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  • 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.

  • Evergreen’s Bark Park founder removes son’s plaques

    Judi Quackenboss visited the Elk Meadow Dog Off-leash Area on Thursday to perform the emotional task of removing two plaques placed there in her son’s honor before Jeffco Open Space closes the popular Evergreen dog park for good on Tuesday.
    “He was a dog lover, an animal lover really; he was just so good with them,” Quackenboss told a group of reporters. “It’s a tough day, but I feel John with me.”

  • Despite devastation, animal rescue group brings hope

    By Caroline Joan Peixoto
    For the Courier
    The Jefferson County Horse Evacuation Assistance Team began in 2002, when local firefighter Scott Halladay witnessed the destruction of the Hayman Fire.
    “I had just started doing animal rescue and just realized (that) we need to start getting educated about this,” Halladay said.
    The organization strives to help animals in time of disaster: From wildfires to floods, cruelty cases to vehicle accidents, this member-supported nonprofit has saved hundreds of animal lives in its 15 years of existence.

  • Jeffco commissioners sign off on revamped fire plan

    Earlier this month, the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners signed off on an abbreviated version of the 2017 Annual Fire Operating Plan that mirrors similar documents in all of Colorado’s 64 counties.