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Today's News

  • Leadership Evergreen encouraging CodeRED participation

    “Don’t be dead. Use CodeRED” is the message that the 2013 class of Leadership Evergreen is sending out to the community.

    New members of the organization are planning to be at several upcoming events to educate people about emergency notification services available to them.

    The CodeRED program offered though Jefferson County allows the Sheriff’s Office to call residents to warn them of dangers such as wildland fires, tornadoes and other emergencies.

  • Helping Native Americans

     Evergreen resident Mariah Roberts is collecting clothing and other goods for impoverished Native Americans in Arizona and South Dakota. She is also hoping that someone will donate a truck to take the items to them — an expense that can be prohibitive, she said.

    Roberts is working through Native American Research and Preservation Inc., a nonprofit corporation that assists people living on reservations. The organization supplements government programs and is involved in efforts to preserve historic Native American culture and historic sites.

  • Annual Bootstraps fund-raiser this Saturday in Evergreen

     

    Bootstraps Inc. is hosting its fourth annual Western Winefest at the El Pinal Rodeo Grounds in Evergreen on Saturday from noon until 5 p.m.

    The event is a major fund-raiser for the nonprofit organization, which offers scholarships to area college students.

    Twenty wineries, including Creekside Cellars of Evergreen and Aspen Park Cellars of Conifer, will offer samples of their wines. Food and other vendors selling wine-related products will also be available.

  • In scandal, teams should also take hit

    After months of conjecture, the shoe finally dropped last week and all but the most notorious of the cheaters from the biogenesis scandal accepted suspensions from Major League Baseball and agreed to sit out the rest of the 2013 regular season. And yet, this resolution leaves me feeling like the integrity of our national pastime is still suspect from at least a couple perspectives.

  • Conservative groups rally in Evergreen

     Freedom from Marxism in American politics was the prevailing theme at a gathering of Tea Party members and other libertarian groups at Evergreen Memorial Park on Sunday afternoon.

     

    During the Colorado Freedom Festival, Republican candidates and conservative activists spoke out against the federal Affordable Care Act, gun control legislation and immigration reform, which they cite as examples of growing socialism in national and state politics.

  • Swallows among last to leave before winter’s chill

    There were two swallows flying around the yard last evening. It was just before dark, and I was pleased to see them for the usual residents of one of my bird boxes, a pair of violet-green swallows, did not return this year, and I have sorely missed them.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    Water nymph nixes official assist

  • Johnson resigns from school board

    Robin Johnson resigned from the Jeffco school board on Monday night, said Helen Neal, chief of staff for the board.

    The resignation is a result of Johnson moving out of the county. Johnson represented District 1, which covers the north part of Jefferson County.

    “I didn’t hear anything about it until Monday night … when Johnson sent a letter to each board member,” Neal said.

  • Heavy rains damage downtown Evergreen businesses

    Pati Kroll, manager of Evergreen Clothing, was carrying clothing Tuesday from the store to E Town Outlet because of damage the building sustained from Monday evening’s heavy rains. Kroll said she was worried about the rain-soaked ceiling collapsing and damaging goods in the store.

    The driving rain had poured through the back stone wall of the store and wiped out electrical connections to the computer, cash register and phone system, Kroll said.

  • First-time runners use competition as a tune-up

    IDAHO SPRINGS — Matthew Kempton had heard a lot about the Georgetown to Idaho Springs Half Marathon, but the 28-year-old Denver resident had never run it — until Saturday.
    “It seemed like a good idea. I’ve heard good things about the race,” Kempton said. “I’ve wanted to come up and do it. It seemed like a good year to come up and do it.”