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  • First-graders take a trip through time

    The first-graders at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen jumped into a huge time machine on Friday and were transported 5,000 years back in time to ancient Egypt.

    When they arrived, the students transformed into Egyptian princesses, scribes and slaves who were able to taste food from that time period, build pyramids out of sugar cubes, make miniature mummies from aluminum foil and create beautiful bracelets out of cardboard rolls and plastic jewels.

  • Elk herd seeking greener grass where people live

     As the number of elk killings on private property attracts attention in Evergreen, preliminary evidence shows the issue is not necessarily the number of elk, it's where the elk prefer to live that makes them more vulnerable to legal hunts in residential neighborhoods.

    The elk population of Evergreen may seem to be on the increase, but the size of the herd is estimated at 2,500, about 2,000 animals less than in 2000.

  • Fire chief's performance topic of lengthy closed-door meeting

     The Evergreen Fire Protection District held an almost four-hour meeting Oct. 28 to discuss the fire chief's evaluation.

    After opening the meeting at 4 p.m., the board immediately went into an executive session "for a discussion of a personnel matter involving the evaluation of the fire chief," according to the minutes of the special meeting.

  • Investors eye empty Albertsons building

    An investor group is eyeing the empty Albertsons grocery store off Stagecoach Boulevard and Evergreen Parkway for a variety of new retail uses.

    The group has contacted the county planning and zoning department and will be making a presentation to the public at an ENABLE meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at the United Methodist Church, 3757 Ponderosa Drive. The public is invited.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Pity poor Galahad

  • Climber shares personal summits of mountaineering


    Mountain climber and guide Jake Norton is not only an amazing and prolific adventurer with an impressive resume of climbs, he can also take great photographs and give a fascinating lecture. He makes you understand why people climb mountains.

    With Norton on the stage with slide show and video clips on command, the old cliche "armchair adventure" takes on new meaning.

  • 9Cares/Colorado Shares to benefit mountain centers

    Evergreen Christian Outreach, the Mountain Resource Center and the King Soopers stores in Conifer and Bergen Park are joining forces in a community-wide, nonperishable food, clothing and new toys drive Nov. 13.

    All of the food and other items collected will be distributed by the local food banks, so local contributors can be assured their donations will stay in the mountain community.

    The drive is from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the two King Soopers parking lots. Look for the 9Cares/Colorado Shares banners.

  • County drops 5 polling places in Evergreen area

    Finding a polling place was difficult for some Evergreen area residents, who were caught unaware that their customary voting establishment had become obsolete, at least temporarily, if not permanently.

    At least 10 polling places from Kittredge to Evergreen were consolidated down to five for the Nov. 2 elections, said Josh Liss, Jeffco’s deputy of elections.

  • Park district board to meet Nov. 16

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District board will hold a regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the Buchanan Park Recreation Center.

    A special meeting for a hearing on the budget was held Nov. 9.

    Items on the published agenda include the following: recommendation on the consultant to compile a district-wide master plan, field-user fee update, building-use agreement template, updated approval matrix, and policy on individuals selling items on district property.

  • 9Cares/Colorado Shares to benefit mountain centers


    Photo in Vicky This week of Sharon Smith with 9News banner


    Executive director Sharon Smith of Evergreen Christian Outreach shows off one of the 9News banners that will go on display at the King Soopers parking lot on Saturday. The public is invited to bring Thanksgiving food, turkeys and gift items to be distributed locally.