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  • Morrison man arrested amid seizure of explosives

    Federal agents arrested a Morrison man last Thursday after an undercover operation revealed he allegedly was making explosives and planned to sell them for cash or cocaine.

    Richard Lawrence Sandberg, 35, was charged with one count of possession of a firearm after bomb squads from the ATF, Jeffco Sheriff’s Office and Denver police removed several improvised explosive devices from his home at 4648 S. Swadley Way.

    Lawrence, who said he is a former Marine special forces soldier, could face up to 10 years in federal prison if convicted.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    Deputies ‘on-demand’

  • Improved emergency-notification program available to residents, businesses

    A new emergency-notification service is available to residents and businesses in the Evergreen Fire Protection District who would like to receive alerts on their mobile phones as well as land lines.
    This CodeRED system replaces the problem-plagued FIRST CALL or 911.net, said Doug Saba, fire and life safety educator for Evergreen Fire/Rescue.

  • At Snowflake Circus, the sky’s the limit

    Many people dream at some point in their lives about joining a circus.

    In Evergreen, some students do more than dream. They’re learning circus arts with the hope of one day performing under the big top.

    At Snowflake Circus, students take classes in aerial arts, circus skills, acrobatics and tightrope walking. For some, it’s fun and great exercise; for others, it may be a career opportunity.

  • Improved emergency-service notification available to residents, businesses

    A new emergency-notification service is available to residents and businesses in the Evergreen Fire Protection District who would like to receive alerts on their mobile phones as well as land lines.

  • Evergreen physician receives award for advances in palliative care

    While attending medical school at the University of Colorado in 1983, Evergreen physician Daniel Johnson said he discovered how clinical that treating patients can be.

     

    “I thought I was jumping into a field with humanity,” he said. 

    Instead, Johnson said, he found that treating patients was similar to his initial profession as a geophysical engineer. Johnson said he also became aware that seriously ill and dying people weren’t getting the type of care he thought they should have.

  • Exploring ways to market Evergreen

     Gathered around a table Jan. 15 at the Center for the Arts Evergreen, community leaders discussed ways to encourage residents to shop locally and also to attract tourists.

    "Our locals need education … need to be the advocates," said Lin Browning, president of the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce. "Our job is to empower our locals. We want to develop our pride in Evergreen."

    "I like the idea of shopping local," said Steve Sumner, Center for the Arts director. 

  • 'Lift Every Voice and Sing'

    Rabbi Jamie Arnold sang an upbeat rendition of “Wade in the Water” accompanied by a hand-clapping congregation celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday night.

     

    The interfaith service hosted by Congregation Beth Evergreen blended meaningful African-American and Hebrew music with reflections on the life of King and his legacy.

    “We are bound together,” Arnold said. “It’s a celebration, and it’s a time for us together.”

  • School board member Noonan arrested on outstanding warrant for traffic ticket

    Jeffco school board member Paula Noonan was arrested during a traffic stop Jan. 8 when Denver police officers became aware of an outstanding warrant from a 2011 traffic ticket.

    Noonan wrote in a letter to the editor of the Courier that in 2011 she was ticketed for not having proof of insurance when she was pulled over. Noonan was given a court date, which she said she missed.

    Noonan apologized publicly at the school board’s meeting Thursday evening.

  • New commission, old business

    The Jefferson County commissioners got down to business for 2013 with a new look but still talking about old business, from board assignments to recent county funding cuts to three nonprofits.

    Democratic Commissioner Casey Tighe, who defeated Republican incumbent John Odom in November's election, was sworn into office right before the Jan. 8 meeting along with Commissioner Faye Griffin, who was unopposed in her bid for re-election.

    The meeting marked the first time since Nov. 15 that all three elected officials were present and voting.