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  • Evergreen businesses receive awards for community efforts, enterprise

    Evergreen Clothing Company and E-Town Outlet received the Diamond Award on Friday night as business of the year at the annual Sparkle and Shine event of the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce. Shop owner Jim Sherwood was recognized for his continued support of other local businesses and for his efforts to market Evergreen to the surrounding area.

  • Park board examines impact of potential improvements to Buchanan Rec Center

    How much is enough when considering improvements to Buchanan Rec Center?

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District board weighed the costs of proposed projects for the 12-year-old facility and their potential impact on revenues at the Dec. 9 meeting.

    According to a feasibility study done by architectural firm Sink Combs Dethlefs, adding a lap and lesson pool to the rec center would cost the district $134,000 annually and would generate $39,000 in revenue — resulting in a $95,000 net annual loss.

  • Trails plan for Evergreen heading down a path of progress

    Designs of potential paths linking key sections of Evergreen provided colorful visual statements for residents who attended a meeting on the trails master plan at Wulf Rec Center on Dec. 10.

    If the plan becomes a reality, students at Evergreen High School could safely walk to the library on Highway 73 and youngsters at Wilmot Elementary could take an easy path from the school to Wulf Rec Center. Visitors walking to downtown Evergreen could stroll along Bear Creek instead of negotiating traffic along Meadow Drive and Highway 74.

  • Genesee homeowner fatally shoots intruder

    A Genesee homeowner shot a 52-year-old male intruder to death about 8:30 a.m. Friday after the man entered his house through a doggie door.

    The dead man was identified as Garry Liebreth of Nebraska by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. The adult male homeowner was not harmed, and will not be charged in the incident, according to a statement from the Sheriff's Office. Colorado's "Make My Day" law gives people the right to defend themselves with deadly force inside their homes.

  • Chase ends south of Golden with arrests

    A chase Wednesday afternoon involving the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office ended when the suspects' vehicle was forced off Rooney Road south of Golden.

  • Holiday gift drive under way for CASA kids

    Local kids whose families are struggling with poverty and mental-health and substance-abuse issues still can receive a holiday gift that warms their hearts — with your help.

    Jeffco Human Services and the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties are collecting gifts for the Sponsor-A-Family Holiday Giving Program from now until Monday.

  • Remembering Pearl Harbor at the Veterans Memorial

    Standing at the Veterans Memorial in Buchanan Park on Sunday afternoon, Vern Stelzer of American Legion Post 2001 read the historic speech given by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on Dec. 8, 1941. Roosevelt delivered the speech the day after Japan attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

  • Evergreen park district, Nature Center, seeking grants from Jeffco

    To assist with the bridge replacement at Evergreen Lake Park, the Evergreen park district is seeking a $40,000 grant from Jefferson County Open Space.

  • Early skating season at Evergreen Lake on thin ice

    The staff at Evergreen Lake Park has been keeping a close eye on the thickness of the lake ice with the hope of opening it soon for skating and hockey.

    Ice skating is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. Dec. 20 "weather permitting" according to an Evergreen Park and Recreation District hotline. Call 720-880-1391 before heading to the lake. Unseasonably warm temperatures have delayed sufficient ice formation to make the lake safe for winter activities.

  • Merry moonlight on the Holiday Walk

    A glorious full moon appeared from behind the clouds as Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived at Evergreen Lake Park on Friday evening, and children cheered as the merry couple climbed down from the EFR fire engine.

    “Santa! Have I been naughty or nice?” shouted a youngster as the Kringles approached the awaiting crowd.

    As carolers sang traditional holiday songs, the large tree at the Lake Park came alive with lights to a chorus of cheers from those gathered around it.