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  • Plans moving ahead to rebuild retaining wall in downtown Evergreen

    The damaged retaining wall in front of the Evergreen National Bank drive-thru in downtown Evergreen is on the road to getting fixed.
    Red Rocks Union Construction, which owns the triangular parking lot there, is asking for the minor variances necessary to rebuild the retaining wall and paint it gray.
    The retaining wall was damaged in the flood in September 2013 that made water overflow Evergreen Lake, damaging some downtown businesses.

  • Inter-Canyon hosting community barbecues

    In an effort to connect district residents and firefighters, the Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District is organizing a series of neighborhood barbecues for the second consecutive year.
    This year’s theme is “preparing for evacuation in wildfire.”
    “Residents of the district can meet their volunteer firefighters, EMTs and paramedics,” said Inter-Canyon spokesman Dan Hatlestad in an email. “(They also can) learn more about evacuation and enjoy a BBQ lunch.”  

  • Bill would give Parks and Wildlife more control over license, park fees

    Colorado lawmakers last week introduced a bill aimed at providing Colorado Parks and Wildlife greater control over how the agency sets fees for a variety of outdoor recreation activities.

  • Jeffco participates in ‘move over’ traffic enforcement campaign

    Two Jeffco law enforcement agencies participated last week in a statewide operation to provide stepped-up enforcement of Colorado’s Move Over law.

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  • ‘It’s a great tradition’

    In the early dark, chilly hours of Easter, tens of thousands of people filed into Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre for the venue’s annual sunrise service.

    Spotlights illuminated three on-stage crosses, casting shadows on the rocks behind the stage and welcoming those to the venue for worship.

  • Inter-Canyon to add new firefighter driver engineer position

    As firefighters age, the health and safety risk of entering a fire increases. Oftentimes, a firefighter’s comfort level changes, too.

  • (Not) Alone

    Sitting in her living room, Carolyn C. Ward, 89, is surrounded by ceramic figurines, pictures and collectibles of Beatrix Potter’s characters, antiques, books and photos of her family members and friends. In short, it looks very much like a typical grandmother’s living room.

    Ward and her husband built their house on Floyd Hill in the 70s, she said, as they were both interested in carpentry. Since then, Ward and her family have passed much of their lives in their home.

  • COMING UP

    ‘Willy Wonka Jr.’ performances at Center/Stage

    Tour Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory with area middle-schoolers during performances of “Willy Wonka Jr.” this weekend.

    The musical is a collaboration between Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen and Evergreen Players, according to co-director Gretchen Moritz, who also teaches at RMAE.

  • Unconventional seating

    Kristin Whitney’s classroom at Wilmot Elementary doesn’t look anything like you might expect.

    Gone are the rows of desks for the fourth- and fifth-graders. In their place are a couch, high-backed chair, pillows, kitchen table with chairs, a camp chair and tall desks. There are four traditional desks congregated together with balls rather than chairs.

    Whitney’s desk is also gone because she said having her desk as the center of attention made it seem like it was her classroom when it should be the students’ classroom.