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  • Park district ponders scope of energy-upgrade project

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District will decide in the next couple of months whether to sign a contract with an energy-conservation firm for building upgrades that could cost the district nearly $850,000 in construction costs, loan interest and consulting fees, among other things.

    The EPRD board heard from McKinstry and Co. and asked questions for more than an hour at a recent board meeting.

  • Chamber hands out multiple honors

     The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Evergreen announced the 2011 Chamber Honorees at a celebration at Evergreen Country Day School on Feb. 23.

  • Activation Ministries wins OK for bigger church

    Jefferson County commissioners voted 2-1 in favor of a controversial, emotionally charged church expansion on Lookout Mountain Road despite an enormous outpouring of opposition from neighbors and homeowners at an all-day public hearing Feb. 28.

    The planning commission previously had recommended allowing the special-use permit in a residential zone on Feb. 8 in a 7-2 vote.

    Commissioners John Odom and Don Rosier voted to approve the expansion from 9,000 to 30,000 square feet gross floor area. Commissioner Faye Griffin dissented.

  • 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.