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  • Elmgreen gets maximum sentence for murdering elderly father

    Evergreen resident Kenneth James Elmgreen, 54, has received the maximum sentence of 48 years in prison for killing his elderly and disabled father in July 2012.

    During Elmgreen's sentencing hearing for second-degree murder last Friday, District Judge Christopher Munch also gave the defendant a concurrent six-year sentence for a related charge of attempted arson.

    Added to that is an 18-month sentence on a separate probation revocation for a fraud-by-check conviction in 2010, bringing his total time in the Department of Corrections to 49 1/2 years.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    Wrong place, wrong time

  • Summerfest ushers in Evergreen's annual Arts Aive

    Summerfest and Arts Alive are on the way, flowing with creative juices and innovative events for those near and far.

    This year’s Summerfest, which begins the nine-day Arts Alive festival, is taking on a new flavor, with a Palette of Brews beer tasting and Battle of the Bands offered this weekend at Buchanan Park.

    From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, festival-goers can sample 16 Colorado microbrews while taking in the artistic creations of more than 120 artists at Summerfest.

  • Unincorporated Jeffco now under stage 1 fire restrictions

    Due to recent rainfall, the stage 2 fire ban in unincorporated areas of Jefferson County was lifted last Friday, according to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

    Unincorporated areas are still under stage 1 fire restrictions, which allow recreational fires within a permanent fire grate in a park, campground, residence or picnic area.

    Fireworks that leave the ground and/or explode are prohibited, and smoking must be done in areas cleared of combustible material.

  • Elmgreen gets maximum sentence for murdering father

    Evergreen resident Kenneth James Elmgreen, 54, has received the maximum sentence of 48 years in prison for killing his elderly and disabled father in July 2012.

    During Elmgreen's sentencing hearing for second-degree murder on Friday, District Judge Christopher Munch also gave the defendant a concurrent six-year sentence for a related charge of attempted arson.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    Mommy’s dearest

  • Love of Colorado brought new Methodist minister to the West

    “We fell in love with Colorado,” said the Rev. Russell Fletcher, senior pastor at United Methodist Church of Evergreen.

     

    After serving a church in Paonia for several years, Fletcher and his wife, Diane, have just moved to Evergreen to minister to the congregation. He preached his first sermon at the church this past Sunday.

    Fletcher is a native of Mississippi, where he served for 40 years with Methodist congregations.

    After visiting Colorado, Fletcher said he began exploring opportunities in the West.

  • Gessler, Tancredo advance conservative agendas at Evergreen Tea Party meeting

     Speaking to more than 100 people gathered for the Evergreen Tea Party meeting on Monday night, Secretary of State Scott Gessler and gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo sharply criticized Democratic leadership at the state and federal levels.

    “I think what the governor did was an absolute travesty,” said Gessler, responding to a question about Gov. John Hickenlooper’s decision to grant convicted murderer Nathan Dunlap a temporary reprieve from execution in May.

  • Tour of gardens is this Saturday

    An adobe home with an intriguing courtyard, hens, peacocks and a vegetable rooftop garden is one of five properties on the Evergreen Garden Tour this Saturday.

    Other gardens on the tour sponsored by the Evergreen Garden Club include a ranch property with burros, a xeriscape berm and vegetable garden, a Tudor home above Upper Bear Creek with hillsides of floral color, a historic home once visited by former President Dwight Eisenhower, and a home featuring multiple gardens, pergolas and patios.

  • Celebrating summer with music and art

    A cool breeze at Evergreen Lake and clouds floating in sunny skies enhanced the kaleidoscope of activity at the Evergreen Music Festival and Art Show on July 4.

     

    Youngsters were all around, climbing on sculpture and gingerly jumping in the bouncy castle at the Lake Park.

    “For us, it’s a little bit of kids getting together,” said Jenny Kozel as her 14-month-old daughter, Grace, toddled across the grass.