Today's News

  • Woman receives probation, weekend jail time for theft from Cub Scouts


    A Pine woman who eventually pleaded guilty to stealing $11,000 from Evergreen Cub Scout Pack 39 in 2008 was sentenced Nov. 1 to four weekends in the Jefferson County jail and a year of probation.

    Appearing in court with her lawyer, Ingrid Bakke, Lisa Marie Williams, 40, the former troop treasurer, said she was driven by financial desperation to steal the money but that she was "extremely remorseful."

    Judge Christopher Munch ordered Williams to report to the jail on Friday, where she will be incarcerated for 48 hours.

  • Park scholarship fund gets $30,000 boost

     The Tuttle Family Foundation has donated $30,000 to the scholarship fund for users of Evergreen Park and Recreation District facilities and programs.

    The scholarships, which are open to park district residents, are made available through the Evergreen Recreation and Park Foundation, a separate nonprofit affiliated with the district. Since the program started, it has made available individual grants totaling $10,000, said Kit Darrow, president of the Recreation and Parks Foundation.

  • Library director explains numbers behind cutbacks


    By Vicky Gits

    Staff Writer

    People love their libraries, and they are definitely using their libraries, but given the current trends, there is going to be a little bit less to love about the public library of the future.

    Thanks to a projected 7 percent decline in assessed commercial property valuations in 2012, among other challenging revised budget assumptions, it will be hard to avoid a future downturn in the level of service in the Jefferson County Public Library system.

  • Park district tackles discount facility rental rates for charity groups

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District is beginning to tackle the complex topic of support levels for the multitude of groups that use the Lake House and other district facilities for meetings, gatherings, money-making and fund-raising events.

    Over its 41 years, the district has lent its non-monetary support (or in-kind services) to a variety of nonprofit groups on a case-by-case basis. But in the last couple of years, the question has surfaced whether all of those groups enjoyed equal treatment.

  • 13 graduate from firefighting academy

    Thirteen new volunteer firefighters joined Evergreen Fire/Rescue in a graduation ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Evergreen Fire Administration Building. Afterward, firefighters demonstrated their new skills to the audience of friends and family.

    Becoming a volunteer is a process that takes about a year, including application, interviewing and 10 months of training in emergency medical, extrication, hazardous materials, structure and wildland firefighting.

  • Commemorative walk nearly complete in Buchanan Park

    The dedication of the Evergreen veterans memorial, honoring all who served America in uniform, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, in Buchanan Park.

    There will be Taps, a 21-gun salute and presentations of banners to two Gold Star families honoring Ronald Aaron Grider and Ross Carver, who died recently in Afghanistan while in the service.

    Angie Carver, Ross Carver's mother, and Pastor Vera Steward of Evergreen Lutheran Church, Grider's aunt, will be attending. Bruce Fifer, commandant of the American Legion post, will be the emcee.

  • Fire district, metro district, schools rail against ballot measures

    If the proposed Proposition 101 passes on Election Day, Evergreen Fire/Rescue can expect to lose all the income it currently gets from taxes on motor vehicles, which equaled $350,000 in 2010.

    In addition, 911 fees would be frozen at 2009 levels, according to Fire Chief Garry DeJong. 

    DeJong spoke at a forum Oct. 27 at the Evergreen Fire Administration Building in front of a small group of people mostly involved in special-district administration.

  • Ambrosier’s exhibit weaves threads of his life

    Hearing pastel artist Roger Ambrosier describe his work gives the pieces a second life. Although Ambrosier’s meditative landscapes evoke deep emotion without explanation, the paintings truly come alive when the artist reveals the inspiration behind each work. “Threads of Time,” Ambrosier’s one-man show at the Center/Stage Rotary Gallery in Evergreen, provides visitors with unique insight into an artist who spends as much time crafting the perfect scene in his heart as he does doing it justice on paper.

  • Thursdays at TallGrass benefit Evergreen area nonprofit organizations

    In celebration of its 15th anniversary, TallGrass Aveda Spa and Salon is hosting a series of benefit events, highlighting a different non-profit organization each Thursday in October.

     On Oct. 21, the spa raised $750 for Mt. Evans Hospice by donating the price of 10 massages.

    The last fund-raising Thursday on Oct. 28 is a massage benefit for the Seniors’ Resource Center in Evergreen. Call 303-670-4444 to make an appointment.


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