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  • Park district board moves forward with proposal for managing golf course

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District board has decided to pursue management of the Evergreen golf course, which could remain open year-round under the park district’s jurisdiction.

    During a special meeting Monday night, board members voted unanimously to give EPRD Executive Director Scott Robson authority to submit a proposal to the city of Denver.

  • Park district board moves forward with proposal for managing golf course

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District board has decided to pursue management of the Evergreen golf course, which could remain open year-round under the park district’s jurisdiction.

    During a special meeting Monday night, board members voted unanimously to give EPRD Executive Director Scott Robson authority to submit a proposal to the city of Denver.

  • The outdoors then ... and now

    Dressed in vintage attire, Peg Alig of Lookout Mountain Nature Center was portraying Martha Maxwell, a gutsy pioneer woman who shot and stuffed animals back in the 1850s.

    "I became an excellent markswoman. I became known throughout the region for this," Alig said Saturday while speaking as Maxwell to a group of youngsters at the Hiwan Homestead Museum.

    Many people were astounded that Maxwell could shoot and do taxidermy as well as a man, Alig said.

  • Boggs says additional work at school should have been put up for bid

    A Jeffco school board member is questioning the board’s decision to nearly triple the value of a contract for a company doing construction at Westminster’s Standley Lake High School without requesting new bids.

    Board member Laura Boggs says the contract change should warrant a new bid process, while board President Lesley Dahlkemper and district staff disagree, saying the district was within its legal rights to amend the contract.

  • Parker man dies when motorcycle crashes in Bear Creek Canyon

    A Parker man died about noon Sunday after his motorcycle skidded and flipped off Highway 74 between Idledale and Morrison, according to a Colorado State Patrol spokesman.
    Paul Tabcun, 40, died when his 2003 Indian Chief went out of control, according to Trooper Nate Reid. No other vehicles were involved in the wreck.
    “(Tabcun) lost control of the motorcycle in a left-hand curve,” Reid said. “The motorcycle went down on its left side and skidded for a little while.”

  • Morrison man arrested amid seizure of explosives

    Federal agents arrested a Morrison man last Thursday after an undercover operation revealed he allegedly was making explosives and planned to sell them for cash or cocaine.

    Richard Lawrence Sandberg, 35, was charged with one count of possession of a firearm after bomb squads from the ATF, Jeffco Sheriff’s Office and Denver police removed several improvised explosive devices from his home at 4648 S. Swadley Way.

    Lawrence, who said he is a former Marine special forces soldier, could face up to 10 years in federal prison if convicted.

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  • Improved emergency-notification program available to residents, businesses

    A new emergency-notification service is available to residents and businesses in the Evergreen Fire Protection District who would like to receive alerts on their mobile phones as well as land lines.
    This CodeRED system replaces the problem-plagued FIRST CALL or 911.net, said Doug Saba, fire and life safety educator for Evergreen Fire/Rescue.

  • At Snowflake Circus, the sky’s the limit

    Many people dream at some point in their lives about joining a circus.

    In Evergreen, some students do more than dream. They’re learning circus arts with the hope of one day performing under the big top.

    At Snowflake Circus, students take classes in aerial arts, circus skills, acrobatics and tightrope walking. For some, it’s fun and great exercise; for others, it may be a career opportunity.

  • Improved emergency-service notification available to residents, businesses

    A new emergency-notification service is available to residents and businesses in the Evergreen Fire Protection District who would like to receive alerts on their mobile phones as well as land lines.