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  • Coming home: Couple have house to move into, thanks to firefighters

    The Pollicks, who live at the top of Brook Forest Drive, got a precious 10th wedding anniversary gift on June 3: Firefighters saved their house.

    The Pollick home is the structure seen in numerous photos of the Bluebell Fire, which burned 10 acres west of Evergreen in early June. The house is where firefighters made their stand.

    Evergreen Fire Chief Mike Weege has said that if the home — owned by David Pollick and Karen Bentley Pollick — had burned, other houses in the area might have been lost as well.

  • Gunman shot during standoff with SWAT team

    A standoff between an armed man inside his home near Morrison and the Jeffco sheriff's SWAT team on Friday ended with the suspect being shot and taken to a hospital.

    The standoff began Friday morning when the Sheriff's Office received a call about an incident of domestic violence in the 1200 block of West Grand Drive. The woman from the home was taken to the hospital for examination, while a man at the house, who hadn't been identified by press time, barricaded himself inside.

  • Hikers find body on Lookout Mountain

    A body was found on Lookout Mountain by hikers on Sunday afternoon.

    The remains were found in a remote location and appeared to have been there for some time, according to the Jeffco Sheriff's Office.

    The coroner and the Sheriff's Office are investigating. Anyone with information can contact the Sheriff's Office at 303-277-0211.

  • Fire on Lookout Mountain reportedly contained

    A wildfire that broke out Thursday afternoon on Lookout Mountain was declared contained about 5:30 p.m., according to the Jeffco Sheriff's Office.

    Level 1 evacuation notices had gone out to 282 phones in the area as a result of the Beaver Brook Fire. The pre-evacuation notice was being lifted as firefighters did mop-up work.

    The blaze was described as "small" but was near a neighborhood of homes in Cody Park, according to the Sheriff's Office.

    Firefighters from Evergreen, Foothills, Genesee and Inter-Canyon were at the scene.

  • Foothills Animal Shelter to offer July 4 adoption special for cats

     

  • Creating their own special garden

    As the morning sun filtered through the trees, members of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District Special Needs Program were watering plants and tending their garden at Buchanan Park.

    “It’s a work in progress,” said Maren Schreiber. “We have a mix of everything: watermelon, pumpkin and squash. … We went to Walmart and picked out flowers, veggies, herbs and spices.”

    “It’s very therapeutic,” she remarked. “The kids have fun digging in the dirt. … It’s peaceful, relaxing.”

  • Waldo making second summer appearance in Evergreen

    Waldo, the popular children's book character, is appearing at 25 Evergreen locations during the month of July.

    Those who spot the 6-inch version of Waldo will be eligible for prizes and book coupons. 

    After last year's success, HearthFire Books in Bergen Village is sponsoring the Find Waldo hunt again this summer.

  • Teaching tykes about T'ai Chi

    “Be soft, be powerful. Relax and go with the flow,” states a verse in “The T’ai Chi Flea in 3-D,” a children’s book written by Evergreen residents Charles and Jodi Holman.

    In creating a unique work for children ages 3 to 8, the idea was to take the ancient philosophy to a level that kids could understand, said Jodi.

    The book also contains a central message about the importance of physical activity, said Charles.

  • Residents express concern about overuse of Evergreen Lake Park

    Evergreen Lake Park is being degraded by overuse, said residents who attended the June 25 park district board meeting to express their concerns.

    “You have fishing and other activities in every place,” said Evergreen resident Sylvia Robertson. “Banks are crumbling into the creek. … Parking is a nightmare.

    “You’re not taking care of this unique place. You’re marketing to the folks in Denver.”

  • Federal cuts impact county Head Start

    Jeffco's Head Start program could serve 400 fewer kids during the next school year as a result of across-the-board federal funding cuts known as sequestration.

    The 5 percent budget cut would mean about $152,000 less for the county’s Head Start program. Lynn Johnson, Jeffco's human services director, said the cuts would mean laying off three teachers, and 96 fewer families — about 400 kids — would not be able to participate in the program during the 2013-14 school year.