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  • More public comment planned at beginning of school board meetings

    Jeffco Public Schools’ new board is putting its stamp on how meetings are run.

    During the Dec. 11 meeting, the board voted unanimously to change the public-comment portion of meetings and the structure of the consent agenda, which contains routine district matters that are approved by the board in one vote.

  • Fire destroys home on Lodgepole Drive

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue responded to three house fires in a recent 24-hour period, with one home destroyed by the flames.

  • IMHS’ new shelter director gaining traction in job

    Carrie David, the new shelter director for the Intermountain Humane Society, has not only been getting settled at her new organization, but also acclimatizing to mountain living.

    “I had my first experience driving in the snow,” David said, referring to last week’s subzero temperatures and heavy snow. “I was going pretty slow and was probably irritating a lot of drivers here because I still have my Arizona plates on my car.”

  • Sheriff's Calls

    A father’s love

  • IREA customers experience power outage

    More than 7,500 customers of the Intermountain Rural Electric Association were without power in the early and frigid hours of last Thursday.

    “The outage affected customers from Aspen Park to about Shawnee,” said Josh Liss, spokesman for IREA. “We were able to fix the problem relatively quickly, so we didn’t need to activate loop service.”

  • Humphrey Museum offering holiday goods

    The Humphrey Memorial Park and Museum is offering a variety of holiday breads and jellies made in the kitchen of the historic farm in Evergreen.

    Available breads include pumpkin, gingerbread, cranberry, orange and pecan, apple cider, rum raisin, anise, eggnog, Stollen, Panattone and Challah.

    These 1½ pound breads are special order, made fresh for $4.50 each.

    The jelly list includes Cranberry Merlot, Pomegranate Pinot Noir, Strawberry Merlot, Peach Chardonnay, Pear Pinot Grigio and Blackberry Merlot.

  • Resident protests county approval of private motocross track

    Golden resident Jerolyn Mickels owns vacation rental property on Blue Ridge Road near Genesee, which she says is a significant source of income for her.

    However, since her neighbor Brian Wolniak installed a motocross track on adjoining property, Mickels said, her tenants have been disturbed by the sounds of motorcycles and four-wheelers.

  • Former senator Hart calls for ‘moral authority’ in political leadership

    Although his current focus is on homeland security, former Colorado U.S. senator Gary Hart said he would not talk about that issue while speaking at the United Methodist Church of Evergreen on Saturday morning.

    Instead, Hart paid tribute to Nelson Mandela, the South African leader who died last week; Martin Luther King Jr.; and others who championed the cause of human rights in their countries.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    A crime of inches

  • MacBean arraignment delayed till January

    A district judged granted a continuance Monday in the arraignment for the embezzlement case of former Inter-Canyon fire chief David MacBean.

    Judge Jeffery Pilkington delayed the arraignment hearing until Jan. 27 after Dave Thomas, MacBean’s attorney, requested the continuance.

    “At that time, I would expect either a disposition or a not-guilty plea,” Pilkington said.

    Thomas said he requested additional time because of the significance and severity of the charges MacBean is facing.