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  • Pine residents seeking county approval to use recreational vehicles for road maintenance

    Residents of the Mountain View Lakes subdivision in Pine are seeking a change to Jeffco’s off-highway vehicle regulations to allow neighbors to legally perform their own snow removal and road maintenance.

  • Evergreen Golf Course will open Friday

    The Evergreen Golf Course will open for the season this Friday.

    Head pro Susie Helmerich said the course usually opens between March 10 and 20. While the course’s busiest months are in the summer and early fall, Helmerich said “a lot of locals” play in March and April.

    “(The course) is not in peak season in terms of conditions, but it’s an opportunity for people to get out and hit the ball without having to go down the hill,” Helmerich said.

  • EPRD board discusses dog waste at parks, pool use

    With the impending partial closure of the Elk Meadow off-leash area, the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board anticipates more people might abuse the district’s parks by allowing their dogs to run and not picking up their waste.

    During a Feb. 28 meeting at Wulf Recreation Center, board member Bill May said he already had noticed more off-leash dogs at both Buchanan and Marshdale parks, and feared there would be more after the majority of the Elk Meadow dog park closes in April.

  • Dog-park fans still mad over partial closure

    Last week, several Evergreen residents — including members of a recently established local nonprofit — hammered members of Jeffco Open Space about its decision to close most of the Elk Meadow dog park despite a deal to maintain about 6 acres for off-leash use.

  • BUSINESS BEAT: Mountain Books has a mascot to crow about

    While dogs and cats are pretty typical store mascots, Mountain Books in Aspen Park has a chicken.

    Yes, a chicken named Boo Boo. She wears a diaper.

    Boo Boo the buff Orpington hen struts around the used bookstore as if she owns the place. She doesn’t, but her owner, Jesse Jasinski of Bailey, does.

    Boo Boo, who is named after the reality-TV show “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” is a spring chicken — only 4 years old.

  • Evergreen chamber names nonprofit, volunteer of the year

    The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce honored on Thursday organizations and individuals who make a difference in the community.

    At the chamber’s annual honoree celebration, six awards were given:

    • 2016 Nonprofit of the Year: Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice

    • 2016 Leader of the Year: Wayne Parkinson

    • 2016 Volunteer of the Year: Lori Frease

    • 2016 Young Professional of the Year: Kristin Ledgerwood

    • 2016 Ambassador of the Year: Marisa Rodero

  • Jeffco fire restrictions upgraded to stage 2

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office has enacted a stage 2 fire ban because of dry, windy conditions.

    This ban, which is more stringent than the stage 1 ban in place since mid-February, prohibits the following:

    • Building, maintaining, attending or using any fire.

    • Recreational fires, including recreational campfires.

  • Wildland fire contained on South Wamblee Valley Road

    Six fire agencies contained a wildland fire Saturday evening after it burned 2 acres on South Wamblee Valley Road in Conifer.

    Firefighters planned to remain on hand for several hours on mop-up duty, which involves containing hot spots and ensuring the perimeter is secure, said Michael Davis, spokesman for Elk Creek Fire Protection District.

    The fire at 13600 S. Wamblee Valley Road was discovered about 4:30 p.m. A level 1 evacuation notice for those living within a mile of the fire was in place early on, but it was lifted at 5:30 p.m. 

  • EAS+Y, Evergreen Audubon to show film focusing on health of oceans

    By Caroline Joan Peixoto, for the Courier

    Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability and the Evergreen Audubon and Nature Center will offer an evening of conservation and sustainability awareness Thursday with a showing of the film “A Plastic Ocean.”

    The event, which is the kickoff of EAS+Y’s 2017 programming, will also feature discussion and light refreshments.

  • Fire chief believes two Elk Creek blazes could be linked to those on Green Mountain

    Two wildfires that burned several acres along U.S. 285 near Windy Point last month may be linked to seven suspicious fires in the Green Mountain area, according to Elk Creek Fire Chief Bill McLaughlin.