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  • Fund-raiser to help GIs, families

    Every day an average of 22 veterans commit suicide.
    Project Sanctuary, an organization that provides one-week retreats for soldiers and their families, is working to address that grim statistic, helping veterans, families of active soldiers, and GIs themselves who are injured on the inside and outside.
    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, between 2007 and 2011, Evergreen was home to 788 veterans — and that's not counting active-duty military.

  • Momentum building for consolidated emergency dispatch system

    Jeffco and its municipalities are starting to consolidate emergency dispatch services in the county into one centralized call center.

    A recent study done for the Jefferson County Emergency Communications Authority recommended consolidating the 10 primary and secondary call centers in Jeffco into one main call center and several regional dispatch centers.

  • EChO Jobs Fair planned Nov. 7

    Evergreen Christian Outreach and the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce are conducting the EChO Jobs Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at Wulf Recreation Center, 5300 S. Olive St., which is behind Evergreen High School.  

    This event is open to the public, and job seekers should bring a resume and dress for an interview.

    The EChO Job Fair will also have a table and information on EChO programs that are open to the community, such as job seekers workshops, and seminars on budgeting and how to keep a job.

  • Aftermath of flooding is focus of town hall meeting

    Residents whose property and possessions were damaged by September's flooding have a limited amount of time to register those losses with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, County Commissioner Don Rosier said last Thursday at a town hall meeting in Evergreen.

  • Gerou’s apocalyptic riff turns heads at town hall

    In state Rep. Cheri Gerou's mind, District 25 has seen an apocalypse — or, to be more precise, four horsemen of the apocalypse.

    Gerou spoke of pestilence, flood, fire and famine at last Thursday's town hall meeting, sponsored by the Evergreen Pathfinders at the Evergreen Lake House. The last of seven speakers, her statement caught the audience's attention, and she proceeded to elaborate.

    Pestilence, she said, came in the form of the destructive pine beetles that the Front Range has been trying so hard to thwart.

  • Celebrating a new, improved Wulf Park

    Kids were having a great time climbing and sliding on new playground equipment while adults talked and enjoyed free barbecue at the Wulf Park dedication on Saturday.

    “It’s a very usable and comfortable park to be in,” said Scott Robson, executive director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

  • From prisoner housing to roads, Tighe talks about challenges in Jeffco

    Since his election to the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners last November, Democrat Casey Tighe has become immersed in issues ranging from relocating a halfway house for prisoners to road projects and gun control.

    “One of the biggest challenges I had early on was trying to relocate Community Corrections, a halfway house,” he told the Mountain Area Democrats in Evergreen on Saturday. “The city of Lakewood would like it to move from the old New York Building to another place.”

  • Scammer posing as cop tells victims to buy cards to pay fine

    A phone scammer targeting Jeffco residents is attempting to trick victims into buying retail gift cards to avoid fines from supposedly missing a jury-duty summons.

    The scam artist first targeted Jeffco residents starting Sept. 2 and 3. Throughout September, the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office received more than 10 reports from citizens who received calls from a man pretending to be a major with the department. The man introduced himself as “Maj. Tom Wilson” and told the victims they had missed jury duty and were going to be arrested.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Where there’s smoke …

  • Drug court makes case for funds

    A group that works with families dealing with substance abuse asked Jeffco commissioners on Oct. 15 not to cut its funding as the county considers the proposed 2014 budget.
    Several people involved with the county’s Family Integrated Treatment Court spoke on behalf of the organization’s work during Jeffco’s first public hearing on its 2014 budget. FIT Court is funded through the Jeffco Human Services Division budget.
    Kris Ward, a guardian ad litem for children involved in FIT Court, said the organization had heard its funding might be cut.