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  • Community garden growing in splendor

    Lush green plants with flowers and vegetables are flourishing in the community garden at Buchanan Park. 

     

    Gardener expertise, soil enhancements and recent rains provided by Mother Nature have brought once-bare earth to vibrant life at the one-third acre site.

    “It’s a veritable jungle,” said Rachel Emmer, coordinator of the project sponsored by Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability.

  • West Nile virus found in Jefferson County

    Jefferson County Public Health has received positive test results for West Nile virus from several mosquito pools in areas of the county, including the City of Golden. There are no reports of any human cases at this time.  

    Mountain areas of Jefferson County, including Evergreen, are not tested for West Nile virus because the climate is too cool for the species of mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus to flourish, said Kodi Bryant, Jeffco health information specialist. 

  • Senior living facility planned on El Rancho Road

    A Denver real estate developer is seeking a special-use permit to build a group living facility for senior adults on El Rancho Road.

    According to the preliminary plan, the facility will have a maximum of 144 beds and 78 parking spaces for residents, employees and guests. The facility will be 109,000 square feet and will be constructed on two adjoining lots in the Tepees subdivision.

  • EPRD marketing manager stresses importance of communication

     "Communication is a vital part of my job," said Lisa Hamm-Greenawalt, marketing manager for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

    During her presentation to EPRD board members recently, Hamm-Greenawalt said she has expanded the scope of her position to include both marketing and communications. In the past year since she took the part-time job, she has represented the district as a speaker at community functions in addition to promoting its multitude of programs.

  • Seniors' Resource Center has new director

    Lori Joslin is bringing 12 years of experience in nonprofit management and advocacy for elderly and disabled people to her position as director of the Seniors' Resource Center in Evergreen.

    She is replacing former director Jane Weinberger, who recently accepted a position as executive director of Elk Run Assisted Living.

    As SRC director, Joslin said her goal is to continue providing services at a high level and offering choices to clients.

    "That's a constant challenge in our small community," she said.

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  • Pioneering local couple at center of events

    The Church of the Transfiguration and the Hiwan Homestead Museum on Sunday will celebrate one of Evergreen’s first families — Charles and Jo Douglas.

    The couple have historical significance to both the church and the museum: Charles Winfred Douglas contributed significantly to the music and the worship of the Episcopal Church on a local and an international level, and after he and Dr. Josepha Williams were married in 1896, they lived at Camp Neosho, now the Hiwan Homestead Museum.

  • Church seeking donations for annual Grove Sale

    Evergreen Lutheran Church is seeking donations for its 24th annual Grove Sale on Saturday, Aug. 10.

    “We’re looking for goods in usable condition,” said Karen Phillipe, volunteer coordinator of the sale.

    Clothing, household items, sporting goods, furniture and books are welcome, she said.

    All proceeds from the sale are donated to area nonprofit organizations, including Mt. Evans Home Health and Hospice, Evergreen Christian Outreach and the Seniors’ Resource Center.

  • Residents ask park district for help with community projects

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District is considering helping residents with plans for an outdoor stage at Kittredge Park and a playing field at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen.

    During the July 23 EPRD board meeting, Kittredge resident Kate Mondragon asked members and staff for assistance in building a stage at Kittredge Park.