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  • Giving voice to hope: Evergreen resident helps women inmates find 'the summer in life'

    When Sophia’s Sisters raise their voices, crowds of 400 people come to their feet to cheer and sing along with the women’s choir.

    And that happens even when the group doesn’t have a captive audience, and is performing outside the prison walls.

    The Sisters are part of Unbound Grace, a nonprofit organization that takes arts-based programming inside the Denver Women’s Prison to bring healing to women who have suffered neglect, domestic abuse or other unfortunate circumstances.

  • Penguin power: Author's character helps teach kids about fire safety

    Pasqual the Penguin is an unlikely hero. The young animal doesn’t quite fit in at the zoo, but he makes a difference in Rhonda Spellman’s children’s book “Fire and Ice,” teaching kids important lessons about fire safety along the way.

    The story is written to appeal to a broad audience of young children, but it was created especially for those who don’t learn via traditional means.

    “Teaching children who learn differently is really my mission,” said Spellman, a resident of Parker.

  • Wulf hangs up his EPRD spurs after a 35-year ride

    At the start of the new year, Dick Wulf stepped down as Evergreen Park and Recreation District’s first and only executive director and left behind a matchless record of service to his neighbors.

    “A lot of people in this community, when they think of park and rec, think of Dick Wulf,” says EPRD treasurer Allan Casey. “He’s been here pretty much from day one. He is the district.”

    Casey makes no overstatement. EPRD’s history and that of Wulf are virtually one and the same.

  • Evergreen mail-theft suspects linked to Jeffco burglaries

    Two Bailey residents accused of stealing hundreds of pieces of mail from residential mailboxes in Evergreen, Morrison, Conifer and Pine have been linked to "several" Jeffco burglaries, according to a statement from the Jeffco Sheriff's Office.

    Michael Pantera, 27, and Sophie Shafer, 18, were arrested on suspicion of felony theft Dec. 22 in the 27000 block of Richmond Hill Road with more than 375 pieces of stolen mail, gift cards, cash, and a batch of homemade cookies that had been sent through the mail.

  • Four fire board seats open in May 6 election

    Four of the five seats on the board of the Evergreen Fire Protection District will be up for election on May 6.

    Voters will be asked to choose two directors for terms of four years each and two directors for terms of two years each.

    But if only four or fewer names are submitted for the elected positions, election law says the vote can be canceled.

    Once the candidates are elected, the new board will take nominations for the officer positions at the first board meeting after the election, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 28.

  • Adams sees recession looming for state

    “There is about zero chance that Colorado will not experience a recession in the coming year,” economist Tucker Hart Adams said Jan. 24 in response to the question on everyone's mind.

    “But the good news is that by this time next year the economy will have bottomed out, and it will be over.”

    Adams was speaking to a group of 100 members of the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce and the Mountain Metro Association of Realtors at a breakfast meeting at El Rancho Restaurant.

  • Culture club

    Longtime Evergreen resident Diane Purdy remembers the first time she asked Evergreen Fire/Rescue’s community education officer, Einar Jensen, to lead a home safety class for a group of her charges.

    “It was four years ago, and we had it at my house,” Purdy says. “There were maybe four or five people.”

  • Greg Mortenson connects Evergreen to a world of need

    Celebrity comes in a variety of flavors to suit a variety of tastes. Some people like the Hollywood kind, lots of sugar and sprinkles but little substance. Others prefer bland political fare that nourishes but never satisfies. Judging from the stellar turnout in Evergreen High School’s gymnasium on Jan. 17, folks hereabouts crave a wholesome and infinitely richer sort of celebrity, one that serves engagement instead of escape and offers more than tired platitudes and empty promises.

  • Former Jeffco sheriff arrested on stalking charges

    Former Jefferson County sheriff Russ Cook was arrested in South Jeffco on Jan. 21, accused of stalking a woman in El Paso County.

    Jeffco deputies arrested Cook, 58, in his home without incident, according to sheriff’s spokeswoman Jacki Kelley. Kelley said her office asked Arapahoe County for assistance in holding Cook on the no-bond warrant to avoid conflicts of interest in the Jeffco jail.

    Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said that Cook was transferred to El Paso County custody the morning of Jan. 23. He reportedly bonded out later that day.

  • EMS student named 'Av for a Day'

    So what’s it take to get named “Av for a Day?” Ask any one of his teachers, and they’ll tell you that following Evergreen Middle School student Konnor Propst’s lead would be a pretty good start.