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  • Coming home, for real

    The excitement is building at Evergreen High School as the highly anticipated homecoming week approaches.

    In addition to the usual activities, this year’s homecoming is extra special because the varsity football game will be at the school for the first time in 35 years, thanks to portable bleachers. And, even more exciting, the game is against the Conifer Lobos.

  • 50 years of high-level service: Alpine Rescue Team will celebrate a half-century of saving lives

    The Alpine Rescue Team will celebrate 50 years of service with a series of events Sept. 25-27.

    The public is invited to drop in at the headquarters on Evergreen Parkway across from the El Rancho park-n-Ride to check out equipment displays and slide shows and to enjoy storytelling and reconnecting.

    About 250 current and former members and their families are expected to attend a reunion dinner at the Marriott Denver West Hotel in Golden on Sept. 26.

  • Nonprofit buys time for horse lovers short on funds

    “I thought I might as well start a nonprofit,” said the Evergreen resident, a freelance makeup artist and aesthetician who also happened to be unemployed in May when she got the idea to start Colorado Horsecare Foodbank.

    Lehman first raised $10,000, selling her own handmade flower planters for a price plus a donation at Chow Down in Evergreen.

    Realtor and horsewoman Karen Cage, Ellen Storm and Margo Hamilton joined Lehman on the board of directors. The group has helped about 15 people to date, but they want to do more.

  • Fire board members, citizen get heated in discussion

    Jeff Beard, a resident of Wah Keeney, said he was worried that the board was overstepping its bounds in an attempt to cut costs. Beard said it would be better to keep staff on board and forgo buying more expensive equipment.

    “Even in difficult times, you need to provide the same level of service,” Beard said.

    “We ask the professionals what we need and don’t need. It’s not just what’s bigger and better,” board member George Goldbach said in response.

  • Resuscitation on the Rocks

    Thanks in part to Sivertson’s efforts, a 58-year-old Nebraska man is fully recovered from a massive heart attack that stopped his heart and breathing for several minutes.

    About 30 minutes before the concert, Sivertson was sitting with his wife, Jennifer, and her parents about halfway up the rows, when he saw a man walk up the stairs and collapse. Sivertson walked down to see if he could help.

    “Then he stopped breathing, and he had no pulse. His head was bleeding,” said Sivertson, who teaches CPR classes at the fire district headquarters in Bergen Park.

  • Lions on the prowl in Kittredge

    On Monday night the state Division of Wildlife attempted unsuccessfully to trap a second lion, probably the sibling of the 1-year-old, so the agency could tag and track it.

    John Murphy, district wildlife manager for the DOW, was in Kittredge on Sunday on a call involving a lion and a fresh deer kill, when a homeowner pulled up and told him a lion was in his yard.

    The homeowner said the lion was stalking the family house cat.

  • Rocket man: Laura Churchley shares memories of her high-flying father

    As it's been precisely 40 years since mankind first planted foot and flag on the lunar surface, Mountain Foothills Rotary Club program director Jim Rohrer thought it would be nice to schedule a speaker with a little moon dust on her shoes.

    Of course, former senator John Glenn is famously hard to book on short notice, and actor Scott Glenn isn't a real astronaut. As luck would have it, though, Rohrer didn't have to scour the cosmos to find a fitting guide to the stars — he just picked up the phone.

  • Evergreen Christian Outreach needs volunteers

    EChO needs more volunteers. Typically volunteers work one three-hour shift per week.

    • Food bank: Volunteers needed to process donations, stock shelves and assist clients with their shopping.

    • St. Raphael’s: Volunteers are desperately needed to sort donated clothing and housewares and display these items in a store-like atmosphere for client use.

    • Drivers: A driver is currently needed to pick up recyclable items at the food bank and take them to King Soopers Recycling Center.

  • A lesson in controversy: Obama's address widely shown, but viewing optional for students

    Evergreen area schools worked out a variety of policies on the showing of President Obama’s address to students on Tuesday after a weekend of dealing with a high level of parental concern on both sides of the issue.

    In the end, all of the schools showed the presidential pep talk in some format during the day, and students were allowed the option of not viewing the presentation.

    The Jeffco school district left the decision up to the principals and teachers at each school, based on a directive that was published last week.

  • Bergens reverse stance, will show Obama’s address to students

    The principals at Bergen Meadow Elementary and Bergen Valley Intermediate schools reversed their decision over the weekend and will show President Obama’s address to students on Tuesday morning.

    Their decision comes in the wake of a parent’s plan to stage a public showing of the address at fire headquarters; that event has now been canceled.