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  • Summer market in Aspen Park features dozens of vendors

    A summer market has launched in Aspen Park, and its organizers hope it’s not only a place where locals can buy goods but also a place where people can engage with other likeminded folks.

  • IMHS raises funds with inaugural hike-a-thon

    A year into its bid to find a new home, the Intermountain Humane Society is holding a fund-raiser that’s akin to Denver’s annual Furry Scurry.

    The inaugural Trails-for-Tails Hike-a-thon will take place Sunday, July 23, at Staunton State Park and will include everything from a presentation from a park ranger to T-shirts and door prizes.

  • Fire chief Weege receives pay raise

    Evergreen Fire Chief Mike Weege will receive a 2.5 percent salary raise, following his annual performance review by the Evergreen Fire Protection District board earlier this summer.

    While board President John Anderson declined to list specific highlights about Weege’s performance during the last year, he said the board was happy with his leadership.

  • Disc golfers come into Bloom

    Foothill Flyers Disc Golf Club and Destination Disc hosted the 10th annual The Bloom disc golf tournament this past weekend, drawing 160 golfers, including 49 professionals, to the mountain area’s courses.

    On Sunday, the players gathered for the final round at Beaver Ranch to navigate the course’s steep hills, gulches and trees, which created ideal risk-reward throws for the golfers.

  • Music festival donates $2,400 to high school performing arts

    Thanks to an inaugural partnership, Evergreen Music Festival has donated $2,400 of its event proceeds to Evergreen High School’s performing arts department.

    The school’s choir, band and theater programs provided 50 volunteers, who spent a total of 150 hours at the July 4 festival at Buchanan Fields.

    Jackie Mohr, the festival’s volunteer coordinator, described the partnership as a perfect marriage between the two entities, which is the first of its kind in the festival’s 28-year history.

  • Fourth of July set to music at annual festival

    If one can’t enjoy the music of fireworks filling the night sky on Independence Day, then why not enjoy actual music?

    Buchanan Fields hosted the 28th annual Evergreen Music Festival on July 4 as a dozen musical acts of various genres performed for an estimated 2,200 attendees. While there were a few newcomers to the festival’s lineup this year, most have grown accustomed to spending their Fourth of July playing in Evergreen.

  • Police chase on U.S. 285 leads to rollover accident

    A police chase led to a rollover accident that shut down southbound U.S. 285 for about an hour Monday afternoon.

    Around noon, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office received reports of a Jeep Cherokee swerving and driving erratically in northbound traffic near Wagon Trail. A deputy began following the vehicle at South Turkey Creek Road, where the driver made an abrupt U-turn and began traveling southbound.

  • Redskin Fire near Bailey contained, evacuation orders lifted

    Firefighters from the Evergreen, North Fork and Platte Canyon fire departments responded Sunday afternoon to a small wildfire burning on U.S. Forest Service land about eight miles southeast of Bailey.

  • DPD investigating hit-and-run at Red Rocks

    A driver has been taken into custody after reportedly crashing into two pedestrians and multiple cars in the lower south parking lot at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre last Thursday night.

    Two female pedestrians, who had just left a performance from Pink Martini and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, were struck just before 10:30 p.m. at the Morrison venue. One of the women suffered minor injuries, while the other was uninjured. Neither was taken to the hospital.

  • Triple Bypass cyclists 'make the best' of ride's cancellation

    Despite the Triple Bypass being canceled, cyclists took to the asphalt Saturday morning, taking voluntary rides with professional cyclists to Mount Evans, Guanella Pass and other parts of the mountain area. Throughout the afternoon, cyclists returned to Buchanan Park to enjoy this year’s Triple Fest.