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  • Commissioners backpedaling on bike restrictions?

    After several public meetings about a proposed cycling event through Deer Creek Canyon — and amid a continuing debate about the safety of bikes and cars co-existing on narrow foothills roads — the commissioners had announced they would seek legislative authority to regulate cycling.

    But an uproar from the cycling community, including outraged missives from cyclists all over the world, has apparently led the commissioners to take a step back.

  • EHS old-timers reminisce at reunion

    Imagine Evergreen in 1943. It’s graduation time at Evergreen High School, and six students proudly accept their diplomas.

    The majority of the class of 1943 attended the annual Evergreen High School old-timers reunion Saturday at Evergreen Lutheran Church. More than 100 graduates spanning the 1930s to the 1970s were on hand to talk about the old times, to catch up on new developments in their lives, and to spend a pleasant afternoon together.

  • $2.5 million worth of marijuana plants seized in Pike National Forest

    The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and the West Metro Drug Task Force seized more than 5,100 marijuana plants weighing nearly 2,000 pounds from land near Sugarloaf Mountain on July 9.

    The plants have an estimated street value of $2.5 million.

    The large grow area had a sophisticated irrigation system using water from a nearby stream, according to sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley.

    "This looked like a very sophisticated operation," Kelley said.

    Sugarloaf Mountain is in the Pike National Forest near Cheesman Reservoir.

  • Scam targets classified-ad customers

    Landmark newspapers in other parts of the U.S. have reported a telephone scam involving classified advertising customers.

    Several classified customers reported being contacted by telephone by individuals falsely identifying themselves as an employee of the newspaper. The customers were told that a payment problem had occurred with their advertisement and asked for a credit card number or checking account transaction routing number.

  • Conifer Rotary kicks off peach of a fund-raiser

    It’s summertime, and people’s thoughts naturally turn to Colorado peaches.

    The Conifer Rotary again is selling boxes of peaches from the Western Slope to raise money for its philanthropic projects.

    The peaches this year will be from High Country Farms and will cost $35 per box. The peaches will be available for pick-up between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Aug. 28 in the parking lot by Copy Copy in Aspen Park.

  • EHS grads to reunite Sunday at annual old-timers picnic

    Attention, Evergreen High School graduates: The EHS old-timers reunion is July 25.

    The old-timers reunion comes in the form of a picnic and has been an annual event for more than 20 years, according to its coordinator, Lois Arnold. This year’s reunion will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Evergreen Lutheran Church, 5980 Highway 73.

    Not just EHS graduates and their families are invited. Arnold said the entire community should join in the potluck lunch. Just bring a dish and meet graduates from many decades past.

  • Local teens’ Nassau mission an eye-opening un-vacation

    Usually conducted in the world’s less organized quarters, mission work requires a degree of flexibility. As the 14 local kids who traveled to Nassau last month to bring emotional comfort and spiritual support to impoverished Bahamians stricken with the HIV virus learned, it can also demand a strong back and an iron constitution.

  • Pet psychic: Reading Rover's mind

    It was a chaotic day at Dogma pet store near Walmart on Saturday.

    The Saint Bernard Rescue dogs and their foster parents milled around the parking lot, looking for permanent owners. Standing quietly near the chaos was Megan Riley. Riley bills herself as a clairvoyant, psychic, healer and medium. She spent 10 minutes with each dog owner to help them understand the animals.

    Simply put, Riley says she communicates with animals.

  • Rec district phone numbers have changed

    All of the phone numbers for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District — including for the recreation centers — have changed.

    The new numbers are:

    • District office — 720-880-1000

    • Buchanan Park Recreation Center — 720-880-1100

    • Wulf Recreation Center — 720-880-1200

    • Evergreen Lake House — 720-880-1300

  • Safeway loses liquor license for three days

    The Evergreen Safeway’s liquor license was suspended for three days this past weekend because the store violated Colorado liquor laws.

    All of the beer was pulled from the shelves from Friday through Sunday in compliance with the suspension.

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office performed what it calls a liquor sales compliance operation at Safeway and several other liquor-selling establishments on May 16. A cashier at the Evergreen Safeway sold beer to an underage person who works for the sheriff’s office, said Jim Shires, sheriff’s spokesman.