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  • When wilderness rocks

    Thanks to a wilderness-retreat-like setting not too far from the city and prices that are super affordable, little Evergroove Studio of Evergreen is beginning to make a name for itself in the regional recording scene.
    Since its founding in September 2006 in a renovated garage on Brook Forest Road, about 5 miles from downtown Evergreen, Evergroove’s reputation has attracted enough business to keep the studio consistently occupied.

  • Evergreen Democrat announces bid for state House seat

    An education consultant and yoga instructor from Evergreen will run in state House District 25, the seat now held by Cheri Gerou, a Republican from Evergreen.

    The news emerged at a monthly meeting of the Mountain Area Democrats at the United Methodist Church on Ponderosa Drive in Evergreen.

    “Politics have always been in my blood,” said Lorna Idol, 65. “I remember sitting around the table and discussing politics growing up in Meeker. My mother was a powerhouse in the League of Women Voters.”

  • Has shelter put its woes behind it?

    A current Intermountain Humane Society board member was one of five people who used the organization’s credit card to make personal purchases, according to a sheriff’s investigation of the theft of more than $21,000 from the organization.

    In an investigation spurred by the animal shelter’s disclosure in December that a tenth of the organization’s annual budget had gone missing — including adoption fees and cash from the shelter’s thrift store — the High Timber Times has also learned:

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    A parting gift, perhaps

  • Lookout Mountain Community Church moving to Evergreen

    Lookout Mountain Community Church of Genesee is moving to Evergreen Country Day School on Sundays and is vacating the 900-seat church overlooking I-70, which once had a congregation of 1,300.

     

    "It was a different time and a different place. It's a gorgeous church and was drawing people from all over the region, including Littleton and Lone Tree," said Bill Senyard, the new pastor.

  • Federal appeals court overturns forest recreation fees

    A federal appeals court in California has ruled against the U.S. Forest Service’s practice of charging a parking fee for people who go to an area only to hike or camp and do not use amenities such as picnic tables, trash cans or bathrooms.

  • Foothills Fire volunteer fights termination letter

    A veteran volunteer firefighter with Foothills Fire and Rescue is fighting for his job after being fired for what he claims was a misunderstanding over whether the fire chief completed a training exercise involving a burn building.

    The Foothills Fire department covers Lookout Mountain, Idledale and parts of I-70 from outside Golden up to the Evergreen Parkway exit. The headquarters is in a building on Rainbow Hill in El Rancho.

  • Senate District 16 still a toss-up, Nicholson says

    State Sen. Jeanne Nicholson, a Democrat from Gilpin County, is looking at her next election fight in 2014, and she isn’t going to get a break as a result of reapportionment, the process of redrawing district boundaries every 10 years.

  • Evergreen rabbi helping teens find purpose in life

    A new program promises to help young people assess who they are as people, take a look at what really makes them happy, and then come up with a better idea of their purpose in life.

    "I never even remotely assumed that I was a science-y guy," said David Finger, 19, who is investigating a future in cryogenics, oceans engineering and theater sound production.

  • N.Y. builder breaks ground on El Rancho duplex project

    In one of the first multifamily residential building projects to emerge in Evergreen in years, a developer has broken ground on utilities for a 22-unit, high-end duplex complex on Tepees Way in El Rancho, near the Richmond Homes subdivision on the ridge behind Walmart and Home Depot.

    Each duplex is a stand-alone unit. Building construction is scheduled to begin this spring.

    The units will be "mountain contemporary," with rooftop patios and lots of outdoor living spaces. They are going to be spread out all over the mountain on 11 lots.