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  • Morrison holding off on comprehensive plan decision

    Morrison Town Board is taking some more time to think about whether or not it wants to move forward with a comprehensive plan amendment and potentially rezone property in the northwest portion of town.

  • Culturally modified trees provide insight into the area before settlers

    It’s fun to imagine what the foothills must have been like more than 200 years ago.

    As a 30-year resident of Evergreen and having learned about the area’s history throughout the years — the pioneers who forged paths to the gold fields with some deciding to settle here — it begs the question: Who came before the settlers?

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Blown for a loop

  • 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.

  • Evergreen’s Holiday Walk draws a crowd, offers new sights

    Before traveling around the world on Christmas Eve, Santa made his annual stop in Evergreen on Friday night. He and Mrs. Claus let the reindeer have a break for the evening, and they rode into downtown atop a fire truck, as is their custom.

  • Three Evergreen businesses honored with chamber awards

    The owners of three businesses said they were honored and humbled that they won the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce’s top awards for 2018.

    RPM Agency was named New Business of the Year, Anderson Insurance Agency was named Business of the Year and Go Paint! With Fire-n-Faeries was the People’s Choice Business of the Year.

    The awards were given at the annual Sparkle & Shine gala on Dec. 1.

  • SOTA: Evergreen Middle School performing ‘Annie’ for the holidays

    The sun will come out for students at Evergreen Middle School who are performing “Annie” on Dec. 13, 14 and 15. The primarily all-girl cast of 50 will light the stage at Evergreen High School.

    “It’s fresh, new and exciting,” Montana Brown, director and choral music teacher at Evergreen Middle School, said. “‘Annie’ is a musical theater staple that every kid could be in.”

    Never fear, Brown hasn’t forgotten about the boys. She has cast 50 boys in “Newsies,” which will be performed in January.

  • Cookie Walk lures scores of people to get their fill of the sweet treats

    Scores of people filled bags, boxes and containers with cookies of all shapes and sizes on Saturday during the 15th annual Cookie Walk.

    The event at Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church allows church bakers to show off their wares, while those who prefer not to bake for the holidays can purchase every kind of cookie imaginable.

    Roughly 15,000 cookies were for sale — and organizers hoped the cookie supply would last beyond noon.

  • Jeffco investigating swastika painted on WJMS playground

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a swastika that was found painted on the playground at West Jefferson Middle School in Conifer.