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  • Evergreen’s community garden flourishing in second year

    Standing beside the recently completed pavilion at the community garden in Buchanan Park, Rachel Emmer of the Evergreen Alliance for Sustainability talks about the success of the project.

    “The infrastructure now is complete,” she said.

    In its second year of development, the community garden has a finished appearance with amenities that were part of the original plan. Grant funds from Great Outdoors Colorado have been used to build the pavilion, which was constructed largely with volunteer labor, Emmer noted.

  • Working group recommends Arvada site for outdoor shooting range in Jeffco

    A working group charged with finding an acceptable location for an outdoor public shooting range in Jefferson County has narrowed the choices to a former quarry in Arvada or another site within that city.

    Tom Hoby, Jefferson County Parks and Open Space director, said issues regarding proximity to residents and impacts on natural resources have made the selection process difficult, during a presentation about the shooting-range study to the Jeffco Open Space Advisory Committee on July 10.

  • Team Evergreen proposes mountain bike series in Jeffco open space

    Members of Team Evergreen Cycling are exploring the possibility of holding biking events at Jefferson County open space parks. The Mountain Bike Series of the organization would raise funds for trail construction and renovation, said Tom Hoby, director of Jeffco Parks and Open Space.

    “Our role would be to host these events,” Hoby at the July meeting of the Jeffco Open Space Advisory Committee.

  • Summerfest 2014: a kaleidoscope of art, music and activities

    Kids turned somersaults in the green grass while their parents gazed at artistic creations and listened to live music at Summerfest on Saturday afternoon.

    The 35th annual event, sponsored by the Center for the Arts Evergreen, featured more than 100 artists who came from near and far to Buchanan Park to display their works this past weekend.

    “I think the festival keeps getting better and better,” said Steve Sumner, CAE executive director. “It was a wonderful community party.”

  • Remains of missing hikers found on Mount Evans

    Two bodies found last Thursday on Mount Evans were those of two hikers from Minnesota who went missing in April, a Clear Creek County sheriff’s officer has confirmed.

  • Flood recovery in Brook Forest area continues after torrential rain

    Work continues on Forest Estates Road near the Brook Forest Inn after torrential rains on July 7 washed out a culvert under the road and some driveways in the area.

    The Jeffco Road and Bridge Department is expecting the repairs will take another two weeks to complete. In the meantime, the road is down to one lane as crews remove debris and replace a culvert.

  • Power out at 'Annie'

    “The sun will come out … tomorrow,” wafted out from the pitch-black stage over the “Annie” audience sitting in the darkened Center Stage theater in Evergreen on Saturday night.

  • Proposed budget for Jeffco Open Space includes improvements to Evergreen parks

    Improvements and repairs to Evergreen parks are among capital projects included in the proposed $31 million 2015 budget for Jefferson County Open Space.
    Don Klima, administration and education services manager for Jeffco Open Space, and other staff members presented the proposed budget to the advisory committee at the July 10 meeting. Nearly $6 million is slated for capital improvements. Those in the Evergreen area include:
    • $150,000 for restroom replacement and improvements to the west trailhead at Mount Falcon Park in Indian Hills,

  • Proposed budget for Jeffco Open Space includes improvements to Evergreen parks

    Improvements and repairs to Evergreen parks are among capital projects included in the proposed $31 million 2015 budget for Jefferson County Open Space.
    Don Klima, administration and education services manager for Jeffco Open Space, and other staff members presented the proposed budget to the advisory committee at the July 10 meeting. Nearly $6 million is slated for capital improvements. Those in the Evergreen area include:
    • $150,000 for restroom replacement and improvements to the west trailhead at Mount Falcon Park in Indian Hills,

  • Woehr vying for House District 25 seat as Libertarian candidate

    Libertarian Jack Woehr is launching his campaign for the state House District 25 seat for the second time in recent years.
    “I am running because the political system has gotten kind of toxic,” Woehr said. "Gone are the days of the honorable opponent.”
    This year Woehr is challenging two political newcomers who are vying in House District 25, Democrat Janet Doyle and Republican Jon Keyser. Incumbent Republican Cheri Gerou decided to retire from office.