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  • Shadow Mountain home lost; family, pets uninjured

    A fire Sunday night destroyed a house on Shadow Mountain Drive in Conifer belonging to a family of six.

    The family and their two German shepherds were uninjured. A firefighter was reported to have sustained minor injuries that did not require medical attention.

    Jody Wagner, spokeswoman for the Elk Creek Fire Protection District, said there were conflicting reports on whether any family members were inside the home when the fire broke out.

  • Quartet of Cougars sign National Letters of Intent

    Initially, Ryan Haebe was all about basketball.

    With a father, Scott, serving as Evergreen’s varsity boys coach, it’s easy to understand why Haebe’s first focus would be on hoops.

    And, to that end, Haebe has fared well for himself on the hardcourt; he’s the Cougars’ starting point guard this season.

    But, when Haebe graduates in a few months and then dashes off to college, his basketball career will come to an end.

    His athletic career, though, will only be just beginning.

  • Evergreen wins lackluster Power Cup

    The Power Cup was a flicker of its former self Feb. 5.

     

    The coveted traveling trophy, awarded each year to the winner of the mountain wrestling rivalry, packed enough drama for a Dixie Cup. Maybe.

     

    Thanks to a rash of injuries, low roster numbers and general gamesmanship, the Evergreen Cougars and Conifer Lobos did just about everything but wrestle in Conifer’s gym. The teams combined to forfeit 11 of the 14 weights, while the only Conifer wrestlers to break a sweat were from the junior varsity squad.

     

  • ‘Stealth monopine’ tower will go up along Brook Forest Road

    A 45-foot, state-of-the-art cell phone tower supposedly designed to look like the ultimate ponderosa pine tree has been approved for installation at 6106 S. Brook Forest Road in Evergreen.

    Verizon Communications has obtained approval for a “stealth monopine” tower that will replace the existing 45-foot tower and will have significantly more camouflaging material.

    The tower will be on property owned by Evergreen Supply Co. but will not be easily seen from Brook Forest Road.

  • Local couple keep two businesses growing

    Being married 45 years, Julaine and Bob Kennedy of Evergreen know how to work together. And they have put that knowledge to use in two businesses they own in town.

    The couple opened All Season Gardener in the Canyon Commons on Evergreen Parkway a year ago, and they have just taken over its neighbor, Master Printers.

    Julaine’s passion is gardening, and she is entrenched in All Season Gardener, which sells items for gardens and hydroponics. The business does not sell plants but everything else needed to grow plants.

  • Fire breaks out on Blue Sky Trail in Conifer

    Firefighters are on the scene of a house fire at 10060 Blue Sky Trail in Conifer at 1:15 p.m. The house was fully engaged when reports went out on the radio about 11:45 a.m. Elk Creek Fire Rescue is the primary fire department, with North Fork, Evergreen and Inter Canyon providing assistance. Tanker trucks are bringing water. The Platte Canyon Wildland Fire Team is also on the scene. As of 1:14 p.m. firefighters were still calling for water. Radio reports indicated the house was not occupied. Smoke plumes could be seen from Highway 285.

     

  • Decision coming soon on Wulf weight room

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District will hold a regular meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the Wulf Recreation Center to discuss a staff report on the future of the weight room at Wulf Recreation Center, among other things.

    Separately,  the board will hold a special meeting Feb. 10 to discuss the timing of the Buchanan Park Community Center and Art Center feasibility study. Also, an executive session will be held for the annual review of the executive director and to discuss unspecified real estate matters. The executive session is closed to the public.

  • Jeffco celebrates 20-year relationship with county in Taiwan

    Three flags greet people when they arrive at the Jefferson County Courts and Administration Facility in Golden: the U.S. flag, the Colorado flag and the Jefferson County flag.

    On Jan. 29, however, the county's flag came down and Taiwan's went up in its place, signifying a 20-year relationship between Jeffco and Pingtung County, the southernmost county in Taiwan.

  • Commissioners allocate $850,000 to help disabled

    The Developmental Disabilities Resource Center will be able to help between 12 and 16 more people get off a decades-long waiting list this year after the Jefferson County commissioners approved more than $850,000 in funding.

    Art Hogling, DDRC's executive director, said the money will be used to help more than a dozen more people by purchasing a new group home, expanding transportation services and installing fire suppression systems in three of the DDRC's existing buildings. The additions would also create 20 jobs, Hogling said.