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  • Angel gifts designed to bring comfort to Connecticut families

    A former Evergreen resident and her aunt who were touched by the massive slaying at a Connecticut school last week are working together to send silver angel pendants to 20 families who lost children in the tragedy.

     

    Bonnie Rose, who now lives in Walsenburg, has been buying the angel pendants from Evergreen Fine Art for her aunt and daughter-in-law for years, she said. Gallery owners Phil Shanley and Barbara Hadley contribute a portion of the funds from the sale of the specially designed sterling sliver angels to Mount Evans Home Health & Hospice.

  • Evergreen Year in Review Part 2

    A burning issue

    A proposed fire training facility at Evergreen Fire Station 2 drew heated opposition from residents objecting to its location near homes and schools.

    Since announcing plans for the facility in April, the Evergreen Fire Protection District board and staff have faced criticism that has escalated to a recall of board members.

  • A year of change, controversy and community support

    From political transitions to upheaval over proposed projects, Evergreen experienced a dynamic and controversial year in 2012.

    Redistricting changed the political landscape of the community, resulting in representation in Congressional District 2 by a liberal Democrat from Boulder. The November elections that resulted in a Democratic majority in the state legislature created a challenge for Republican House District 25 Rep. Cheri Gerou.

  • Man dies in Golden house fire

    A 67-year-old man died in a house fire in Golden on Thursday night.

    According to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office, firefighters from Golden and Pleasant View responded about 10:48 p.m. to a fire at 1415 Isabell St.

    Neighbors had reported they could smell smoke and saw flames on the roof. Firefighters found the man’s body inside; he reportedly was the only occupant of the home at the time of the blaze.

    The fire is under investigation; the Sheriff’s Office said foul play is not suspected. 

  • County cuts $688,000 from funding to social services nonprofits

    Three Jeffco nonprofits are facing sizable cuts in funding due to tightened budgets at the county, state and federal levels.

    In its 2013 budget, Jefferson County cut $688,000 from the amount it provides to Family Tree, the Jefferson Center for Mental Health and the Seniors’Resource Center.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    Sound not thy klaxon

  • A tale of the tape: Students stick gym teacher to wall as reward for fund-raising

    When it comes to young students, some lessons just stick.

    Marc Gorenstein, King-Murphy Elementary’s physical education teacher, helped bring one important lesson home to pupils on Thursday when he allowed himself to be duct-taped to the gymnasium wall by students and faculty.

  • Remembering a caring friend and wife

    While dedicating herself to community service in Evergreen, Michelle “Shelly” DeWit inspired others, said friend Gail Ridings.

    “If not for her, I would not have gotten involved,” said Ridings. “We’d see the joy and rewards that would come from helping others.”

  • Park district approves 2013 budget

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District is heading into the coming year with a $5.3 million budget that reflects a 2 percent increase in both revenue and expenses, said Scott Robson, EPRD executive director.

    "We were more or less flat with net revenue compared to 2012, despite the fact that property-tax revenue is going down," said Robson. "In general, we've got a good, solid budget for 2013."

  • Park district board approves 2013 budget

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District is heading into the coming year with a $5.3 million budget that reflects a 2 percent increase in both revenue and expenses, said Scott Robson, EPRD executive director.

    "We were more or less flat with net revenue compared to 2012, despite the fact that property-tax revenue is going down," said Robson. "In general, we've got a good, solid budget for 2013."