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  • Ballots arriving in the mail this week

    There are multiple ways to vote in the Nov. 6 general election. In addition to Election Day precinct polling places, there will be mail-in voting and early voting.

    Early voting is available from Oct. 22 to Nov. 2 in the Department of Motor Vehicle locations and Jeffco public libraries listed below.

    To register to vote, visit one of the DMV voter service centers listed below. Or, to register online, visit www.GoVoteColorado.

  • Halloween event offers non-scary adventure for all

    The annual Halloween Tales and Trails event is happening again this Saturday, Oct. 20, at Lookout Mountain Nature Center in Golden.

    The popular program offers afternoon and evening sessions featuring non-spooky, family fun for all ages. 

    Evergreen resident Lena Beauchamp will be one of the volunteer guides taking people on hikes through the forest, where they can catch glimpses of costumed animal characters and perhaps wildlife as well. The guided hikes will be offered every 10 minutes during the event.

  • Bascio wins silver in Paralympic Games

     Evergreen para-cyclist Monica Bascio won two silver medals in the Women’s H1-3 Road Race at the London 2012 Paralympic Games earlier this month.

    Monica finished only 33 seconds behind gold-medal winner Marianna “Muffy” Davis of Salt Lake City, Utah, who completed the 48-kilometer race with a time of one hour, 41.34 minutes on Sept. 7. 

  • Bascio wins silver in Paralympic Games

     Evergreen para-cyclist Monica Bascio won two silver medals in the Women’s H1-3 Road Race at the London 2012 Paralympic Games earlier this month.

    Monica finished only 33 seconds behind gold-medal winner Marianna “Muffy” Davis of Salt Lake City, Utah, who completed the 48-kilometer race with a time of one hour, 41.34 minutes on Sept. 7. 

  • Energy-efficient upgrades touted at gathering

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District will save $45,000 a year through energy-efficient upgrades to facilities, Executive Director Scott Robson said while speaking to the Evergreen Alliance for Sustainability on Oct. 11.

    Although there is a 20-year payback for the $750,000 project, the long-term rewards are significant and guaranteed, Robson said. 

  • Energy-efficient upgrades touted at gathering

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District will save $45,000 a year through energy-efficient upgrades to facilities, Executive Director Scott Robson said while speaking to the Evergreen Alliance for Sustainability on Oct. 11.

    Although there is a 20-year payback for the $750,000 project, the long-term rewards are significant and guaranteed, Robson said. 

  • Book-signing at high school draws attention to gay rights, diversity issues

     Judy Shepard was sitting in the main hall of Evergreen High School with copies of a book she had written about the anti-gay murder of her son Matthew when parent Lia Christians walked up and greeted her with a hug. 

    “She is amazing,” said Christians. Shepard is turning her son’s tragic death into something that will make a difference to others, she said.

    Shepard traveled from Wyoming to be at EHS the day before Diversity Day on Oct. 12.

  • Opponents of fire training facility threaten to recall board

      Residents opposed to building a fire training facility at Evergreen Fire Station 2 in Bergen Park are gauging support for a recall of fire district board members.

    After months of controversy, the Evergreen Fire Protection District board last month voted unanimously to move forward with the plan.

    Evergreen resident Paul Peil, a member of a committee that reviewed options to the proposed facility, said that residents frustrated with the board’s decision are gauging interest in a recall petition.

  • Barn dance packs 'em in

    On a mild starlit night, the historic Alderfer Barn on Buffalo Park Road was filled with more than 400 people who came to socialize, listen to music and perhaps dance a little — if they could find space. 

     

    The 100-year-old barn that has been used for storage of park district equipment in recent times was transformed into a happening place for Evergreen residents last Friday night.

    The Oct. 12 event planned by caretakers John Erlandson and Pandora Reagan was a huge success, Reagan said.

  • Keeping the furry faith

    The faithful and their pets gathered outside Chow Down on Sunday for the third annual Blessing of the Beasties, an event that is becoming a community tradition.

    About a dozen dogs and one cat, along with their families, were given individual blessings by Father Patrick Dorn, pastor of Evergreen’s Church of the Apostles. He explained to the group the history of the animal blessings, which are done near Oct. 4, the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.