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  • Soda Creek couple recognized for tree farming accomplishments

    Jim Norton is turning pine logs into square posts with his hydraulic saw while working outdoors on a crisp afternoon.


    Standing nearby is his wife, Vicki, who is helping her husband with his venture as a tree farmer, custom sawmill operator and furniture maker.

    The Nortons live on 48 acres of family property in Soda Creek that has been their home for many years. For the past year, Jim and Vicki have been using the forest to establish a new business that they hope will become a thriving enterprise.

  • Romney to Jeffco audience: It's time for a new course

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney came to D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School in Jefferson County on Sunday evening to promote a plan that he says will help create millions of jobs and get the economy back on track.

    Before a crowd of about 7,500 people, Romney touted his credentials as a businessman who understands that entrepreneurship is fundamental to America’s economic success.

  • Fire destroys home on Buffalo Park Road

    A home on Buffalo Park Road was destroyed by fire on Thursday afternoon.

    Evergreen firefighters saw smoke rising from an area near the home about noon and responded before the fire station received a 911 call from a neighbor, said Doug Saba, Evergreen Fire/Rescue spokesman.

    The resident, who was not identified, was not home when the fire started from undetermined causes, Saba said. She returned while firefighters were working at the scene.

  • Middle school grins and bears a bear

    A young black bear decided to hang out at Evergreen Middle School on Sept. 11, prompting the school to lock its doors and keep students inside all day. Stingers Soccer also canceled after-school practices on the EMS fields.

  • Parmalee to walk down memory lane during 50th birthday party

    Fifty years ago, Indian Hills wasn’t much different than it is today. Sure, there are more businesses, houses and traffic now, but the sense of community is still there.

    Fifty years ago, Parmalee Elementary School opened its doors, and since then the school hasn’t change much either. Two of Parmalee’s alums took a school tour Sept. 13 and reminisced about their time there in anticipation of the school’s 50th birthday party.

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  • Evergreen sign company owner questions park district bid selection

     Zuni Sign owner Ed Bischoff is wondering why his company was not chosen for an Evergreen Park and Recreation District project.

    The Al Lenzi Group of Lakewood will be creating 14 signs for district parks for $64,819. Bischoff’s bid was $64,993 for the project — an amount he says is not a significant difference.

    “My take is that the award was made because of personal preference, and not necessarily what is best for the community,” said Bischoff.

  • Evergreen Fire/Rescue Safety Day is Saturday

    The annual Evergreen Fire/Rescue Safety Day this Saturday, Sept. 22, offers residents information about protecting homes and keeping youngsters safe.

    The event begins at 8 a.m. with a pancake breakfast at Evergreen Fire Station 2 in Bergen Park. King Soopers, Safeway and Village Inn are contributing food for the breakfast, which is available until 11 a.m.

  • Program to offer information on Affordable Health Care Act

    Evergreen resident Kathie Hart is coordinating a program on the Affordable Care Act to help people understand it more clearly.

    “There is a lot of misinformation out there,” Hart said. “I was very concerned that there was so much.”

    To give people a greater understanding of the federal legislation enacted last year, health professionals will discuss aspects of it on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue administration building in Bergen Park.

  • Evergreen para-cyclist wins silver medals in London

    Evergreen para-cyclist Monica Bascio won two silver medals in the Women’s H1-3 Road Race at the London 2012 Paralympic Games earlier this month.


    Monica finished only 33 seconds behind gold-medal winner Marianna “Muffy” Davis of Salt Lake City, Utah, who completed the 48-kilometer race with a time of one hour, 41.34 minutes on Sept. 7.