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  • Small fire contained at Mount Falcon Park

    A small wildfire that broke out in Mount Falcon Park just after noon Monday was 100 percent contained by late afternoon.

    Jeffco sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer said the wildfire was limited to a tenth of an acre. Fire crews hiked into the park after reports of smoke in the area, and the park was closed for the afternoon.

    Techmeyer said three different fire departments responded, and he added that no structures were threatened at any time.

  • Nearby residents protest site of proposed fire training facility

    Neighbors of the proposed Evergreen Fire Protection District training facility voiced strong objections to its location at the May 24 meeting on the project. The site for the $500,000 four-story building is next to Fire Station 2 on Bergen Parkway.

    “I live 100 yards from this and have a front-row view,” said David Hadsell, who lives in The Trails of Hiwan subdivision. “The placement of this is extraordinary.”

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  • An EAS+Y way to reduce plastic bag use

    Many people have reusable bags for carrying grocery items but forget them when making a trip to the store, says Tupper Briggs of Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability.Those who leave their tote bags at home or in their cars often bring groceries home in plastic bags, most of which wind up in landfills, Briggs says.
    While handing out reusable bags at area stores recently, Briggs conducted a survey and learned that people unintentionally fail to use them.

  • Kittredge musician to release CD

    Kittredge singer, songwriter and guitarist Patrick Dethlefs is looking forward to the June 8 debut of his CD at Swallow Hill Music in Denver.
    Titled “Fall + Rise,” the CD features 10 original songs written by Dethlefs and performed with musician friends, including Esme Tiger Collins of Paper Bird.
    Many of Dethlefs’ songs reflect changes experienced in life, he says.
    “My songs are personal, but I keep it open enough to relate to,” Dethlefs says. “In crafting my words, I want to keep it open.”

  • Helping veterans find help

    Traumatic memories of her time in Vietnam began haunting veteran Army nurse Nancy Arsenault after her retirement in 2007.

  • Home and Garden Show grows attendance

    More than 1,200 people attended the Mountain Area Home and Garden Show at Evergreen High School last weekend, a 50 percent increase over last year, according to event organizer Ron Catterson.

  • Junior mountain bike program gearing up for summer

    The park district’s junior mountain bike program is gearing up for its second year with sponsorship from Team Evergreen and Evergreen Bicycle Outfitters.
    “We’re trying to do something new and build on a popular activity,” said Scott Robson, executive director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.
    Robson and two volunteers started the program for kids ages 8 through 14 last year, training them how to ride and teaching mountain bike etiquette.

  • Residents advised to keep cars locked in wake of recent thefts

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is following leads on recent thefts from vehicles in Wah Keeney Park and at the Lodges in the Ridge at Hiwan.
    Sixteen vehicles from which items disappeared May 11 in the 30,000 block of Hilltop Drive at Wah Keeney Park were unlocked, said sheriff’s spokesman Mark Techmeyer.
    On May 12, four vehicles parked in garages at the Lodges in the Ridge at Hiwan condominiums on Stone Canyon Road were entered.

  • Remembering those who served

    The Veterans Commemorative Walk in Buchanan Park will be the setting for a noontime Memorial Day observance on May 28.
    The traditional flag-raising and honor-guard ceremony presented by American Legion Post 2001 of Evergreen will pay tribute to those who served and died in military service.
    The commemorative walk, which Legionnaire Dave Loomiller describes as an “ongoing, perpetual project,” has approximately 200 pavers engraved with names of servicemen.
    The pavers honor those who served in any conflict involving U.S. soldiers, Loomiller said.