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  • Young Writers Conference an opportunity for kids to share creative works

    As fun as it is for writers to dream up things in their imaginations, they know that their creations will only come alive once they’ve been shared with others through the written word.

    Thus, last Thursday, students from across the mountain area gathered to impart their creative works on one another.

    By the end of the night, each youngster’s short story or illustrated book had a golden “published” sticker on its cover denoting its contents had been shared and celebrated.

  • Development projects ongoing in mountain area

    With several continuing development projects in various stages around the mountain area, Heather Gutherless, a case manager with Jeffco Planning & Zoning, provided updates on some active or proposed projects.

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  • Evergreen fire district to hold election on May 8

    Evergreen Fire Protection District will conduct an election for its Board of Directors on Tuesday, May 8.

    Four candidates are vying for three seats on the board: challenger Holly Roberts and three incumbents, John Anderson, Jeff deDisse and Mike Gregory.

    The election will be conducted at two polling places — the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway, and the Wulf Recreation Center, 5300 S. Olive Road. There is no mail-in ballot.

    Board members serve four years, and the positions are not paid.

  • Youngsters share their insights at annual Earth Day event

    Fourth-grader Brady Dewil and his teammates donned green capes Saturday because, much like their favorite superheroes, they were on a mission to save the earth.

    Several youngsters both attended and helped with the 29th annual Earth Day Fair on Saturday at the Evergreen Lake House, including Wilmot Elementary School’s Green Team.

  • Facebook … the good, the bad and the ugly

    I was not an early adopter of Facebook. Like many my age, I thought it was for kids. Now, I am a user, and I enjoy the networking benefits it brings.
    I commonly communicate with friends and business associates, many of whom I haven’t seen for years. My sister is a well-known artist, but she lives in Cincinnati. With her postings, I can enjoy her artwork.

  • Elk Creek principal Lucas headed to Littleton school

    Elk Creek Elementary School’s longtime principal Ryan Lucas will depart at the end of the 2017-18 school year to take a job as principal of Governor’s Ranch Elementary in Littleton.
    Announced late last month, Lucas’ departure was motivated, in part, by a desire to work closer to where he lives down the hill. Prior to joining Elk Creek in 2012, Lucas taught at Belmar Elementary School in Lakewood and Evergreen Middle School, and was the director of Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen for two years.

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  • Kittredge hosts relocated business

    Epic Estate Treasures has successfully relocated to Adobe Creek in Kittredge.
    The notion to make the move came down to basic foot traffic. Although the original shop, located in Evergreen Village Center on Meadow Drive, carried much of the same inventory, drop-ins were few.

  • Bear injures alpacas near Floyd Hill

    A bear attacked and seriously wounded three alpacas at two locations on April 9 and 10 near Floyd Hill, prompting officials to ask residents to keep food locked up and pets on leashes or in enclosed areas.

  • Fire Briefs: Elk Creek Fire Protection District

    Elk Creek Fire Protection District is working to establish a Rapid Extraction Module. It will be one of only three fire departments in the state to have one, along with West Metro Fire Protection District and the Greeley Fire Department.

    An REM involves four firefighters assigned to do off-road rescues in case a firefighter is injured or trapped during larger incidents, Chief Bill McLaughlin told the district's Board of Directors at its regular meeting Thursday.