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  • Overnight fire damages home on Troutdale Scenic Drive

    A house in the 29000 block of Troutdale Scenic Drive was nearly destroyed by a fire Tuesday morning that had firefighters from five agencies battling the flames in below-zero temperatures. No one was injured.

    The cause of the blaze is still being investigated, and firefighters were still at the home at noon Tuesday to put out hot spots. The house is heavily damaged, though there is still structure remaining, according to Evergreen Fire/Rescue spokeswoman Stacee Montague.

  • A financial meltdown: Inter-Canyon Fire board missed chances to prevent alleged theft

     By Ann Imse, For the Courier

    The Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District board failed to investigate serious overspending for five years, records show — and that allowed $643,000 to vanish before the fire chief was indicted on embezzlement charges.

    The board did not discover the alleged theft until there was no money left in the bank, in December 2012.

  • Sledding plan for Evergreen Golf Course temporarily off the runners

    Local residents with sleds at the ready won’t be lining up at the Evergreen Golf Course this weekend, or this winter season.

    This Saturday’s scheduled opening of a sledding and tubing hill on the course has been delayed until November, according to an Evergreen Parks and Recreation District board agenda for Tuesday's meeting.

  • Jeffco motorcycle deputy killed in collision with SUV

    A Jeffco sheriff's deputy, Sgt. David Baldwin, died Sunday morning when his patrol motorcycle collided head-on with an SUV on Colorado 93 north of West 64th Parkway.

    The accident occurred just after 10 a.m. when a southbound 2004 Saturn Vue reportedly crossed into the oncoming lane while passing on a curve. 

    Baldwin's Harley-Davidson, which was traveling in the left northbound lane, was struck by the SUV, according to a news release from the Sheriff's Office. Baldwin was thrown from the bike; he was pronounced dead at the scene.

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  • Board narrowly approves expansion of Deer Creek’s STEM program

    Jeffco school board member Julie Williams cast the deciding vote as the board approved the expansion of Deer Creek Middle School’s STEM program for sixth-graders at last Thursday’s board meeting.

    The vote was 3-2, narrowly giving sixth-graders the choice to join Deer Creek’s STEM program. Board members Williams, Lesley Dahlkemper and Jill Fellman voted for the expansion, while board President Ken Witt and board member John Newkirk voted against it.

  • Bringing the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. to life

    The voice of Martin Luther King Jr. rang out in the sanctuary of Evergreen Christian Church during a service celebrating his life on Monday night.

    “Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that,” King said during one of the thousands of speeches he delivered during the civil rights movement he led in the 1960s.

    “Tonight the focus is on nonviolence,” said Jackie Delafose, assistant principal of Conifer High School, who led the program featuring film clips of the civil rights icon.

  • Rec district scrapping last racquetball court

    It’s been bouncing around for years, but the decision has been made to scrap Evergreen’s last racquetball court.

    Repurposing of the court at Wulf Rec Center began the week of Jan. 6, said Scott Robson, executive director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District. The court is being turned into a multipurpose fitness room that eventually will host a variety of classes, but initially will be used for spinning. 

    This is not good news to Mark Stone. 

  • Investigators: Parents should monitor kids’ use of technology

    Parents need to be vigilant in keeping track of their children’s activities on cell phones and on the Internet because they are falling prey to sexual predators, two Jefferson County investigators said Thursday.

    Even children in elementary school are becoming victims of sexual predators because more of them have cell phones and frequent social-networking sites, said Mike Harris, an investigator with the Jeffco district attorney’s Child Sexual Offender Internet Investigations Unit.

  • Ice Bike Races a slick event

    You don’t have to be a bicycle enthusiast to want to get in on this icy tradition.

    The third annual Ice Bike Race on Evergreen Lake will be Saturday, Jan. 25, and the event promises not just a race over the frozen waters, but cash prizes and refreshments including pizza and barbecue afterward. Registration starts at 8 a.m., and the races begin at 9.