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  • Fire on Lookout Mountain reportedly contained

    A wildfire that broke out Thursday afternoon on Lookout Mountain was declared contained about 5:30 p.m., according to the Jeffco Sheriff's Office.

    Level 1 evacuation notices had gone out to 282 phones in the area as a result of the Beaver Brook Fire. The pre-evacuation notice was being lifted as firefighters did mop-up work.

    The blaze was described as "small" but was near a neighborhood of homes in Cody Park, according to the Sheriff's Office.

    Firefighters from Evergreen, Foothills, Genesee and Inter-Canyon were at the scene.

  • Foothills Animal Shelter to offer July 4 adoption special for cats

     

  • Creating their own special garden

    As the morning sun filtered through the trees, members of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District Special Needs Program were watering plants and tending their garden at Buchanan Park.

    “It’s a work in progress,” said Maren Schreiber. “We have a mix of everything: watermelon, pumpkin and squash. … We went to Walmart and picked out flowers, veggies, herbs and spices.”

    “It’s very therapeutic,” she remarked. “The kids have fun digging in the dirt. … It’s peaceful, relaxing.”

  • Waldo making second summer appearance in Evergreen

    Waldo, the popular children's book character, is appearing at 25 Evergreen locations during the month of July.

    Those who spot the 6-inch version of Waldo will be eligible for prizes and book coupons. 

    After last year's success, HearthFire Books in Bergen Village is sponsoring the Find Waldo hunt again this summer.

  • Teaching tykes about T'ai Chi

    “Be soft, be powerful. Relax and go with the flow,” states a verse in “The T’ai Chi Flea in 3-D,” a children’s book written by Evergreen residents Charles and Jodi Holman.

    In creating a unique work for children ages 3 to 8, the idea was to take the ancient philosophy to a level that kids could understand, said Jodi.

    The book also contains a central message about the importance of physical activity, said Charles.

  • Residents express concern about overuse of Evergreen Lake Park

    Evergreen Lake Park is being degraded by overuse, said residents who attended the June 25 park district board meeting to express their concerns.

    “You have fishing and other activities in every place,” said Evergreen resident Sylvia Robertson. “Banks are crumbling into the creek. … Parking is a nightmare.

    “You’re not taking care of this unique place. You’re marketing to the folks in Denver.”

  • Federal cuts impact county Head Start

    Jeffco's Head Start program could serve 400 fewer kids during the next school year as a result of across-the-board federal funding cuts known as sequestration.

    The 5 percent budget cut would mean about $152,000 less for the county’s Head Start program. Lynn Johnson, Jeffco's human services director, said the cuts would mean laying off three teachers, and 96 fewer families — about 400 kids — would not be able to participate in the program during the 2013-14 school year.

  • The road to love

    Sitting next to a large “Honk 4 Love!” sign beside their car, Evergreen residents Matt Hill and Meredith Jaramus were smiling and waving to westbound motorists on I-70 last Thursday. 

     

    Hill and Jaramus were on the shoulder of the highway near the Evergreen exit, where they had met a year ago. Unlike the stressful circumstances of their first meeting, the couple were sipping fruit drinks while reclining in camp chairs. A bouquet of summer flowers was between them.

  • Signs offer maps of evacuation routes

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue is posting signs at several locations around town that offer maps of recommended evacuation routes in the event of a wildfire.

    The five maps also can be downloaded from this story file. The list is below.

  • Fireworks canceled, but Indian Hills' July Fourth fete will go on

    High fire danger has snuffed the annual July Fourth fireworks in Indian Hills for the straight second year, but the local fire department still plans to host a variety of patriotic activities on the holiday.
    Indian Hills Fire Rescue will host its annual Independence Day fete on Thursday, July 4, with a pancake breakfast, live music, a beer garden and the always-popular parade on Parmalee Gulch Road.
    The schedule is as follows:
    • Pancake breakfast, 7 to 11 a.m.
    • Air Life helicopter fly-in, 10 a.m.