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  • Suspect in carjacking/burglary rampage now faces charge of sex trafficking of a minor

    The man facing 46 charges in connection with a crime spree July 23 in the Jeffco foothills is now facing a separate charge of sexual trafficking of a minor.

    Christopher David Sullivan was charged Aug. 5 with trafficking of a minor for sexual servitude, a felony. The charge is related to the 17-year-old girl with Sullivan during a carjacking/burglary rampage that ended when Sullivan was tackled by Deputy Fred Haggett on Interstate 70.

  • Missing girl found in Marshdale

    Jefferson County deputies and area fire personnel worked together to locate a 10-year-old girl who was reported missing in Marshdale late Wednesday morning, said Jeffco sheriff's spokesperson Jacki Kelley.

    While with her family at The Bistro, the girl reportedly left the restaurant on her bicycle. 

    She was found about an hour and a half later, Kelley said.

  • Evergreen Legacy Fund growing

    If you buy an ice cream cone at Baskin-Robbins in downtown Evergreen, 1 percent of your purchase goes to the Downtown Evergreen Economic District's Legacy Fund.

    So far, more than $80,000 has been raised through the fee on goods and services, which is collected voluntarily by most downtown Evergreen businesses. Since Evergreen isn’t an incorporated city, there’s no way to require businesses to charge the fee, but virtually all of them do, said Dean Dalvit, a spokesman for the Downtown Evergreen Economic District, or DEED.

  • The last roundup

    By Carol McKinley, for the Courier

    Rest, best friends.  

    Nell’s Ladybug lies here, as do Muffy Pumpkin and Rocky Doodle Clinton. Spot and Elsie Yu have been rewarded for the love the rabbits gave their family with a stately grave marker that proclaims, “Hopping in Heaven.” 

    On another marker is a picture of Ri the German shepherd and a poignant farewell: “Good night, sweet prince. We’ll see you in the morning.” 

  • EChO moving home furnishings store to expanded space

    Evergreen Christian Outreach is moving its home furnishings department to a space next to its resale shop in the Evergreen North Shopping Center on Highway 74.

    “One continuous space will be all of EChO,” said Sharon Smith, executive director of the interfaith service organization. “We’re going to eventually take over the whole space.”

  • Fire district bolsters its bottom line

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District strengthened its balance sheet by almost $620,000 in 2013, based on a draft of its annual audit.

    The fire district reported $10.9 million in net assets for 2013, compared with about $10.3 million in 2012. 

    Total general fund revenue was $5,899,020 in 2013, up $185,813 from 2012 revenue. The increase in revenue came generally from an increase in donations, among other things. 

  • Fracking, immigration top town hall topics

    Discussion about fracking, the Affordable Care Act and the U.S.-Mexico border dominated a town hall meeting hosted by U.S. Rep. Jared Polis at the Mountain Resource Center in Conifer on Monday night.

    More than 35 people showed up for the Boulder Democrat’s first meeting in Conifer since Polis started representing Conifer and Evergreen in Congress in 2010.

    “It’s great to be back where there’s some sanity,” he said of his brief break from the nation’s capital.

  • EChO moving home furnishings store to expanded space

    Evergreen Christian Outreach is moving its home furnishings department to a space next to its resale shop in the Evergreen North Shopping Center on Highway 74.
    “One continuous space will be all of EChO,” said Sharon Smith, executive director of the interfaith service organization. “We’re going to eventually take over the whole space.”

  • Center for the Arts Evergreen seeking new space

    The time is right for the Center for the Arts Evergreen to seek a new space, said Steve Sumner, CAE executive director.

    After years of planning and consideration, a capital campaign has been launched to raise $2 million for a new arts center building to serve the Evergreen community, he said. 

    “We’ve gone through a quiet phase. It’s the worst-kept secret in Evergreen,” Sumner remarked about plans for the new facility.

  • Evergreen High graduate struggling to overcome Ebola virus

    As national news media report on the plight of two American missionaries who contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia, an Evergreen native remembers two former high school friends, one of whom is among the victims.