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  • The annual Evergreen Rodeo Parade draws a crowd early and often

    Before the Rodeo Parade, it’s tailgate party time — Evergreen style.

    Folks arrive as early as 5:30 a.m. to get spots in the downtown parking lot, where they set up tents and chairs in anticipation of the 10 a.m. parade start.

    The families from the Herzman Mesa subdivision were in full-swing party mode at 9:30 a.m. with about two dozen adults and kids eating breakfast, listening to country music and socializing.

  • Inaugural event brings western art to Evergreen

    Sunday’s damp weather didn’t deter art lovers from stopping by the second day of the inaugural Evergreen Western Art Celebration.

    The two-day event in the Evergreen Christian Outreach Resale Store parking lot had more than 50 artists showing and selling their work — photography, jewelry, paintings, bags, ceramics, metal and more.

    Those walking around as they dodged the raindrops remarked that the art was high quality, and many stayed until 1 p.m., when there was a drawing for a $1,000 gift certificate to be spent at the show.

  • The annual Evergreen Rodeo Parade draws a crowd early and often

    Before the Rodeo Parade, it’s tailgate party time — Evergreen style.

    Folks arrive as early as 5:30 a.m. to get spots in the downtown parking lot, where they set up tents and chairs in anticipation of the 10 a.m. parade start.

    The families from the Herzman Mesa subdivision were in full-swing party mode at 9:30 a.m. with about two dozen adults and kids eating breakfast, listening to country music and socializing.

  • Suspect, information sought in Evergreen road rage incident

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a man suspected of brake-checking and assaulting another driver in Evergreen in April.

  • Conifer family, Pueblo-area volunteers band together to find escaped foster dog

    Today, Daisy the Great Dane is hanging out on Debbi and Dan Suitor’s loveseat.

    But, a month ago, she was loose on farmlands north of Pueblo.

    And two months ago, she was in the pound.

    The Suitors are now fostering Daisy through a organization called Big Dogs Huge Paws and waiting until she finds her forever home. But even the journey to her temporary one in Conifer wasn’t easy.

  • Evergreen church bids pastor farewell at Cowboy Sunday Service

    When the time came to depart, rather than riding their horses off into the sunset, Pastor Russell Fletcher and his wife Diane rode off on a four-wheeler toward the church picnic.

    The exit proved to be a fitting farewell for the Fletchers and an appropriate conclusion to the United Methodist Church of Evergreen’s annual Cowboy Sunday Service.

    For six years, the church has been hosting the service on Evergreen Rodeo weekend in hopes of attracting newcomers, out-of-towners and other visitors.

  • Deputies’ experience as veterans helps them connect with inmates, each other

    As Deputy Russell Montanio started the session, he reminded the participating inmates that what happens in the group stays in the group.

    While two-thirds of the inmates in the Jeffco jail’s veterans unit went to recreation, about six or seven stayed with Montanio and began their Moral Reconation Therapy session.

    As the men talked, it became evident that, while they were wearing different uniforms now, they wore similar uniforms before — in the United States military.

  • Jail's veterans unit provides inmates with sense of purpose, direction

    The bang of the jail cell door was enough to jolt some of the veterans from a deep sleep and catapult them back to combat.

    “At night, the loud pop of the door opening would scare a lot of us. Or we’d be asleep, and we’d just wake up panicked. It’s kind of stressful,” said Hondo Underwood, a Marine Corps veteran and one of the first inmates to be part of the Jeffco jail’s veterans unit.

  • Fire Briefs: news from local fire districts

    EVERGREEN FIRE

    Department receives award for saving dog

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue received a Compassionate Fire Department Award from PETA last week after a group of firefighters retrieved an exhausted dog from Maxwell Falls hiking trail on June 3.

  • Colorado’s 2018 primary election: Everything you need to know about how to vote in it

    Yes, it’s that time of year again, where almost every other commercial is a political ad and there are perhaps too many candidates to keep track of for too many races.

    After Colorado’s primary elections next Tuesday, however, the pool of candidates for governor, state legislators, Congressional representatives and a smattering of other municipal offices will dwindle — setting the stage for four months of heavy campaigning by finalists and a clearer picture of what the November elections will look like.