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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Three people shot after concert at Red Rocks

    An SUV carrying rapper Schoolboy Q appears to have been the target of the shooting at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on June 19.

    Three people were shot in the vehicle that carried Schoolboy Q, whose real name is Quincey Matthew Hanley, after a concert ended last Thursday night at the amphitheater. The SUV left the scene with the three victims and Hanley after the shooting.

  • Firefighters contain small wildland blaze near Mount Evans Wilderness

    Evergreen firefighters contained a small wildfire near the Mount Evans Wilderness on Thursday afternoon.

    According to the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Twitter feed, the blaze, near the Indian Creek area, was less than a quarter acre in size. 

    EFR said no homes were threatened, and that firefighters were still at the scene conducting mop-up operations.

    A resident of Yankee Creek Road said at least four fire trucks and six pickups had headed in the direction of the fire. 

    Check canyoncourier.com for updates to this story.

  • Sentencing of former Inter-Canyon fire chief rescheduled for Aug. 1

    The sentencing of former Inter-Canyon fire chief David MacBean, who pleaded guilty to three counts in the theft of $647,000 from the district, has been rescheduled for 1 p.m. Aug. 1.

  • Evergreen residents selected for Jeffco sustainability commission

    Evergreen residents Rachel Emmer and Erich Harris and Genesee resident Steve Brown are among nine founding members on the recently formed sustainability commission in Jefferson County.

    A vision of Jeffco Commissioner Casey Tighe, the commission is designed to assist businesses and county agencies by providing expertise and resources for them.

    “We are hoping to be able to partner with businesses,” said Emmer.

    The commission will serve as a clearinghouse of information on best practices for sustainability, she said.

  • Evergreen Lake getting new boardwalk

    While kids play in a grassy field by Evergreen Lake, workers saw and place planks of wood for a new boardwalk at the park.

     

    “This time around, we're replacing the entire boardwalk,” said Scott Robson, executive director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

    “We're removing it completely down to the foundation,” he added.

    Although the flooding last fall did some minor damage to the structure, its 20-year age and the wear and tear on the walkway made the replacement necessary, Robson said.

  • Site for shooting range still under discussion

    A working group continues to discuss potential locations in Jeffco for a county-owned public shooting range, and open-space land appears to be a possibility. 

    For the past two months, Jeffco Parks and Open Space Director Tom Hoby, county planning staff, a mediator and others have been discussing a possible location for a shooting range and its costs.

    “It’s a delicate issue,” Hoby said. 

  • Fire district delays audit release to reflect new radio equipment

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District now plans to release its annual audit in July so that auditors have time to properly account for new radio equipment, Fire Chief Mike Weege said.

    The district has been using the new two-way radio equipment since September. The audit was first scheduled to be released on May 13.