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  • Holiday mailing deadlines

    The arrival of Thanksgiving marked the official beginning of the 2007 holiday mail season. The Postal Service expects to handle more than 20 billion pieces of holiday mail nationwide this year between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    The Evergreen post office will be open the following retail hours during the holiday season.

    • 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

    • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

    The post office is at 3649 Evergreen Parkway.

    General holiday mail deadlines

  • No county employees show up to hearing on '08 budget

    No county employees and only two county residents attended a public hearing Tuesday on Jeffco’s proposed $385 million 2008 budget, even though county employees will bear the brunt of the cuts that made the ’08 budget come in nearly 3 percent less than 2007’s.

    “(The budget) is significantly less than the actual operational budget for 2007,” said Jim Moore, county administrator, during a brief PowerPoint presentation Tuesday.

  • Bomb threat spurs evacuation of Conifer High

    An alleged bomb threat made by a 14-year-old Conifer High School student on a bus Tuesday morning prompted law enforcement officials to evacuate the school for close to an hour to ensure the safety of students.

    The juvenile was traveling to school on a bus Tuesday morning when he allegedly told a younger middle school student that he had an explosive device inside a briefcase, according to Jefferson County sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley.

    When the younger student arrived at West Jefferson Middle School, he notified authorities at 8:30 a.m.

  • Brook Forest chimney fire quickly quelled

    Volunteer firefighters were able to rapidly quell a dangerous chimney fire that ignited a roof at 8 p.m. Nov. 30 at 32908 Little Cub Creek Road, thanks to the location of station No. 8 about half a mile away in Brook Forest.

    It was the second fire in Brook Forest in less than a week for Evergreen Fire/Rescue Lt. Kevin Evens, who led the attack on a candle fire on Snowshoe Trail on Nov. 25.

    The family in the home escaped the blaze uninjured, and damage was minimal, said Einar Jensen, a spokesman for the fire department.

  • EChO offers help, hope to families in crisis

    Psychologists tell us the holidays can be stressful under the best of circumstances. Imagine how discouraging an otherwise joyful time could be under the worst.

  • Rotary, rec district team up for recycling effort

    Thanks to a happy collaboration between the Rotary Club of Evergreen and the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, public recycling in the mountain area is finally getting a good workout.

  • Candles ignite house fire in Brook Forest

    Firefighters extinguished flames Sunday night after three candles, called tealights, threatened to burn down a house at 6863 Snowshoe Trail in Brook Forest about 9:50 p.m.

    The fire, on the upper story of a multilevel house, spread quickly through a room where candles were left burning unattended on a wooden desk.

    The resident of the home, a dog and two cats all escaped without injury. The damage was limited to the room and contents.

  • Fort Carson platoon

    The folks lining both sides of Main Street last sunny Monday were privileged to witness a spectacle not often seen in these bucolic parts; an honest-to-gosh, horn-blasting, flag-flying, dignitary-waving, all-American motorcade.

  • 'Cabin baby' couple arrested on felony counts

    After a story about the travails of Greg and Summer Leon in last week’s Canyon Courier, offers to assist the young couple — financially and otherwise — flooded in from around the mountain area. While that charitable impulse is both understandable and laudable, in this case it may be misplaced.

  • Evergreen Rotarians give needy Kenyans reason to give thanks