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  • Wilmot Elementary School students honor those who served during ceremony

    The Wilmot Elementary School Veterans Day event Monday was more than honoring the veterans who attended — it was a way for students to practice.

    Principal Matt Cormier told students that they would have the opportunity to thank the veterans for their service during the event, which was practice for thanking other veterans.

    “Any time you see a veteran,” Cormier told the students at an assembly, “say, ‘Thank you for your service’ or just say ‘Thank you.’ Today is a day to practice that.”

  • Arts, crafts on display at 34th annual Winterfest

    From jewelry to holiday crafts, woodworking to ceramics — the 34th annual Winterfest sponsored by Center for the Arts Evergreen was filled with one-of-a-kind gifts, and area residents turned out in large numbers to browse the booths.

    “(Winterfest) is an Evergreen institution,” Steve Sumner, CAE’s executive director, said as he walked among the booths along Evergreen High School’s Main Street. “The quality of the arts and crafts just gets better and better. It has become a prestigious show.”

  • 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. 

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  • 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.

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