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  • Fund-raiser planned for family of sheriff’s sergeant

    The Indian Hills Fire Boots volunteer auxiliary is planning a fund-raising dinner to benefit the family of Jeffco sheriff’s Sgt. Sean Renfro on Saturday, Jan. 24.

    Green and red chili will be served for $5 a plate at the event, which runs from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Indian Hills Fire Station, 4476 Parmalee Gulch Road. Dessert also will be offered for $2, and refreshments will be available at no cost.

  • Evergreen resident’s book a resource for human resources

    Evergreen resident and human resources guru Juan Carlos Marcos has written a business book that he hopes will make workers around the United States sit up and take notice.

  • Reading takes center stage at Marshdale Elementary

    The land of Narnia came alive for Marshdale Elementary students on Jan. 9 courtesy of Conifer’s StageDoor Theatre.

    Members of the middle school company performed a portion of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” to whet students’ appetites to read C.S. Lewis’ book.

  • Spreading the word about benefits of organic, locally produced food

    Since moving to Evergreen from Illinois 1½ years ago, John Emrich has been exploring ways to encourage local production of organic foods in this area.

    “The demand for organic food is going up 12 percent a year. … Demand continues to outstrip supply,” says Emrich, who has a financial background. “Our organic farmers are making more money. That’s a sign it is for real.”

  • Advance tickets for Big Chili Cook-off available to mountain community

    Advance tickets for the 2015 Big Chili Cook-off are now available to residents in the mountain communities through the organization’s website.

    Headliner bands for this year’s event on Saturday, Sept. 12, at Buchanan Park in Evergreen are Jimmie Van Zant and Molly Hatchet.

    Visit the Big Chili website at www.bigchili.org  to purchase tickets, become a sponsor or reserve vendor and artist space. Tickets cost $15 for adults. Firefighters with identification and children under 12 are admitted free.

  • New recreation manager selected for Evergreen park district

    Brian Tucker of Arvada has been selected as recreation manager for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District and will begin working in the position on Jan. 29. 

    Tucker is replacing Ellen O’Connor, whom the EPRD board of directors chose in November as executive director for the district. 

    Since 2008, Tucker has served as executive director for the Susan M. Duncan Family YMCA in Arvada.  

  • Singing songs of Selma

    People who see the film “Selma” depicting the historic civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., in 1965 might wonder what it was like to actually be there. 

    Evergreen residents Ann and Mike Moore know. They were among 25,000 people who participated in the march organized by Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders seeking voting rights for disenfranchised African-Americans.

  • GOP legislator named to county commission

    A Jeffco GOP vacancy committee has named state Rep. Libby Szabo to take over the remainder of the term of former county commissioner Faye Griffin. 

    Szabo was elected in November to a third term in House District 27, which includes western Arvada, and served as assistant minority leader for the House Republicans.   

  • Jeffco Open Space recommends grants for Evergreen park district, Nature Center

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District and Evergreen Nature Center are in line to receive grants from Jeffco Open Space and the Conservation Trust Fund, respectively.

    After a final review Jan. 8, the Jeffco Open Space Advisory Committee agreed to support staff recommendations that include a $40,000 grant to replace the bridge at Evergreen Lake Park and $11,000 for projects at the Nature Center.

  • Jeffco says farewell to outgoing officials

    Jeffco said goodbye to four county officials last week in the final days of their terms, with a new wave of elected officials set to be sworn in Jan. 13. 

    Sheriff Ted Mink, Clerk and Recorder Pam Anderson and Assessor Jim Everson all were term-limited and did not run in last November's election. County Commissioner Faye Griffin will forgo her final two years on the commission to take over as the newly elected clerk and recorder. All four are Republicans.