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  • Evergreen man to be tried for sex assault on child

    An Evergreen man who previously taught music at both Clear Creek Middle School and High School will stand trial next week on charges that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl at his Evergreen home on Thanksgiving in 2015.

    Mark Edward Hudson, 59, is charged with one count of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust, a Class 4 felony.

  • Inter-Canyon discusses elections, explores mill levies and its future

    Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District is already prepping for the new year with talks of an election and added personnel.

    At a September strategic planning meeting, the board discussed the possibility of adding a new part-time emergency medical services staff member due to an increase in call volume and a decline in volunteerism. The part-time employee would join the full-time EMS chief, who was added to the Inter-Canyon team in January 2016.

  • Budget prep begins for Indian Hills

    Budget talks have begun for Indian Hills Fire Rescue, and the fire department is expecting to bring in $48,314 more than it planned for in 2017.

    In the first draft of its 2018 budget, Indian Hills has planned for a net income of $22,094. Last year, it budgeted a loss of $26,220. The substantial increase largely is due to increased property valuations, which will provide the department with a supplementary $30,572 in income.

  • The touch of an angel: Evergreen pendant celebrates 25 years

    Angels are messengers, comforters, guardians, love — and the 25 Evergreen Angel pendants serve as a reminder of angels’ healing power.

    The 25th pendant named Olivia, who carries an olive branch, was unveiled Friday morning. The pendants are a fund-raiser for Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice, and the angel symbolizes the work the nonprofit does daily, according to CEO Charley Shimanski.

  • Yoga vloggers host class, raise $700 for EAPL

    All Nancy Maule did was comment on a YouTube video. But, four months and hundreds of hours of work later, more than 50 people were traveling to Evergreen to attend a yoga class and help the Evergreen Animal Protective League.

    Boho Beautiful, which has almost 600,000 YouTube subscribers, offered a yoga class at Buchanan Recreation Center on Friday afternoon with a $10 suggested donation per student. The class raised about $700, all of which will go to EAPL.

  • WJMS hosts interactive Science Night for kids, community

    Did you know that putting glow sticks in hot water will make them shine brighter, while putting them in colder water will help them last longer?

    If you don’t, Parker Liebaert, an eighth-grader at West Jeff Middle School, can tell you all about it.

  • EPRD begins short-term work on lake trail this month

    Stakeholders will begin short-term fixes on the Evergreen Lake North Trail this month, although the work will not open the trail immediately.

    The Evergreen Park & Recreation District and the Evergreen Metropolitan District have scheduled maintenance repair on the water line underneath the trail for Oct. 10-11. There will be a one-lane night closure on Evergreen Parkway during that time, EPRD Park Operations Manager Heart Cameron confirmed.

  • CUSP plants third round of wood-eating mushrooms

    How much wood could a mushroom eat if a mushroom could eat wood?

    Well, in the case of the Coalition for the Upper South Platte’s latest wood chip-eating mushroom inoculation, a lot: The newest plot of wood chips is 90 feet by 51 feet.

    In its third year, CUSP’s mushroom experiment involves training different species of mushrooms to “eat” wood chips leftover from grinding up slash, thus accelerating a natural decay process that traditionally takes 20 to 30 years while leaving behind nutrients that benefit the ecosystem.

  • Kings Valley Road interchange given $30 million price tag

    Six months after the Colorado Department of Transportation said it would move forward with designing and constructing an underpass to address safety concerns at the intersection of U.S. 285 and Kings Valley Road in Conifer, the department is now suspending those plans in favor of a much pricier interchange.

  • Grand Junction executive named new Jeffco EDC head

    A Grand Junction woman with ties to the U.S. Senate has been named the new president and CEO of the Jeffco Economic Development Corp.

    Kristi Pollard, the outgoing executive director of the Grand Junction Economic Partnership, was appointed the EDC’s new head by the board of directors Sept. 22 after a months-long national search.