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  • Evergreen chamber honors residents during annual celebration

    Evergreen residents who give back to the community were honored recently by the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce during its annual Honoree Celebration.

    The winners are determined by a multi-pronged vetting process that includes online voting, nominee interviews and voting by a committee.

    Leader of 2017

    Eric Gill, owner of Bear Paw Rentals in downtown Evergreen, was named Leader of 2017 for his volunteerism with many organizations for 20 years.

  • Serving up some serious competition

    Badminton at Evergreen High School is definitely not a genteel sport.

    In fact, volleys between the doubles teams playing for the school championship on March 7 were fast and furious. Seniors Konrad LaDow and Charlie Wetzel won 2-1 at the 30-minute tournament and will move on to the Colorado State Badminton Association tournament in April.

    Evergreen has won the state tournament for the past two

    years.

    The duo beat seniors Jack Patterson and Brendan Maus for the title, a medal and bragging rights.

  • ‘Pippin’ at EHS teaches life lessons while entertaining audiences

    Evergreen High School’s production of the musical “Pippin” will take viewers through a journey to find their own corner of the sky, as the lead character sings.

    The show, which will be performed this weekend, has Prince Pippin, son of King Charlemagne, dealing with peer pressure and trying to decide what to do with his life.

  • Former RMAE leader given jail time, probation for felony theft

    A former Parent Teacher Organization president at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $54,000 from the school, a class 4 felony.

    On March 2, Kelly Ann Breuer, 51, of Evergreen was sentenced to 90 days in jail and four years supervised probation. She was also ordered to pay $59,535 in restitution.

    Breuer was investigated by the Department of Revenue for misusing the organization’s and school’s funds to buy personal items across almost three years, which included her time as president of the PTO board.

  • Pair of locals receive citizens award for saving boy’s life

    A Conifer teen and a young man from Evergreen received the Sheriff’s Office Citizen Citation of Merit for preventing a teenage boy from committing suicide last summer.

    Luke Schultz, 24, and Ellie Hislop, 15, a sophomore at Conifer High School, were recognized at the Sheriff’s annual award ceremony on March 1.

    The award honored Hislop and Schultz for stopping the teen from jumping off a bridge along Evergreen Parkway last August, as the two tried to talk him down before Schultz pulled him off the railing and Hislop helped hold him down.

  • Conifer High hosts second Diversity Day

    Race. Ethnicity. Sex/gender. Political affiliation. Religious or spiritual beliefs. Sexual orientation. Family background. Income level. Disabilities.

    How are you the same or how are you different from your peers on paper? How do your experiences differ from your peers’?

    Those were some of the questions that Conifer High School students explored on Friday as the school hosted its second annual Diversity Day, organized by Conifer’s 16 peer counselors.

  • Arrest made in fatal accident on Evergreen Parkway

    The driver of a silver Chevrolet Cavalier involved in a single-car rollover accident that killed 16-year-old Rachel Hern of Evergreen was arrested Tuesday evening.
    After more than a month-long investigation by the Colorado State Patrol, Daltyn Hollon, 20, faces a felony charge of reckless vehicular homicide, as well as several misdemeanors and traffic infractions, including third-degree assault, reckless driving and failure to drive in a designated lane. He will appear in court Tuesday to be advised of these charges.

  • Ex-child welfare caseworker sentenced

    A former Jefferson County Human Services caseworker will serve two years of probation and 96 hours of community service for falsifying information in 12 child abuse and neglect complaints.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Canines consternated

  • Food truck on Floyd Hill brings international flair

    Beki Fiala’s travels have taken her to dozens of countries. Now, she’s bringing international street food with a mountain flair to her neighbors and the passing commuters on Floyd Hill.
    Fiala, a resident of the area, bought the property where her Wanderlust Market food truck now sits three years ago. Since then, she’s been preparing the land, the trailer and the menu; and on Feb. 15, she and her small staff opened for the first time.
    “It’s been a process, and slowly but surely, we’ve done it,” Fiala said.