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  • Hopes soar at Bergen Valley Elementary balloon launch

    As Bergen Valley Elementary School fifth-graders conducted the annual hot-air balloon launch in the school’s parking lot on May 26, the soon-to-be fifth-graders watched and anticipated what their turn at the rite of passage would be like.

    “It’s so exciting,” fourth-grader Taylor Crawford said as she watched colorful tissue-paper balloons float into the sky. “It’s a good experience. Everyone can see your (balloon) fly.”

  • On-the-spot survey connects with rec district customers

    BAs part of gathering information for its master plan, the Evergreen Park and Recreation District is making a survey available by smart phone and wireless or land-line telephone service.

    To access the survey, recreation users can use their smart phones and a Quick Response code (like a bar code) imprinted on fliers being posted at various park district locations.

    The purpose of the survey, which takes about five minutes, is to gather information about users’ opinions of the best way to communicate information from the district.

  • Park district returns minor land donations


    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District has agreed to give back to Jefferson County three parcels of land after deciding the parcels have little park potential.

    After visiting the three locations, executive director Scott Robson told the district board in a memo May 24, "I am recommending that none of the three properties be accepted by the district."

  • Young Simon trades piano for college classroom

    The younger half of the longtime piano-playing father-and-son act known as Simon and Son will be retiring from the stage at age 23 after a celebratory goodbye concert June 19.

    Peter Simon and his son, Saling, will perform together in a "final farewell concert" at 4 p.m. at Church of the Hills on Buffalo Park Road.

    The concert is free and open to the public. Known for their musicianship and sense of humor, the piano duo wanted to do a final concert together in their hometown.

  • Evergreen honors heroes who died for freedom


    About 150 people turned out for Memorial Day ceremonies May 30 at The Barn Chapel at Evergreen Memorial Park to honor the men and women who have given their lives in service to our country.

    It was a sunny but extremely windy morning in the meadow at North Turkey Creek Road and Highway 73, so park owner Ron Lewis, who has hosted these events for about 25 years, moved the proceedings inside The Barn so everybody could hear.

  • Mount Evans Road open to Summit Lake

    Heavy snowfall has slowed road-clearing efforts to the summit of Mount Evans. The highway will be open only as far as Summit Lake on May 26, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.

  • Jeffco's Outdoor Lab Schools to remain open

    The Jeffco school district’s Outdoor Lab Schools have been spared from the chopping block, thanks to a grassroots effort to raise funds to keep them open.
    Fund-raising groups have raised $625,000, and the school board will chip in the remaining $300,000 needed to keep the schools open next year, according to district spokeswoman Lynn Setzer.

  • An honest portrayal: Abraham Lincoln will live and breathe in presentation at Brook Forest Inn

    In his beaver-felt hat with silk lining, John Voehl is a page of history come to life as he lives and breathes the stories of Abraham Lincoln.

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  • Race for Peace planned June 11

    The third annual Race for Peace that this year celebrates the Mountain Peace Shelter’s 25th anniversary is set to run, rain or shine.

    The 5K race begins at 9 a.m. June 11 at the east end of the King Soopers Center in Conifer and winds through Meyer Ranch, along the property’s runway, down the old stagecoach trail and back to the shopping center.

    Tookie Scherder, organizer of the race, said the event is the biggest fund-raiser for the shelter, which provides services for abused women, their families and pets.