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  • Repairs to Indian Hills fire station an upcoming concern

    While reviewing a draft of the 2014 budget for the Indian Hills Fire Protection District, board member Scott Kellar said that resources for repairing the fire station need to be determined.

    “The bond was not successful,” he said during a discussion at the Nov. 20 fire board meeting. “We need to talk about short-term things that need to be resolved.”

  • Evergreen Fire Protection District finalizes 2014 budget

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District will take a hit in property-tax revenue in 2014, but divisions have pruned expenses and made adjustments to savings plans to compensate.

    Fire Chief Mike Weege reported that 2014 will see a 5 percent reduction in property-tax revenue from Jefferson County, and a 1 percent decline from Clear Creek — resulting in about $400,000 less to work with, he said.

  • Assistance still available for flood victims

    Jeffco’s Colorado Spirit flood support team wants residents of mountain communities affected by September’s flooding to know a variety of assistance is still available.

    And that includes emotional support.

    The three-person support team, funded for a year by a grant from FEMA, has worked its way through the county door to door offering help to residents dealing with the aftermath of the flooding.

  • Jeffco sheriff warns of threat to drivers along C-470 and U.S. 285

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office is warning drivers to be on the lookout after receiving several complaints about car windows being shattered while motorists are driving along C-470, U.S. 285 and I-70.  

    The first incident, on July 24, involved a vehicle traveling east on C-470 at Alameda Parkway. 

    The most recent incident, on Nov. 19, happened while a woman was driving west on C-470 at Alameda. 

  • Holiday cards embodied Evergreen resident’s dream

    Ona “Okie” Reid was many things, but the part of her that was an artist shone brightly at Christmastime.

    Every year — for decades — Reid would painstakingly create her own Christmas cards for family and friends. She had a fine arts degree, but also raised a family of four, and worked as an occupational therapist during World War II and later as a veterinary assistant at the family clinic.

    It's her creative side, however, that the Evergreen Library is honoring through the end of this month.

  • District residents grill Inter-Canyon board in wake of theft

    Citizens fired questions at the Inter-Canyon Fire District board on Nov. 13, demanding answers in the wake of recent theft and embezzlement charges filed against former fire chief Dave MacBean.

    It was the first board meeting since the Oct. 17 indictment of MacBean, who is accused of stealing approximately $643,000 from Inter-Canyon.

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  • Local real estate agent honored for efforts to help Native Americans

    It was just a regular Tuesday sales meeting at Re/Max Alliance of Evergreen — until 7News walked through the door and proclaimed a hero.

    That hero is real estate agent Kate Mondragon, who for 15 years has taken an ever-growing load of food to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Waving one hand over her chest and using the other to wipe away tears, Mondragon received the "Everyday Hero" plaque from newscaster Mitch Jelniker as her co-workers clapped and cheered.

  • EAS+Y creates club to get greener

    Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability started the way many groups of its kind do: over dinner.

    “A bunch of us saw that there wasn't a group that supported or championed sustainability in the Evergreen area,” said Tupper Briggs, EAS+Y’s treasurer. “So we thought, rather than being a fringe group of radical preservationists, we wanted to be a mainstream voice for doing things to promote sustainability.”

  • Firs will fly at second annual Festival of Trees

    The second annual Festival of Trees is ready to delight this weekend, and if trees alone don't yuck up your yule, the festival is coupled with the 13th annual Holiday Wine Tasting.

    The trees will be on display and open for bids from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at The Barn at Marshdale, and for $40 attendees can also enjoy the wine tasting from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Attendees will be able to vote for their favorite trees and submit silent bids to take one home.