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  • 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.

  • Get lucky with a ducky

     Thousands of duckies will plunge over the dam at Evergreen Lake and begin floating down Bear Creek on Saturday.

    A number of the chubby yellow fellows are still available for those who want to try their luck at winning a prize at the fourth annual Dam Ducky Derby sponsored by the Evergreen Downtown Business Association.

    The family fun begins at 11 a.m. with carnival games, live music by Open Space, a bouncy house, face painting and refreshments in the downtown Evergreen parking lot.

  • EFR response times reflect all-volunteer firefighter force, rural environment

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue’s response times reflect the performance of an all-volunteer firefighter force in a largely rural environment, Fire Chief Mike Weege said after reviewing recent data.

     

    Most structure fires in the Evergreen district are in its suburban and rural zones, according to data compiled for the past five years. Nearly 32 percent of structure fires were in the district’s suburban zone, and 36 percent occurred in its rural zone.

  • Little Free Library opening in Evergreen

    A couple are opening a Little Free Library in Evergreen on Saturday.

     

    Housed in a small red cabinet, the library of Linda and Larry LaGrange will offer passers-by books to borrow and a place to leave books for others. People hiking around Evergreen Lake on DeDisse Trail can see the library and use it at any time.

    “It’s open all the time,” Linda said. “They can take a book, and leave a book.”

  • Suspect held in vehicle vandalism at The Barn in January

    A Lone Tree man has been arrested in connection with the vandalism of 18 vehicles parked at The Barn in Marshdale during a prayer meeting in January.

    Wilbur Leonard Pugh Jr., 50, was served an arrest warrant at his home in Lone Tree on July 26 on charges of felony criminal mischief and domestic violence harassment/stalking. He was being held in the Douglas County jail until a date for an advisement hearing was scheduled in Jefferson County court, Jeffco sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley said Monday.