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  • Hal Davidson served Evergreen community during his lifetime

    During the many years he lived and worked in Evergreen, Harold “Hal” Davidson made a positive impact on the community, said his son, Mark Davidson while reflecting on his father’s life. Davidson died June 17 at age 88.

    He had lived in Evergreen since 1946 when he moved here with his family, who owned the former Davidson Lodge in Kittredge. When he was a young man, Hal’s family moved to Colorado from Ohio to help his asthmatic condition.

  • SafeTALK teaches skills to help those at risk of suicide

    “No love at all is a scared young girl

    standing on the bridge on the edge of the world.
    And it's a pretty short fall.”

    — Willie Nelson

    Caring enough to question someone about thoughts of suicide could help prevent a tragedy, said Lori Hoffner, a trainer for safeTALK, a suicide intervention program.

  • Alderfer barn, house destined to remain on Jeffco property

    The board of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District has considered asking Jeffco Open Space for the deed to the Alderfer barn and surrounding property when the lease it has with the county expires in 2017.

    The Evergreen park district is responsible for maintaining the barn and the home beside it, which once belonged to the Alderfer family. In the past year, the park district has also begun hosting barn dances and other events at the property, and has made it available for weddings.

  • Evergreen selected for creative district designation

     

    A vision for the community has become a reality with the acceptance of Evergreen as a candidate for creative district designation by Colorado Creative Industries.

     

    “Recognition identifies our district as an arts and cultural destination, and will increase our visibility both statewide and nationally,” said Joan Mickelson, secretary of the Evergreen Downtown Business Association. 

    Since the announcement last Friday, reaction has been very positive in the community, Mickelson said.

  • Evergreen selected as candidate for creative district designation

    A vision for the community has become a reality with the acceptance of Evergreen as a candidate for creative district designation by Colorado Creative Industries.

    “Recognition identifies our district as an arts and cultural destination, and will increase our visibility both statewide and nationally,” said Joan Mickelson, secretary of the Evergreen Downtown Business Association. 

    Since the announcement last Friday, reaction has been very positive in the community, Mickelson said.

  • Evergreen selected for creative district designation

    A vision for the community has become a reality with the acceptance of Evergreen as a candidate for creative district designation by Colorado Creative Industries.

     

    “Recognition identifies our district as an arts and cultural destination, and will increase our visibility both statewide and nationally,” said Joan Mickelson, secretary of the Evergreen Downtown Business Association. 

    Since the announcement last Friday, reaction has been very positive in the community, Mickelson said.

  • Three people shot after concert at Red Rocks

    An SUV carrying rapper Schoolboy Q appears to have been the target of the shooting at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on June 19.

    Three people were shot in the vehicle that carried Schoolboy Q, whose real name is Quincey Matthew Hanley, after a concert ended last Thursday night at the amphitheater. The SUV left the scene with the three victims and Hanley after the shooting.

  • Firefighters contain small wildland blaze near Mount Evans Wilderness

    Evergreen firefighters contained a small wildfire near the Mount Evans Wilderness on Thursday afternoon.

    According to the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Twitter feed, the blaze, near the Indian Creek area, was less than a quarter acre in size. 

    EFR said no homes were threatened, and that firefighters were still at the scene conducting mop-up operations.

    A resident of Yankee Creek Road said at least four fire trucks and six pickups had headed in the direction of the fire. 

    Check canyoncourier.com for updates to this story.

  • Sentencing of former Inter-Canyon fire chief rescheduled for Aug. 1

    The sentencing of former Inter-Canyon fire chief David MacBean, who pleaded guilty to three counts in the theft of $647,000 from the district, has been rescheduled for 1 p.m. Aug. 1.

  • Evergreen residents selected for Jeffco sustainability commission

    Evergreen residents Rachel Emmer and Erich Harris and Genesee resident Steve Brown are among nine founding members on the recently formed sustainability commission in Jefferson County.

    A vision of Jeffco Commissioner Casey Tighe, the commission is designed to assist businesses and county agencies by providing expertise and resources for them.

    “We are hoping to be able to partner with businesses,” said Emmer.

    The commission will serve as a clearinghouse of information on best practices for sustainability, she said.