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  • Bridge at Lake Park to be replaced this fall

    The bridge over Bear Creek at the entrance to Evergreen Lake Park will be replaced this fall, meaning there will be no vehicle access to the park for several months.

    Ellen O’Connor, executive director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, said the Lake House will not host events or weddings from mid-September until mid-November or early December. She said no event reservations were being accepted during the planned construction period.

  • Senior Law Day offers information on end-of-life planning and more

    Estate planning. Medicaid. End-of-life planning. Social security. Financial powers of attorney. Identity theft. Scams. Choosing assisted-living facilities.

    These were just a few of the workshops the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office and its partners offered during the sixth annual Senior Law Day on Saturday at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood.

    More than 600 attendees, including senior citizens, family members, caretakers, vendors and volunteers, spent the day providing or getting needed information.

  • SRC plans Wurstfest fund-raiser

    Chow down on a bratwurst, sip a beer and help raise money for the Seniors’ Resource Center.

    The SRC on Saturday will host Wurstfest, an event reminiscent of Germany’s Oktoberfest that serves as the senior center’s sole fund-raiser of the year.

    In its second year, the event has a distinct fund-raising goal: to raise $30,000 for a fire alarm system for the on-site senior activity program.

    “It’s a lofty goal,” said Lori Joslin, the SRC’s executive director.

  • Wildfire contained after burning up to 4 acres near Beaver Brook Lodge Estates

    Firefighters contained a wildland fire early Saturday near Beaver Brook Lodge Estates in Evergreen that spurred an evacuation notice to neighborhood residents.

    The blaze, which was estimated at 2 to 4 acres, was in steep and rocky terrain in the area west of Bergen Park. Evergreen Fire/Rescue reported via Twitter that the fire ignited about 1:42 a.m.

    No injuries were reported, and no structures were damaged. The fire was reported extinguished sometime after 6 a.m., and the evacuation order was lifted.

  • Searchers rescue injured hiker in Genesee Park

    Searchers early Saturday found and evacuated an injured hiker who spent part of the night in Genesee Park.

    More than 40 searchers had been combing the park overnight for the woman, who texted her husband at 6:45 p.m. Friday to say that she was injured and needed assistance.

    The woman, who was found about 2 a.m., was transported to a hospital with minor injuries, according to Evergreen Fire/Rescue.

  • Evergreen’s Al ‘Buffalo Bill’ Huffman dies at 84

    While people the world over knew Earl "Al" Huffman as "Buffalo Bill" Cody, many mountain area residents knew him as a community leader and a friend.

    Huffman, a longtime Evergreen resident, died Thursday at the age of 84.

    In addition to being a well-known Buffalo Bill impersonator, Huffman was a staple of the mountain community and a charter member of the Evergreen Elks Lodge.

  • Trees, rocks tagged with graffiti at O'Fallon Park

    Several rocks and trees in O'Fallon Park near Kittredge have been tagged with graffiti.

    According to Jeffco sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer, the graffiti is a quarter-mile from the trailhead along the Mead Park Trail. The graffiti likely was spray-painted sometime late Wednesday or early Thursday because a park ranger reported it to the Sheriff's Office on Thursday morning, Techmeyer said.

  • Hit-run cyclist injures 86-year-old on trail at Lair o' the Bear

    An 86-year-old hiker was injured early on Sept. 10 at Lair o' the Bear Park when he was struck by a bicyclist who continued on his way after the incident.  

  • County announces meeting on Indian Hills groundwater quality

    The Jeffco Board of Public Health has announced it will hosting a meeting with the Indian Hills community to review and discuss the Indian Hills Groundwater Water Quality Modeling Project Report. 

    The meeting, an initial step of a community engagement process around groundwater quality issues in Indian Hills, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Indian Hills Community Center, 5381 Parmalee Gulch Road.

  • Marshdale Park playground closes for renovations

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District has closed the playground area at Marshdale Park to replace the equipment and make improvements to the walking path.

    According to EPRD Executive Director Ellen O’Connor, the playground area is expected to be closed until early November. However, she added that depends on the weather.

    The playground replacement is one of the district’s 2016 creative improvement projects, and it secured a $95,000 grant from Jeffco Open Space toward the effort. The project is expected to cost $285,000.