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  • Evergreen focus group explores marketing strategies

    Developing a common “language” that speaks to residents and visitors surfaced as a possible strategy for promoting Evergreen during the Feb. 13 meeting of a community focus group.

    “There’s a lack of common jargon,” said Ron Issacson, an Evergreen art developer and entrepreneur. “When I’m talking to people, the disconnect comes in.”

    Issacson suggested developing a “cheat sheet” highlighting positive aspects of the community.

  • Mountain lion attacks on pets increasing in area

     A recent mountain lion attack on a dog in the Brook Forest community is among an increasing number of incidents in the area.

    Brook Forest resident Judi Atencio said the cougar came into her yard on Feb. 7, grabbed her dog Lucy by the head, and started dragging her up the hill. 

    The dog, a beagle-coon hound mix, was outside for only five minutes when the lion attacked her, Atencio said. The incident happened at 7 p.m. when it was dark, she said.

    “All I had to get the cat away was a flashlight,” said Atencio. 

  • Evergreen doctor attends State of the Union address

    Evergreen physician and innovator Dr. Peter Hudson listened to the Feb. 12 State of the Union address while seated in the presidential box with first lady Michelle Obama.

    “It was great to be there,” Hudson said. “I think it’s a great honor for an entrepreneur from Colorado to be selected.”

    “I met the president right after his speech,” Hudson said. “Both he and the first lady were very kind and friendly.”

  • Community garden project sprouting with opportunities

    The long-awaited community garden planned at Buchanan Park is now available to gardeners interested in acquiring a plot.

    Those who would like to sign up for a space in the garden and find out what’s involved in the process can attend the kickoff meeting Feb. 28 at the Buchanan Recreation Center. “We’ll tell people about the garden. … We’re looking forward to helping people learn,” said Margaret Rode of the community garden committee of Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability. “This is going to be an organic garden.”

  • Celebrating the big 10th at Buchanan Rec Center

      

     

    Photo by Sandy 

  • County’s text-message service answers teens’ questions about sexual health

    A new system being used by Jeffco Public Health to answer teens’ questions about sexual health via text-message is already proving to be quite popular.

    After being online for only three days, the Go Ask TISH program had already received more than 100 questions about sex and sexual health, said Kelly Conroy, Jeffco’s public health nurse supervisor.

    “We’ve had a great response since it has launched,” Conroy said. “We really wanted to increase our outreach to teens and young adults.”

  • Fire board seeking replacement for member who resigned

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District board is seeking a replacement for former member Charles “Chick” Dykeman, who resigned at the Feb. 12 meeting. Dykeman and his family are moving to South Carolina this month.

    Dykeman’s resignation allows the board to choose another member who will be exempt from the current recall campaign for the first six months of the term of office.

  • Test of new emergency notification system nets 74% of registered phone numbers

    A test of the county’s new emergency notification system is being considered a success, after it reached out to more than 347,000 phone numbers across Jeffco and Broomfield, along with parts of Adams, Douglas and Clear Creek counties.

    The test, which took five hours on Feb. 6, successfully connected to about 74 percent of the registered telephone numbers, a high mark, said Jeffco sheriff’s spokesman Mark Techmeyer.

  • Firefighters extinguish grass fire near rodeo grounds

    Evergreen firefighters extinguished a small grass fire blazing near the El Pinal Rodeo Grounds on Monday morning.

    No structures were damaged, and no injuries were reported.

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue received the call at 10 a.m, and firefighters were on the scene several minutes later, said EFR spokesperson Stacee Montague.

    The size of the fire at Stagecoach and Buckhorn roads had doubled to a 400-square-foot area when firefighters arrived. By 10:15 a.m., the fire was declared out.

    The cause of the fire is under investigation, Montague said.

  • Mountain lion attacks on pets increasing in area

    A recent mountain lion attack on a dog in the Brook Forest community is among an increasing number of incidents in the area.

    Brook Forest resident Judi Atencio said the cougar came into her yard on Feb. 7, grabbed her dog Lucy by the head, and started dragging her up the hill.

    The dog, a beagle-coon hound mix, was outside for only five minutes when the lion attacked her, Atencio said. The incident happened at 7 p.m. when it was dark, she said.

    “All I had to get the cat away was a flashlight,” said Atencio.