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  • Winners of Ice Melt Barrel Contest named

    The winner of the third annual Ice Melt Barrel Contest was Rachel Norton of Evergreen, who correctly guessed the moment the barrel would descend into Evergreen Lake within 54 seconds. Her prediction was March 5 at 2:12:30 p.m., and she won $1,000.

    Tanner Schaur, 9, of Evergreen was second with 2 p.m., and Paul Tesseo, 10, of Evergreen snagged third place with 2:30 p.m. Seven others won $50 each.

    The Mountain Foothills Rotary Club sold a total of 1,040 tickets, raising $3,730, including sponsor fees, reported Bob Zavodsky, a member of the Ice Melt Barrel committee.

  • Talking software goes global

    If your laptop computer could talk, what would it say to someone who stole it?

    What about “Help! Help! You’re not my mother.” Or, “Take your hands off me, you miserable loser.”

    Since Front Door Software Inc. launched the verbal alarm with a software upgrade on Thursday, Feb. 26, the story about the talking laptop software has been published around the world.

  • Elderly Evergreen woman is victim of scam

    A woman in her 80s who has lived in Evergreen for several decades lost more than $16,000 in a telephone scam involving a caller who said he was her son and had been arrested for drunken driving.

    She called the Canyon Courier because she hopes to stop others from being victimized, but she asked that her name not be used.

  • Man killed in fall from Lookout Mountain Road

    A 47-year-old Wheat Ridge man died in a fall in the 1000 block of Lookout Mountain Road about 4:15 p.m. Monday.

    The man was on an outing with friends when he stepped over a guardrail to take a picture, lost his footing and fell about 60 feet, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Foothills Fire & Rescue retrieved the body. The identity of the victim was not released.

     

  • Wheels on demand: Evergreen businessmen roll out rent-by-the-hour concept in Denver

    Wouldn’t it be more fun to have a car without having the responsibilities that come with it?

    That’s the premise of Occasional Car, an Evergreen company that is launching a car-sharing service for people who are hankering for an environmentally sensitive alternative to a personal car or a second car.

    Still in its budding stage, the business is expected to go live in a couple of weeks.

  • Fire board makes administrative position part-time

    The fire district board voted March 10 to downgrade a vacant, part-time/permanent, administrative assistant position to a part-time, maximum six-month position at an annual pay rate of $25,000.

    The move echoes the board’s decision last year to downgrade the human resources position from full-time to part-time, conditional only for six months, meaning the 30-hour job could be either extended or terminated at the end of the period.

    The action came in a regular meeting of the Evergreen Fire Protection District board on March 10.

  • DA Storey wants to extend term limits for his office

    For Jeffco District Attorney Scott Storey, eight is definitely not enough.

    Term limits mean that Storey must leave office when his second four-year term ends in 2012, but he’s determined to stick around. And so, he will soon propose to the county commissioners that the limits be extended to let him seek another term.

    “As it applies to the DA, and as it applies to those offices that are not necessarily policy-makers but have a specialty attached to them — like the sheriff, for example — I felt like eight years is not enough,” Storey said.

  • Blue Spruce Closing its doors

     

  • Blue Spruce closing its doors

    After three years, it’s “gut-wrenching” for Carol Miller to say goodbye to the business that became an extension of herself, Blue Spruce Market.

    “It just feels like a part of me is going away,” Miller said. “I don’t want to tell you that this has been easy. But it boiled down to we didn’t get the foot traffic. I don’t know what else I could have done to get people’s attention. The economy hasn’t helped.”

  • Teacher starts support group for parents of disabled kids

    More than a year ago, when teacher Lisa Arnold first moved to Colorado from Ohio, she felt she was alone.

    Before moving, she regularly attended a support group with other parents who had children with Down syndrome. Arnold and her daughter, Grace, had been part of the group since Grace was a baby almost nine years ago.

    But when the art teacher moved to Evergreen so she could teach art at Carlson and King-Murphy elementary schools, she found nothing to meet that need. So she decided to create a group of her own.