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  • Conifer High student collects goods for overseas soldiers

    At 15, Graham Dickson isn’t yet a member of the armed services, but he hopes to be one day. A sophomore at Conifer High School and the grandson of a U.S. Air Force veteran, Graham has a tender spot for members of the military, and it’s that affection that motivated him to collect personal care items for soldiers serving in the Middle East ahead of Veterans Day.

  • Cowboys & Indian Hills: Long-time residents enjoy the Western lifestyle

    Even after open heart surgery, one of the first questions Sunny Weeks asked her doctor was: “When can I ride?” Every time — after a stroke, after a broken leg, after other injuries — she always asked, “When can I ride?”

    Weeks, who grew up near New Orleans, can’t remember a time when she didn’t know how to ride a horse. She recalled winning her first rodeo at age 9.

    “I didn’t know what I was doing, but the horse did,” she described.

  • Rotary clubs hosting annual Thanksgiving for seniors

    Mountain-area seniors won’t have to wait until Nov. 23 to enjoy a homemade Thanksgiving meal and time with friends. The Rotary Clubs of Evergreen and Mountain Foothills are hosting their fourth annual Rotary Thanksgiving Lunch next week.

    The meal will be from noon-2:15 p.m. on Nov. 16 at the Evergreen Lake House. It’s free and open to approximately 200 seniors from the mountain area.

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  • McCarroll named Evergreen Arts Person of the Year

    The arts are in Bob McCarroll’s blood.

    The managing broker at LIV Sotheby’s International Realty in Evergreen is also involved with Center for the Arts Evergreen, the Evergreen Chamber Orchestra and the Evergreen Music Festival, plus arts and music organizations in Denver.

    His commitment to the arts earned him this year’s 2017 Evergreen Arts Person of the Year honor from CAE. McCarroll received the award at CAE’s recent gala called Evening for the Arts: A Night in Barcelona.

  • A howling good time at Zombie Run 5K benefiting EAPL

    Superheroes, Broncos players and even a rock star participated in the inaugural Zombie Run 5K on Sunday to benefit the Evergreen Animal Protective League — and that’s just the dogs.

    Dressed in costume along with their owners, they took off down the course — some running while other sauntered. The brisk, breezy weather made the trek a beautiful one, and race chair Allison Ferguson was pleased with the turnout.

  • Commissioners rezone for event center near Homestead despite opposition

    A series of challenging outbursts punctuated Hearing Room One on Tuesday after the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners approved rezoning a lot along U.S. 285 near Windy Point to allow for an event center.

    More than 20 residents from the Homestead neighborhood spoke out against the rezoning, citing increased fire dangers, highway safety and noise as their biggest concerns.

    Owners Stephen and Janelle Statham said they bought the 52-acre lot at 8884 U.S. 285 to build a facility that could be rented for weddings and other gatherings.

  • Parks Briefs: EPRD October board meeting

    Items discussed during the Oct. 24 Evergreen Park & Recreation District’s Board of Directors meeting at Wulf Recreation Center:

  • Evergreen staple John Ellis retires but will continue involvement

    There’s a reason people in the mountain area call John Ellis the “unofficial mayor of Evergreen”: because there’s hardly a person, place or thing about Evergreen past or present that he doesn’t know.

    His friends described Ellis as an all-around people-person — an ebullient, happy spirit; jolly; generous; a historian and a walking encyclopedia of Evergreen.

  • JCSO addresses high number of school threats

    Local law enforcement addressed threats at schools during each of the first four weeks of the school year, Jeffco Sheriff Jeff Shrader said.

    Shrader presented the third-quarter 2017 Law Enforcement Authority report at the Board of County Commissioners’ Oct. 24 meeting, stating that several Jeffco schools received threats that required investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.