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  • Park district board renews lease for historic Alderfer property

    After hearing pleas from residents, the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board voted 3-2 on Oct. 27 to renew a lease with Jeffco Open Space for the Alderfer property at Alderfer/Three Sisters Park.

    “To me, that property is like an icon. It’s truly an icon for Evergreen,” said longtime Evergreen resident Mimi Nelson, speaking in favor of the lease renewal.

    Former EPRD board members Peter Eggers and Kit Darrow also urged the park board to renew the lease with Jeffco.

  • Denver woman gets 10 days in jail in fatal accident on U.S. 285

    The 23-year-old woman who pleaded guilty to careless driving resulting in the death of Jeffco sheriff’s Sgt. Sean Renfro has been sentenced to 10 days in jail, as well as two years of probation and 240 hours of community service. 

    Denver resident Blair Gledhill, who was 22 at the time of the accident, was driving south on an icy U.S. 285 near Windy Point on Jan. 3 when her car went out of control. According to reports, her car crossed the median, hitting Renfro and two other people.

  • Paraglider pilot injured in crash on Lookout Mountain

    A para-glider pilot crashed on Lookout Mountain on Thursday and was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

    The pilot's glider crashed about 100 yards below the road, and rescue crews had to rapel down to reach him. Golden spokeswoman Karlyn Tilley said the man was taken to St. Anthony Hospital in serious condition.

    Lookout Mountain Road was closed for a time after the accident.

  • Closures of Eisenhower Tunnel scheduled to test fire suppression system

    Testing of the Eisenhower Tunnel’s recently installed fire suppression system will affect Interstate 70 traffic for several days in early November, according to Colorado Department of Transportation officials.

    The westbound tunnel will be closed the nights of Nov. 2 and 4 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. The eastbound tunnel will be closed the nights of Nov. 3 and Nov. 5 during the same timeframe. Traffic will be diverted over Loveland Pass, officials said.

  • 'Little village' planned at El Rancho

    A "little village" could be built on 4.5 acres near Evergreen Country Day School’s preschool building in El Rancho.

  • Watchdog group files complaints against groups pushing recall

    A Colorado Springs-based watchdog organization has accused groups involved in instigating the recall of three Jeffco school members of violating state campaign finance laws in two lawsuits that will go before Colorado’s Office of Administrative Courts.

  • McMinimee earns 24% of possible bonuses in first year

    Jeffco schools Superintendent Dan McMinimee met benchmarks to qualify for about $9,500 in performance bonuses after his first year on the job.

    McMinimee’s contract allowed for up to $40,000 in bonuses if he met a number of goals set by the district and the school board.

  • Journey pastor's hearing before Securities Board rescheduled

    A Colorado Securities Board hearing for a former Conifer pastor in connection with allegations of securities fraud has been rescheduled for Nov. 17, and parties may come to an agreement before the hearing, according to a state investigator.

    Former Conifer resident and pastor Michael Cheshire was ordered to appear before the Colorado Securities Board in connection with allegations of securities fraud that date to his time leading Journey Community Church.

  • Game marathon to benefit Children’s Hospital

    Evergreen resident Rick Spies is planning a second annual fund-raiser with a fun twist to benefit Children’s Hospital Colorado on Nov. 7.

    “We’re inviting people to come and play computer games,” he said.

    After last year’s success with the event sponsored by Extra Life, an online gaming community that gathers funds for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals, Spies is eager to host another event.

  • Pathfinders salute law enforcement officers, firefighters

    The Evergreen Pathfinders paid tribute to law enforcement officers and firefighters at an event attended by more than 160 people on Oct. 20.

    Jim Gorman, longtime leader of the civic organization, said he wanted to formally thank Jeffco Sheriff Jeff Shrader, his deputies and Evergreen Fire/Rescue volunteers and staff in a public forum.

    “They are the people who are there for us,” Gorman said at the Lake House event. “These people are just amazing. They put themselves on the line for you every day.”