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  • Memorial planned to honor Henika at Evergreen Lake Park

    Members of Blue Spruce Kiwanis and the Evergreen Recreation and Park Foundation are working together to raise funds for a memorial for Greg Henika, a Kiwanis member who died last winter at Evergreen Lake.

    Henika was grooming ice for a Kiwanis event in January when the vehicle on which he was riding fell into the lake.

    To honor Henika, the two organizations are planning to build a fire pit that will be dedicated to him.

  • Highway 74 at Evergreen Lake reopens

    After an extended closure to stabilize soil underneath it, Highway 74 from Upper Bear Creek Road to Highway 73 was set to reopen at 5 p.m. Thursday, said Jim Pokorny of GoodLand Construction.

    "We have finally turned the corner," Pokorny said. 

    Work on the connector trail project at Evergreen Lake dam will resume early next week with one-lane road closures during off-peak daytime hours, he said.

  • Lost hikers at Elk Meadow escorted back to trailhead

    Sheriff's deputies helped four lost and chilly hikers make their way back to a trailhead at Elk Meadow Open Space on Sunday night.

    The hikers got turned around, felt they weren't ready for the snow and cold as it started to get dark, and called for help, said Jeffco sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley. As night fell, deputies found the hikers and "walked them out" to a trailhead, Kelley said.

    "They didn't feel like they were dressed for the conditions," Kelley said.

  • Weather scuttled Mountain Area Earth Day Fair

    Saturday’s Mountain Area Earth Day Fair was canceled because of weather conditions and the detour on Highway 74.

    Meanwhile, a portion of Highway 74 between Upper Bear Creek Road and Highway 73 remains closed because of unstable road conditions in that area.

  • Evergreen couple featured on segment of 'Log Cabin Living'

    An Evergreen couple and their log home were featured in a "House Hunters — Log Cabin Living" segment that aired Saturday on HGTV.

    Justin and Ashley moved to Evergreen from New Jersey in June, and decided they wanted to buy a cabin to live in, Ashley said. She asked that the couple’s last name and some work details not be made public to respect their privacy.

  • Kempe, Dozier retain seats on IREA board

    Both foothills-area directors of the Intermountain Rural Electric Association retained their seats on the nonprofit power co-op’s board in this month’s election.

    Pine Junction resident Duke Dozier, whose district stretches from Kenosha Pass to Aspen Park and includes some parts of Castle Rock, outpolled his opponent by less than 350 votes. 

  • Guys and dolls at RMAE set to perform on the big stage

    The world of 1920s gangsters will come alive this weekend as middle-schoolers from Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen perform the iconic “Guys and Dolls.”

    The spring musical — this year in the shortened “Junior” version — has been a tradition at the school for more than a decade, though performing this show is a bit more daunting than some others, according to music teacher and co-director Gretchen Moritz.

  • 'Father Unknown' documentary profiles Evergreen resident

    A mysterious documentary about an Evergreen father and his son is gaining notoriety on the film-festival circuit.

    “Father Unknown” is a story about David Quint of Denver and his father, Urban Quint of Evergreen. It will kick off the LifeTree International Film Festival in Loveland this week after premiering at the Starz Denver Film Festival in November. The movie is slated to be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Rialto Theater, 228 E. 4th St. in Loveland.

  • Szabo opts to drive new county-owned vehicle

    County Commissioner Libby Szabo is driving a new county vehicle purchased specifically for her. 

    County policy allows elected officials to use a county-provided vehicle or to receive reimbursement for mileage on a personal vehicle. Szabo chose a new Ford Taurus, at a cost of $40,000. Commissioners Casey Tighe and Don Rosier use their personal vehicles and are reimbursed for mileage. 

  • Mountain Area Earth Day Fair promises eco-friendly fun for all

    A day to celebrate Earth and its creatures is approaching, as the 26th annual Mountain Area Earth Day Fair will be held Saturday at the Evergreen Lake House.

    “This free family event is a great kickoff to spring and the renewal of our commitment to our communities and the planet,” said Betsy Kelson, organizer of the fair.