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  • Group seeking ways to convert love of Evergreen into local spending

    “I think we would all agree that people who live in Evergreen love it,” said Steve Sumner, director of the Center for the Arts Evergreen. “How do we get them into the shops?”

     

    Gathered around a table at the arts center last Wednesday, Sumner and others in a focus group were immersed in a discussion on ways to promote Evergreen to its residents.

  • Colorado’s newest state park set to debut

    The mountain area's newest neighbor is settled in and ready to host its first open house.

    After several delays, Staunton State Park will open to the public this weekend with a two-day grand opening packed with events and activities.

    “This has been a long time coming, and I’m excited to share this amazing park with others,” said park manager Jennifer Anderson.

  • Several Evergreen teachers retiring this month

    Lynn Scheuer

    Art teacher for 18 years at Wilmot Elementary

    For the past several years, she also has taught art at Bergen Meadow.

  • Natural fence designed to keep snow from blowing onto highway

    Shovels in hand, Tony Auciello and other Jefferson County Open Space staff were planting evergreen saplings and seedlings in the expansive meadow bordering Highway 74 in Evergreen last Thursday.

    Dodging rain and sleet showers, they worked steadily in the gray morning chill to complete the project designed to help motorists driving in winter conditions.

    When they mature in a few years, the trees will provide a living fence to protect Evergreen Parkway from snow and ice that strong winter winds deposit on the road.

  • Boy injured when vehicle hits bike in Evergreen

    A 6-year-old boy was injured Sunday evening when his bike collided with a vehicle on El Pinal Road in Evergreen, Trooper Nate Reid of the State Patrol reported.
    A 2000 Ford Focus was heading north on El Pinal Road when the vehicle and bicycle collided, according to the report. The driver of the vehicle, Lawrence May of Evergreen, 26, has been charged with careless driving causing bodily injury in connection with the incident, Reid reported.

  • Rosier takes heat over slash disposal

    Slash disposal continues to be a hot issue for mountain residents — figuratively and literally — and it doesn’t look like the problem will be solved any time soon.

    The Conifer Area Council’s public affairs committee hosted County Commissioner Donald Rosier on April 29 at Los 3 Garcias Restaurant in Aspen Park. Rosier was invited to speak on a number of topics: slash disposal, the county’s plans for legalized marijuana, and other goings-on in Jeffco.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    A teachable moment

  • Evergreen town hall meeting to feature local, county and state officials

    Residents will have an opportunity to learn about community and state happenings at a town hall meeting on Wednesday, May 15, at the Evergreen Lake House.

    Sponsored by the Evergreen Pathfinders, the event will feature state Rep. Cheri Gerou of House District 25, County Administrator Ralph Schell and Jeffco Sheriff Ted Mink, among others.

    Those who come to the meeting will have a chance to hear what key community leaders have to say, and also to ask questions, said Pathfinders leader Jim Gorman.

  • Boating season opens at Evergreen Lake

    Boating season is officially open at Evergreen Lake for those who enjoy paddling, sailing and drifting across smooth waters in a mountain setting.

     

    From now until May 30, boat rentals are available at the lake on weekends. Beginning May 31, the lake will be open daily for boating through Aug. 18, weather permitting. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday. 

  • Blue Spruce Habitat dedicates 30th home

    On a high road in Brook Forest is a gray frame house with purple trim where Evergreen resident Elizabeth Gonzales now lives.

     

    Gonzales’ new home is the 30th one built by Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity.

    “Two years ago, I first saw this land. Now it’s going to be Elizabeth’s home,” said Kathleen O’Leary, executive director of the area organization.

    O’Leary was among Blue Spruce Habitat staff and volunteers who came to the dedication of Gonzales’ home on Friday afternoon.