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  • Pumpkin patch tradition carves lasting memories

    Jack-o’-lantern aficionados from the tall to the small gathered at JP Total’s pumpkin patch on Sunday to pick the perfect pumpkin, an activity that has become an Evergreen tradition for some families.

    Children walked up and down the rows of pumpkins, their thoughts churning as they decided the perfect use. Some children planned to create jack-o’-lanterns, while others wanted to use the pumpkins intact as decorations.

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  • Clear Creek commission candidates debate economy, opportunity

    Editor’s note: Clear Creek County's Distrtict 2 encompasses a portion of west Evergreen. This story focuses on the county commission race between Republican Tom Hayden and Democrat George Clark.

    Both Clear Creek County commissioner candidates in District 2 agree that a major piece of the county’s economic puzzle is getting young families into the county, but they differ on how that can be accomplished. 

  • Romney, Ryan rock supporters at Red Rocks

    Red Rocks Amphitheatre felt more like it was hosting a concert than a political event when presidential candidate Mitt Romney addressed supporters there Tuesday evening.

    The thousands packed into the Colorado landmark had enthusiasm to spare, as the appearance by the GOP candidate and running mate Paul Ryan was reminiscent of highly produced entertainment.

  • Halloween nature event provides educational fun

     “Will he bite?” Ayla Tibbetts asked while looking at a screech owl perched on the finger of a handler at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center. The black widow spider in the Nature Expeditions display might have been tempted, however, if not enclosed in a glass container.

     

    Ayla and her parents, Colleen and Isaac Tibbetts, were enjoying the annual Halloween Tales and Trails event on Saturday that featured educational exhibits and programs.

  • Cupboard getting bare at EChO food bank

     With more people coming through the doors getting food, the inventory at the Evergreen Christian Outreach food bank is becoming sparse.

    Only three cans of chicken noodle soup remained in the canned-goods section last week.

    “When we’re out of chicken noodle soup, we’re in big trouble,” said Liz Hawkins of EChO.

    During the season between summer and winter, donations slow, said food bank manager Jim Shelton.

    “Right now, we need everything,” he said.

  • Local firefighters participate in wildland training

    Two firefighters were bringing water hoses to the home of Soda Creek resident Rob Hoar on Saturday morning. Fortunately, there wasn’t a fire to put out. 

     

    Evergreen firefighter Alan Koplove and Indian Hills Fire Rescue Capt. Marc Rosenberg were participating in an urban interface wildland training exercise along with 50 other volunteers.

  • 'Workforce' housing proposed for former Albertsons

    Two Evergreen architectural designers have created an innovative plan to transform the former Albertsons into “workforce housing.”

     

    Calling the concept a “strategic vision,” Shane O’Regan Murphy and Michael Whitehouse are proposing an apartment project for the empty building. 

    In Evergreen there is a real problem with low-wage people not being able to find a reasonably priced place to live, said Murphy. Many people who work in Evergreen cannot afford to live here, he said.

  • Opponents of fire training facility initiate recall of board members

    In the wake of failed negotiations regarding a fire training facility at Fire Station 2 in Bergen Park, residents opposed to the plan have initiated a recall of members of the Evergreen Fire Protection District board.

    The petition, which was delivered to Evergreen Fire/Rescue staff and to the Jeffco elections office on Monday, seeks support to recall board members Jeff DeDisse, David Christensen and Charles Simons. Board President George Kling and member Charles Dykeman were not included because they have not served the required six-month term of office to be recalled.

  • Opening of Staunton State Park delayed until spring

    The opening of Staunton State Park has been delayed until late spring 2013, park officials have revealed.

    The 3,500-acre state park near Shaffers Crossing in Conifer was slated to open this month, but construction delays have pushed the opening back about six months, said park manager Jennifer Marten.

    “We knew this was going to be a tight timeline for construction when we started the project. … As with any construction project, it didn’t go perfectly,” Marten said.