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  • Park district candidates forum planned May 3

    A candidates forum for the election for two seats on the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Evergreen Lake House.

    The forum, sponsored by the Canyon Courier, will feature the three candidates for two seats up for election. Incumbent Janet Heck Doyle is seeking a second term. Architect Keith Parker and landscape manager Andrew Adamowski are the other two candidates.

  • Website now available to confirm emergency-notification information

    Great minds think alike.

    Or maybe I should say, Ask and you shall receive.

    Last week, I wrote a story saying the only way to check whether your phone numbers were in the Jeffco emergency-notification system was by calling the FirstCall Network directly and how frustrated I was that I couldn’t do the verification from a website.

    That was true when I tried to verify that my numbers were in the system on April 20.

    That was then; this is now.

  • Performances in school play are anything but flat

    Flat Stanley has jumped out of the pages of the book by the same name and is visiting Bergen Valley Elementary School.

    The plot from the book has been turned into a musical called “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley Jr.,” and fifth-graders are performing it this week for classmates and parents.

    “I stumbled upon (the musical) in a catalog,” said music teacher Samantha Shall. “It was something new, and I knew it would tie into what they’ve been doing in class.”

  • Rec board OKs menorah display at Evergreen Lake during Hanukkah

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District board has approved a resolution permitting the display of a menorah and other religious icons during holidays at Evergreen Lake Park.
    Before voting on the resolution along with two policies limiting religious displays at district parks at their April 24 meeting, board members listened to comments from community members and offered differing opinions.   

  • Animal shelter director: 'If you see something like this, do something'

    The Evergreen Animal Protective League brought a severely abused dog to the Mountain Area Earth Day Fair on Saturday to help raise awareness about the need for reporting such cruelty.

     

    “We’re trying to make the point, if you see something like this, do something,” said Jackie Bell, EAPL president.

  • Gerou sponsoring legislation to compensate victims of Lower North Fork Fire

    State Rep. Cheri Gerou of Evergreen is sponsoring legislation that would create a commission to compensate victims of the Lower North Fork Fire.

    Gerou's bill apparently would waive the state's liability limit in the case of the 4,100-acre blaze 6 miles southeast of Conifer, which killed three people and destroyed more than 20 homes. The fire started March 26 when an earlier prescribed burn by the Colorado State Forest Service on Denver Water Board land re-ignited.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Sad dog!

  • New fire danger signs going up around Evergreen

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District unveiled new "Fire Danger" signs at the board’s regular monthly meeting April 10.

    The new aluminum signs are to be posted around the district at eight fire stations sometime before the end of May, said Doug Saba, spokesman for Evergreen Fire/Rescue .

    Interim district administrator Frank Dearborn explained the signs had been in the works for some time and were not created specifically as a result of the Lower North Fork Fire that started March 26.

  • Homeowners at The Ridge take on fire-mitigation challenge

     The Ridge Homeowners Association is not just worrying about whether a wildfire could destroy the subdivision — the residents are actually doing something about it.

    On Saturday, April 21, a group of homeowners got together for an organizational and informational session. The first harvest is expected to be in May, when they will cut branches and haul deadwood out of the 900-acre enclave southeast of Bergen Park.

  • Developer Ron Lewis files for Chapter 11 reorganization

    Longtime Evergreen land developer and builder Ron Lewis and his wife, Carol Lewis, have filed for individual Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization as of March 21, listing assets of $7.8 million and liabilities of $19.2 million.

    As co-owner of the Buffalo Park Development Co. and other companies, Lewis was responsible for pioneering numerous housing developments such as Bear Mountain Vista, The Homestead in Conifer and the Village at Cragmont. He has built more than 100 houses in the Evergreen area in a career that spans 45 years.