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  • Jeffco to test CodeRED system next week

    The Jefferson County emergency notification system will be tested beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11. 

    All landlines will receive a test notification as well as cell phones and emails that have registered with the CodeRED system. Because of the large number of notifications, county officials expect the test to take several hours.

    The system is used for Jeffco emergency service agencies, including law enforcement, fire and emergency medical service agencies, to share information with the public during emergencies.

  • Conifer’s Christmas Parade didn’t disappoint despite chilly weather

    The Christmas parade moving down Sutton Road in Conifer on Saturday afternoon was the epitome of a great small-town event.

    The parade, celebrating its 36th year, consisted of 35 entries from the Conifer High School marching band to local businesses to dignitaries such as Jefferson County Commissioner Tina Francone and area principals.

    This year’s theme was Candy Land — and entries took the theme to heart, handing out candy to kids and adults alike, and using candy and gingerbread houses on floats.

  • Ringing bells to help the community

    This time of year, families are ringing in the holidays — and the area Salvation Army units are ringing too — bell-ringing, that is.

    Volunteers in both Conifer and Evergreen are standing outside local businesses, ringing bells to ask people to put donations in the iconic red kettles. What many people don’t know is the Salvation Army puts 90 percent of everything raised back into the community where it was collected to help those in need.

  • SOTA: Children’s Chorale winter concert to be a scrumptious affair

    Music lovers will be able to eat, drink and be merry at the Evergreen Children’s Chorale’s winter concert of the same name.

    All of the songs are about food, drinks, and being joyful and merry, according to Kristin Currington, the chorale’s business manager.

    Songs will include “Green Eggs and Ham” from “Seussical the Musical,” “I Love to Laugh” from “Mary Poppins” and “Hot Chocolate” from “Polar Express.” In addition, the chorale will sing holiday classics.

  • Long's spirit lives on a year after her murder

    Maggie Long was magnetic.

    People were drawn to her positive attitude, her kind heart, her infectious smile — whether she was acting in a play at the Venue Theatre in Conifer, playing on the Platte Canyon High School softball team or working in one of her family’s Bailey businesses.

    “She was one hell of a kid,” said Bob Ikola, a longtime Bailey resident who coached Long on the Platte Canyon softball team.

    So, when the 17-year-old was found murdered in her home off County Road 43 in Bailey last December, the community crumbled.

  • News Briefs

    Man arrested following reported domestic violence incident

    The Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Evergreen man following a domestic violence incident that ended in an eastbound chase down Interstate 70 on Thanksgiving night.

  • EPRD forum looks to engage community about plans throughout district

    After an unsuccessful election, the Evergreen Park & Recreation District is looking for feedback from its 23,000 residents on what they would like to add in the district.

  • Evergreen firefighters extinguish small chimney fire

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue quickly extinguished a small chimney fire on Grizzly Way early Sunday morning.

    “The good news is (the owner) had a smoke detector, and it went off,” said EFR spokeswoman Stacee Martin. "He called 911, and he got himself and the rest of the family out of the house.”

    The department had at least 10 fire trucks and 20 firefighters at the home in case the fire spread. There was minimal damage, she said.

  • Main Street open after water main break

    Main Street in downtown Evergreen is now open after a massive water main break near Evergreen Goldsmiths Saturday night.

    Evergreen Metropolitan District crews worked all night Saturday and finished replacing the broken pipe Sunday evening.

    EMD crews started receiving calls at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday, and they shut off the water to the area by 9:50 p.m., according to Garry H. Jeffrey, EMD’s water division supervisor. A crew of nine workers spent the night in the near-zero temperatures digging out the area and preparing to replace the pipe.