Local News

  • Economic development council becomes DEED

    The Evergreen Economic Development Council has adopted the official name of Downtown Evergreen Economic District, or DEED, as part of its effort to become an entity empowered to get things done for the good of downtown Evergreen.

    The Economic Development Council was formed late last year by members of the Evergreen Downtown Business Association.

    DEED is headed by a nine-member board that was elected by the EDBA membership last November.

  • Wildland Forum to be April 28

    A community Wildland Forum hosted by Evergreen Fire Rescue will be 7 p.m., April 28, at  Evergreen High School. There will be short presentations on the fire situation, mitigation, suppression tactics and preparedness.  These presentations will be followed by a time for questions and answers for the public.

  • Fire guts home on Myers Gulch Road

    Fire gutted a house Friday at 3951 Myers Gulch Road near Kittredge.

    The blaze broke out at 10:30 a.m. Friday amid windy conditions that fanned the flames and torched nearby trees.

    The home apparently was unoccupied when the fire started. The cause was not yet known.

    Myers Gulch Road was closed while firefighters filled tanker trucks at a hydrant near the creek. The road had reopened by 4:30 p.m.

    Multiple agencies including Evergreen Fire/Rescue and Indian Hills fought the fire at the home, a quarter of a mile south of Kittredge.

  • Jeffco, Boulder poised to sign pact on Jefferson Parkway

     Jeffco and Boulder are poised to sign a major agreement on the Jefferson Parkway next week, apparently having resolved a squabble over an opposition letter Boulder sent in February to the secretary of the interior.

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  • ReStore gives discards a second chance

    You can find some amazing stuff at the ReStore, a purveyor of used building materials and second-hand furniture in Bergen Park at the Evergreen Mercantile center, formerly known as the BMC lumberyard, across from the King Soopers shopping center. Plus, if you buy, the money goes to a good cause.

  • The blue and the gray

    Hiwan Homestead was filled with soldiers in blue and gray, women in hoop skirts, and with tents and muskets on Sunday as Civil War re-enactors helped the museum commemorate the 150th anniversary of the start of the war.
    The men in uniform showed visitors how to load rifles and the different pieces of the Union and Confederate uniforms. The women in work dresses made bandages and darned socks for the soldiers. The Mile High Fife and Drum Crops played music typical of the Civil War period.

  • Downsizing the way we live

    The stereotypical American way of life consisting of overconsumption, competition, working harder and achieving more is at the end of its useful life and needs to be replaced by a new normal, says sustainability author David Wann of Golden.

    Wann appeared at HearthFire Books in Bergen Park on Thursday, April 14, to talk about his newest book, "The New Normal, an Agenda for Responsible Living," out in paperback and published by St. Martin's.

    Wann is giving a presentation at the Mountain Area Earth Day Fair at the Lake House on Saturday, April 23.

  • Park district’s new exec director settles in


    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District board expected to conduct a national search when it started looking for a new executive director. But it wound up finding the right person in its own backyard.

    After screening 76 applications and conducting 21 phone interviews, the board picked Evergreen resident Scott Robson, an avid cyclist and trails fan, who was most recently the manager of Denver Parks and Recreation. In Evergreen, he joins the district just as it begins to develop the next 10-year master plan. His first day on the job was April 11.

  • Portion of Elk Meadow dog park to close for trail construction

    The eastern half of the off-leash dog park at Elk Meadow Open Space Park on Stagecoach Boulevard will be closed from May 2-27, including weekends.

    Jeffco Open Space Trails Service has cleared the eastern loop trail corridor and will be constructing a new, universally accessible trail.

    Areas to the west, including the fenced-in area, will still be available for dogs and owners.

    The parking lot at the trailhead will also be closed. Visitors are asked to park on the north side of Stagecoach Boulevard and leash their dogs while crossing the street.