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  • Work on Colorado 8 near Morrison gears up

    The construction beat goes on with road and bridge improvements on Colorado 8 near Morrison starting this week and running through September.

    The Colorado Department of Transportation will roto-mill and pave 2 miles of  Colorado 8 beginning at the south end of Morrison near Bear Creek Bridge and continuing south to the Colorado 8/U.S. 285 junction. Four bridge decks will be repaired and waterproofed, and crews will add new guardrails and concrete curb ramps and improve signs and striping. 

  • Callahan departs park district board

    After 15 months on the board of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, Pat Callahan announced he is resigning to move to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, for at least a year to be with his wife, Julie Callahan, who is being sent there on a foreign assignment by IBM.
    "I feel bad about the voters who elected me. I really do. There were 980 who voted for me. It's not like resigning as a volunteer," Callahan said. He was elected to the board in 2010 after receiving the most votes of seven candidates on the ballot.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    A green thumb in the eye

  • Man falls 40 feet from zip line

    A man fell 40 feet Sunday from one of the newly installed zip lines at Conifer Community Park, and he was evacuated to St. Anthony Hospital in a Flight for Life helicopter. The zip lines were not open for business when the accident occurred.

    Stefan Van der Steen, owner of Denver Zipline Tours, said no one had been given permission to use the zip line on Sunday evening.

    “I’m not sure what happened,” Van der Steen said. “No one was authorized to use the facility; it was closed.

  • Oktoberfest on tap at Evergreen Lake on Sept. 25 — really

    Oktoberfest at Evergreen Lake 2011 will be held Sunday, Sept. 25, as advertised online, despite another website that has since been taken down saying the event was canceled.

    Information about the event, which is produced by the nonprofit Evergreen Recreation and Park Foundation, is available on the foundation website at www.evergreenparkfoundation.org. Click on “Oktoberfest” at the top.

  • Remodeled library at Life Care Center a tribute to special caregiver

     

    Friends and family of Sherry Pilcher gathered to dedicate a new residents' library and lounge in her honor on Friday, July 15, at the Life Care Center of Evergreen.

    About 75 people crowded into the dining room to listen to tributes to Pilcher's work at the center, where she was a certified nursing assistant from 1998 to 2001. She loved to read, said Kathy Price, admissions and marketing director, in a statement.

  • Open house to explore link from lake to downtown

     The park district will hold an informal open house on Wednesday, Aug. 3, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lake House to explore the creation of a bike and pedestrian walkway along the creek bank from the Evergreen Lake Trail to downtown, a distance of about 200 feet.

    The meeting is being hosted by the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce, the Evergreen Downtown Business Association, and the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

  • Foothills Fire Rescue completes ratings test

     Foothills Fire Rescue completed a two-day inspection and testing process in late June that will help determine how much residents of the Foothills Fire District will be paying for their insurance premiums.

    The last time an evaluation was done was more than 10 years ago. Since then the department has acquired two more water tankers, two more fire trucks and three full-time paid personnel, all of which should translate into a better rating and possibly lower homeowners' insurance costs.

  • Mixing it up for the arts

    The Bergen Village Shopping Center Merchants joined forces with the Center for the Arts Evergreen and the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the arts with a gallery opening and artist walk on July 21 in the Bergen Village Shopping Center.

    About 250 people attended the event, which was held along with the Evergreen chamber's July mixer and Evergreen Arts Alive!, a collection of visual, music and performing arts events from July 15-31.

  • Conifer library on list of possible closures

    The Jeffco library board is considering closing the system’s three smallest library branches next year, including the Conifer Library.
    Library staff on Thursday listed closure of the Conifer, Edgewater and Wheat Ridge libraries as cost-saving options; shutting down all three could save the system up to $695,000 annually.
    The closures could be necessary to meet a sharply reduced budget in 2012, library staff and board members said.