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  • Teaching tykes about T'ai Chi

    “Be soft, be powerful. Relax and go with the flow,” states a verse in “The T’ai Chi Flea in 3-D,” a children’s book written by Evergreen residents Charles and Jodi Holman.

    In creating a unique work for children ages 3 to 8, the idea was to take the ancient philosophy to a level that kids could understand, said Jodi.

    The book also contains a central message about the importance of physical activity, said Charles.

  • Residents express concern about overuse of Evergreen Lake Park

    Evergreen Lake Park is being degraded by overuse, said residents who attended the June 25 park district board meeting to express their concerns.

    “You have fishing and other activities in every place,” said Evergreen resident Sylvia Robertson. “Banks are crumbling into the creek. … Parking is a nightmare.

    “You’re not taking care of this unique place. You’re marketing to the folks in Denver.”

  • Federal cuts impact county Head Start

    Jeffco's Head Start program could serve 400 fewer kids during the next school year as a result of across-the-board federal funding cuts known as sequestration.

    The 5 percent budget cut would mean about $152,000 less for the county’s Head Start program. Lynn Johnson, Jeffco's human services director, said the cuts would mean laying off three teachers, and 96 fewer families — about 400 kids — would not be able to participate in the program during the 2013-14 school year.

  • The road to love

    Sitting next to a large “Honk 4 Love!” sign beside their car, Evergreen residents Matt Hill and Meredith Jaramus were smiling and waving to westbound motorists on I-70 last Thursday. 

     

    Hill and Jaramus were on the shoulder of the highway near the Evergreen exit, where they had met a year ago. Unlike the stressful circumstances of their first meeting, the couple were sipping fruit drinks while reclining in camp chairs. A bouquet of summer flowers was between them.

  • Signs offer maps of evacuation routes

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue is posting signs at several locations around town that offer maps of recommended evacuation routes in the event of a wildfire.

    The five maps also can be downloaded from this story file. The list is below.

  • Fireworks canceled, but Indian Hills' July Fourth fete will go on

    High fire danger has snuffed the annual July Fourth fireworks in Indian Hills for the straight second year, but the local fire department still plans to host a variety of patriotic activities on the holiday.
    Indian Hills Fire Rescue will host its annual Independence Day fete on Thursday, July 4, with a pancake breakfast, live music, a beer garden and the always-popular parade on Parmalee Gulch Road.
    The schedule is as follows:
    • Pancake breakfast, 7 to 11 a.m.
    • Air Life helicopter fly-in, 10 a.m.

  • Firefighters contain small fire caused by lightning strike

    Evergreen firefighters have contained a small fire on Elephant Butte in an area south of Alderfer/Three Sisters Park, said Evergreen Fire/Rescue spokesman Doug Saba.
    The fire, which is in a 20-by-20-foot area, began after a lightning strike on Monday night, Saba said.
    EFR received a call about the fire about 10 a.m. Monday. Indian Hills Fire-Rescue is providing mutual aid to Evergreen fire crews working at the site.
     

  • Jeffco boosts fines for failing to get dog license

    The cost for not getting Fido a license just went up in Jeffco.

    Dog owners who don’t obtain a license within 30 days of adopting a canine will now be subject to a $100 fine instead of $50. The next time they’re caught, a $200 ticket will be issued, with an additional $100 for each ticket after that.

    The increases were approved by the Jeffco commissioners on June 11.

  • A rose is a rose, but a fire by any other name baffles

    What’s in a name? In the case of last week’s wildfire near Pine, a lot of confusion.

    When the Chair Rock Fire underwent a name change and became the Lime Gulch Fire on June 19, residents 900 miles away might have been a little worried: Lime Gulch is a valley in Montana. But in Lion Gulch, here in Jeffco, the fire burned 511 acres in rugged terrain south of Conifer.

  • Lime Gulch Fire resurrects fears, resolve of couple who lost home in ’12

    For Kristen Moeller of Conifer, the Lime Gulch Fire — to borrow a Yogi Berra adage — has been “déjà vu all over again.”