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  • Evergreen park district considers liquor license for Lake House

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District is considering acquiring a liquor license for events at the Evergreen Lake House to gain control of alcohol sales and generate additional revenue.

    “This is something we have been talking about,” EPRD board member Janet Doyle said during discussion of the proposal at the June 24 board meeting. “Right now, we don’t have control over those functions, and we have liability."

  • Music Festival & Art Show features local talent

    Evergreen singers and songwriters Caitlin and Sidney Powell are among the youthful musicians who will perform at the 25th annual Evergreen Music Festival & Art Show on July 4.

    The all-day event at Evergreen Lake offers a variety of music this year, along with plenty of works from local artists for sale in the Lake House.

    The 12- and 15-year-old Powell sisters have been playing original and popular works at area venues this past year, including the Muddy Buck, the summer concert series at Evergreen Lake, and Parker Days.

  • 11th-hour change to charter-school funding prevents unanimous vote on budget

    A disagreement over charter-school funding prevented the Jeffco school board from giving unanimous approval to the 2014-15 budget at last Thursday’s meeting.

    Board members John Newkirk, Julie Williams and Ken Witt approved the spending plan for next school year, while members Jill Fellman and Lesley Dahlkemper voted no. 

    Fellman and Dahlkemper opposed the board majority’s addition of $1.85 million to $3.7 million earmarked to equalize funding for the district’s 14 charter schools.

  • Paraglider dies in crash on Lookout Mountain

     A paraglider crash June 20 on Lookout Mountain left one man dead.

    The unidentified victim was one of two paragliders to take off last Friday afternoon. The second paraglider landed safely.

    The Jeffco sheriff’s Twitter page said there were multiple witnesses to the crash. Originally the Sheriff’s Office said it was a hang-glider that crashed.

    Paragliding is similar to hang-gliding but uses a soft, parachute-like wing to glide, while hang gliders have a rigid frame.

  • Hal Davidson served Evergreen community throughout his lifetime

    During the many years he lived and worked in Evergreen, Harold “Hal” Davidson made a positive impact on the community, said his son, Mark Davidson while reflecting on his father’s life. Davidson died June 17 at age 88.

    He had lived in Evergreen since 1946 when he moved here with his family, who owned the former Davidson Lodge in Kittredge. When he was a young man, Hal’s family moved to Colorado from Ohio to help his asthmatic condition.

  • Hal Davidson served Evergreen community during his lifetime

    During the many years he lived and worked in Evergreen, Harold “Hal” Davidson made a positive impact on the community, said his son, Mark Davidson while reflecting on his father’s life. Davidson died June 17 at age 88.

    He had lived in Evergreen since 1946 when he moved here with his family, who owned the former Davidson Lodge in Kittredge. When he was a young man, Hal’s family moved to Colorado from Ohio to help his asthmatic condition.

  • SafeTALK teaches skills to help those at risk of suicide

    “No love at all is a scared young girl

    standing on the bridge on the edge of the world.
    And it's a pretty short fall.”

    — Willie Nelson

    Caring enough to question someone about thoughts of suicide could help prevent a tragedy, said Lori Hoffner, a trainer for safeTALK, a suicide intervention program.

  • Alderfer barn, house destined to remain on Jeffco property

    The board of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District has considered asking Jeffco Open Space for the deed to the Alderfer barn and surrounding property when the lease it has with the county expires in 2017.

    The Evergreen park district is responsible for maintaining the barn and the home beside it, which once belonged to the Alderfer family. In the past year, the park district has also begun hosting barn dances and other events at the property, and has made it available for weddings.

  • Evergreen selected for creative district designation

     

    A vision for the community has become a reality with the acceptance of Evergreen as a candidate for creative district designation by Colorado Creative Industries.

     

    “Recognition identifies our district as an arts and cultural destination, and will increase our visibility both statewide and nationally,” said Joan Mickelson, secretary of the Evergreen Downtown Business Association. 

    Since the announcement last Friday, reaction has been very positive in the community, Mickelson said.

  • Evergreen selected as candidate for creative district designation

    A vision for the community has become a reality with the acceptance of Evergreen as a candidate for creative district designation by Colorado Creative Industries.

    “Recognition identifies our district as an arts and cultural destination, and will increase our visibility both statewide and nationally,” said Joan Mickelson, secretary of the Evergreen Downtown Business Association. 

    Since the announcement last Friday, reaction has been very positive in the community, Mickelson said.