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  • Jeffco studying groundwater quality in Indian Hills

    Indian Hills resident Steve Hosie is among property owners in his area who cannot build homes on vacant lots because of restrictions on septic systems dating from the 1970s.

    “I’ve asked that my land be removed from the septic-prohibited list,” he said.

  • Local DAR honors Vietnam veterans with commemorative exhibit

    A display commemorating U. S. military involvement in the Vietnam War at the Evergreen Library is designed to honor veterans and educate visitors, said Anne Skewes, a member of the Mountain Rendezvous Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, which created the exhibit.

    Along with posters outlining the history of the war are gold bracelets bearing the names of soldiers identified as missing in action in Vietnam. People wore the bracelets in the 1960s as remembrances of those soldiers, Skewes said.

  • Denver Parks planning to repair flood damage at Evergreen Golf Course

    The Denver parks department promotes the Evergreen Golf Course as its “signature mountain course.” However, the 10th hole has been closed to players since September 2013, when it was damaged by the raging waters of Bear Creek.

    “We play 17 holes. It’s just ridiculous,” said Evergreen resident and Realtor Andy Wann. “We’re getting complaints all the time.”

  • Patriotism on parade kicks off rodeo weekend

    “There is nothing like a parade in Evergreen,” said announcer Doug Mathis as colorful floats glided through downtown on Saturday morning.

    Decorated with American flags and other patriotic symbols, more than 70 floats in the Evergreen Rodeo Parade reflected this year’s theme, “American as …”

  • South Platte, its North Fork closed to recreational uses

    Local officials have closed the North Fork of the South Platte River to recreational uses as recent rains and snowmelt create dangerously high water levels, according to a news release. 

    The river is closed to tubing, some types of rafting, fishing and swimming until further notice, said the release from the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

    As of Tuesday, law enforcement is allowing:

    • Kayaks and whitewater canoes.

    • Multi-chambered professional guided rafts.

  • Abandoned tackle box at Evergreen Lake was in fact abandoned tackle box

    Authorities called the Jeffco sheriff's bomb squad to Evergreen Lake on Wednesday afternoon after someone left what appeared to be a tackle box below the spillway.

    Jeffco deputies blocked off an area with crime tape with a 50-foot radius around the box. The Sheriff's Office reportedly received a phone call reporting that the box had been left there.

    "That's crazy. We usually hear everything, and we haven't heard anything," said Ali Baker, a server at Cactus Jack's.

  • Rodeo's Family Night to benefit Tim Shirley

    Local hometown cowboy Tim Shirley is working to get back in the saddle again.

    Shirley, 33, has had to re-learn how to do everything in his adult life, including walking, talking and reading, after suffering a "watershed stroke" on Dec. 21, said Ed Shirley, his dad. A watershed stroke means both sides of the brain are affected; most strokes typically affect just one side of the brain.

  • Plans to widen Highway 73 imperil Fire Station 1

    Future plans to widen Highway 73 near downtown Evergreen could mean curtains for Fire Station 1.

    The station at 4751 Highway 73 just north of downtown currently is used as a strategic storage garage for fire equipment. It’s easy for volunteers to get to, but parking is a problem, Fire Chief Mike Weege said.

    The station is the former administrative headquarters for Evergreen Fire/Rescue, but it was vacated in 2004 when Station 2 was built at 1802 Bergen Parkway.

  • Event at Hiwan Museum will appraise antiques

    An Evergreen woman got a pleasant surprise when she found out that a landscape painting hanging on her living room wall was worth $40,000.

    Another family formerly from Evergreen hopes to find out that their historic "gossip wheel" spinning wheel has some interesting history they don't know yet.

  • Evergreen Garden Club celebrates 50th anniversary with expo

    To celebrate 50 years of gardening in the mountain community, the Evergreen Garden Club is planning an educational expo on Saturday, June 27. The day-long event, which is free to the public, will feature classes, a plant sale, food and fun.

    “Come join the celebration!” said Garden Club member MaryEllen Putnam. “For 50 years, the Evergreen Garden Club has provided the Evergreen community with beautiful public gardens and, over time, has become the ‘go-to’ group for answers to tricky questions about mountain gardening.”