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  • Indian Hills fireworks stage a comeback - VIDEO

    The hills were alive with the sound of music — and of laughter, water and fireworks — during the annual Indian Hills July 4th celebration on Friday.

    “This is the third year in a row for me and my family,” said Scott Pierce of Evergreen. “We show up for the breakfast and the parade. It’s great.”

    (See video below).

    The annual event, dimmed the last two years because of dry conditions that forced cancellation of the fireworks display, was rejuvenated with the return of pyrotechnics in the night sky.

  • Friends rally at benefit to help cancer victim

    More than 200 people attended a gathering for Evergreen resident Linda Heslin, who is undergoing extensive treatment for cancer.

    “It was all people showing their love,” said Evergreen resident Jack Anderson, who organized the fund-raising benefit for Heslin at the Evergreen Elks Lodge.

    “A lot of old friends came out the woodwork,” said Anderson, a New York native who has known Heslin and her husband, Geno, for many years. “It’s the way we were brought up: to help our neighbors.”

  • Legal issue with Denver Parks delays loop trail project at Evergreen Lake

    The loop trail project at Evergreen Lake is facing a delay created by a legal issue with Denver Mountain Parks. City of Denver attorneys are asking for a new agreement with the Evergreen Park and Recreation District before giving the go-ahead to build the trail connecting the downtown area to the upper portion of the lake.

    Because the path of the planned trail is on Denver Parks property, it is necessary to gain approval from the city before moving forward with project, said EPRD Executive Director Scott Robson.

  • July 4th fest ends with a weather-related bang

    Booming thunder and flashes of lightning accompanied Celtic Pipes and Drums musicians at the annual Evergreen Music Festival and Art Show at Evergreen Lake on July 4.

    As festival-goers huddled under a large white tent during the storm, the Rocky Mountain Highland Dancers moved in graceful patterns to the sounds of bagpipes blended with rumbling thunder.

    While some in the audience appeared concerned about the storm and the driving rain, others were intrigued.

  • Very cool: Fireworks set to return to Indian Hills fete

    Thanks to recent rainfall and cooler temperatures, fireworks at the Indian Hills July 4th celebration are expected to light the night on Friday evening.

    After two years with no fireworks because of dry and hot conditions, organizers are happy to announce the return of fireworks to Indian Hills Fire-Rescue’s annual celebration — if the weather cooperates.

    “This is one of the coolest summers I can recall,” said Fire Chief Emery Carson. “It’s looking good for fireworks.”

  • 10 more slash-collection weekends approved for this summer

    The Jeffco commissioners unanimously approved 10 additional remote slash-collection sites in the county this summer, at a special meeting last Thursday.

    “One of the biggest complaints I hear is the limited number of slash sites offered,” Commissioner Don Rosier said during the meeting.

    The commissioners awarded a contract to Indian Hills resident Bret Roller, who has been working with Jeffco for years to solve the county’s slash-removal issues.

  • District boosts funding for curriculum, student achievement

    Thanks to increased state funding, Jeffco Public Schools will spend more on curriculum, student achievement and ever-changing technology trends during the 2014-15 school year.

    The school board approved next year’s budget at last month’s final meeting before summer break on a 3-2 vote. The more than $1 billion spending plan is up from last year’s $952 million budget.

  • Fire district working to recover ambulance costs

    Since the beginning of the year, paramedics at the Evergreen Fire Protection District have required patients to sign a waiver of liability before they take an ambulance ride.

    The waiver of liability — officially called an "advance beneficiary notice," or ABN, for Medicare purposes — lets patients know they’re responsible for paying the ambulance bill if their insurance company won't.

  • Indian Hills residents raise questions about fire district finances at community meeting

    Indian Hills residents focused on district finances as well as the aging fire station during a community meeting last Thursday night.

    “We need to be assured that our money is being used wisely,” Indian Hills resident Cheryl Touryan said while questioning recent expenditures.

    During the past year, the fire district has been coping with an added expense of a lawsuit against a bankrupt company from which a fire truck was purchased. Associated legal fees have taken a toll on the district’s budget, which is funded through property taxes.

  • Indian Hills board developing financial accountability plan

    To ensure transparency and accountability in its financial transactions, the board of the Indian Hills Fire Protection District is establishing policies for employees and its members.

    According to a draft of purchasing and financial policies reviewed at the June 25 board meeting, Fire Chief Emery Carson would need to receive approval from the board for any expenditure over $2,500. And credit cards would be issued only to Carson, the office manager for the fire district and the treasurer of the board. Also, credit cards would not be used for any personal purchases.