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Today's News

  • Holiday cards embodied Evergreen resident’s dream

    Ona “Okie” Reid was many things, but the part of her that was an artist shone brightly at Christmastime.

    Every year — for decades — Reid would painstakingly create her own Christmas cards for family and friends. She had a fine arts degree, but also raised a family of four, and worked as an occupational therapist during World War II and later as a veterinary assistant at the family clinic.

    It's her creative side, however, that the Evergreen Library is honoring through the end of this month.

  • District residents grill Inter-Canyon board in wake of theft

    Citizens fired questions at the Inter-Canyon Fire District board on Nov. 13, demanding answers in the wake of recent theft and embezzlement charges filed against former fire chief Dave MacBean.

    It was the first board meeting since the Oct. 17 indictment of MacBean, who is accused of stealing approximately $643,000 from Inter-Canyon.

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  • Local real estate agent honored for efforts to help Native Americans

    It was just a regular Tuesday sales meeting at Re/Max Alliance of Evergreen — until 7News walked through the door and proclaimed a hero.

    That hero is real estate agent Kate Mondragon, who for 15 years has taken an ever-growing load of food to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Waving one hand over her chest and using the other to wipe away tears, Mondragon received the "Everyday Hero" plaque from newscaster Mitch Jelniker as her co-workers clapped and cheered.

  • EAS+Y creates club to get greener

    Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability started the way many groups of its kind do: over dinner.

    “A bunch of us saw that there wasn't a group that supported or championed sustainability in the Evergreen area,” said Tupper Briggs, EAS+Y’s treasurer. “So we thought, rather than being a fringe group of radical preservationists, we wanted to be a mainstream voice for doing things to promote sustainability.”

  • Firs will fly at second annual Festival of Trees

    The second annual Festival of Trees is ready to delight this weekend, and if trees alone don't yuck up your yule, the festival is coupled with the 13th annual Holiday Wine Tasting.

    The trees will be on display and open for bids from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at The Barn at Marshdale, and for $40 attendees can also enjoy the wine tasting from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Attendees will be able to vote for their favorite trees and submit silent bids to take one home.

  • Fees for fire inspections to increase

    A fire inspection is mandatory for new construction in commercial and residential structures, and that review is about to cost more.

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District board granted Fire Marshal Frank Dearborn's request to increase fees for all commercial and residential fire safety inspections at the board meeting Nov. 12. Currently most fees hover around $75, but with the increase, from $5 to $100 will be added starting in January.

  • Evergreen picked as a top retirement spot

    Evergreen retirees and real estate agents say it’s a no-brainer that topretirements.com, which works with USA Today, ranked Evergreen as one of the top five best small towns to retire to.

    Evergreen retirees say it’s a great place to live with easy access to outdoor activities, great small shops and friendly people, and they can’t imagine spending their leisure years anywhere else.

  • BUSINESS BEAT: For HearthFire Books, a sweet expansion

    HearthFire Books is morphing into HearthFire Books and Treats.

    The bookstore in Bergen Village has taken over the space next door that had been Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt. HearthFire now offers frozen yogurt and toppings, plus coffee, tea and pastries.

    Owner Kappy Kling assures everyone that her main focus is still the books, but the frozen yogurt/coffee shop will enhance people’s experiences.

  • Evergreen's Barb Scripps honored by West Chamber

    Barb Scripps, president of Scripps, Taylor & Associates, was one of 12 Jeffco women honored by the West Chamber on Nov. 15 as part of the 2013 Celebrate Women of Jefferson County program.