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  • Ringing bells to help the community

    This time of year, families are ringing in the holidays — and the area Salvation Army units are ringing too — bell-ringing, that is.

    Volunteers in both Conifer and Evergreen are standing outside local businesses, ringing bells to ask people to put donations in the iconic red kettles. What many people don’t know is the Salvation Army puts 90 percent of everything raised back into the community where it was collected to help those in need.

  • SOTA: Children’s Chorale winter concert to be a scrumptious affair

    Music lovers will be able to eat, drink and be merry at the Evergreen Children’s Chorale’s winter concert of the same name.

    All of the songs are about food, drinks, and being joyful and merry, according to Kristin Currington, the chorale’s business manager.

    Songs will include “Green Eggs and Ham” from “Seussical the Musical,” “I Love to Laugh” from “Mary Poppins” and “Hot Chocolate” from “Polar Express.” In addition, the chorale will sing holiday classics.

  • News Briefs

    Man arrested following reported domestic violence incident

    The Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Evergreen man following a domestic violence incident that ended in an eastbound chase down Interstate 70 on Thanksgiving night.

  • Three crashes on U.S. 285 snarl Thursday morning traffic

     Three separate accidents slowed traffic on northbound U.S. 285 near Highway 8 in Morrison Thursday morning. 

    Although Colorado State Patrol did not have much information to share, Trooper Gary Cutler did confirm that the second accident involved a pickup truck and a deer. 

    The accident was reported at 6:35 a.m., and Cutler said there were no injuries. Morrison Police Department assisted with one of the crashes. 

  • Foothills CBD businesses tackle challeges of growing industry

    NOTE: This is the first in a series about CBD and foothills residents who use it.

    Researchers are predicting that by 2050, cannabidoil will be in every home.
    But Evergreen’s Pure Spectrum founder Brady Bell said he’d like it to be by 2030.
    Cannabidoil — often called CBD — comes from hemp and is being researched to find whether it can help with seizures, pain, anxiety, and perhaps even brain diseases.

  • Jeffco Briefs

    JCOS receives Starburst Award

    Jeffco Open Space received a Starburst Award for its work on the segment of the Peaks to Plain Trail that’s in Clear Creek Canyon.

    The award, which was presented during the Jeffco commissioners’ Nov. 13 hearing, is given by the Colorado Lottery. The Colorado Lottery Starburst Awards recognize entities making good use of lottery proceeds in outdoor recreation and conservation to enhance a community’s environment. Clear Creek County Open Space also won the award for the joint project.

  • County commissioners approve $586.4 million budget

    Last week, the Jeffco commissioners approved a $586.4 million budget that looks largely the same as it did about a month ago when it was first presented publicly.

    Salaries and benefits continue to be the primary expense for the county. At $268.5 million, the category marks a 4 percent increase from last year. This amount has gone up since the first public hearing on Oct. 16 due to final adjustments to the total personnel cost calculation and other minor revisions. 

  • Early Thanksgiving meal brings ‘seniors together’

    The Evergreen Lake House on Friday was filled with smiles — from both Rotary volunteers and the senior citizens who filled themselves with a Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings.

    The fifth annual Thanksgiving meal fed 180 people at two seatings.

  • Evergreen Vision Clinic to honor Hock

    Evergreen Vision Clinic is hosting a ceremony to honor Dr. Daniel Hock, who was named Colorado's Optometrist of the Year, on Friday afternoon, starting at 5 p.m. The ceremony will be at Evergreen Vision Clinic, located at 30960 Stagecoach Blvd., Suite 200 in Evergreen. To attend, please RSVP to manager@evergreenvision.com.
     

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