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  • Indian Gulch fire contained

     

    The Indian Gulch fire encompassed 1,502 acres burned north of U.S. 6 and south of Golden Gate Canyon Road as of Friday, March 25, about the same level as reported Thursday, according to a media advisory from the Jeffco Sheriff's Office.

     

    U.S. 6 to Black Hawk and Central City will be open at 2 p.m. Friday, according to the Sheriff's Office as of 10:45 a.m. 

     

  • Robson accepts job as chief of Evergreen park district

    Scott Robson of Evergreen, manager of Denver Parks and Recreation, the unanimous choice of the board of directors, has accepted the job of executive director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District starting April 11.

    The announcement came Tuesday, March 22, at the regular meeting of the EPRD board.

  • Robson offered job as park district executive director

     As expected, the leading candidate for the post of executive director of the park district was offered the job after facing the public and board of directors in an interview session March 15.

    As of Tuesday, March 22, the park district board had made a proposal to Evergreen resident Scott Robson. Negotiations were in progress.

    Robson is the only applicant to progress beyond the in-person interview process that took place in early March.

  • Evergreen Artists Association updating its logo

     Sometimes people have trouble distinguishing the Evergreen Artists Association from the other prominent arts organizations in town, so the group decided changing its logo was a good place to start.

    "I think the same logo has been used for 54 years," said Paul Koentges, president of EAA. "We thought it was time because a lot of people confuse us with CAE (Center for the Arts Evergreen). We have never been a part of Center for the Arts."

  • Off-leash dog park to get major makeover

     On weekends, the off-leash dog park at Elk Meadow attracts plenty of visitors from Denver and South Jeffco as well as Evergreen, as people take advantage of the trails and the chance to run their dogs without restraint.

    Jeffco Open Space is planning a major makeover for the popular 107-acre park on Stagecoach Boulevard. The parking lot was full at 2 p.m. on a recent Wednesday, and cars were parked on the shoulder.

  • Fire ban in effect in Jefferson County

    A fire ban affecting all lands in unincorporated Jefferson County took effect at 5 p.m. Monday due to the three wildfires that were burning near Golden, Soda Creek and Pine Junction.
    The Indian Gulch fire broke out Sunday. The Soda Creek and Pine Junction fires were extinguished Monday. The fire ban remains in effect until rescinded.
    On Tuesday, Jeffco officials issued a disaster/emergency declaration due to the need for outside resources and the high fire danger.

  • Wind fuels wildfire near Golden

    A wildfire near Mount Galbraith west of Golden grew to 1,200 acres on Tuesday from 850 acres overnight as firefighters struggled to contain the blaze to the area south of Golden Gate Canyon Road. The fire was first reported about 10:15 a.m. Sunday.

  • Grass fire contained in Soda Creek neighborhood

    The wildfire that broke out near South Soda Creek Road and scorched about 6 acres on Monday afternoon, forcing hundeds to flee, came within a quarter-mile of six houses and a horse barn before a wind shift allowed firefighters to contain the blaze.
    “It could have spread to the north and west. If it hadn’t been for the wind shift, it would have taken much longer to contain and control the fire,”  said Evergreen Fire Chief Garry DeJong.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • Students lose if district closes outdoor lab schools, principal says

    When David Epp looks around the campus at Mount Evans Outdoor Lab School, he sees a chance for students to learn without limits.

    “Many times kids have thanked me, genuinely and deeply, (because) they have had the best week of their lives,” Epp said. “I can’t imagine taking it away from the kids.”

    Epp is close to completing his first year as principal at the school, even as news came from the district on March 11 that both the Mount Evans and Windy Peak lab schools might be closed.