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  • Leonard faces sentencing for contempt of court in divorce case

    Republican Tim Leonard may have won his election in state House District 25, but a lingering divorce case with his ex-wife, Monica, has resulted in a contempt-of-court citation against him.

  • Holiday Walk 2016 set for downtown Evergreen

    Even if the weather outside is frightful, mountain area residents will enjoy the 25th annual Holiday Walk on Friday, Dec. 2, in downtown Evergreen all the same. Only this year, there will be a few minor changes in the program.

    According to event planner Tricia Wales, the tree-lighting will not be held at the Evergreen Lake House, as in years past. Because the north section of the Lake Trail remains closed, the community Christmas tree will be located in the downtown parking lot instead.

  • RMAE plans layoffs to address budget shortfall

    The school board for Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen last Thursday night voted to implement a three-pronged approach to begin balancing its budget: laying off staff and cutting both expenses and purchased services.

  • King-Murphy kids offer thanks

    Friday was a big day for the fourth-graders at King-Murphy Elementary.

    They hosted a Veterans Day celebration for the school, and that included welcoming about a dozen veterans to a coffee-and-doughnut reception before the school-wide assembly.

    The students, some dressed in suits and party dresses, were well-prepared to engage the veterans in conversation between young and old.

    Questions about the vets’ service included: How was the food? What was your job? What was your favorite memory? Do you still keep in touch with people you served with?

  • U.S. 285 reopens after grass fire extinguished

    A downed electrical line caused a small grass fire at U.S. 285 and Jubilee Trail in Pine Junction that shut down U.S. 285 to traffic early Monday morning.

    According to Josh Liss, spokesman for the Intermountain Rural Electric Association, high winds brought the line down across the highway and sparked a 10-by-10-foot fire about 7:32 a.m.

    The Elk Creek Fire Department responded quickly, extinguishing the flames within an hour. U.S. 285 reopened in both directions about 8:30 a.m.

  • Evergreen man found guilty of felony in shooting of bear cubs

    Daniel C. Williams, the man who shot two bear cubs in Evergreen last year, was convicted by a jury last Thursday on charges related to the shooting after a four-day trial and nearly eight hours of deliberations.

    Williams was found guilty of one felony — illegal discharge of a firearm — and two misdemeanors: illegal possession of wildlife and animal cruelty. The jury found him not guilty of two misdemeanor counts of hunting black bears out of season and one misdemeanor count of shooting from a public road.

  • Variety of services available to victims of domestic violence

    Editor’s note: This is one installment in a multi-part series exploring the issue of domestic violence in recognition of National Domestic Violence Month, which was observed in October.

    For every domestic violence crime that’s reported, countless others aren’t — but they don’t go unnoticed. 

  • Ribbon-cutting held for improved Kittredge Park

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District and community members last month officially inaugurated the improved Kittredge Park, including the new shelter, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

    EPRD started improving the park in 2015 by adding new playground equipment and finished the shelter last month. District representatives said Kittredge was the only EPRD park without a shelter.

  • Trial begins in case of Evergreen man who shot bear cubs

    After more than a year, trial proceedings are finally under way in the case against Daniel C. Williams, the Evergreen man who shot and killed two bear cubs on the morning of Sept. 1, 2015.

  • Improved Kittredge Park opened

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District and community members on Friday officially inaugurated the improved Kittredge Park, including the new shelter, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

    EPRD started improving the park in 2015 by adding new playground equipment and finished the shelter last month. District representatives said Kittredge was the only EPRD park without a shelter.