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  • Residents asked to conserve water, delay yard and garden projects

    High temperatures and a lack of rain are taking their toll on the Evergreen water supply. 

     

    In addition to the water-use restrictions enacted last week, the Evergreen Metropolitan District is asking residents to delay large landscaping and gardening projects.

    “I’d hate to have people spend money on landscaping and have it die,” said Metro District general manager Gerry Schulte.

  • Residents asked to conserve water, delay yard and garden projects

    High temperatures and a lack of rain are taking their toll on the Evergreen water supply. 

    In addition to the water-use restrictions enacted last week, the Evergreen Metropolitan District is asking residents to delay large landscaping and gardening projects.

    “I’d hate to have people spend money on landscaping and have it die,” said Metro District general manager Gerry Schulte.

  • Counties win $4.6 million grant for Clear Creek trail

    Great Outdoors Colorado announced Tuesday a $4.6 million grant to help Jefferson County and Clear Creek County build a 6-mile trail along Clear Creek as part of GOCO's precedent-setting River Corridors Initiative.

    The award is part of a strategic decision to concentrate lottery funds on river and creek projects across the state. All together, the GOCO board announced Tuesday a total of $29.5 million in lottery grants for eight river projects.

  • Rezoning opens door for farm/ranch supply store

    The Jeffco commissioners have approved rezoning for the former Albertsons grocery store property to provide sufficient space for a farm and ranch supply store.

    The owner, ABS F.M. Investor, requested the rezoning to accommodate the potential tenant’s requirements, which include an outdoor area for sales and storage of products.

    The proposed TSC store would be similar to Murdoch’s, which offers a variety of farm equipment and work clothing.

  • Two Republicans battling it out in HD2 primary

    Republican voters will decide in the June 26 primary between two candidates in the 2nd Congressional District, with the winner facing incumbent Democrat Jared Polis in November.

    Polis originally had three Republican challengers after redistricting moved several Republican-leaning areas into the 2nd District, including Conifer and Evergreen.

    Boulder businessman Eric Weissmann and state Sen. Kevin Lundberg of Berthoud will face each other in the primary. Brighton resident Tom Janich dropped out of the race.

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  • Saving Mr. Chipmunk

    When Evergreen resident Amy Guido was taking out the trash a couple of weeks ago, she saw a chipmunk flailing around in her yard.

    “He was flipping and flopping and trying to move,” she said. “It really hurt my heart.”

    Guido said she placed the animal in a box and tried to find someone to help him. 

    She finally called the Family Veterinary Hospital of Evergreen, which agreed to take a look at him.

  • Drought conditions lead to water restrictions

     Dry weather has resulted in level 2 drought conditions in Evergreen, where water restrictions are beginning for Metro District customers on June 22.

    Residents receiving their water supply from the Evergreen Metropolitan District are restricted to outdoor watering a maximum of three days a week.

    Metro District general manager Gerry Schulte recommends limiting outdoor watering to two days a week for 20 to 30 minutes to conserve the water supply. No watering is allowed from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

  • Concerns about 'hot' water

    To drink, or not to drink, untested well water. That is the question for which state chemist Tom Harrison has a quick answer: Test it first.

    Harrison, chemistry lab supervisor for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, says he always encourages residents to have their private well water checked by a lab before using it. 

    “You just don’t know until you test,” he says. 

  • Concerns about 'hot' water

    To drink, or not to drink, untested well water. That is the question for which state chemist Tom Harrison has a quick answer: Test it first.

    Harrison, chemistry lab supervisor for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, says he always encourages residents to have their private well water checked by a lab before using it. 

    “You just don’t know until you test,” he says.