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  • Revenues outpace expenses at park district early in 2015

    Despite an early end to ice-skating season at Evergreen Lake, the Lake House realized a profit in early 2015, according to a financial report for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

  • Construction under way on connector trail at lake dam

    Construction on the connector trail at the Evergreen Lake dam began Sunday evening, and Highway 74 between Upper Bear Creek Road and Highway 73 will be closed indefinitely.

    A collaborative effort between the Evergreen Park and Recreation District and the Downtown Evergreen Economic District, the 200-foot path will provide an alternative to the steep metal stairs leading from downtown Evergreen to Evergreen Lake.

  • Sandstone sculpture installed at Wulf Rec Center

    A crane operator slowly lowered two 5,000-pound pieces of sandstone into place at Wulf Rec Center on March 31. 

    The massive rock formations form the base of an artwork called “Wulf Winds,” which Sculpture Evergreen is donating to the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

    For Kathy Montgomery and other members of Sculpture Evergreen who have worked on the project for the past year, watching the installation of the work was gratifying.

    “This is so exciting,” she said.

  • New financial controller begins work with Evergreen park district

    Jason Leslie has been hired as financial controller for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District. He is replacing Karen Messler, who left the district earlier this year to accept a part-time position.
    Before joining EPRD, Leslie was the controller for the Commerce City government. During his seven-year tenure with the city, Leslie was responsible for streamlining and implementing processes to accommodate the growing community.

  • Drop in water use creates more available taps in Evergreen Metro District

    The number of available taps is increasing in the Evergreen Metropolitan District because customers in its service area are using less water, said Dave Lighthart, EMD general manager.

    “We haven’t increased our water supply,” Lighhart said. “Our supply is determined by water rights. We have a maximum amount of water.”

  • 2 Evergreen residents among winners of Ice Melt Barrel Contest

    Evergreen resident Jean Wells is the first-place winner of the annual Ice Melt Barrel Contest sponsored by Mountain Foothills Rotary. Wells won $1,000 for most closely predicting the time and date that the Ice Melt Barrel dropped into Evergreen Lake. Her estimate of 1:05:10 p.m. March 21 was within a few minutes of the actual time of 12:50:23 p.m. determined by members of the club. 

    Other winners also came close to guessing the exact time the barrel descended into the lake on March 21.

  • EHS inviting community members to Diversity Day

    Evergreen High School’s Diversity Day is April 24, and this year organizers want the community to get involved.

    Diversity Day promotes awareness among students about different people and cultures. Even though it sounds a bit corny, organizers hope that education will bring understanding and ultimately create a world that isn’t built on judgment and hate.

    This year’s Diversity Day coincides with the national Day Without Hate, an effort to stop bullying in schools.

  • What’s good and bad about downtown Evergreen?

    Downtown Evergreen has a blend of established businesses and new ones putting down roots, and their customers sometimes struggle to find a parking place and walk precariously along Main Street where the sidewalks end. 

    During a March 24 meeting on potential updates to a community plan for Evergreen, Jeffco planner Russell Clark asked attendees to identify “the good and the bad” in the downtown area. 

    Later, a reporter asked downtown business owners for their own answers to that question.

  • Fire destroys home in Evergreen subdivision

    Fire destroyed a house in the Blue Valley subdivision in Evergreen on Tuesday afternoon, after the home's residents were forced to evacuate.

    No injuries occurred in the blaze at 101 Bluebell Lane, which was reported about 2:15 p.m. The house was engulfed in flames when firefighters from the Clear Creek Fire Authority and Evergreen Fire/Rescue arrived, the Clear Creek Sheriff's Office reported.

  • Pottery exhibit reflects history of Indian Hills

    The Pottery of Indian Hills exhibit at the Hiwan Homestead Museum in Evergreen reflects an era when a pueblo flourished in the mountain community.

    The brightly glazed works in hues of turquoise and brown were created at the abandoned NaTeSo Pueblo in Indian Hills, which Willard Spence of Denver purchased in 1949. After attempting to revive the pueblo that George Olinger, a developer of Indian Hills, established as a tourist attraction in the early 1920s, Spence began making pottery at the site.