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Former Evergreen resident Rayne worked at Hiwan Homestead

Humphrey Museum names new director

By Vicky Gits

A former staff member of the Hiwan Homestead Museum has been named as the new executive director and curator of the Humphrey House Museum on South Soda Creek Road.

Angela Rayne, executive director of the Houston Fire Museum since 2009, is a former resident of Evergreen from 1999 to 2009 and the former executive director of the Denver Firefighters Museum. She starts her new job June 1.


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May 25 hearing on short-term rental house canceled

By Vicky Gits

The homeowners have withdrawn their application to rezone a house on Mariposa Road to allow its use as a short-term vacation rental, after losing a bid to legalize another short-term rental on Independence Trail on May 17.

The planning commission was scheduled to consider rezoning the Mariposa house at a regular meeting May 25. That case will now not be heard.


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Seniors holding U-pick afghan raffle

By Vicky Gits

The seniors at Green Ridge Meadow Apartments decided to hold an unusual afghan raffle to raise money for a get-together or an outing.
There are five afghans, all crocheted in different designs and colors by Green Ridge resident Lynn Tucker, a gifted craftsperson.
One of the afghans is a needlework sampler of sorts, consisting of about 30 unique squares all crocheted in a different stitch pattern and then sewn together. Tucker made the afghans out of scraps of yarn for virtually no cost.


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Open Space workers too close for comfort when lightning hits gasoline tank

A jolt from a bolt from the blue

By Barbara Ford

Jason Hamburg knew something was amiss when the computer mouse he was using began to buzz and the walls of his office shook.


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Sheriff's Calls

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Cougar Awards recognize seven outstanding students at EHS

By Anne Vickstrom

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Seven students at Evergreen High School were recognized recently for “making a significant difference at EHS and in our community” with the Cougar Citizenship Award, which is presented in the fall and the spring.

Sophomore Kate Bellino was one recipient.


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Commissioners reject rezoning bid for vacation rental

By Vicky Gits

 The county commissioners on Tuesday voted 2-1 to reject a rezoning application that would have allowed the owners to rent their home at 4477 Independence Trail in Evergreen on a weekly or overnight basis or for a period of less than 30 days.

The homeowners, Keith and Rebecca Briggs of Evergreen, have also applied for a rezoning for another house they own on Mariposa Road. A hearing is scheduled at the planning commission meeting on May 25 at 1:45 p.m.


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Four Evergreen students in same photography class collect awards for winning photos

Evergreen student wins first in Open Space photo contest

By Vicky Gits

Four of 20 winners in the first-ever Open Space Foundation photo contest were members of the same digital photography class at Evergreen High School.

Courtney Keener, 15, won a first-place prize and $500 in the Life in Our Parks photo contest for "Feather in the Wind" in the youth class (17 and under) in the category Spectacular Scenery.

The other winning class members were Henry Wells (third), Mitch MacArthur (second) and Curtis Huggins (third). All were students in Andrew Speers' photography class at Evergreen High School.


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Sheriff lifts fire ban in unincorporated Jeffco

By Vicky Gits

Fire restrictions for all unincorporated areas of Jefferson County were lifted as of 9 a.m. Friday, May 13, due to cooler temperatures and recent rainfall, according to a news release from the Jeffco Sheriff's Office.

The fire restrictions in the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest were lifted on April 26. Previous restrictions in place since April 5 covered all national forest system lands in Boulder, Jefferson, Larimer and Park counties.

A spring storm produced between 1 and 2 inches of rain in the Evergreen area last Tuesday night and Wednesday.


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Mock wildfire tests cooperation among fire departments

Practice makes for preparedness

By Barbara Ford

A training exercise on Saturday brought mountain-area firefighters together to practice wildland skills before the heat really gets turned up.


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