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  • Evergreen Fire/Rescue paramedic promoting CPR app for devices

    When a person needs CPR, he needs it fast. And Evergreen Fire/Rescue paramedic John Locke is promoting a smart-phone app that would improve rescue times by getting qualified members of the public involved.

    The app, “PulsePoint,” alerts CPR-trained users that someone within a quarter-mile is in need of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. It also gives the location of the nearest defibrillator.

    Locke said that 32 percent of the time, when a person in a public place goes into cardiac arrest, no one steps in to perform CPR.

  • Evergreen nurse developing plan for community health care service

    For many years Evergreen nurse practitioner Mary Pat DeWald has had a dream of making health care more accessible to local residents in need of services.

    To move forward with her goal, DeWald is planning to launch an initiative through the Nightingale Center for Human Caring, a nonprofit organization based in Evergreen.

    Services that DeWald would like to provide include direct patient care, referrals and advocacy for those with medical issues.

  • Judge throws out some claims of Lower North Fork Fire victims

    A Jefferson County judge on Feb. 18 dismissed multiple claims from Lower North Fork Fire victims against the state.

    Judge Dennis Hall ruled on a series of motions and dismissed all but the negligence claims that had been authorized by the General Assembly in the wake of the Lower North Fork Fire in 2012.

  • School board member disturbed by tweets

    School board member Julie Williams announced at last Tuesday’s meeting that she was offended by recent tweets from two Jeffco PTA members.

    Williams referred to a social media conversation that took place Jan. 30 between Jeffco PTA president and former school board member Michele Patterson and PTA vice president Shawna Fritzler.

    On Jan. 30, the board was discussing which member should represent the board on the Jeffco PTA board. Patterson (@mmcpatt) and Fritzler (@DLMomofMorgan) had a conversation during and after the meeting.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Document-ary film panned

  • Rosier talks finances, fire mitigation at Conifer appearance

    County Commissioner Donald Rosier spent the first part of his Valentine’s Day in an area of Jeffco he loves, talking about county finances, fire mitigation and other issues.
    “I always love when I get to come up to Conifer or Evergreen,” he said. “The mountain community is truly great.”

  • Developers win delay of vote on Open Space plan

    A final vote on Jeffco Open Space’s master plan has been delayed for a month by the county commissioners to allow more comment.

    The vote had been scheduled for Feb. 11, but a delay was requested by several real estate development groups. The commissioners voted 3-0 to delay final approval by a month.

  • Pom for a day: Girls get taste of performing with EHS dance squad

    The Evergreen High School poms on Friday began cultivating the next crop of team members.

    The high-schoolers ran a clinic for two dozen elementary school girls at where they learned a routine and performed at the EHS basketball game Friday night. The four-hour session is a fund-raiser for the poms, but it’s more about fun, according to poms coach Monique O’Neill. She estimated the clinic has been a yearly tradition for at least 16 years.

    Most members of the current squad participated in the clinic as elementary school students, O’Neill said.

  • County to test CodeRED notification system on March 5

    A test of the CodeRED emergency notification system will be conducted Wednesday, March 5, when a text, phone call or e-mail will be sent to every resident who is enrolled.

    The alert will arrive between 9 a.m. and noon, said Doug Saba, Evergreen Fire/Rescue spokesman, and the full test could indeed take several hours. The alert will be sent in Jefferson and Broomfield counties, as well as parts of Adams and Clear Creek counties.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    The ring’s the thing