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  • Jeffo Open Space lands grant for programs to connect with youths

    The Be Wild, Jeffco coalition of Jeffco Open Space has received a $75,000 grant to encourage youths to experience the outdoors.

    The funding from Great Outdoors Colorado is aimed at creating programs and expanding parks to improve access for young people, said Open Space spokeswoman Thea Rock.

    Many Jeffco youngsters live in areas with gaps in nature connections, Rock said — similar to people who live in “food deserts” that lack readily accessible grocery stores.

  • Jeffo Open Space lands grant for programs to connect with youths

    The Be Wild, Jeffco coalition of Jeffco Open Space has received a $75,000 grant to encourage youths to experience the outdoors.

    The funding from Great Outdoors Colorado is aimed at creating programs and expanding parks to improve access for young people, said Open Space spokeswoman Thea Rock.

    Many Jeffco youngsters live in areas with gaps in nature connections, Rock said — similar to people who live in “food deserts” that lack readily accessible grocery stores.

  • Pathfinder heading in a different direction

    Sitting in the Muddy Buck on a chilly October morning, Evergreen resident Jim Gorman talks about why he started the Pathfinders 10 years ago.

    “The whole idea was to become more involved in the community,” he said. “There’s so much knowledge and talent in that group.”

  • Elk: It’s what’s for dinner

    Elk, elk everywhere — but not one to eat.

    Local hunters gaze at herds of elk and deer roaming the meadows and yards in Evergreen. However, they are essentially off limits for hunting because of restrictions on hunting in populated areas.

    To find wild game for their dinner tables, Evergreen residents Kim Herfurt and Tim Wulf head to state wildlife management areas and private lands where they are permitted to hunt during regulated seasons with licenses from Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

  • Park district board renews lease for historic Alderfer property

    After hearing pleas from residents, the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board voted 3-2 on Oct. 27 to renew a lease with Jeffco Open Space for the Alderfer property at Alderfer/Three Sisters Park.

    “To me, that property is like an icon. It’s truly an icon for Evergreen,” said longtime Evergreen resident Mimi Nelson, speaking in favor of the lease renewal.

    Former EPRD board members Peter Eggers and Kit Darrow also urged the park board to renew the lease with Jeffco.

  • Denver woman gets 10 days in jail in fatal accident on U.S. 285

    The 23-year-old woman who pleaded guilty to careless driving resulting in the death of Jeffco sheriff’s Sgt. Sean Renfro has been sentenced to 10 days in jail, as well as two years of probation and 240 hours of community service. 

    Denver resident Blair Gledhill, who was 22 at the time of the accident, was driving south on an icy U.S. 285 near Windy Point on Jan. 3 when her car went out of control. According to reports, her car crossed the median, hitting Renfro and two other people.

  • Paraglider pilot injured in crash on Lookout Mountain

    A para-glider pilot crashed on Lookout Mountain on Thursday and was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

    The pilot's glider crashed about 100 yards below the road, and rescue crews had to rapel down to reach him. Golden spokeswoman Karlyn Tilley said the man was taken to St. Anthony Hospital in serious condition.

    Lookout Mountain Road was closed for a time after the accident.

  • Closures of Eisenhower Tunnel scheduled to test fire suppression system

    Testing of the Eisenhower Tunnel’s recently installed fire suppression system will affect Interstate 70 traffic for several days in early November, according to Colorado Department of Transportation officials.

    The westbound tunnel will be closed the nights of Nov. 2 and 4 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. The eastbound tunnel will be closed the nights of Nov. 3 and Nov. 5 during the same timeframe. Traffic will be diverted over Loveland Pass, officials said.

  • 'Little village' planned at El Rancho

    A "little village" could be built on 4.5 acres near Evergreen Country Day School’s preschool building in El Rancho.

  • Watchdog group files complaints against groups pushing recall

    A Colorado Springs-based watchdog organization has accused groups involved in instigating the recall of three Jeffco school members of violating state campaign finance laws in two lawsuits that will go before Colorado’s Office of Administrative Courts.