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Today's News

  • Taking a picture of the soul

    Photography has become more accessible in the digital age, but does it seem that many of us now leave our cameras at home in favor of the handier cell-phone quick pic? A portrait photographer pulls out all the big equipment, a finely tuned eye, and a little Photoshop, to create a lifetime work of art that goes well beyond capturing an event.

  • Ballot advice: yes on letters, no on numbers

    Colorado voters will find nine statewide ballot proposals on their ballots this year. How they are identified will tell you how they got there and what document they propose changing. Those identifiers should also help you decide how to vote.

  • Treasurer pleads guilty in theft of Cub Scout funds

    Lisa Marie Williams, 39, of Pine agreed Sept. 17 to plead guilty to charges of attempted theft, a class 5 felony, in the theft of $11,000 from Cub Scout Pack No. 39 of Evergreen.

    The theft took place between August and December 2008, after Williams had been named troop treasurer, according to a news release from the Jefferson County district attorney's office.

    The court had entered a not-guilty plea on her behalf in April after Williams said she was not able to obtain a lawyer. A felony complaint was filed in October 2009.

  • State Senate candidates face off at Indian Hills forum

    Two candidates from opposite ends of the political spectrum are battling for the open state Senate seat representing District 16.

    Jeanne Nicholson, a public health nurse and former county commissioner from Gilpin County, is the Democratic candidate. Tim Leonard, a commercial real estate developer who has never held an elected office, is from the Republican Party.

  • Kittredge man pleads guilty to kidnapping Evergreen woman

    Joel M. Herrin, 41, has pleaded guilty to kidnapping an Evergreen woman whose house he had been cleaning for several years.

    Herrin, of Kittredge, entered a guilty plea in Jefferson County District Court to charges of kidnapping, a class 2 felony, and attempted sexual assault, a class 5 felony.

    He arrived at the house at 10:30 a.m. last Dec. 29 and started cleaning, then forced the woman into a bedroom and handcuffed her hands and feet, according to a statement from the Jeffco district attorney's office. He had been cleaning the house for four years.

  • Elks’ bugling buffets fall landscape

    Originally published Sept. 7, 2006

     

    Once more it is time for the “bugling” of the bull elk to flow down the mountains. This eerie, wailing sound is part of the rutting season and as much a part of the Rocky Mountain autumn as the turning of the aspen leaves.

    The first call reported to me this year was on Saturday, Aug. 26. A bit early but not too unusual. The calling will continue through September and dwindle in October, with still a few last calls heard in November.

  • Foothills Fire dismisses chief

    The chief of the Foothills Fire Protection District was fired without warning at a special meeting of the district board after district officials complained that he had authorized payments to himself for unauthorized overtime and health benefits.

    A former volunteer firefighter for two years before taking the chief's job, John Kilpatrick says he did nothing wrong and is pursuing legal action and a possible rehearing to clear his name. His last day was Aug. 30, the day of the special board meeting.

  • HAPPENINGS

    We’d like to know about interesting events or activities. E-mail items of 125 words or less to news@evergreenco.com. 

    WEDNESDAY

    Evergreen Chamber Membership 201

    Learn the benefits of chamber membership, especially on the chamber’s website. Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops. The meeting will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, in the RE/MAX Board Room above the chamber offices on Stagecoach Boulevard. Call 303-674-3412 to register.

  • Conifer’s Smith is new director of EChO

    The new executive director of Evergreen Christian Outreach is known around Conifer as the church lady because of her work in religious education. But she also rides and trains horses, raised two children and was a Girl Scout leader for two years. She also has a soft spot for a large bovine named Sophie.

    Sharon Smith started her job at the nonprofit Evergreen food and clothing bank, at 27640 Highway 74, on Aug. 1, replacing Kristi Sigal, who joined the organization in January 2009.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    City of the Cold Shoulders