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  • Rock of Ages

    Venerable hymns like “Michael, Row the Boat Ashore” and “Bringing in the Sheaves” are fine in their own quaint, antebellum way, but many of today’s younger set get more spiritual kick from the pop charts.

  • A song for the asking

    With all due respect to the sentimental versifiers at Hallmark, an off-the-shelf greeting card can’t always adequately convey one’s true love and/or esteem. But Vicki Wind can, and then some.

  • Faulty heating unit prompts evacuation in Bergen Park

    On Thursday, March 6, a whiff of acrid smoke prompted a partial evacuation of the Bergen Village Shopping Center.

    About 10 a.m., employees of Countrywide Home Loans detected the telltale metallic scent of an electrical fire. As most personnel fled the office, one employee dialed 911 and, at the urging of Evergreen Fire/Rescue dispatch, activated the alarm system, resulting in the general evacuation of the two-story commercial building.

  • Nick's Pro Fitness buys Evergreen Fitness Center

    On the afternoon of Friday, Feb. 29, Sherman Wenger of the Evergreen Fitness and Tennis Center sat down with Nick and Heather Kapande of Nick’s Pro Fitness. Documents were produced, signatures applied and, by sundown, the Evergreen Fitness and Tennis Center had become Nick’s Pro Fitness.

    “We’re really excited,” Nick says. “We’ll have more space and more fun things to do.”

  • EAPL picks up where Habitat for Humanity leaves off

    Die-hard thrift shop habitus lamenting the demise of Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity’s thrift shop can take heart. By mid-March, the Evergreen Animal Protective League will reopen the Bryant Drive emporium, offering barking bargains at purr-fect prices.

  • Cabin Baby's mom charged

    On Feb. 25, cabin-baby mom Summer Lynn Baker was arraigned in Jefferson County Court.

    Baker, 24, was formally charged with three felonies — theft of more than $500 from and at-risk adult, aggravated motor-vehicle theft and providing false information to a pawnbroker — plus a misdemeanor charge of theft of less than $500. Her next scheduled appearance is a motions hearing on April 22.

  • Jeffco salaries

    Editor's note: A story at www.columbinecourier.com sheds some light on the salary listing and how the number were arrived at. Click HERE.


    Jefferson County Government Press Listing For Year 2007

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  • Roundabout coming to County Road 73

    Jefferson County Highways and Transportation will soon begin a $2 million project to widen a portion of County Road 73 in Marshdale, which includes adding a roundabout at the intersection with North Turkey Creek Road.

    The road improvements address safety concerns cited in traffic studies in recent years, according Gary Campbell, a construction manager with the department who will oversee the project.

    Other improvements will include the addition of a center turn lane that will be built from the roundabout to the nearby Evergreen Professional Center.

  • Paschall to face second trial in alleged kickback scheme

    Former Jeffco treasurer Mark Paschall will face another trial related to charges that he tried to solicit a kickback from a political appointee on his way out of office in 2006.

    Paschall was charged with two felonies — criminal attempted theft and compensation for past official behavior — and was acquitted on the attempted theft charge Feb. 15. The jury deadlocked on the other charge on an 8-4 vote in favor of acquittal, according to one juror, but the Jeffco DA's office says it is confident it will get a conviction in a second trial.

  • Pas de deux: Mom, daughter work to instill confidence, success in performing arts students

    It’s difficult to picture Karen Tobey bent over a microscope engrossed in scientific research when you meet the energetic performing arts teacher, who co-owns the Colorado Children’s Theatre with her daughter Kerri Vickers.

    Tobey’s goal as a high school student was to be a scientist, and she slipped into a white smock in college. It was only later that she realized there must be another, more vocal way to “make a difference in the world.”