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  • EPRD seeks comments on Marshdale playground plan

    About 25 people attended a community meeting hosted by the Evergreen Park and Recreation District at the picnic pavilion  in Marshdale Park March 10 to discuss replacing the park's 20-year-old playground equipment.

    The rec district has a total of $285,000 to invest in the renovation, including a $95,000 grant from Jeffco Open Space and $185,000 in park-district funds approved in the 2016 budget. 

  • Survey says: Buffalo Park Community Garden

    The results of a computer survey have been tallied, and the name of the new garden near Wilmot Elementary School will be Buffalo Park Community Garden.

    “Buffalo Park” received 63 percent of the votes. The other choices in descending order of preference were Wilmot Community Garden, Evergreen Community Garden at Wilmot Elementary, Common Grounds Garden, Legacy Natural Garden and Park, and Hatch Heritage Park and Garden.

  • Alderfer barn judged to be worthy of variety of uses

    The Alderfer barn is apparently sturdy enough and could be used for a variety of things, according to an engineering study commissioned by the Evergreen Park and Recreation District last year. 

    Located at the entrance to Alderfer/Three Sisters Open Space Park, the barn was built in the 1970s with volunteer labor and, along with the ranch house and trails, is owned by Jefferson County Open Space. The park district has leased and maintained the structure for the last 25 years. 

  • Local company awarded contract to dredge Evergreen Lake

    The board of directors of the Evergreen Metropolitan District voted March 16 to award a contract for dredging Evergreen Lake to ESCO Construction of Evergreen. 

    The project is expected to take four months, with a possible start date in May, depending on how long it takes to set up the equipment. 

  • Evergreen's Call-n-Ride service coping with ridership drop

    Cutbacks could be in store for Evergreen’s Call-n-Ride service, commonly known as the “little green bus,” if ridership doesn’t increase.

    Funded by taxpayers in the Regional Transportation District, Call-n-Ride is an affordable form of public transportation that operates somewhat like a taxi service. Customers call drivers directly for pick-up and delivery within a prescribed area around Evergreen from El Rancho to Kittredge.

  • Snowstorm delays delivery of the Courier

    This week's home delivery of the Courier has been delayed due to Wednesday's snowstorm. No estimate for a delivery time is currently available.

  • COUNTY BRIEFS

    Inter-Canyon Fire cancels board election

    The Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District has canceled May’s election for two seats on its board of directors, as no challengers stepped forward to run.

    Ralph Dreher and Jennifer Volkman each will serve another four-year term on the board of the Morrison-based district.

  • I-70 westbound reopens at Morrison

    The spring snowstorm that hit Evergreen overnight, snarling streets and highways, had dropped up to 26 inches of snow in some parts of the area by early afternoon Wednesday.

    Officials were advising residents to stay off the roads if possible. Denver International Airport announced at midday that it was closed.

  • Hitting the High Notes: Jenna Weidner

    Evergreen teenager Jenna Weidner was singing before she could talk.

    “My mom said that when I was 1 year old, the first time I ever sang we were at the store …,” Jenna, 16, said with a laugh. “She was talking to someone, and they just look over at me and they were like, ‘I think your daughter is singing.’ It was like “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.’ … My mom said, ‘You hummed it perfectly.’ ”

  • Pine woman dies after car collides with semi on Evergreen Parkway

    A Pine woman suffered fatal injuries when her car collided with a tractor-trailer on Evergreen Parkway between Bergen Parkway and Lewis Ridge Road at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

    The accident closed the parkway until 10 p.m., forcing rush-hour traffic to detour through Hiwan Hills on South Hiwan Drive. At 6:30 p.m. it was bumper to bumper southbound from Bergen Parkway to Lewis Ridge Road.