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  • 'Shop local' focus group working to clarify goals

    “There’s a lot of confusion about what we’re doing,” said Ron Issacson, leader of an Evergreen focus group, during the June 12 meeting.

    Since the last meeting, Issacson said, he had been talking with organizations in Evergreen to clarify goals.

    “A lot of what I’m trying to do is to put people’s minds at ease … to get the ‘shop local’ campaign together,” he said.

    At the least, discussing the focus group’s efforts is stimulating conversation, Issacson remarked.

  • Children's plate art to raise funds for area art teachers

    Brightly hued images of the West on china plates are the centerpiece of a fund-raising effort that the Center for the Arts Evergreen is coordinating.

     

    For the third year, the china plates featuring art of area students are being auctioned during Weekend in the West, an annual art show and sale at Evergreen Fine Art. Funds raised from the plate sales will be donated to the arts center.

    “We turn right around and the give the money to local teachers,” said Steve Sumner, CAE executive director.

  • Western-style circus parade marches through town

    “That is my favorite,” proclaimed 4-year-old Liam Satterfield as he watched Mountain Drain’s purple-hued float make its way into downtown Evergreen on Saturday.

    As unofficial Rodeo Parade master, Liam was providing a running commentary on the event with its circus theme.

    A bevy of floats with carnival decorations and clowns passed by the crowd, which was filled with enthralled youngsters like Liam — and Katie and Cameron Stewart, who came to the parade with their grandmother Patricia Stewart.

  • County enacts moratorium on pot shops

    Jeffco has decided to put the brakes on retail marijuana businesses in unincorporated areas of the county.

    The county commissioners voted 3-0 to prohibit any retail marijuana businesses from setting up shop. The ban includes retail sales and growing operations, along with testing and packaging facilities.

  • Sheriff's Office seeking Evergreen burglary suspect

    Jeffco sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man they suspect of burglarizing two salons, a thrift shop, a yoga studio and a restaurant in Evergreen on May 14.

    “There’s a strong chance he’s from the Evergreen area,” sheriff’s spokesman Mark Techmeyer said. “He had a plan.”

    Four of the businesses were open when a man made his way into areas intended for employees only and stole cash, a wallet and an iPhone, according to reports.

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  • Keys on the Green serving cuisine designed for varied palates

    Since opening under new management this spring, Keys on the Green restaurant is offering an eclectic menu with entrees for meat eaters, vegetarians and fish lovers.

    “We’re trying to appeal to everyone,” says Craig Caldwell, manager and partner in the enterprise.

    “The prime rib is the biggest seller right now,” he adds.

    However, those who dine at the restaurant also have choices that include Colorado lamb, Pacific halibut and Tuscan kale salad. Every night the restaurant also offers three specials.

  • Don't let bears get too comfortable at home, says wildlife officer

    A bear that had been making visits to an Evergreen home was euthanized recently, said Jennifer Churchill, spokesperson for Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

    Evergreen firefighters initially rescued the yearling bear from a tree after a wildlife officer had tranquilized it. However, because the bruin had become comfortable foraging at homes, it had to be put down, said Churchill.

    While there have been other reports of bear sightings in Evergreen, so far the season has been “pretty typical,” she said.

  • Rodeo dance to feature local musicians

    The Evergreen Elks Lodge is hosting a traditional rodeo dance on Saturday with live music by Steve Stoddard and the Blinker Fluid Band and other local musicians. 

     

    “They’re all pros — one of the most diverse groups,” said Stoddard.

    The band plays a range of old country tunes to classic and modern rock, disco and funk, he said.

  • Evergreen firefighters led effort to contain Bluebell Fire

    Capt. Scott Martin of Evergreen Fire/Rescue said that when he saw 40-foot flames while heading down Buffalo Park Road on June 3, he immediately called for mutual aid.

     

    “Capt. Martin did the right thing,” said Evergreen Fire Chief Mike Weege while talking about the Bluebell Fire, which scorched more than 10 acres last week.

    Strong winds fueled the wildfire, which started when a 48-foot tree made contact with two high-voltage power lines on wooded property near Bluebell Lane.