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  • Festivities galore to celebrate the Fourth of July

    Area residents have plenty of options for Fourth of July activities — from the Freedom Run in north Evergreen to the Evergreen Music Festival at Buchanan Park to events in Indian Hills.

     

    Freedom Run 5K

    The Freedom Run to benefit Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice begins at 8 a.m. at Evergreen Middle School, winds through the Hiwan subdivision and ends at Nick’s Pro Fitness, where a party is planned.

  • Creatures of habitat: Visitors to Staunton State Park’s annual Marmot Fest learn about the furry critters

    There were marmots aplenty at Staunton State Park on Saturday, albeit in the form of toys, sock puppets and children performing marmot skills.

    The fourth annual Marmot Fest taught children and adults alike about the little critters that live in the park and at higher elevations. Yellow-bellied marmots weigh from 14 to 16 pounds and are known as whistle pigs thanks to the high-pitched sound they make to signal danger.

    This year, children and adults also could try out rock climbing in addition to other marmot-related activities.

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  • Indian Hills to debut short movie on town’s history

    Residents of Indian Hills soon will have an opportunity to delve into the history of their community.
    A new 10-minute movie about Indian Hills is scheduled to play before the July 3 community movie in Arrowhead Park. It was a collaborative effort between Katie Linder-Jesse, the new town historian; Alison Vigil, an Indian Hills resident and producer at Root Sports; and more.

  • Inter-Canyon Fire approves participation in cancer program

    The Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District board of directors approved participation in a newly established program that provides financial awards to firefighters diagnosed with one of five types of cancer — brain, skin, digestive, hematological or genitourinary.

  • Electrical issues cited in Bailey house fire

        Electrical issues in an unfinished basement are believed to have contributed to a fire that severely damaged a home on Timber Top Lane in Bailey on Thursday morning.
        According to Platte Canyon Fire Captain Ben Dunning, the house fire was reported at 3:42 a.m. Thursday after one of the homeowners awoke to the smell of smoke.

  • Truck starts string of brush fires along U.S. 285

    A truck is believed to have started several spot fires along the U.S. 285 corridor in Conifer and Bailey earlier this week.
        According to Platte Canyon Fire Captain Ben Dunning, the Platte Canyon fire department responded to three grass fires on Tuesday along southbound U.S. 285 between mile markers 225 and 223.

  • New candle, home goods shop debuts at the Yellow Barn

    In a corner of Conifer there’s now a little pocket of Denver — or at least a shop that feels a lot like a city boutique with its handmade candles, locally roasted coffee and a steady stream of indie music on the speakers.

    But Yellow Barn Candles + Homegoods also has a distinctive mountain feel to it: From the natural wood shelving and poured pinecone candles to handcrafted Mexican blankets and the shop’s circular barn logo, the place reflects the community it’s in.

  • Solar panels set to be installed at EFPD station

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District board formally approved last week plans to install hundreds of solar panels on the roof of Station 2, effectively ending a years-long debate over reducing the fire district’s energy consumption through photovoltaic energy and other energy-saving measures.

    In a unanimous vote June 13, board members approved a $350,000 contract with Denver-based solar company BriteStreet Solar Built, the same company responsible for solar projects at the National Western Stock Show Complex and Centura Health’s Castle Rock Adventist Hospital.

  • Bueno sentenced to probation, jail time in sexual assault case

    Former West Jefferson Middle School teacher Michael Bueno was sentenced June 14 to jail time and probation after being convicted of two Class-4 felonies — contributing to the delinquency of a minor and sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust.