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  • Cause of accident remains unknown

    After a year on the market, the Lodge at Pine Grove is getting a much-needed caffeine fix in the form of a new owner and a new name.

    Longtime Pine resident Barbara Sahlin has purchased the Lodge and has plans to relaunch it as the Pine Perk and General Store later this year.

  • April snow shower puts spring on hiatus

    The spring snowstorm that complicated everybody’s weekend plans and snarled travel concluded Monday after dropping between 33 and 44 inches of snow in the Evergreen/Conifer area.

    It was a significant weather event but not really in the same league as the epic blizzard of 2003, which began March 18 of that year and dropped 72 inches on Evergreen and 66 on Conifer, according to the Courier’s archives.

  • Don’t give hummingbirds what you wouldn’t drink

    (Reprinted from April 23, 2008)

    Once more, fickle April had lulled us into believing spring had arrived with 80-degree temperatures, only to have our face slapped with soggy snow the next day.

    Tuesday, April 15, was unbelievably warm for the date, and its 80-degree temps brought two reports of broad-tailed hummingbirds. The first came from Inga Brennan on Lookout Mountain and the second from Sherman Wing in Indian Hills.

  • How to vote absentee in EPRD election

    There are two ways to vote in the upcoming Evergreen Park and Recreation District board election on May 3.

    Residents can vote by visiting one of two polling places on election day, or vote by absentee ballot.

    • By polling place: At the Buchanan and Wulf recreation centers on the day of the election, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 3.

  • Doug Lempke, candidate for the EPRD board

    Evergreen resident Doug Lempke believes he has reached the stage in life where he's ready to give something back to the community. While attending several meetings of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board, he thought: "This could be a fit."

  • Earth Day Fair set April 23 at Evergreen Lake

    Since its inaugural festival in 1990, the Mountain Area Earth Day Fair at the Evergreen Lake House has become a popular and unique celebration of all things and organizations related to nature and ecology. 

    This year a festival favorite, HawkQuest, will bring the live raptors. The EPA, the Forest Service, Trout Unlimited, Evergreen Garden Club and Friends of Mount Evans will have exhibits. Admission is free. 

  • Fire board votes to join consolidation of dispatch operations

    Mountain area emergency dispatch operations are officially moving down the hill, despite community concerns about the change.

    In a unanimous vote following a lengthy public comment period Tuesday night, the Evergreen Fire Protection District board approved a motion to consolidate dispatch operations at a center in Lakewood that will be known as Jeffcom.

  • Ending pay-for-performance not the top priority for some board members

    All five members of the Jeffco school board want to return to paying teachers on a regular salary schedule and end the controversial 2014 move toward pay-for-performance made by now-recalled conservative board members.

    But some current members said April 7 that moving back to a salary grid isn’t their top priority when compared with other needs. 

  • Neighbors oppose rezoning for rental units near tennis bubble

    About 100 people turned out for a community meeting at the Evergreen Tennis Club on Monday night to discuss a developer’s plan to build 60 units of moderately priced rental housing in three buildings on 5 acres southeast of the tennis bubble at 2914 Evergreen Parkway. 

    The project is contingent on approval from Jeffco's county commissioners, who must vote to rezone the property to planned development, including residential. The land is now being used for outdoor tennis courts. 

  • Hotcakes a hot item at fund-raiser

    Pancakes lured a couple hundred people to the future home of Center for the Arts Evergreen on Saturday, and the sign advertising the event was so realistic that it too looked good enough to eat.

    Chris Krieg, former owner of Evergreen Signs and a painter himself, made the sign for the breakfast at the former Bergen Park Church on Highway 65 near Rocky Mountain Village. The event provided tours of the building and raised money for the building’s renovation.