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  • Curtain could come down on Bergen Park movie theaters

    AMC Theatres is selling the Bergen Park 7 movie theater building and property, and the buyer could shut down the theaters that have been part of Evergreen for 17 years.

    Nearby business owners and the president of the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce are disappointed that Evergreen could soon be without a venue that provided entertainment for people of all ages without having to go down the hill.

    Ryan Noonan, director of public relations for AMC Theatres, said the company is in the process of selling the property.

  • Teen suspected in mom’s stabbing held in detention

    The teenager arrested last Wednesday in connection with the stabbing of his mother at their home on Red Fox Drive was being held in Mount View Detention Center in Denver as of Friday afternoon.

  • Former Jeffco official wants to testify in McCasky case

    Former Jeffco county administrator Jim Moore offered last week to testify in an ethics investigation of former commissioner Kevin McCasky, though the county apparently will not lift a confidentiality agreement and enable Moore to do so.

    Moore, who recently settled his wrongful-termination lawsuit against the county for $175,000, said that, during his time working for Jeffco, he kept detailed notes about county activities that he considered questionable.

  • Park district to replace Buchanan weight machines

    Most of the weight and cardio machines in the Buchanan Recreation Center are scheduled to be replaced in late August with about 30 new Cybex machines.

    The area will be shut down for a few days for a thorough cleaning and repainting.

    District Executive Director Scott Robson unveiled the plans for the rec center at the regular meeting of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board on June 28 at the Wulf Recreation Center.

  • Suicide-prevention group plans Give for Life on July 23

    The second annual Give for Life event to benefit suicide awareness and prevention is set for July 23.

    The benefit is in two parts: one is a motorcycle run and the other is an event at Cactus Jack’s in Evergreen. Proceeds go toward a new nonprofit started by Evergreen residents called the Start Talking Network.

  • Ban on banner signs on hold for six months

    Downtown Evergreen restaurant owner Susan Yeagley can now put up a banner advertising whatever she wants without fear of landing in court.

    On June 28, the county commissioners voted to enact a six-month moratorium on enforcement of zoning rules prohibiting certain temporary signs.

    A few months ago Yeagley, the owner of One World Cafe, started collecting signatures on a petition protesting the Jeffco zoning regulations that prohibit banner and roof signs. About 150 people signed it.

  • Traffic-signal poles replaced on Evergreen Parkway

    The Colorado Department of Transportation is replacing 12 signal poles and their bases on Evergreen Parkway from South Soda Creek Road to Highway 103 due to wear and tear.

    Three intersections on Highway 74 are getting the upgrades: Bergen Parkway North at South Soda Creek Road; Squaw Pass Road (Highway 103); and Bergen Parkway. Other intersections will be done at a later date.

  • Between rocks and a green place

     A group of Evergreen High School kids looking for a club project came up with the idea of turning the unsightly rock pile by the school's main entrance into a terrace garden full of plants, shrubs and statuary.

    Step one involved rearranging about 10 tons of rocks to make room for green things that until now have never been given a chance. As of Tuesday, June 29, one could see the makings of a dry riverbed where white rocks had been laid on the slope.

  • Humphrey Museum classes tap homemaking skills of yesteryear

    Working in the kitchen is fun when you do it with friends, learn something new, soak up a little history and somebody else does the cleaning up, as in the new series of classes offered at the Humphrey Museum in Soda Creek.

    Newly appointed museum director Angela Rayne, who has many skills, is offering classes in various aspects of homemaking for people interested in doing things the way they did them in the 1930s and ‘40s.

  • Truck hauling peaches flips on I-70

    Things were less than peachy on Interstate 70 Monday afternoon, and it required a response from the fuzz.
    Authorities were at the scene of an accident that closed the eastbound lanes of I-70 when a truck hauling peaches flipped onto its side near Lookout Mountain.
    The Colorado Department of Transportation said the accident had traffic backed up all the way to Georgetown, and CDOT was recommending that motorists use U.S. 6 to get around the closure.