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  • Election is May 6 for Evergreen park board candidates

    Eligible voters can vote in person or by absentee ballot in the election for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board on Tuesday, May 6.

    The polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Wulf Rec Center, 5300 S. Olive Road, and Buchanan Park Rec Center, 32003 Ellingwood Trail. Both facilities are disabled accessible. 

    Those who would like to vote by absentee ballot have until the close of business on Friday, May 2, to file applications with the ERPD office.

  • Former owner of Canyon Courier saw emerging growth of Evergreen

    At the celebration of his 98th birthday at Elk Run Assisted Living on April 21, the staff presented resident Owen Ball a framed news article announcing his acquisition of the Canyon Courier in June 1963. A few days later on April 25, Ball died of natural causes after living in Evergreen for more than 50 years.

    During the years that he owned the Courier, Ball watched Evergreen emerge from a small, isolated town with a saloon and horses to an upscale community, said his son Owen Ball Jr. 

  • Park board member questions selection process for community garden

    “I think what you’ve created is really terrific,” said Evergreen Park and Recreation District board member Janet Heck Doyle after hearing an annual report on the community garden at Buchanan Park at the board's April 22 meeting.

    In her report to the park board, Rachel Emmer of Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability described the success of the garden, which took years to come to fruition. Emmer said 44 plots were awarded to gardeners through a lottery that was held last spring.

  • Forum for Indian Hills fire board candidates is April 30

    A forum featuring candidates for the board of the Indian Hills Fire Protection District will be held Wednesday, April 30, at 7 p.m. at the Indian Hills Community Center, 5351 Parmalee Gulch Road.

    Former Indian Hills fire chief Don Schoenbein and resident Timothy Robbins are challenging incumbent board members Marc Rosenberg, Ron Walton and Kelley Lehman for three seats in the May 6 election.

    Those who come to the forum will have the opportunity to learn about the candidates and ask questions.

  • Search for missing hikers resumes near Mount Evans

    About 100 searchers were looking Saturday for signs of two Minnesota hikers missing in the Mount Evans area since early April.

    Volunteer searchers from 13 mountain rescue teams were out with dogs looking for father and son Damian McManus, 52, and Evan McManus, 19, of St. Louis Park, Minn. The two were reported missing April 6 after they did not return home from a spring-break trip to Colorado. Their SUV was found parked at Echo Lake Campground.

  • Board ponders next step in teacher talks

    The Jeffco school board will meet in executive session Thursday night to discuss the next steps in contract negotiations with the Jefferson County Education Association, Jeffco’s teachers union.

    At an April 10 special meeting, the school board asked the JCEA to provide a written statement saying what would bring the teachers union back to the bargaining table.

  • Webcam shows parking availability at Mount Falcon

    Hikers and bikers headed to Mount Falcon Park now can check online to see how many cars are in the parking lot.

    A webcam installed by Jeffco Open Space workers shows panorama shots of the often-full parking lot, updated every two seconds. The webcam is in “beta” testing at: http://jeffco.us/parks/mount-falcon-park-webcam.

  • Economic development a topic at town hall

    Evergreen business leaders want to focus on economic development in 2014.

    To help, Evergreen residents should shop and “live” locally to help the local economy, said Lin Browning, president of the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce. The chamber also plans to market the area and its signature events to encourage tourism, she said.

    Browning was the kickoff speaker at the town hall meeting hosted by the Evergreen Pathfinders at the Lake House last Thursday.

  • Climbing all about ‘brotherhood of the rope,’ says mountaineer

    Reaching the summit of a high mountain peak is secondary to maintaining good relationships with fellow climbers, said George Lowe, a mountaineer with more than 50 years experience.

     

  • School district seeks to revive talks with teachers union

    In an effort to restart contract talks, the Jeffco school board has asked the teachers union what it would take for union negotiators to return to the bargaining table.

    “I think it’s in the board’s best interest to keep JCEA at the (bargaining) table,” board member Lesley Dahlkemper said at Thursday night’s meeting.