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  • County to add 15 child-welfare employees

    A statewide initiative to increase the number of child welfare caseworkers could mean up to 15 new employees for Jeffco’s Human Services Department. 

    The state legislature approved $6 million this year to add 100 child welfare caseworkers across Colorado. The funds come with a required 10 percent match from counties; Jeffco would need to put up $100,000 to create the 15 positions.

    The county commissioners gave initial approval for spending the $100,000 during their May 12 staff briefings. 

  • Evergreen Pathfinders to hold fifth town hall meeting

    A town hall meeting planned by the Evergreen Pathfinders on Thursday, May 28, will focus on what is happening in the community, said Ken Carlson, an organizer of the event.

    During the meeting at the Evergreen Lake House, four speakers will present information on the Evergreen park district, youth trafficking, elder abuse and the Park-n-Ride service of the Regional Transportation District.

    Tina Francone, an RTD board member, will discuss the viability of the Park-n-Ride, which is seeing a decline in use, Carlson said.

  • Work to begin this week on final phase of connector trail

    Now that the precast trail is in place for the connection from Evergreen Lake to downtown, installation of the railings on the bridge is scheduled to begin this week, said Dean Dalvit of the Downtown Evergreen Economic District.

    Placement of the railings is estimated to take one to two weeks, depending on the weather, Dalvit said. With rain and thunderstorms in the forecast, the project could see further delays, however.

  • Clear Creek man arrested in attack on wife with hatchet, knife

    Authorities have arrested a Clear Creek County man suspected of attacking his wife with a hatchet and a knife, then stabbing himself. 

    The Clear Creek Sheriff's Office reported that Leland Thomas Kintzele, 68, was being held in connection with Saturday's incident. Kintzele was arrested on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder, assault and domestic violence.

  • Board grants fire chief 2 percent bonus

    Evergreen Fire Chief Mike Weege will receive a one-time merit-based bonus of 2 percent, following his annual performance review by the Evergreen Fire Protection District board last week.

    Weege's annual salary currently is $83,970. The bonus will be $1,679.40, 2 percent of the salary — for a total annual compensation of $85,649.40. 

  • Board grants fire chief 2 percent bonus

    Evergreen Fire Chief Mike Weege will receive a one-time merit-based bonus of 2 percent, following his annual performance review by the Evergreen Fire Protection District board last week.

    Weege's annual salary currently is $83,970. The bonus will be $1,679.40, 2 percent of the salary — for a total annual compensation of $85,649.40.

  • Sign takes a dive at Wild Game

    A billboard-style sign was lying in the parking lot of the Wild Game Entertainment Experience in Bergen Park on Monday afternoon after apparently falling from its metal roof moorings.

    Reached Monday afternoon, owner Dave Wilson said he didn't know what had happened to the sign but that he was working to get it fixed. It appeared no one had been hurt in the incident.

  • Winners of egg decorating contest announced

    Votes have been tallied and winners declared in this year’s egg decorating contest sponsored by the Evergreen Downtown Business Association.

    Winners received Evergreen Bucks gift certificates to use at businesses that are members of the EDBA.

    People’s Choice recipients received gift certificates to The Wild Game in Bergen Park.

    More than 100 eggs were featured in this year’s professional and amateur divisions of the contest.

  • Journey Community Church: story guide

    Here is a guide to all elements of the Canyon Courier's May 6 story "A loss of faith," an in-depth look at the rise and fall of Conifer's Journey Community Church.

    To read the main story, "A loss of faith," click here.

    For a timeline of Journey's history over the past several years, click here.

  • Bridge for connector trail installed at Evergreen Lake dam

    After weeks of delay, construction workers installed the concrete base of the bridge for the connector trail at the Evergreen Lake dam late Monday night.

    Before placing the sections of the precast trail on the two supporting piers, the crane operator set heavy counterweights on the back of the massive crane to stabilize it.

    "It's like fitting pieces of a puzzle together," said Dean Dalvit of the Downtown Evergreen Economic District, who has taken the lead on the project.