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  • 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
  • Man arrested in Internet luring of a child

    Donald Joseph Cameron, 40, of Thornton was arrested Monday night on suspicion of Internet sexual exploitation of a child. Cameron, the editor of Ski Racing International, is alleged to have engaged in sexual online chat with someone he believed to be a teen under age 15. According to the arrest affidavit, Cameron performed sexual acts on a webcam knowing that the teen he knew to be under-aged was watching. The under-aged teen was actually an undercover district attorney’s investigator.

    The arrest marks No. 124 of the Child Internet Sex Offender unit, known as CHEEZO.

  • 73-year-old Loveland man charged with Internet luring

    A 73-year-old Loveland man was charged Nov. 20 with one count of Internet luring of a child. Elmer Eldor Ehlers was arrested by Jefferson County district attorney investigators on Nov.13.

    Ehlers is accused of having met someone he believed to be an under-aged teenage girl on the Internet and engaged in graphic sexual online “chat.” The teen actually was an undercover Jefferson County district attorney’s investigator.

    Ehlers was released from the Jefferson County Jail on $10,000 bond. He has until Nov. 29 to schedule a preliminary hearing.