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  • Volunteers pack 250 soldier boxes

    About 35 volunteers on Friday morning filled 250 soldier boxes at The Wild Game in Bergen Park, providing toiletries and other items to 2,500 soldiers all over the world.

    Each box is filled with 10 of each item, and the packages should arrive at their destinations in time for Christmas.

    The project, which is spearheaded by Gail Sharp, owner of TallGrass Aveda Spa & Salon, started nine years ago, when volunteers filled 10 boxes. Last year, 227 boxes were sent overseas.

  • Officials euthanize mountain lion found in downtown Evergreen

    A mountain lion found in downtown Evergreen on Monday afternoon after it killed a small dog has been euthanized because it was emaciated, and wildlife authorities believed it wouldn’t survive the winter.

  • Controlled burn planned in Indian Hills on Monday

    There will be a controlled burn with an air curtain burner in the upper end of the Indian Hills valley on Monday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. if there is enough snow still on the ground.

    Smoke will be visible from Genesee, Evergreen, Lookout Mountain, Parker and the West Denver metro area, according to Indian Hills Fire Chief Emery Carson.

    Anyone with questions can contact the Indian Hills Fire Department at 303-697-4568.

  • Evergreen man killed in a shooting in Aurora

    A 32-year-old Evergreen man died in Aurora on Oct. 31 after he reportedly jumped in front of a bullet to save his wife. 

    When Aurora police arrived on scene, they found Jacob Clymer suffering from a gunshot wound. According to a press release, Aurora officers performed live-saving measures before transporting Clymer to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead. 

  • Sheriff's Calls

    The gauntlet

  • Bird's arraignment continued two weeks

    An Evergreen woman who allegedly shot her husband has had her arraignment continued to 8 a.m. Nov. 19, during which she may enter a plea.
    Julie Bird, 59, was arrested on July 5 after deputies found her husband with a gunshot wound to his back. Investigators believe Bird was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident.
    The husband was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

  • Jeffco Public Schools benefiting from pilot program

    Six months after initiating the pilot program, Jeffco Public Schools appears to be having success in its new initiative that aims to implement school-specific hiring criteria to attract, hire and retain new teachers.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    The gauntlet

  • Nonprofits, community learn about each other at Mountain Area expo

    Christies of Genesee was abuzz Thursday with the sound of nonprofit advocates explaining the work they do, recruiting volunteers and finding ways to collaborate.

    The second annual Mountain Area Non-Profit Expo is organized by Scotty Smith and Joylyn Quintana, owners of Genesee Pub and BBQ. Quintana explained that the couple wanted to provide a way both for the public to learn more about the nonprofits and for the nonprofits to network among themselves, finding ways to collaborate and share resources.

  • Bergen Valley fifth-graders read their original work at poetry cafe

    Who knew that Bergen Valley fifth-graders were outraged —in the Beatnik style of the 1950s and 1960s.

    At a poetry café on Oct. 31, students in Meg Eckert’s class read aloud their poetry based on the Beat generation, a genre based on a counterculture that was unhappy with war and society.

    Each student read two original poems — and the Beatnik themes fell into several categories: carelessness about the environment, bullying, too many video games and too much social media, the lack of kindness in the world, poverty, and war.