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  • Park district plans upgrades to Indian Hills playground

    Indian Hills may be part of the Evergreen park district, but being 6 miles east of downtown Evergreen, it feels a little left out of the loop at times.

    In an attempt to be more welcoming, the Evergreen Park and Recreation district board held its regular meeting April 26 at the Indian Hills Community Center on Parmalee Gulch Road.

    Since the community improvement association came to the park and rec board a year ago seeking financial assistance for its community center, the park district has taken its pleas to heart.

  • Jeffco planners oppose short-term rental

    The Jefferson County planning commission voted 7-0 on April 27 against giving an Evergreen couple permission to turn a five-bedroom house at 4477 Independence Trail into a short-term vacation rental.

    The proposal is scheduled to go to the Board of County Commissioners, which makes the final decision, on May 17. The planning commission is empowered only to make recommendations.

    During the public hearing, nine people made statements against short-term rentals, and one person, other than the applicants, spoke in favor of them.

  • Jeffco lifts fire ban

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office on Monday lifted a temporary fire ban issued in March for various sections of the county.

    Fire restrictions have been canceled for parts of Jeffco west of C-470, west of Colorado 93 and west of Colorado 121 for land south of C-470.

    Although restrictions have been lifted, fires and campfires are permitted only in permanent fire grates in parks, campgrounds and picnic areas. Smoking is prohibited, except in vehicles, buildings or areas at least 6 feet in diameter and free of combustible material.

  • Petition calls for ouster of Boggs as forum moderator

    An online petition is calling for the removal of Jeffco school board member Laura Boggs as moderator at a forum Saturday on the district’s impending budget cuts.

    The forum, scheduled for 10 a.m. at Evergreen Middle School, is part of a series of public gatherings to discuss the district’s financial picture in the wake of dramatic reductions in state funding.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Wanted for Jayhawking

  • Suspicious fires preceded Myers Gulch Road blaze

    Two smaller fires had broken out April 21 on the property at 3951 Myers Gulch Road before the two-story wood house virtually burned to the ground on April 22.

    An arson investigation has been initiated in connection with the house fire, Jeffco sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer said Monday. The Sheriff's Office is releasing no further details.

  • Footpath envisioned for missing link in trail

    A group of downtown Evergreen enthusiasts is resurrecting a plan that brings back memories of the ill-fated Dam Bridge on the Evergreen Lake trail.

    The idea is to span the gap near the dam (currently served by stairs) temporarily with a walker-friendly, step-less path that would speed access to and from downtown Evergreen and the lake.

  • Economic development council becomes DEED

    The Evergreen Economic Development Council has adopted the official name of Downtown Evergreen Economic District, or DEED, as part of its effort to become an entity empowered to get things done for the good of downtown Evergreen.

    The Economic Development Council was formed late last year by members of the Evergreen Downtown Business Association.

    DEED is headed by a nine-member board that was elected by the EDBA membership last November.

  • Wildland Forum to be April 28

    A community Wildland Forum hosted by Evergreen Fire Rescue will be 7 p.m., April 28, at  Evergreen High School. There will be short presentations on the fire situation, mitigation, suppression tactics and preparedness.  These presentations will be followed by a time for questions and answers for the public.

  • Fire guts home on Myers Gulch Road

    Fire gutted a house Friday at 3951 Myers Gulch Road near Kittredge.

    The blaze broke out at 10:30 a.m. Friday amid windy conditions that fanned the flames and torched nearby trees.

    The home apparently was unoccupied when the fire started. The cause was not yet known.

    Myers Gulch Road was closed while firefighters filled tanker trucks at a hydrant near the creek. The road had reopened by 4:30 p.m.

    Multiple agencies including Evergreen Fire/Rescue and Indian Hills fought the fire at the home, a quarter of a mile south of Kittredge.