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  • EPAD earns prestigious designation

    Evergreen Public Access Defibrillation, a local nonprofit devoted to facilitating access to automated external defibrillators and increasing CPR education in Evergreen, has been awarded the highest designation from the Heart Safe Foundation — meaning that EPAD’s work has made Evergreen one of the better prepared communities for heart attacks.

  • Homeowners association members seek feedback on EFR property

    Members of the Evergreen Meadows homeowners association are considering a request from the Evergreen Fire Protection District to change an allowed use for a property the department owns in the area that it would like to sell.

    According to Pete Dunbar, president of the Evergreen Meadows HOA, about 25 percent of the HOA members have voted on a request to allow the building near County Road 73 and Malamute Drive deeded to the EFPD in 1975, to be used as a residence — a move that would facilitate the district’s efforts to sell the property.

  • Bubonic plague found in a pair of Conifer cats

    The Jeffco health department is warning area residents to be on the lookout for signs of the bubonic plague in their pets after a cat in Conifer recently died from the disease.

  • Hickenlooper denies request for pardon

    Gov. John Hickenlooper has denied Ingrid Encalada LaTorre’s request for a pardon after reviewing her application and history over the last couple of weeks.

    In a statement released Sept. 14, Hickenlooper said that while he was moved by LaTorre’s dream of being an American and her work to support her family while in the United States, he couldn’t discount the impact of her crime — criminal impersonation — on her victim.

  • Car, credit cards stolen from Buchanan Rec Center

    Authorities are asking for the public's help to identify a man suspected of stealing a vehicle from the parking lot of the Buchanan Recreation Center last month. The suspect also allegedly used credit cards in the vehicle to purchase more than $2,400 of gift cards.
    According to Jeffco Sheriff's Office spokesman Mark Techmeyer, the suspect was at the Buchanan Recreation Center on Tuesday, Aug. 29 around 10:30 a.m. He reportedly stole the car after swiping the keys out of an unlocked locker.

  • Lots of fun for all at Canyonfest

    Canyonfest in Kittredge has something for everyone.

    From the kids games to the beer garden, the duck races to the vendor booths, the annual event sponsored by the Kittredge Civic Association is all about building community. And every year, it achieves its goal: whether you’re a Kittredge old-timer or a newcomer to the area, everyone is greeted as family.

  • Sheriff's Office kicks off second detention deputy academy

    Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series.

    First, he served as a marine. Then, he worked as a massage therapist. Now, Casey Buell-Schoenman is taking on a new challenge — becoming a Jeffco Sheriff’s detention deputy.

    After months of taking ride-alongs with various departments in the Denver metro area, Buell-Schoenman applied for JCSO’s detention deputy academy in the hopes of gaining valuable law enforcement experience.

  • Evergreen Rotary expands this year's Recycle Roundup

    This year’s Rotary Recycle Roundup will be accepting new items, including car seats and bicycles, and also will be hosting a community-wide cleanup day.

    The recycle drop-off will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Evergreen Country Day School.

    As part of the community cleanup day, the Rotary is collaborating with the Evergreen Downtown Business Association to do a “fall cleaning” in the downtown area on Saturday, said Tim Eagan, who is coordinating this year’s event.

  • CAE opens new, permanent home in Bergen Park

    Art will always have a home in Evergreen.

    After more than four years of fund-raising, searching and renovating, the Center for the Arts Evergreen finally opened the doors to its permanent home at the former Bergen Park Community Church building.

    CAE hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday evening, along with an open house of its first show at the new location, the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition. The former sanctuary serves as the main gallery, and the former school house serves as a gathering area.

  • WJES hosts Superhero Sprint fund-raiser

    Look, there on the sidewalk! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! ... No, it’s superheroes!

    Specifically, West Jeff Elementary students, who were channeling their favorite superheroes to participate in their school’s Superhero Sprint fund-raiser Friday morning.

    On Monday, the school confirmed the fun-run event, which was modeled off Elk Creek Elementary School’s Rainbow Run last February, raised more than $10,000.