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  • Military drone found near Elk Meadow

    A hiker near Elk Meadow on Thursday discovered a military drone that had been missing from an Army post in Arizona for nine days.

    No one was injured, although the aircraft sustained damage, including a missing wing.

    Soldiers from Fort Carson, along with deputies from Clear Creek and Jeffco sheriff departments, assisted in security and recovery efforts, a release from Fort Huachuca, where the drone originated, stated.

  • Evergreen’s Elk Meadow dog park likely to undergo full closure

    Dozens of the 154 people who attended last Thursday’s community meeting about the Elk Meadow off-leash area stormed out early while mumbling expletives under their breath after learning from Jeffco Open Space officials that closing the popular dog park in Evergreen is all but a foregone conclusion.

  • Wind-whipped wildfire along U.S. 285 contained

    A wildfire that burned 6 acres Wednesday afternoon along U.S. 285 at mile marker 240 near Windy Point was reported contained at 3:15 p.m.

    According to Dan Hatlestad, deputy fire chief with the Inter-Canyon district, the department was notified of the blaze about 1 p.m., and it had burned 3 to 5 acres as of 1:30 p.m. 

    “We don’t know what caused it at this point, but it’s definitely a wind-driven situation,” Hatlestad said. 

  • Boogie at the Barn offers a night of 'positive energy'

    Outside, under a clear night sky, one could see the soft yellow light flowing out of The Barn’s eye-catching stained-glass windows. A faint smell of pizza and barbecue, and the distant strum of music, filled Evergreen Memorial Park.

    A few steps inside The Barn, one was greeted with a blast of energy, boot-stomping, and cheers and smiles from friends, neighbors and strangers.

  • Local company marketing interactive technology for concussions

    An Evergreen company is offering a chance to use interactive technology to assess concussions, for rehabilitation, and to do performance training.

    Peak Performance, Powered by TRAZER, located in the U.S. Bank building along Evergreen Parkway, has a space where users can interact with a motion-sensing device called TRAZER.

  • Local church hosts women's conference

    More than 120 women attended an interfaith conference at Bergen Park Church last weekend to build fellowship and better live out their callings, organizers said. The event was a local version of the larger “IF: Gathering” based in Austin, Texas, which was streamed around the world.

    Throughout Friday evening and Saturday, the women listened to talks streamed from Austin, discussed them, enjoyed meals and other activities together, and listened to worship music from a local band.

  • Top-dog judge: Local to appraise pups at iconic event

    Less than a week after the NFL’s Super Bowl, the “Super Bowl of dog shows” — the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show — will take place in New York City from Thursday through Feb. 16.

    Walking among 3,000 dogs will be Evergreen’s Joyce Vanek, who has been to Westminster as a spectator, an exhibitor, a competitor — and now one of the show’s 30 judges.

    Vanek will judge five breeds in the working-class category: Black Russian terriers, Doberman pinschers, English mastiffs, great Danes and Portuguese water dogs.

  • Intermountain Humane Society seeking a new home

    After many years in its rented space off U.S. 285 and Wandcrest Road in Pine, the Intermountain Humane Society is looking for some permanent roots — that is, a building the organization can call its own.

    The 35-year-old nonprofit is raising money in a $500,000 capital campaign to purchase either land it can build on or an existing facility that can better house its animal shelter and thrift store.

  • Evergreen couple win big on ‘The Wall’

    Where does an Evergreen couple go after winning more than a half-million dollars on a television game show?

    To Pizza Hut, of course.

    Shana and Mike Gustafson won $529,921 on the new NBC game show “The Wall.” After the taping, which took five hours, they were exhausted.

    “We could have gone anywhere (in Los Angeles),” Shana said. “We were driving, and we saw a Pizza Hut.”

    They went in and had a deep-dish supreme pizza and beer.

  • Mountain Area Science Fair winners

    2017 Mountain Area Science Fair results

     

    Division II  2nd and 3rd Grade

    Aerodynamics

    First place, Avery Zouski, Bergen, “Capillary Action”, second place, Amend Balderas, Parmalee, “Fastest Track”, third place, Benny Vath, Evergreen Country Day School, “Floaty Boaty”, fourth place, Carter Wilson, West Jeff, “Tornado in a Bottle”.

     

    Botany