crowded into the dining room to listen to tributes to Pilcher's work at the center, where she was a certified nursing assistant from 1998 to 2001. She loved to read, said Kathy Price, admissions and marketing director, in a statement.

  • Work on Colorado 8 near Morrison gears up

    The construction beat goes on with road and bridge improvements on Colorado 8 near Morrison starting this week and running through September.

    The Colorado Department of Transportation will roto-mill and pave 2 miles of  Colorado 8 beginning at the south end of Morrison near Bear Creek Bridge and continuing south to the Colorado 8/U.S. 285 junction. Four bridge decks will be repaired and waterproofed, and crews will add new guardrails and concrete curb ramps and improve signs and striping. 

  • Callahan departs park district board

    After 15 months on the board of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, Pat Callahan announced he is resigning to move to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, for at least a year to be with his wife, Julie Callahan, who is being sent there on a foreign assignment by IBM.
    "I feel bad about the voters who elected me. I really do. There were 980 who voted for me. It's not like resigning as a volunteer," Callahan said. He was elected to the board in 2010 after receiving the most votes of seven candidates on the ballot.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    A green thumb in the eye

  • Man falls 40 feet from zip line

    A man fell 40 feet Sunday from one of the newly installed zip lines at Conifer Community Park, and he was evacuated to St. Anthony Hospital in a Flight for Life helicopter. The zip lines were not open for business when the accident occurred.

    Stefan Van der Steen, owner of Denver Zipline Tours, said no one had been given permission to use the zip line on Sunday evening.

    “I’m not sure what happened,” Van der Steen said. “No one was authorized to use the facility; it was closed.

  • Oktoberfest on tap at Evergreen Lake on Sept. 25 — really

    Oktoberfest at Evergreen Lake 2011 will be held Sunday, Sept. 25, as advertised online, despite another website that has since been taken down saying the event was canceled.

    Information about the event, which is produced by the nonprofit Evergreen Recreation and Park Foundation, is available on the foundation website at www.evergreenparkfoundation.org. Click on “Oktoberfest” at the top.

  • Remodeled library at Life Care Center a tribute to special caregiver

     

    Friends and family of Sherry Pilcher gathered to dedicate a new residents' library and lounge in her honor on Friday, July 15, at the Life Care Center of Evergreen.

    About 75 people crowded into the dining room to listen to tributes to Pilcher's work at the center, where she was a certified nursing assistant from 1998 to 2001. She loved to read, said Kathy Price, admissions and marketing director, in a statement.