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Today's News

  • 16 county businesses caught selling liquor to minors

     

    Sixteen Jeffco liquor providers were cited for providing alcohol to a minor in a recent large-scale sting operation, marking a significant increase in the percentage of stores cited over previous years.

    Two of the establishments are in the Evergreen area: the Bradley station at 10800 Highway 73 and Fruit of the Vine Spirits & Wine at 19423 North Turkey Creek Road.

    As part of the yearly sting operation, underage sheriff’s cadets attempted to purchase beer without providing identification at 70 county businesses.

  • Former county administrator to be subpoenaed in McCasky probe

    The Colorado Independent Ethics Commission voted July 22 to subpoena former county administrator Jim Moore in its investigation of former county commissioner Kevin McCasky, a decision that could bring to light information suppressed by multiple lawsuit settlements.

  • Suicide prevention program will expand to more schools

    A program that teaches both entrepreneurship and suicide prevention to high school students will be expanding into more Colorado schools in the next three years.

    The program, called the Fire Within, has been given a three-year $500,000 matching grant from the Adolph Coors Foundation. It will be introduced into as many as a dozen schools in August, about 25 along the Front Range next year and 50 schools across the state the following year, according to Sally Spencer-Thomas, executive director of the Carson J. Spencer Foundation, a nonprofit based in Genesee.

  • Trial date set in Soda Creek fire-starting case

    The West Metro firefighter who was cited for a misdemeanor in connection with a fire in the Soda Creek subdivision on March 21 has decided to contest the citation and is headed for a trial date in Jefferson County District Court on Sept. 26.

    Joel Nathan Worley, 37, was working as a caretaker for a private property owner in the forest near the Soda Creek subdivision on March 18, three days before the  fire broke out in windy weather the following Monday.

    About 5 acres were scorched and about two dozen homes evacuated, but there was no structural damage.

  • Old-school memories: EHS alums remember an earlier Evergreen at Old-Timers’ Reunion

    Going to the Evergreen High School Old-Timers’ Reunion is like taking a trip down Evergreen’s memory lane.

    The EHS alums — who graduated between 1932 and the early 1970s — have stories about what Evergreen was like decades ago, and it’s hard to imagine a time without traffic lights, when Evergreen and Bergen Park were farther apart with only fields and trees in between, when it was a summer tourist destination, and when the houses were more like cabins.

  • Remodeled library at Life Care Center a tribute to special caregiver

     

    Friends and family of Sherry Pilcher gathered to dedicate a new residents' library and lounge in her honor on Friday, July 15, at the Life Care Center of Evergreen.

    About 75 people crowded into the dining room to listen to tributes to Pilcher's work at the center, where she was a certified nursing assistant from 1998 to 2001. She loved to read, said Kathy Price, admissions and marketing director, in a statement.

  • A FEAT OF STRENGTH

    It wasn’t that big of a deal to Tom Cencich. The 50-year-old 1978 Evergreen High School graduate has been to a number of international competitions. So last month’s North American Powerlifting Championships in Miami, Fla., wasn’t all that much different than the rest.

    But, in truth, it was.

    The 5-foot-6, 182-pounder entered the competition for one reason — to shatter a world record. 

  • Tip helps California teen topple Hiwan

    EVERGREEN — As should be expected, 15-year-old Jonas Texeira struggled with his breathing that comes with the altitude of playing at Hiwan Golf Club. After all, he is from Sun Valley, Calif.

  • Sports brief

    Stingers’ U-7 Reds team looking for sponsors
    The Evergreen Stingers’ U-7 Reds 3v3 soccer team is looking for sponsors so the team can play in the 2012 World Championships at Disney World in Orlando, Fla., on Jan. 14-16, 2012.

    The team qualified after taking second place last month at a regional tournament in Commerce City. 

    If anyone is interested in sponsoring the team, contact Dauma Venta at dauma@venta.ws or by calling 303-523-0097. 

  • Work on Colorado 8 near Morrison gears up

    The construction beat goes on with road and bridge improvements on Colorado 8 near Morrison starting this week and running through September.

    The Colorado Department of Transportation will roto-mill and pave 2 miles of  Colorado 8 beginning at the south end of Morrison near Bear Creek Bridge and continuing south to the Colorado 8/U.S. 285 junction. Four bridge decks will be repaired and waterproofed, and crews will add new guardrails and concrete curb ramps and improve signs and striping.