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  • Evergreen Music Fest marks July Fourth at Buchanan Park

    From classical to jazz and country, lively tunes filled the mountain air at the annual Evergreen Music Festival and Art Show on July 4.

    Along with musical selections from area groups, the event featured performances by dancers and gymnasts, activities for kids and lots of food.

    As the Evergreen Chamber Orchestra played a haunting melody, dancers Kevin Gael Thomas and Fernanda Oliveira of the Colorado Ballet wove graceful patterns of movement for the audience gathered in the white tent at Buchanan Park.

  • July Fourth is wet and wild in Indian Hills

    The super-soaker water guns came out early for the time-honored water fight at the annual July Fourth parade in Indian Hills.

    Kids riding on an Indian Hills Fire Rescue water truck had their red war paint on and their water guns ready, one girl pumping hers up as the truck moved into the prime water zone near the post office. Parade-goers on both sides of the road had their water balloons and plastic water bottles ready.

  • Evergreen Parkway in line for resurfacing

    Evergreen Parkway is slated to get a $5.4 million resurfacing in October.

    The parkway — formally known as Colorado Highway 74 — will be resurfaced from County Road 65 in Bergen Park to a spot "just above" Evergreen Lake, said Emily Wilfong, a state Department of Transportation spokeswoman. The work is to include some bridge repairs and guardrails, too, Wilfong said.

    A short section of the road also will be widened on the shoulder to allow better bike access, she said, without giving details of the site.

  • Second community garden, at Wilmot Elementary, receives grant funding

    A community garden planned at Wilmot Elementary School has received $44,000 from Great Outdoors Colorado to help fund the project.

    This second garden being developed by Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability will offer about 30 plots for students, teachers and residents, including senior adults. The garden design features a nature-based play area for youngsters, which includes a green tunnel and rocks for climbing and sitting, as well as a sensory learning center.

  • Commissioners approve rezoning for storage facility expansion in El Rancho

    Jeffco's county commissioners have approved rezoning to expand a storage facility in El Rancho, despite concerns of nearby residents about road access to the property.

    Residents in the Nob Hill subdivision say they do not object to the expansion, but rather to increased traffic it would bring to DivideView Road — a private, unmaintained road leading to their community.

  • Evergreen master trails plan getting final touches

    After a year of development and community review, the master trails plan for Evergreen is getting final touches, Dean Dalvit of the Downtown Evergreen Economic District told the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board on June 23.

    The trail system designed by OV Consulting of Denver links key sections of Evergreen for residents who enjoy walking and biking to local destinations.

  • Parents launch effort to recall conservative school board members

    Three Jeffco parents have filed paperwork seeking to recall the three school board members who make up the body’s conservative majority: John Newkirk, Ken Witt and Julie Williams.

    Indian Hills parent Wendy McCord, Evergreen parent Michael Blanton and Littleton parent Tina Gurdikian filed the petition format Friday afternoon, according to a news release from a recently formed advocacy group, Jeffco United for Action.

  • Evergreen couple face child abuse charge related to daughter’s malnutrition

    An Evergreen couple are each facing a felony child abuse charge after their 6-year-old daughter reportedly was found to be suffering from long-term malnutrition. 

  • Indian Hills Fire taking heat over cancellation of fireworks

    An Indian Hills Fire board member said he has taken heat from the community after the department canceled its annual Fourth of July fireworks show.

    Board member Marc Rosenberg, who is also the department’s assistant chief, said in an interview that the decision to cancel the fireworks was made by the department’s members, not by board members, and that it was made for safety and cost reasons. The decision was made in April. 

  • Morrison-area girl taken to hospital after lightning strike

    A Morrison-area girl was taken to a hospital Wednesday evening after lightning struck a tree near her home, according to a fire department spokesman.

    The girl, who was outside at the time, appeared unharmed; she was taken to the hospital out of “an abundance of caution,” said Daniel Hatlestad, deputy chief of Inter-Canyon Fire.