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Today's News

  • Christmas crafts of the DIY kind

    The Church of the Hills craft fair on Saturday in Evergreen wasn’t your typical event.

    Instead of crafters selling their wares to visitors, the visitors made their own crafts to take home. It’s really a do-it-yourself craft fair.

    Tables lined the church’s hall with stations for attendees to make mobiles, graham cracker houses, snow globes, twig trees, ornaments, reindeer food and more. At each station was a master crafter who helped both kids and adults make their crafts.

  • A glimpse into the past

    While fourth-graders at Bergen Valley Elementary School were fascinated by the mountain men of the early 1800s, they said they were glad they live in the 21st century.

    They were excited about learning that the Plains Indians called mountain men with beards “dog face” — a derogatory term — and how beaver pelts were worth $5 a piece, a small fortunate at the time.

    They learned Indian sign language, how animals were trapped, and about flintlock rifles, cooking and other everyday activities.

  • A ray of sunshine gone too soon

    Dear Maggie,
    I didn’t know you, but, by all accounts, you were a ray of sunshine. That’s obvious.
    The social media posts that popped up in the days after your disappearance and those that somberly appeared last Thursday after the Park County Sheriff’s Office confirmed your passing characterized the person you truly were to friends and family.

  • Jeffco approves 2018 budget

    The Jeffco Board of County Commissioners adopted the proposed 2018 budget in which the county’s expenditures are projected to outpace its revenue. However, the commissioners urged at the Dec. 5 meeting that this cannot be a continuing trend.
    In the 2018 budget, the county has estimated $432.2 million in revenues and $556.1 million in expenses.
    Thus, Jeffco staff has budgeted $101.4 million in intra-county transactions and will withdraw $22.5 million from the county’s fund balance to make up the difference.

  • EPRD unanimously approves 2018 budget

    The Evergreen Park & Recreation District’s Board of Directors unanimously approved its proposed 2018 budget, which projects approximately $6.6 million in revenues and $6 million in expenses.
    The budget also includes a 2.5 percent average merit/performance increase for salaries for all employees, along with a 1.1 percent increase for cost-of-living/minimum wage inflation.

  • Neighbors banding together to help March roof fire victim

    On March 19, Joseph Moorehead’s roof caught on fire. Nearly nine months later, he’s still figuring out where to live.
    The initial roof fire in March was spotted by some keen-eyed bicyclists, and at least two fire departments and 13 pieces of apparatus were used to fight the fire and haul water to the house near Evergreen’s Bluebell Lane.

  • Pre-trial motions hearing continued for former Morrison officer

    The motions hearing has been continued in the case of a former Morrison police officer arrested in connection with theft, attempt to influence a public servant, embezzlement and forgery.

    Anthony Paul Joiner, 38, will return to court Monday for a pre-trial motions hearing, though there were talks of a plea deal in court on Thursday.

    Joiner, once second-in-command at the Morrison Police Department, is accused of stealing more than $132,000 from the town between December 2010 and February 2016. He was indicted in July on 29 counts and pleaded not guilty in October.

  • Morrison town board approves budget

    Morrison’s town board on Dec. 5 unanimously approved the 2018 budget, a spending plan that will require the town to transfer approximately $624,000 from its reserves.

    The town expects to begin 2018 with $4.45 million in its general fund balance and $1.38 million in its utility fund balance. With $2.34 million estimated in general fund revenues and $2.96 million estimated in expenditures, Morrison plan to transfer $624,261 from its general fund reserves. Doing so would leave approximately $3.82 million in the town’s general fund balance at the year’s end.

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  • Children enjoy the magic of Evergreen’s Holiday Walk

    “I see him, I see him,” a youngster called to his parents as Santa and Mrs. Claus slowly made their way through the parking lot.

    A crowd had gathered near the large evergreen tree near Beau Jo’s in the downtown parking lot.

    “Don’t worry,” one dad told his kids. “We’ve got a good spot.”

    Another parent was helping his daughter tell the rest of their family how Santa and Mrs. Claus had pinched her cheeks and told her she looked like a Christmas ornament.