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  • Bear kills small dog in Evergreen neighborhood

    Evergreen resident Cheryl LoVecchio woke up about 3:30 a.m. Monday to the sound of her dog shrieking.

    When she looked out the window, LoVecchio saw that her dachshund was severely lacerated. She also saw a bear standing by her door, which prevented LoVecchio from going outside and taking her pet to the veterinarian.

    “She wouldn’t let me out of my front door,” LoVecchio said.

    The dog had apparently gone outside through the pet door when he heard the bear, she said. 

  • Faith leaders unite for healthy-kids campaign

    Rabbi Jamie Arnold of the Beth Evergreen congregation and other area faith leaders are joining a national initiative to help youngsters stay healthy through diet and exercise.

    During a program at Beth Evergreen on Oct. 6, Arnold and other participants discussed ways to address the issue of childhood obesity through collaborative efforts.

    “Our Faith United movement is joining with Let’s Move,” said Andrew Hysell, program director for the Campaign for Healthy Kids. “That’s where change is going to happen.”

  • Libertarian candidate in 2nd CD plans stop in Evergreen

    Randy Luallin, Libertarian candidate in the 2nd Congressional District, will host a meet-and-greet from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 7 at the Ice House Café in downtown Evergreen.

  • Obama, Romney champion middle class — but find little middle ground

    President Barack Obama and his opponent, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, can agree on one thing: They’re both fans of the middle class.

    From there on out, however, the differences are marked and clear between the Democratic incumbent and his Republican challenger.

    Obama and Romney met for the first presidential debate of the election season Wednesday evening at the University of Denver, and tackled jobs, education, health care and the preservation of the middle class.

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  • Black Panthers in Jeffco?

    A photo of two members of the New Black Panther Party with clenched fists and berets appeared briefly Sept. 26 on the Jefferson County Republican Party website, JeffcoRepublicans.com, prompting charges of racism. The image was removed that night.

    The photo accompanied a recruitment ad for volunteer poll watchers that said, “Pollwatchers Needed. Because these guys will be there too!”

  • Commission candidates Odom, Tighe face off at forum

    Jefferson County natives Casey Tighe and John Odom faced off Sept. 27 at an election forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters, debating everything from development to budgets in their race for county commissioner.

    In an event at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue auditorium, incumbent Odom and challenger Tighe illustrated their differences: Odom is a Republican, Tighe a Democrat; Odom is a businessman, Tighe a longtime state transportation agency auditor and former lawyer. They also have similarities: Both are life-long Jeffco residents and family men who live in District 2.

  • Evergreen mother creates table tray to make dining easy for little ones

    Four-year-old Teghan Wilson has just finished lunch using the Tidy Table Tray her mother, Megan Wilson, designed and is marketing at area stores and online.

     

    The tray, made of BPA-free molded plastic, has a spill catch lip, which Wilson says is a key feature for keeping toddlers, tables and floors clean.

    “It allows for cleanup to be quicker and saves the table,” Wilson says while talking about her product at her home in Evergreen.

  • Community garden project needs agreement with park district board to move forward

     The community garden project that Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability is planning at Buchanan Park needs a signed agreement with the park district board to move forward.

    After three months of working with Evergreen Park and Recreation District staff and board members, the document is still a work-in-progress, however.

    At the Sept. 25 park district board meeting, member Janet Heck Doyle said she would like to see funding in place for phases one and two of the project before finalizing the agreement. 

  • Community garden project needs agreement with park district board to move forward

    The community garden project that Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability is planning at Buchanan Park needs a signed agreement with the park district board to move forward.

    After three months of working with Evergreen Park and Recreation District staff and board members, the document is still a work-in-progress, however.

    At the Sept. 25 park district board meeting, member Janet Heck Doyle said she would like to see funding in place for phases one and two of the project before finalizing the agreement.