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  • Guys and dolls at RMAE set to perform on the big stage

    The world of 1920s gangsters will come alive this weekend as middle-schoolers from Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen perform the iconic “Guys and Dolls.”

    The spring musical — this year in the shortened “Junior” version — has been a tradition at the school for more than a decade, though performing this show is a bit more daunting than some others, according to music teacher and co-director Gretchen Moritz.

  • 'Father Unknown' documentary profiles Evergreen resident

    A mysterious documentary about an Evergreen father and his son is gaining notoriety on the film-festival circuit.

    “Father Unknown” is a story about David Quint of Denver and his father, Urban Quint of Evergreen. It will kick off the LifeTree International Film Festival in Loveland this week after premiering at the Starz Denver Film Festival in November. The movie is slated to be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Rialto Theater, 228 E. 4th St. in Loveland.

  • Szabo opts to drive new county-owned vehicle

    County Commissioner Libby Szabo is driving a new county vehicle purchased specifically for her. 

    County policy allows elected officials to use a county-provided vehicle or to receive reimbursement for mileage on a personal vehicle. Szabo chose a new Ford Taurus, at a cost of $40,000. Commissioners Casey Tighe and Don Rosier use their personal vehicles and are reimbursed for mileage. 

  • Mountain Area Earth Day Fair promises eco-friendly fun for all

    A day to celebrate Earth and its creatures is approaching, as the 26th annual Mountain Area Earth Day Fair will be held Saturday at the Evergreen Lake House.

    “This free family event is a great kickoff to spring and the renewal of our commitment to our communities and the planet,” said Betsy Kelson, organizer of the fair.

  • Jeffco making improvements to Elk Meadow off-leash dog park

    Jeffco Open Space this week is beginning a fence and gate project at the off-leash dog park at Elk Meadow Open Space.

    “The project will physically define the entrance into the off-leash area, provide a zone for the safety of pets, and reduce visitor confusion,” said Thea Rock, Jeffco Open Space spokesperson.

  • Highway 74 near Evergreen Lake remains closed during stabilization work

    Highway 74 from Upper Bear Creek Road to Highway 73 remains closed while workers stabilize a stretch of pavement that is at risk of collapsing. The operation will take six to seven days, and possibly longer, said Jim Pokorny of GoodLand Construction, contractor for the project.

    “At this time we anticipate Highway 74 will be closed until Tuesday, April 21, depending on weather — or the difficulty of the operation,” Pokorny said.

  • Three-car crash on Evergreen Parkway kills Golden man

    One person was killed and another seriously injured Saturday morning in a three-car accident on Evergreen Parkway at County Road 65.

    Dennis Locke, 73, of Golden died at the scene. Locke was driving an eastbound 2013 Toyota Prius that collided with a 2012 Subaru Outback that was turning, the Colorado State Patrol reported. The Prius then traveled into the westbound lanes, where it collided head-on with a 2009 Subaru Outback.

  • Lobato family contemplating legal action

    The family of Jennifer Lobato, the prisoner who died in the Jeffco jail while awaiting medical attention, will wait for the completion of an investigation before deciding whether to take legal action. 

    David Lane, the lawyer representing the Lobato family, said the family has been in contact with the Sheriff’s Office about the investigation and will wait until a coroner’s report is complete before deciding on their next step. 

  • Remembering Howard Smith: a community leader, teacher and friend

    During the years he lived and worked in Evergreen, Howard Smith became known for his work with service organizations and other charitable activities. Many people also remember Smith as a sixth-grade teacher at Parmalee Elementary School, where he worked for 19 years.

    Evergreen resident Cal Bean, who taught with Smith at Parmalee Elementary, said they were best friends for 45 years.

  • Revenues outpace expenses at park district early in 2015

    Despite an early end to ice-skating season at Evergreen Lake, the Lake House realized a profit in early 2015, according to a financial report for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.