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  • Fathers and sons: Send us your photos

    The Courier wants to recognize the fathers and sons among our readers by printing pairs of pictures in the June 11 edition. Send digital images to news@evergreenco.com, and look for the pictures in paper preceding Fathers Day.

  • Quite a feet: Bergen Stampede raises funds for field project

    For the hundreds of panting peewees who ran in last Friday’s annual spring Buffalo Stampede at the Bergens, running around in circles presented the shortest route to success.

    “It’s a lap-a-thon,” explained Bergen PTA member Stacy Michener. “Each group of kiddos comes out and runs for 20 minutes, and each child runs with their grade and class. They’re raising money for the field.”

  • Lifelong ascent: Witwer ends time as legislator, but his drive to scale challenges remains

    When Rob Witwer looks at a mountain, he doesn't see an obstacle — he sees an opportunity.

    "No matter how big of a challenge you have, it starts with a single step," said Witwer, an avid climber and hiker. "If you look at a mountain, it seems so large and so insurmountable — you can't conceive of how you're going to get to the top. It's the same thing with a public policy challenge."

  • Chain-reaction crash snarls traffic

    A 17-year-old female driver escaped serious injury and walked away after the Saab she was driving rear-ended the car ahead of her at 12:45 p.m. May 21 just south of the intersection of Douglas Park Road and Highway 74.

    Cpl. Joe Hurt of the Colorado State Patrol identified the driver as Elizabeth Forbes of Canyon Circle in Evergreen. She was looking down to pick up a lost shoe just before the accident occurred, Hurt said. Forbes was driving at the speed limit and was wearing a seat belt; the Saab was totaled. She was cited for careless driving.

  • Motorist flees trooper during I-70 traffic stop

    A man fled on foot May 19 from the Colorado State Patrol on Interstate 70 as a trooper tried to pull him over on a traffic violation. The suspect was caught a short time later with the help of the media, according to the patrol.

  • Chatfield student raises cancer funds in memory of former publisher Brad Bradberry

    She says she misses the barbecue in his backyard, and the way she always saw him working in the garden.

    She decided she would raise money in his honor to try to prevent other people from going through the same thing.

    Terra Lesser, 17, and her family knew former Evergreen Newspapers publisher Brad Bradberry for years, and when he died of cancer in December, she wanted to remember him with acts that would benefit others.

    "It makes me feel like I'm actually making a difference," Lesser said. "I"m hoping someday people won't have to go through it."

  • Paper or plastic? Jeffco voters have options

    Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder Pam Anderson announced May 20 a plan to give Jefferson County voters more options on Election Day.

    Paper ballots will be available to voters at every Jeffco precinct polling location for the Aug. 12 primary and Nov. 4 presidential elections. Electronic touch-screen voting machines will also be available for voters who choose to use them.

  • EMS student fuels wave of patriotism

    Jeffrey Sahli, a student at Evergreen Middle School, loves his country, and he loves his country’s flag.

    The 14-year-old eighth-grader decided at the beginning of the school year that the American flag outside his school should be treated with more respect, and he’s been raising and lowering Old Glory every school day since, with the enthusiastic permission of principal Jane Sutera.

    Jeffrey’s desire to “serve his country” is a quiet commitment, not a way to seek recognition.

  • Finding freedom in the feminine: Belly dance is more than just glittering scarves and colorful veils

    Freedom, sisterhood, embracing the feminine. Those feelings radiated in the self-possessed smiles of belly dancers May 10 at a dance show and recital in Conifer. Their joy spread to an audience that reciprocated with cheers and applause.

    The Mountain Kahia Dancers performed 19 choreographed sets at Conifer High School in a visual feast of glittering hip scarves, glistening bellbottoms and colorful veils.

  • 2008 slash collection schedule

    June 14-15

    • Elk Creek Fire

    8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Conifer High School

    10441 Highway 73

    • Inter-Canyon Fire and Indian Hills Fire

    8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    ICFD Station No.3

    8445 S. Highway 285

    one block north of firehouse on Settlers Drive

    June 21-22

    •Evergreen Fire

    8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Evergreen High School parking lot

    29300 Buffalo Park Road

    • Coal Creek Canyon Fire

    8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Highway 72 and Camp Eden Road

    July 19-20