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  • Hiwan covenant war reaches uneasy truce

    While recent court rulings have effectively ended open hostilities in the bitter covenant dispute that has raged across Hiwan Country Club for the better part of two years, they've done little to reconcile competing theories of proper neighborhood management, and even less to mend a whole bunch of badly broken fences.

  • Event Sept. 26 will take hard-to-recycle items

    Two sites in El Rancho Town Center will be accepting drop-offs of household hazardous wastes and hard-to-recycle items on Sept. 26.

    The two sites, Evergreen Country Day School and Walmart, will accept the drop-offs between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on the designated day, said Mereth Meade, a member of the Evergreen Rotary Club’s Project Earth Committee, which is sponsoring the recycling event.

    This is Evergreen Rotary’s second annual all-inclusive event that collects hard-to-dispose-of items on the same day.

  • Denver man dies in fall near Maxwell Falls

    The man who died Wednesday near Maxwell Falls has been identified as Gregory Woodman, 48, of Denver. Woodman was with an unidentified companion when he died.

    Woodman was wearing a climbing harness when he fell about 50 feet off a cliff, said Jim Shires, spokesman for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

    The accident occurred about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, at the upper trailhead to Maxwell Falls, about 8 miles southwest of Evergreen on Brook Forest Road.

  • Snafu delays county employees’ checks

    An administrative error left hundreds of county employees without the paychecks they expected to receive on Sept. 4.

  • A lucky strike: Evergreen man survives lightning strike during hike on Quandary Peak

    It was a freak lightning strike that involved no thunder, rain or warning, except for some dark clouds. It was a cold day in the 30s, and snow began falling on the 14,000-foot peak after noon. Others in the vicinity said there was a single, terrifying bolt of lightning.

    “I was the only person there who wasn’t traumatized by the events. I couldn’t remember anything,” said T.J. Carroll, an oil and gas attorney with Kinder Morgan in Lakewood. “Everybody else was totally freaked out.”

  • Park maintenance facility must be built in stages

    A couple of unheated steel shipping containers connected by a makeshift roof will have to serve as the park district’s vehicle repair shop and storage facility for at least one more winter.

    Plans to build a new park maintenance facility had to be put on hold last month after the construction costs for the bare-bones plan turned out to be substantially higher than first estimated.

  • Channel 6 viewers need to rescan digital sets

    The station just raised its antenna 200 feet and increased its power to 1 million watts at the tower on Mount Morrison, where it reaches viewers along the Front Range and in the mountains.

    (Mount Morrison is the prominent peak above Red Rocks Amphitheatre that can be seen from I-70 and Highways 73 and 74 in Evergreen.)

    Before the power boost, Channel 6 was operating at only 315,000 watts.

    Channel 6 expected to lose about 10 percent of its coverage area temporarily when it went digital June 12.

  • Purrington to be released to rehab hospital

    Julia Purrington of Evergreen, 34, is recovering from a fractured left kneecap and severely torn ligaments in her right knee and is expected to be released from Littleton Adventist Hospital into a rehabilitation hospital this week.

    Purrington was seriously injured in a bicycle accident on Rampart Range Road near Chatfield Reservoir on Aug. 22.

    She said from the hospital that she had a couple of surgeries on her knees and is waiting for the results of an MRI on her shoulder.

  • Cyclist still in hospital after Aug. 16 on-ramp crash

    Jeffrey S. Detlefs of Evergreen was arrested on a number of charges, including vehicular assault, DUI and leaving the scene of an accident involving serious bodily injury.

    He was held in Jefferson County Jail until Aug. 21, when he posted bail of $60,000.

    The case has been turned over to the Denver district attorney’s office for special prosecution because Hegyi is an attorney for the Jefferson County Public Defender’s Office.

    A spokeswoman for St. Anthony Hospital Central could give no further details about the nature of his injuries .

  • Smoke health advisory issued

    The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has

    issued a smoke health advisory for northwest and north-central Colorado

    for those individuals with heart disease, respiratory illnesses, the

    very young and the elderly.

    Significant smoke from fires in Canada,

    Utah, Colorado, California and other Western states will continue to

    cause widespread haze in Colorado. Smoke should gradually

    diminish later this evening in most areas.

    Fine particulate levels in the air currently are in the