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  • Reveling in art, music and dance at Summerfest

    From arts and crafts to music and belly dancing, the annual Summerfest at Buchanan Park last weekend offered visual and auditory enjoyment.


    Kids had fun at an activity center designed for them while adults looked at creations of more than 100 artists exhibiting their works at the 35th annual event, a fund-raiser for Center for the Arts Evergreen.

  • Area EMS, fire departments pay tribute to Flight For Life pilot killed in crash

    Evergreen and Clear Creek County emergency responders stationed fire trucks and ambulances at overpasses along Interstate 70 last Thursday in tribute to Patrick Mahany, a Flight For Life Colorado pilot killed in a helicopter crash on July 3 in Frisco.

    As a procession for Mahany traveled from Lakewood to Summit County, area fire and EMS personnel honored the veteran helicopter pilot who died when his aircraft went down in the parking lot at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center.

  • A dog-washing good time

    Perhaps deciding she was clean enough, Baguette the corgi jumped out of the kiddie pool in which volunteers were washing her on Sunday afternoon.

    She and other canines of all shapes and sizes were with their owners at the fifth annual Wine, Washes and Wagging Tails, a dog wash benefiting the Evergreen Animal Protective League.

    “Most of the dogs seem to really enjoy it,” said Cindy Rice, an EAPL volunteer helping with the event sponsored by TallGrass Aveda Spa and Salon. “We’ve had a good turnout this year.”

  • County commissioners eye construction-defects fix

    Jeffco’s county commissioners are frustrated that the state legislature didn’t pass a construction-defects law this year and are hoping that the county can address the issue administratively.

  • Community members can sign card to support Flight for Life

    Members of the Evergreen community can sign a card this week to show support for Flight for Life in the wake of last week's fatal helicopter crash in Frisco.

    The accident, which happened Friday near St. Anthony Summit Medical Center, killed 64-year-old pilot Patrick Mahany of Silverthorne. Dave Repsher, 45, a flight paramedic who also was on board, remained in critical condition early this week.

  • ‘Vegetables most likely to succeed’

    Evergreen gardeners who plant cool-season crops such as leafy greens, peas and potatoes have a good chance of success, said Christine Crouse, Clear Creek County extension service director.

    Speaking at the Evergreen Garden Club Expo recently, Crouse focused on “vegetables most likely to succeed” in the mountain climate with a short growing season. Root crops such as beets, carrots, radishes and onions are good choices for area gardeners, along with kale, chard, spinach, cabbage and Brussels sprouts, she said.

  • Evergreen resident still dedicated to helping injured birds

    Evergreen resident Jill Bozzy loves wild birds and devotes time to helping those that are injured. People in the community frequently call her for assistance when they find birds in need of care.

    “I’ll go catch a bird,” she says.

    Last week Bozzy received calls about an injured woodpecker, a green-back swallow with an injured wing, and a cormorant with a line and hook caught in its throat that was found at Evergreen Lake.

  • It’s complicated: Repair of 10th hole at Evergreen Golf Course involves multiple agencies

    Evergreen residents, golfers and Realtors voiced annoyance over the two-year delay in repairing the 10th hole of the Evergreen Golf Course during a meeting last Thursday with Scott Rethlake, director of golf for the city and county of Denver.

    “This is our front door,” Evergreen resident and Realtor Mark Footer said of the golf course.
    Both the closed hole and debris in the parking area at the golf course are frustrating and unattractive, he said.

  • Nob Hill residents protest plans for lighted billboard at El Rancho

    Nob Hill residents are protesting plans for a large lighted billboard on property near Interstate 70 in El Rancho that is owned by a sign company.

    Steve Richards, president of Mile High Outdoor, has submitted an application to Jeffco Planning and Zoning for rezoning to permit a 700-square-foot billboard on his 7-acre property that borders U.S. 40. If rezoning is approved and the billboard installed, digital messages would appear at 8-second intervals on both sides of it.

  • Evergreen Music Fest marks July Fourth at Buchanan Park

    From classical to jazz and country, lively tunes filled the mountain air at the annual Evergreen Music Festival and Art Show on July 4.

    Along with musical selections from area groups, the event featured performances by dancers and gymnasts, activities for kids and lots of food.

    As the Evergreen Chamber Orchestra played a haunting melody, dancers Kevin Gael Thomas and Fernanda Oliveira of the Colorado Ballet wove graceful patterns of movement for the audience gathered in the white tent at Buchanan Park.