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  • Evergreen schools earn excellence awards

    Evergreen schools have been lauded by the Colorado Department of Education for their high academic achievement.

    What makes the awards more special is that the schools that feed into Evergreen High School have received the John Irwin School of Excellence Award, a feat that principals say is rare in Colorado.

    The Evergreen schools are Evergreen High School, Evergreen Middle School, and Bergen Valley, Parmalee and Wilmot elementary schools.

  • Women killed in Christmas Eve car crash identified

    Authorities have identified the two women who were killed in a Christmas Eve crash on Interstate 70 in Genesee.

    Cheri Goodard, 62, and Sancy Shaw, 38, died Monday night after Goodard's vehicle crossed from the eastbound lane and struck Shaw's car, which was going westbound. A 6-year-old girl in Shaw's car was airlifted to Children's Hospital in Denver. She was in serious condition on Monday night.

  • Knights of Columbus give 120 coats to EChO clients

    It’s been a season of giving this week at Evergreen Christian Outreach — giving coats.
    Douglas Hall next to the Evergreen Christian Outreach food bank has been filled with coats — 120 of them — in kids and adult sizes and in many colors for EChO clients.
    Christ the King Catholic Church’s Knights of Columbus bought the coats, and volunteers have spent the week helping EChO clients select the perfect sizes and colors.

  • On the Move: Managing your stress this holiday season

    This time of year is always so fun and festive! There are presents to buy, parties to attend, special meals to make — all in the name of celebration. It also can be a time of high stress.
    One of the hot topics our clients bring up every December is how to manage their stress levels. So, I thought I would share some tried and true techniques that will help you to coast through the holidays feeling calm, peaceful and healthy:

  • Evergreen Meadows Homeowners Association wants to help district with new fire station

    The Evergreen Meadows Homeowners Association is taking a vote of its members to remove a restriction on a two-acre parcel of land at Highway 73 and Malamute Drive, so Evergreen Fire/Rescue can sell it.
    The land has had a restriction that it must be used for a fire station, but the fire department built one a half-mile north in Marshdale.

  • 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.

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  • 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.