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  • Contractor fined for dirt work without a permit at Conifer Safeway

    A general contractor in charge of construction of the Shaffers Crossing intersection at U.S. 285 and Elk Creek Road has been approved to remove fill dirt after been fined between $10,000 and $30,000 by the state in connection with working without a permit at a site near the Conifer Safeway.

    Following the sanction, the company reapplied for and received approval to remove the material, which was being used to build the intersection at Shaffers Crossing.

  • Eggers won’t run for fifth term on park board


    Peter Eggers has decided not to run in 2012 for another term on the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board.

    Elected in 2008 to a four-year term, Eggers previously served 12 years on the board from 1992 to 2004. Eggers was the chairperson of the Buchanan Park Improvement Executive Committee and spearheaded the creation of the 2008 Buchanan Park Master Plan.

  • A (not) guilty pleasure

    It’s a chocoholic’s dream come true: an hour spent tasting chocolate — with a little bit of information about the health benefits of the confection thrown in for good measure.

    About 30 teens participated in the chocolate-fest on July 10 sponsored by Julie Pech, author of “The Chocolate Therapist: A User's Guide to the Extraordinary Health Benefits of Chocolate.”

  • Former Evergreen man gets probation in Internet liaison case

    A 34-year-old former Evergreen man has been sentenced to five years probation after pleading guilty to attempted sex assault after making arrangements on the Internet to meet someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl.

    District Judge Lily Oeffler issued the sentence July 11 after hearing pleas for leniency from the defendant, Ryan Michael Lafferty, and his attorney. A charge of Internet luring had been dropped as part of the plea bargain.

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  • Pawfest has tongues wagging

    Canines from the small to the tall, along with their owners, roamed Heritage Grove in Evergreen on Saturday as part of Pawfest, the Evergreen Animal Protective League’s day dedicated to man’s best friend.

    The park was filled with booths promoting dog products, dog services and dog adoptions. An agility course was set up, and the stage was the site of a dog costume competition, as well as a dog-and-owner look-alike contest.

    And there were dogs. Lots of dogs. St. Bernards and Great Danes mingled with pugs, Labs and golden retrievers.

  • Landmark conference center for sale at half off


    The historic Evergreen Conference Center is on the market for the asking price of $636,000, down from $1.2 million four years ago.

    In the last few weeks, a Wisconsin buyer has been negotiating to buy the property, but the deal has fallen through, said Bill Downes, real estate broker with Keller Williams Commercial of Evergreen on Monday, July 11.

  • Too many dog owners leaving trails on trails

     It has become obvious to one Soda Creek resident that in some places around Evergreen and as far as certain dog owners were concerned, the "leave no trace" policy was being widely ignored.

    Since then, Chris Sletten has found herself unofficially spearheading the Evergreen portion of the countywide campaign, "There is no poop fairy," which aims to encourage people to clean up after their dogs in local parks and open spaces.

  • Curtain could come down on Bergen Park movie theaters

    AMC Theatres is selling the Bergen Park 7 movie theater building and property, and the buyer could shut down the theaters that have been part of Evergreen for 17 years.

    Nearby business owners and the president of the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce are disappointed that Evergreen could soon be without a venue that provided entertainment for people of all ages without having to go down the hill.

    Ryan Noonan, director of public relations for AMC Theatres, said the company is in the process of selling the property.

  • Teen suspected in mom’s stabbing held in detention

    The teenager arrested last Wednesday in connection with the stabbing of his mother at their home on Red Fox Drive was being held in Mount View Detention Center in Denver as of Friday afternoon.