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  • Inter-Canyon pushing for new volunteers

    For fire departments such as Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District, volunteers are everything.

    And in light of this, Inter-Canyon will be kicking off a push for more on Monday. Volunteer applications open that day and will stay open for a month.

    “Nationwide and in Jefferson County, as well as at Inter-Canyon, volunteerism (in the fire service) is on the decline,” said Dan Hatlestad, spokesman with Inter-Canyon.

  • Semi rollover accident closes U.S. 285

    A rollover accident involving a tractor-trailer temporarily shut down all northbound lanes of U.S. 285 and one southbound lane Monday night.

  • Survey results say RMAE moving in positive direction

    Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen is moving in the right direction, according to the results of a survey of parents, teachers and students.

    “Year over year data indicates clearly that RMAE is recovering significantly from low ratings in 2015-16 and approaching high mark ratings from 2014-15,” according to the presentation to the school’s board of directors last Thursday.

  • 5-year-old Evergreen girl an inspiration for others fighting cystic fibrosis

    By all outward appearances, Sloan Scott is a typical 5-year-old: Her artwork is displayed on the walls of her playroom, she’s a soccer player, she loves reading books and she loves being outside.

    But on the inside, Sloan battles cystic fibrosis every day, and last week, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation sent a photographer to Evergreen to capture photos of Sloan being a regular kid. The photos will be used on CFF’s website and in promotional materials.

  • Summerfest continues tradition of mixing art, beer and music

    Something old, something new, something bought, and something brewed.

    This year’s Summerfest is looking to be bigger, better and longer than previous years, organizers say, with extended hours on Saturday, “all local, all live” musical acts and the classic mixture of art and artists that attendees have come to expect.

    Center for the Arts Evergreen is hosting the 38th annual Summerfest on July 15-16 at Buchanan Park. Organizers have been planning for almost a year, and artists started applying in December.

  • EPRD board discusses drone use on park property

    In the wake of more people wanting to use drones around Evergreen’s parks, particularly for weddings at the Lake House, the Evergreen Park & Recreation District Board of Directors talked with a local commercial drone operating company about the rules and regulations governing the activity.

    Chris Swathwood and Chris Hanson of Evergreen-based Alpha Pixel presented the topic at the board of directors meeting on June 25 at Wulf Recreation Center, clarifying that the rules that govern hobby flights and commercial flights are very different.

  • Campfire an opportunity to teach kids about wildfires, ecosystem

    After their instructor for the evening told the kids that honey is essentially bee vomit, some of the youngsters made audible groans. Meanwhile, others couldn’t help but smile and shout out, “Cool!” and then made pretend-vomiting noises and gestures.

    About a dozen children and their parents attended Jeffco Open Space’s campfire, which was substituted with a gas-powered fire pit because of area fire restrictions, at Lair o’ the Bear on Thursday night.

  • Commissioners vote to keep getting federal affordable housing grants

    Jefferson County will continue accepting federal funds to help support local affordable housing projects, the Jeffco commissioners decided on June 27 — with one caveat.

    They asked county staff to conduct a thorough assessment of the program over the next three years and determine whether the county should stop accepting these funds. If so, staff should create a plan to wean Jeffco off the dollars.

  • Fire restrictions enacted in Jeffco

    Due to dry conditions favorable to the possibility of a wildfire and limited fire-fighting resources, the Jeffco Sheriff's Office has issued temporary stage 1 fire restrictions for parts of Jefferson County, including areas west of Highway 93, and south and west of the intersection of Wadsworth Blvd. and C-470 to the Platte River.

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