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  • No accord reached in tae kwon do tussle

    Martial arts instructor Tom Spratt is eager to resume his class schedule at the Buchanan Recreation Center but has not been able to come to an agreement with the management of the Evergreen Parks and Recreation District.

    Spratt continues to teach classes at Wulf Recreation Center.

    Spratt said he wants the park district to cover the slate tile at the Buchanan center with padded material to make the room safer for the kids.

  • Community delivers fond farewells to postmaster

    A notebook filled with farewell comments from local residents summed up the recent departure of the Indian Hills postmaster, who had served that community for 11 years.

    To keep the tributes a secret, residents took turns writing in the notebook across the street from the post office at the Basecamp Caf. But postmaster J.B. (like the Scotch) Mulder (as in “The X Files”) still knew, because he knew just about everything that went on in Indian Hills.

    “We loved coming in, you always had a smile, we loved your sense of humor,” one local wrote.

  • Evergreen Nature Center shines at 'Under the Milky Way'

    Where were you last Friday when the stars came out over Evergreen? If you were smart, or lucky, or just crazy about the cosmos, you were among the happy constellation of sky-watchers that turned out at Evergreen Lake for “Under the Milky Way,” the most elevating hour of astronomy since Carl Sagan first made “globular clusters” a household phrase.

  • School board member arrested in alleged choking of daughter

    Vince Chowdhury, South Jeffco’s representative on the school board and a Democratic candidate for state House District 22, was arrested June 17 on suspicion of slapping and choking his 16-year-old daughter.

    Chowdhury, 48, was arrested and charged with third-degree assault and harassment, and a protective order was issued prohibiting him from contacting his daughter or wife. He apparently then violated that order by sending his wife two e-mails after being released from jail.

  • Man attacked with beer bottle, ax and flashlight survives to tell tale

    An Evergreen man attacked with a 40-ounce beer bottle, an ax and a Maglite flashlight survived to tell his tale July 1.

    Emily Malcik, 35, was arrested about 1:30 a.m. July 1 after deputies responded to a burglary call in the 4600 block of Blue Spruce Road. Dispatch advised the deputies en route that a male and female had both called to say the incident was actually a fight. The woman initially said she hit the man, but then changed her story to say that he had hit himself with the beer bottle, the ax and the Maglite.

  • Devil’s Canyon Fire contained

    The Devil’s Canyon forest fire southwest of Idaho Springs was 100 percent contained as of 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Forest Service officials said. The blaze was limited to 7 acres, no structures were destroyed and no evacuations were necessary.

    Lightning sparked the fire 4 miles southwest of Idaho Springs off Colorado 103 about 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Smoke jumpers and an air tanker were sent to battle the blaze.

  • Prodigal Dam Bridge comes home to Golden

    The next time you’re doing business in Golden, do yourself the pleasure of stopping by to see an old Evergreen friend.

    OK, maybe not “friend” so much as “brief acquaintance.” Or, possibly, “unwelcome guest,” or even “bitter enemy,” depending on how long you can hold a grudge. In any case, you’ll likely find a courtesy call to Evergreen’s one-time Dam Bridge well worth the effort.

  • Postal substation opens in Marshdale

    Ravenglass Gallery in Marshdale has become the home of a new postal substation to serve postal customers in that area.

    As of June 25, a variety of mailing needs can be met at the gallery, 6947 Highway 73.

    The substation will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. It will be closed Sundays and holidays.

    Lisa Keipp will manage the substation. The Evergreen post office will oversee operations.

  • Lariat Loop boosters fete downtown interpretive plaza

    How convenient that downtown Evergreen’s newest public amenity happens to be the perfect place to throw a little party in its honor.

    On Saturday afternoon, June 21, dozens of folks turned out at Evergreen Mountain Village to extend a heartfelt “howdy” to the Evergreen Interpretive Plaza, a restful two-tiered oasis of ease and edification just footsteps from the buzz and bustle of Main Street. The plaza is the second link in a chain of interpretive interludes the Lariat Loop Heritage Association has planned along that historic route.

  • Parents go to mat over kids' tae kwon do class

    A delegation of unhappy parents made an appearance at the June 18 meeting of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board to protest what they said was unfair treatment of tae kwon do instructor Tom Spratt.

    Spratt is a contract employee who has worked for the district for about 25 years. He usually teaches classes at both Wulf and Buchanan rec centers, but has withdrawn from the Buchanan site, saying his insurance won’t cover it because of physical changes made to the room.