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  • Ice-skating season opens Wednesday at Evergreen Lake

    The ice is sufficiently thick for ice-skating season to open at Evergreen Lake on Wednesday. 

    “We just hit the 12-inch mark,” said Brad Bednar, Lake House manager.

    The ice rinks will be open for skating and hockey playing from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the rinks will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Jeffco planners approve updated community plan for Evergreen

    The Jeffco Planning Commission has approved an updated community plan for Evergreen that includes activity centers and areas of stability to define the town's character. The plan will be incorporated into the county’s master plan along with those from other communities.

    All policies that are redundant are being removed from individual community plans to create one streamlined plan, said Russell Clark, Jeffco senior planner.

  • Take a walk on the wild side

    Staunton State Park will continue its annual tradition of welcoming the new year with a variety of First Day Hikes on Jan. 1

    The educational hikes, with varying distances and degrees of difficulty, will be led by knowledgeable volunteers who are passionate about the park. The trips will range in distance from 1.5 to 11 miles and will depart throughout the day.

    Winter hiking can be intimidating for some who fear getting lost in the snow, but the guides are skilled and the trails well marked, said Staunton manager Zach Taylor.

  • Trial by fire

    Diane Dodge got an early Christmas present last weekend: Her home on Buffalo Park Road is still standing despite a fire that destroyed an attached shed containing a boiler and water heater.

    Dodge considers herself very lucky.

    She’s lucky that smoke detectors in her home were working and that she has kept three fire extinguishers in the house for years.

  • DA won't file charges in alleged threat at EHS

    A teen arrested after a threat resulted in a lockdown at Evergreen High School will not be charged with a crime, according to the district attorney’s office.

    The 16-year-old student, who was taken into custody Dec. 10 after classmates reported the threat to school staff, didn’t represent a threat to the school, said DA’s spokeswoman Pam Russell.

  • Evergreen chamber presents annual business awards

    The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce honored three Evergreen businesses with top awards at the organization’s annual Sparkle and Shine event on Friday night at the Hiwan Golf Club.

    Seasonally Yours Evergreen Taffy Company and Fresh Fudge Too received the 2015 Business of the Year Award. The People’s Choice Business Award went to the Resale Shop of Evergreen Christian Outreach. And the Wild Game Entertainment Experience garnered the New Business Award.

  • Evergreen chamber presents annual business awards

    The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce honored three Evergreen businesses with top awards at the organization’s annual Sparkle and Shine event on Friday night at the Hiwan Golf Club.

    Seasonally Yours Evergreen Taffy Company and Fresh Fudge Too received the 2015 Business of the Year Award. The People’s Choice Business Award went to the Resale Shop of Evergreen Christian Outreach. And the Wild Game Entertainment Experience garnered the New Business Award.

  • Evergreen park district distributes new brochure on ice safety

    “Ice Safety at Evergreen Lake” is the title of a new brochure that the Evergreen Park and Recreation District is distributing at Evergreen Lake and at Wulf and Buchanan rec centers.

    The colorful pamphlet offers guidelines for anglers and others planning to venture onto the ice at the lake.

  • Evergreen park district distributes new brochure on ice safety

    “Ice Safety at Evergreen Lake” is the title of a new brochure that the Evergreen Park and Recreation District is distributing at Evergreen Lake and at Wulf and Buchanan rec centers.

    The colorful pamphlet offers guidelines for anglers and others planning to venture onto the ice at the lake.

  • Park district adopts policy for sponsored grants to limit liability

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District recently incurred a $100,000 expense associated with a grant it sponsored to build the connector trail at Evergreen Lake dam.

    To ensure against future unexpected costs related to grants it sponsors for other organizations, the park board approved a grant sponsorship policy Dec. 8, which board members Janet Heck Doyle and Peg Linn helped to develop.