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  • Time for planting

    People love growing tomatoes and peppers, says Kittredge gardener Tina Kellogg. However, at high altitudes such as Evergreen where the growing season is short, it’s advisable to get a head start by starting seedlings indoors, she says.

    Even short-season varieties of tomatoes need to be seedlings before they are transplanted into a garden, Kellogg explains.

  • Highway 74 near Evergreen Lake remains closed during stabilization work

    Highway 74 from Upper Bear Creek Road to Highway 73 remains closed while workers stabilize a stretch of pavement that is at risk of collapsing. The operation will take six to seven days, and possibly longer, said Jim Pokorny of GoodLand Construction, contractor for the project.

    “At this time we anticipate Highway 74 will be closed until Tuesday, April 21, depending on weather — or the difficulty of the operation,” Pokorny said.

  • Three-car crash on Evergreen Parkway kills Golden man

    One person was killed and another seriously injured Saturday morning in a three-car accident on Evergreen Parkway at County Road 65.

    Dennis Locke, 73, of Golden died at the scene. Locke was driving a northbound 2013 Toyota Prius that collided with a 2012 Subaru Outback that was turning, the Colorado State Patrol reported. The Prius then traveled into the southbound lanes, where it collided head-on with a 2009 Subaru Outback.

  • Lobato family contemplating legal action

    The family of Jennifer Lobato, the prisoner who died in the Jeffco jail while awaiting medical attention, will wait for the completion of an investigation before deciding whether to take legal action. 

    David Lane, the lawyer representing the Lobato family, said the family has been in contact with the Sheriff’s Office about the investigation and will wait until a coroner’s report is complete before deciding on their next step. 

  • Remembering Howard Smith: a community leader, teacher and friend

    During the years he lived and worked in Evergreen, Howard Smith became known for his work with service organizations and other charitable activities. Many people also remember Smith as a sixth-grade teacher at Parmalee Elementary School, where he worked for 19 years.

    Evergreen resident Cal Bean, who taught with Smith at Parmalee Elementary, said they were best friends for 45 years.

  • Revenues outpace expenses at park district early in 2015

    Despite an early end to ice-skating season at Evergreen Lake, the Lake House realized a profit in early 2015, according to a financial report for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

  • Construction under way on connector trail at lake dam

    Construction on the connector trail at the Evergreen Lake dam began Sunday evening, and Highway 74 between Upper Bear Creek Road and Highway 73 will be closed indefinitely.

    A collaborative effort between the Evergreen Park and Recreation District and the Downtown Evergreen Economic District, the 200-foot path will provide an alternative to the steep metal stairs leading from downtown Evergreen to Evergreen Lake.

  • Sandstone sculpture installed at Wulf Rec Center

    A crane operator slowly lowered two 5,000-pound pieces of sandstone into place at Wulf Rec Center on March 31. 

    The massive rock formations form the base of an artwork called “Wulf Winds,” which Sculpture Evergreen is donating to the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

    For Kathy Montgomery and other members of Sculpture Evergreen who have worked on the project for the past year, watching the installation of the work was gratifying.

    “This is so exciting,” she said.

  • New financial controller begins work with Evergreen park district

    Jason Leslie has been hired as financial controller for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District. He is replacing Karen Messler, who left the district earlier this year to accept a part-time position.
    Before joining EPRD, Leslie was the controller for the Commerce City government. During his seven-year tenure with the city, Leslie was responsible for streamlining and implementing processes to accommodate the growing community.

  • Drop in water use creates more available taps in Evergreen Metro District

    The number of available taps is increasing in the Evergreen Metropolitan District because customers in its service area are using less water, said Dave Lighthart, EMD general manager.

    “We haven’t increased our water supply,” Lighhart said. “Our supply is determined by water rights. We have a maximum amount of water.”