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  • Kittredge residents express concerns about noise, trash pick-up to EPRD staff

    Evergreen Park and Recreation District staff asked for — and received — lively comments from Kittredge residents at a community forum April 9. From trash pick-up to crowd and noise abatement, residents raised issues related to parks in their area during the meeting at the Kittredge Civic Center.

    “We’re not going to be able to regulate the number of people who come here. These really are public spaces,” Scott Robson, EPRD executive director, said in response to a concern about crowds at O’Fallon and other neighborhood parks.

  • Park district candidates to appear at forum on April 23

     The Canyon Courier and Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce are hosting a forum April 23 featuring candidates running for the board of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

    Five candidates are vying for three open seats on the board in the May 6 election. 

    Peter Lindquist is the only incumbent among the candidates. Evergreen residents John Ellis, Peg Linn, Tim Kimber and Monty Estis are joining Lindquist in the race.

  • Three malnourished horses seized at property in Morrison

    Jeffco sheriff’s deputies seized three malnourished horses Saturday at a property in Morrison.

    A veterinarian found the horses to be in poor condition and to have significant health issues, the Sheriff’s Office reported. The horses were taken to a horse rescue facility.

    The identity of the horses' owner has yet to be released. The property where the horses were seized is in the 17000 block of Forest Avenue.

  • District seeks to revive talks with teachers

    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.

  • Firefighters rescue two deer from icy waters of Evergreen Lake

    Evergreen firefighters donned wetsuits Tuesday to rescue two deer that had wandered onto the rapidly thinning ice of Evergreen Lake.

    The deer and the firefighters were all fine afterward.

    A person walking around Evergreen Lake made a 911 call about 1 p.m. after seeing the deer floundering on the ice, said Evergreen Fire Chief Mike Weege.

  • Evergreen educator publishes book on defining personal boundaries

    Evergreen resident and educational consultant Lorna Idol has written a book on defining boundaries in relationships that is based on her personal experiences.

    “Do you ever feel like other people are imposing on you? That other people are effectively bossing you around? That you don’t know what to say or do to defend yourself, until after an incident is over?” Idol asks in the overview of her recently published work, “Discovering Boundaries.”

  • Former Indian Hills fire chief seeking seat on district board

    Editor’s note: This is part of a series about candidates for the Indian Hills Fire District board in the May election.

    Former Indian Hills fire chief Don Schoenbein says the “firehouse fiasco” is the reason that he decided to run for the district fire board in the May 6 election.

    The $5 million bond issue, which the Indian Hills fire board asked residents to support to build a new station, prompted him to challenge incumbent board members, Schoenbein said.

  • Kirkpatrick wins Ice Melt Barrel Contest

    Evergreen resident Linda Kirkpatrick took first-place honors and bragging rights for guessing when the Ice Melt Barrel would fall into Evergreen Lake.

    She was followed by Carla Boyd, second place; Beth Feldkamp, third place; and Rod Hock, fourth place, all Evergreen residents. First place wins $1,000, second place gets $500, third place $250, and fourth place $125.

    The barrel hit the water at 1:17:31 p.m. on Friday, March 28. It was placed on the lake on Jan. 7. 

  • Attendees at community park forum raise concerns about traffic, noise

    Evergreen residents at the first community forum of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District voiced concerns about noise, traffic and overcrowding at area parks--especially during special events.

    "I sleep here, right across the street," Evergreen resident Kristina Sherwood said, referring to an event at Buchanan Park at which loud music was played. Sherwood said the music seemed to be directed toward her home.

  • SHERIFF'S CALLS

    From the tip line