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  • Evergreen Christian Outreach to assist job seekers, expand resale shop

    Many of the people who come through the doors of Evergreen Christian Outreach seeking help are in difficult circumstances because of job loss, said Mary Petrich, volunteer coordinator for the organization.
    EChO offers short-term assistance to those in financial crisis by providing them food, clothing and household goods.

  • Water project to affect road access in Camel Heights

    Camel Heights residents will be coping with road closures and possible water service interruptions while the Evergreen Metropolitan District makes improvements to the water system in their area.
    However, EMD managers said they will keep residents informed and will assist them with transportation during an informational meeting on April 27 at the district office.

  • Park district candidates discuss Buchanan projects, budget constraints

    Focusing on the wishes of park district residents and working within budget constraints were key topics at the Evergreen Park and Recreation District candidates forum on April 28 at the United Methodist Church.

  • Celebrating a new place to play at Arrowhead Park

    “We’re so excited,” Indian Hills resident Christine McKinnon said while watching her 2-year-old son, Nicholas, play at Arrowhead Park on April 28.

     

    Nicholas and other youngsters were enjoying the Kittredge park with its newly installed equipment during the Evergreen Park and Recreation District’s opening celebration. Children climbed on friendly looking bear statues, tried out a rope course and glided down the shiny sliding board in the early-afternoon sun.

  • Park district candidates forum planned May 3

    A candidates forum for the election for two seats on the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Evergreen Lake House.

    The forum, sponsored by the Canyon Courier, will feature the three candidates for two seats up for election. Incumbent Janet Heck Doyle is seeking a second term. Architect Keith Parker and landscape manager Andrew Adamowski are the other two candidates.

  • Website now available to confirm emergency-notification information

    Great minds think alike.

    Or maybe I should say, Ask and you shall receive.

    Last week, I wrote a story saying the only way to check whether your phone numbers were in the Jeffco emergency-notification system was by calling the FirstCall Network directly and how frustrated I was that I couldn’t do the verification from a website.

    That was true when I tried to verify that my numbers were in the system on April 20.

    That was then; this is now.

  • Performances in school play are anything but flat

    Flat Stanley has jumped out of the pages of the book by the same name and is visiting Bergen Valley Elementary School.

    The plot from the book has been turned into a musical called “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley Jr.,” and fifth-graders are performing it this week for classmates and parents.

    “I stumbled upon (the musical) in a catalog,” said music teacher Samantha Shall. “It was something new, and I knew it would tie into what they’ve been doing in class.”

  • Rec board OKs menorah display at Evergreen Lake during Hanukkah

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District board has approved a resolution permitting the display of a menorah and other religious icons during holidays at Evergreen Lake Park.
    Before voting on the resolution along with two policies limiting religious displays at district parks at their April 24 meeting, board members listened to comments from community members and offered differing opinions.   

  • Animal shelter director: 'If you see something like this, do something'

    The Evergreen Animal Protective League brought a severely abused dog to the Mountain Area Earth Day Fair on Saturday to help raise awareness about the need for reporting such cruelty.

     

    “We’re trying to make the point, if you see something like this, do something,” said Jackie Bell, EAPL president.

  • Gerou sponsoring legislation to compensate victims of Lower North Fork Fire

    State Rep. Cheri Gerou of Evergreen is sponsoring legislation that would create a commission to compensate victims of the Lower North Fork Fire.

    Gerou's bill apparently would waive the state's liability limit in the case of the 4,100-acre blaze 6 miles southeast of Conifer, which killed three people and destroyed more than 20 homes. The fire started March 26 when an earlier prescribed burn by the Colorado State Forest Service on Denver Water Board land re-ignited.