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  • Donations requested to help EFR coordinator with cancer

    A fund-raiser has been launched to assist one of Evergreen Fire/Rescue’s longest-running staffers after he was recently diagnosed with cancer.

    Dave Montesi, a 20-year veteran of EFR and the department’s new EMS coordinator, was recently diagnosed with metastatic melanoma, otherwise known as Stage IV skin cancer. According to a statement from the department, which is speaking on behalf of Montesi, the cancer has spread to Montesi’s lymph nodes and will require at least one surgery and intense immunotherapy that isn’t covered by insurance.

  • Superintendent candidates to be kept confidential

    Jeffco voters will likely have no further opportunities to provide input about Jeffco Public Schools’ search for a new superintendent after several candidates requested confidentiality during the hiring process.

    According to Chief Human Resources Officer Amy Weber, most of the candidates that have applied for the job have asked the district not to publicly disclose their names and professional backgrounds and the district wants to respect that.

  • Motorcyclist seriously injured in I-70 westbound accident

    A 38-year-old male from Avon suffered serious injuries when he crashed his 2009 Yamaha motorcycle as he was headed westbound on I-70 near Genesee's Lookout Mountain exit on Thursday.
    Colorado State Patrol responded to the accident.
    State Trooper Josh Lewis confirmed that the call for the accident near mile marker 256 came in around 12:06 p.m. Thursday.
    The driver, who hasn't been identified, was transported to St. Anthony's Hospital in Lakewood.

  • Evergreen CAN! in need of donations

    Evergreen CAN! — an effort to collect 5,000 cans to benefit Evergreen Christian Outreach’s food bank — needs help in the form of lots of donations.

    Annie Hunter, one of the canned-food drive organizers, hopes that area residents and businesses will get in the spirit, and can donations will pour into participating locations. She wants to get the donations by April 22 so she can build a can sculpture at her Baskin Robbins shop in downtown Evergreen. The sculpture will be on display for a week before the cans are sent to EChO.

  • Longtime Evergreen dentist retires

    After serving the mountain community for more than five decades, long-time Evergreen dentist Dr. C. Richard Powell is retiring from his practice.

    Friends and patients, some of whom had been going to Powell’s office since he first came to Evergreen in 1961, threw him a retirement party on Friday. More than 120 people dropped in to wish him well in his new ventures.

  • Sheriff’s Office graduates detention deputies

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office graduated its first class of department-certified detention deputies Friday afternoon at the county courthouse in Golden.

    Thirteen deputies graduated from the nine-week academy. They will receive 10 more weeks of practical field training at the Jeffco jail. The graduates’ duties will be exclusive to the detention function.

  • Evergreen contractor indicted on theft charges

     An Evergreen contractor has been indicted for theft from homeowners through his roofing business.

    According to the First Judicial District Attorney’s office, a grand jury has returned a nine-count indictment against Jonathan Paul McMillan, 41, owner of Lifetime Roofing and Restoration in Evergreen. The indictment was returned on March 24.

  • Dance the afternoon away

    What luau is complete without a limbo contest, piñatas, dancing and smiles?

    The Evergreen Lake House was made over to have that luau atmosphere, with multi-colored streamers, palm tree-shaped decorations, ukuleles and leis on Thursday afternoon as the Evergreen High School Interact Club hosted its fourth-annual dance for the Evergreen Park & Recreation District’s Special Needs Program.

  • Dramatizing the danger

    Kristi Ellerbroek looked up from her steering wheel to see that her beloved TrailBlazer had smashed into the driver’s side of a Subaru hatchback. More importantly, though, her friend Jesse West had flown through the windshield and was face-down, motionless on the hood.

    Meanwhile, Joe Mead kept trying to wake up his friend Mark Ness, whose head had broken through the Subaru’s passenger-side window and was bleeding onto the tiny shards of glass that now covered the parking lot.

    “Someone help him,” Mead shouted.

  • Fire ban lifted in Jeffco

    The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has lifted the temporary fire-restriction order for Jefferson County.

    Weather conditions have reduced the danger of wildfire, however the Sheriff's Office encourages residents to remain vigilant and use caution when starting and extinguishing campfires, disposing of lit cigarettes, and using open flames.

    "Warm and windy days can quickly lower the fuel moisture content of trees and grasses, making them susceptible to ignition," a release from the Sheriff's Office stated.