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  • ELID proponents not deterred after commissioners postpone proposal

    The group working to create the Evergreen Local Improvement District is not deterred even though county commissioners informally decided on May 22 to postpone approving the district indefinitely.

    Downtown Evergreen Economic District board members, who helped start the ELID process, said they will continue with their efforts, and that discussions aren't over long-term.

    "DEED sees this as only a minor setback," DEED board member Rachel Emmer said in an email. "We're committed to addressing the infrastructure needs of our community."

  • Brush fire near Pine contained

    A small brush fire near Pine on Thursday night burned about one quarter acre before being contained early Friday morning.
        According to the U.S. Forest Service's official fire blog for the Pike-San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands, the fire was first reported at 8:30 p.m. near County Road 126 and Forest Service Road 550 — roughly 5 miles from Pine.

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  • DCES PTA raises thousands for Chromebooks

    Students and teachers at Deer Creek Elementary School in Bailey will benefit significantly after the school’s PTA raised nearly $10,000 for specialized equipment and technology for the school library. Announced during the May 14 Jeffco school board meeting, the PTA raised $9,087 for four Hovercam document cameras, 40 Chromebook laptops, five activity tables with six chairs each, sky panels, and books for Veterans Day.

  • Pure Spectrum lands sponsorship with CrossFit games

    Officials at Evergreen-based Pure Spectrum are thrilled that their logo is now on the CrossFit website as a premier sponsor of the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games.

    Daniel Huerter, Pure Spectrum’s chief operating officer, called the sponsorship good for both the cannabidiol — or CBD —industry and good for the business.

  • Wilmot superheroes take on energy conservation

    Wilmot Elementary School students are on a mission to make the Earth a better place.

    Fourteen students have been named to the Green Team Superheroes, and they’ve worked all year with their classmates in three ways to curtail what they call energy pollution: reducing the amount of light used in classrooms, reducing the amount of energy from plugged-in electronic devices and reducing the amount of energy wasted because things were plugged in overnight when they didn’t need to be.

  • Public split over El Rancho complex

    A development that will break ground next month called Vista El Rancho — a 54-unit affordable housing complex — continues to have its proponents and opponents.

    The two-hour open house at Congregation Beth Evergreen on Monday night drew more than 100 people interested in learning about specifics of the project. Among attendees were Jefferson County Commissioner Casey Tighe and state Rep. Tim Leonard, R-Evergreen, plus representatives from organizations such as Evergreen Christian Outreach and Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity.

  • Speakers provide lots of advice to EHS graduates

    Friday night’s chilly wet weather couldn’t dampen the spirits of Evergreen High School’s 249 graduates and their families and friends at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

    The audience — huddled in warm clothing and blankets — lauded the graduates’ successes with cheers, cowbells and even an air horn.

    Speakers provided the graduates with recipes for success, suggesting that they be proud of their achievements, positive about the world and create change.

  • Jeffco investigators locate 13-year-old runaway

    A 13-year old runaway last seen in Pine on May 21 has been located after a friend he ran away with informed investigators of his whereabouts.