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  • Residents opposed to fire training building take case to Jeffco school board

    Members of an Evergreen citizens’ committee have approached the Jefferson County school board with concerns about the training building that Evergreen Fire/Rescue plans to build in Bergen Park.

    The fire district has drawn heat over its proposal to build a four-story training facility at Fire Station 2, 1802 Bergen Parkway. The building, in which the department would stage fires to give firefighters realistic practice, is adjacent to Bergen Meadow Elementary School.

  • Mt. Evans hospice helps families cope with loss

    “Everyone’s grief is so different,” says Barb Lamperski, director of bereavement at Mt. Evans Home Health and Hospice.

    When someone who has been receiving hospice care dies, Mt. Evans staff members automatically follow through with assistance to families, Lamperski says.

    “We offer the grief support; we listen to the stories,” she says.

    Although death is a natural part of life, dealing with the loss of a loved one is a heart-breaking experience that individuals cope with in different ways, Lamperski says.

  • Fund-raiser honors memory of a special child

    Kristopher and Curtis Lincoln, owners of Willow Creek restaurant, lost their 2-year-old daughter, Ellie, nearly 9 years ago.

     

    A heartbreaking experience that Kristopher tearfully remembers, Ellie’s death came after her long struggle to survive. 

    To honor Ellie’s memory and express their appreciation for the support they received from hospice organizations, the Lincolns are planning a second annual fund-raiser called “Ellie’s Evening” on Sept. 18 at their restaurant in the Lakepoint Center.

  • Deadline nears for final decision on fire training facility

    As the three-month delay on the proposed fire training facility at Evergreen Fire Station 2 draws to an end, fire district board members are facing a decision on how to proceed.

    A committee of residents, fire district staff and board members has studied the issue and made widely varying recommendations.

    Some residents living near the site of the proposed four-story building have asked for modifications to make it less visible. Others are opposing it entirely. 

  • Can bicyclists and motorists coexist?

     Bicyclists and drivers discussed ways to coexist and travel safely on county roads during a meeting at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center on Aug. 22.

    “As the cycling population grows, we’re seeing more injuries,” said Jeffco Commissioner Don Rosier, who led the meeting.

    While traffic and pedestrian fatalities have decreased by 34 percent in the past 10 years, the number of bicyclist fatalities has remained the same, said Rosier. 

  • Windblown trees create hiking hazards in Mount Evans Wilderness

    The Clear Creek Ranger District is advising trail users to use caution when hiking in areas where there are downed trees. Strong winds last winter left thousands of trees down and dangling over trails in the northern Mount Evans Wilderness area.

    Sections of trails in Lost Creek, Cub Creek, Beartracks, Summit Flats, Roosevelt Lakes near Beartrack Lake, and Captain Mountain have not been cleared.

  • Meeting set Aug. 28 on rezoning for Messiah Mountain Retreat Center

    Jefferson County Planning and Zoning staff will host a community meeting
    Aug. 28 to discuss the possible rezoning of the Messiah Mountain Retreat
    Center in Indian Hills.
    The meeting, from 6 to 7 p.m., will be held at the center at 5200 Parmalee
    Gulch Road. The rezoning would allow the center to continue using its land
    for camp and retreat purposes.

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  • Fine Arts Fest brings 100 artists to Heritage Grove

    Artists from all over the country are making the trek back to their winter homes after a summer spent on the road at arts festivals. As fine artists migrate toward the warmer climes of Santa Fe or Florida, many spend their last summer weekend in the in the cool reprieve of Heritage Grove Park at the Hiwan Homestead Museum. More than 100 artists, both local and from afar, will congregate in Evergreen on Aug. 25 and 26 at the Evergreen Artists Association Fine Arts Festival.

  • DA’s Safety Awareness Day planned at fairgrounds

    If you have a pesky box of old documents that needs shredding or a bottle of pills you’ve been meaning to dispose of, you might want to visit the district attorney’s Community Safety Awareness Day on Saturday.

    The event offers Jeffco residents “a one-stop safety shop,” said Cary Johnson, director of crime prevention for the DA’s office and safety fair event director.

    Community Safety Awareness Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds 15200 W. Sixth Ave. in Golden.