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  • Residents ask park district for help with community projects

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District is considering helping residents with plans for an outdoor stage at Kittredge Park and a playing field at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen.

    During the July 23 EPRD board meeting, Kittredge resident Kate Mondragon asked members and staff for assistance in building a stage at Kittredge Park.

  • Get lucky with a ducky

     Thousands of duckies will plunge over the dam at Evergreen Lake and begin floating down Bear Creek on Saturday.

    A number of the chubby yellow fellows are still available for those who want to try their luck at winning a prize at the fourth annual Dam Ducky Derby sponsored by the Evergreen Downtown Business Association.

    The family fun begins at 11 a.m. with carnival games, live music by Open Space, a bouncy house, face painting and refreshments in the downtown Evergreen parking lot.

  • EFR response times reflect all-volunteer firefighter force, rural environment

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue’s response times reflect the performance of an all-volunteer firefighter force in a largely rural environment, Fire Chief Mike Weege said after reviewing recent data.

     

    Most structure fires in the Evergreen district are in its suburban and rural zones, according to data compiled for the past five years. Nearly 32 percent of structure fires were in the district’s suburban zone, and 36 percent occurred in its rural zone.

  • Little Free Library opening in Evergreen

    A couple are opening a Little Free Library in Evergreen on Saturday.

     

    Housed in a small red cabinet, the library of Linda and Larry LaGrange will offer passers-by books to borrow and a place to leave books for others. People hiking around Evergreen Lake on DeDisse Trail can see the library and use it at any time.

    “It’s open all the time,” Linda said. “They can take a book, and leave a book.”

  • Suspect held in vehicle vandalism at The Barn in January

    A Lone Tree man has been arrested in connection with the vandalism of 18 vehicles parked at The Barn in Marshdale during a prayer meeting in January.

    Wilbur Leonard Pugh Jr., 50, was served an arrest warrant at his home in Lone Tree on July 26 on charges of felony criminal mischief and domestic violence harassment/stalking. He was being held in the Douglas County jail until a date for an advisement hearing was scheduled in Jefferson County court, Jeffco sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley said Monday.

  • Grimes shaped and supported Evergreen community

    During the more than 60 years he lived in Evergreen, Ross Grimes played an active role in the community, helping it evolve in a positive direction.

     

    Grimes died on July 17 at the age of 86, leaving a legacy of his efforts and memories with those who knew him. 

  • Respectful Recreation campaign begins with fishing-line containers at Evergreen Lake

    Fishing season can be a hazardous time for waterfowl at Evergreen Lake. 

    Mallards, cormorants and other birds have become entangled in discarded fishing line and hooks, causing them injury or death, said Vanessa Hayes, director of the Evergreen Nature Center.

    Hayes has instituted a plan to help keep waterfowl and birds safe by having six containers installed around the lake where anglers can discard their lines and hooks, instead of leaving them in places that might harm birds.

  • Jazzing it up

    A jazz pianist from Connecticut will be among talented performers getting the 12th annual Evergreen Jazz Festival into full swing this weekend.

    Jeff Barnhart will play piano accompanied by his wife, Anne, a flutist, as the Ivory and Gold duo during the three-day event, which runs Friday through Sunday at various venues in Evergreen. 

    Jim Reiners, one of the founders of the Jazz Festival, said he was excited about Barnhart’s appearance and also about a new venue at this year’s event, the Stagecoach Sports Grill.

  • Jazzing it up

    A jazz pianist from Connecticut will be among talented performers getting the 12th annual Evergreen Jazz Festival into full swing this weekend.

    Jeff Barnhart will play piano accompanied by his wife, Anne, a flutist, as the Ivory and Gold duo during the three-day event, which runs Friday through Sunday at various venues in Evergreen. 

    Jim Reiners, one of the founders of the Jazz Festival, said he was excited about Barnhart’s appearance and also about a new venue at this year’s event, the Stagecoach Sports Grill.

  • Dogs have their day for a good cause at outdoor spa

    Standing in a kiddie pool filled with fresh water, Megan the golden retriever got a special shampooing and massage from Kim Stutsman of Tall Grass Spa.

    Megan stood patiently while being washed, rinsed and towel-dried at the third annual Wine, Washes and Wagging Tails event at Evergreen National Bank on Sunday. The spa organized the event as a benefit for the Evergreen Animal Protective League.

    “We’ve washed about 80 dogs, and we’re not done yet,” Michele Alton of Tall Grass Spa said while holding a towel for the next canine client.