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  • First Barks and Belts 5K is June 3

    Evergreen’s first Barks and Belts 5K on June 3 will offer runners and walkers the opportunity to enjoy a flat course with their canine companions.
    The event will raise funds for the Evergreen Animal Protective League and Drive Smart Evergreen-Conifer. The course begins and ends at Chow Down Pet Supplies in Bergen Village and winds through Bergen Park. To maximize proceeds, there will be no official timing of the event, which starts at 9 a.m. Those participating will receive goodie bags, T-shirts and bandannas for their dogs provided by EAPL.

  • Shaping the future of Wulf Park

    Evergreen residents said they would like to see tennis courts and skate-park improvements, during a community meeting May 23 on proposed Wulf Park projects.

  • Nearby residents protest site of proposed fire training facility

    Neighbors of the proposed Evergreen Fire Protection District training facility voiced strong objections to its location at the May 24 meeting on the project. The site for the $500,000 four-story building is next to Fire Station 2 on Bergen Parkway.
    “I live 100 yards from this and have a front-row view,” said David Hadsell, a resident of The Trails of Hiwan subdivision. “The placement of this is extraordinary.”

  • Small fire contained at Mount Falcon Park

    A small wildfire that broke out in Mount Falcon Park just after noon Monday was 100 percent contained by late afternoon.

    Jeffco sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer said the wildfire was limited to a tenth of an acre. Fire crews hiked into the park after reports of smoke in the area, and the park was closed for the afternoon.

    Techmeyer said three different fire departments responded, and he added that no structures were threatened at any time.

  • Nearby residents protest site of proposed fire training facility

    Neighbors of the proposed Evergreen Fire Protection District training facility voiced strong objections to its location at the May 24 meeting on the project. The site for the $500,000 four-story building is next to Fire Station 2 on Bergen Parkway.

    “I live 100 yards from this and have a front-row view,” said David Hadsell, who lives in The Trails of Hiwan subdivision. “The placement of this is extraordinary.”

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  • An EAS+Y way to reduce plastic bag use

    Many people have reusable bags for carrying grocery items but forget them when making a trip to the store, says Tupper Briggs of Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability.Those who leave their tote bags at home or in their cars often bring groceries home in plastic bags, most of which wind up in landfills, Briggs says.
    While handing out reusable bags at area stores recently, Briggs conducted a survey and learned that people unintentionally fail to use them.

  • Kittredge musician to release CD

    Kittredge singer, songwriter and guitarist Patrick Dethlefs is looking forward to the June 8 debut of his CD at Swallow Hill Music in Denver.
    Titled “Fall + Rise,” the CD features 10 original songs written by Dethlefs and performed with musician friends, including Esme Tiger Collins of Paper Bird.
    Many of Dethlefs’ songs reflect changes experienced in life, he says.
    “My songs are personal, but I keep it open enough to relate to,” Dethlefs says. “In crafting my words, I want to keep it open.”

  • Helping veterans find help

    Traumatic memories of her time in Vietnam began haunting veteran Army nurse Nancy Arsenault after her retirement in 2007.

  • Home and Garden Show grows attendance

    More than 1,200 people attended the Mountain Area Home and Garden Show at Evergreen High School last weekend, a 50 percent increase over last year, according to event organizer Ron Catterson.