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  • Evergreen Fire ready to buy property on Highway 73

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue expects to complete the purchase of two parcels of land in early January that will be the eventual new location of Station 1.
    The land includes the former Evergreen Mountain Market parcel and the parcel south of it totaling about an acre on Highway 73 across from the Evergreen Library. D-Rass Deli and a liquor store are in the building.
    Fire Chief Mike Weege said it would be five years before anything would be done with the site. The district is saving money for construction, and Weege hopes to get conceptual designs for the station next year.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Tourist infraction

  • Volunteers place wreaths on veterans’ graves as part of Wreaths Across America

    There were both laughter and tears Sunday at Evergreen Cemetery as about 50 volunteers laid wreaths on the graves of veterans as part of Wreaths Across America.

    The beautiful evergreen wreaths with red bows were a colorful contrast to the dry grass around the gravestones. Volunteers from the Evergreen Elks Lodge, American Legion Post 2001, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and others participated in a short ceremony and then moved throughout the cemetery to place 66 wreaths.

    Another group of volunteers laid 220 wreaths at Evergreen Memorial Park in Marshdale.

  • Morrison approves 2019 budget

    Morrison Town Board unanimously approved its 2019 budget, a more than $2.8 million spending plan that requires a transfer from the town’s reserves.

    Overall, the town has budgeted for $2.45 million in revenue, and approximately $2.87 million in expenditures thus leaving the town with a $416,403 deficit. After transferring money from reserves, Morrison will have just under $4 million remaining in its general fund balance.

  • Protecting pets: Many mountain-area residents have found success using CBD for animals

    Editor's note: This is the second in a series about CBD and foothills residents who use it.

    When Eileen O’Hara’s 6-year-old Great Pyrenees was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, she felt a bit helpless.

    In preparing a path forward, most of the veterinarians O’Hara consulted with agreed: Either put Moby down or form a treatment plan. The pain was simply too much to stand by and do nothing.

    “He was in excruciating pain, and we had to make a decision,” O’Hara said.

  • Morrison approves budget for 2019

    Morrison Town Board unanimously approved its 2019 budget, a more than $2.8 million spending plan that requires a transfer from the town’s reserves.

    Overall, the town has budgeted for $2.45 million in revenue, and approximately $2.87 million in expenditures thus leaving the town with a $416,403 deficit. After transferring money from reserves, Morrison will have just under $4 million remaining in its general fund balance.

  • Education briefs

    Initial bond issuance expected to generate $375 million

    After ballot initiative 5B passed in the November election, Jeffco Public Schools has issued general obligation bonds that will generate approximately $375 million for district-wide improvements.

    “This is a great day for Jeffco schools,” said Steve Bell, Jeffco’s chief operating officer, in a Dec. 13 board meeting.

  • Morrison PD honors officers at annual awards ceremony

    As Jeremiah Wilbur prepared to leave dinner with his family one night in late October, he noticed a man choking.

    Without hesitation, Wilbur went over to the man and began doing the Heimlich maneuver. Thanks to impeccable timing and Wilbur’s quick thinking, the man was fine.

    “Had it been a minute later, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have been there,” Wilbur said.

  • Six-vehicle crash on eastbound I-70 snarls traffic

    A six-vehicle crash on eastbound Interstate 70 at the Evergreen Parkway exit Friday afternoon has snarled traffic.

    One of the drivers was transported to the hospital as a precautionary measure, but the rest of the people involved are OK, according to Sgt. Blake White, a spokesman for the Colorado State Patrol.

    Because so many cars were involved, additional lanes of I-70 had to be shut down, White said.

    Tow trucks were at the scene to move cars out of lanes of traffic. He expected everything to be cleared out shortly.

  • Expenditures outpacing revenues for Indian Hills Fire in 2019

    After making changes during a Nov. 28 board meeting, Indian Hills Fire board is close to finalizing its 2019 budget, a $485,000 spending plan that requires a transfer from the district’s reserves.
    Capital expenditures top the list for Indian Hills with the district budgeting $120,000 to purchase a new ambulance and $70,000 to purchase new diesel exhaust removal systems for each apparatus to protect first responders from dangerous exhaust gases such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen and sulfur compounds.