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  • Halloween nature event provides educational fun

     “Will he bite?” Ayla Tibbetts asked while looking at a screech owl perched on the finger of a handler at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center. The black widow spider in the Nature Expeditions display might have been tempted, however, if not enclosed in a glass container.

     

    Ayla and her parents, Colleen and Isaac Tibbetts, were enjoying the annual Halloween Tales and Trails event on Saturday that featured educational exhibits and programs.

  • Cupboard getting bare at EChO food bank

     With more people coming through the doors getting food, the inventory at the Evergreen Christian Outreach food bank is becoming sparse.

    Only three cans of chicken noodle soup remained in the canned-goods section last week.

    “When we’re out of chicken noodle soup, we’re in big trouble,” said Liz Hawkins of EChO.

    During the season between summer and winter, donations slow, said food bank manager Jim Shelton.

    “Right now, we need everything,” he said.

  • Local firefighters participate in wildland training

    Two firefighters were bringing water hoses to the home of Soda Creek resident Rob Hoar on Saturday morning. Fortunately, there wasn’t a fire to put out. 

     

    Evergreen firefighter Alan Koplove and Indian Hills Fire Rescue Capt. Marc Rosenberg were participating in an urban interface wildland training exercise along with 50 other volunteers.

  • 'Workforce' housing proposed for former Albertsons

    Two Evergreen architectural designers have created an innovative plan to transform the former Albertsons into “workforce housing.”

     

    Calling the concept a “strategic vision,” Shane O’Regan Murphy and Michael Whitehouse are proposing an apartment project for the empty building. 

    In Evergreen there is a real problem with low-wage people not being able to find a reasonably priced place to live, said Murphy. Many people who work in Evergreen cannot afford to live here, he said.

  • Opponents of fire training facility initiate recall of board members

    In the wake of failed negotiations regarding a fire training facility at Fire Station 2 in Bergen Park, residents opposed to the plan have initiated a recall of members of the Evergreen Fire Protection District board.

    The petition, which was delivered to Evergreen Fire/Rescue staff and to the Jeffco elections office on Monday, seeks support to recall board members Jeff DeDisse, David Christensen and Charles Simons. Board President George Kling and member Charles Dykeman were not included because they have not served the required six-month term of office to be recalled.

  • Opening of Staunton State Park delayed until spring

    The opening of Staunton State Park has been delayed until late spring 2013, park officials have revealed.

    The 3,500-acre state park near Shaffers Crossing in Conifer was slated to open this month, but construction delays have pushed the opening back about six months, said park manager Jennifer Marten.

    “We knew this was going to be a tight timeline for construction when we started the project. … As with any construction project, it didn’t go perfectly,” Marten said.

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  • Would-be artists needed to paint bowls for MRC’s annual fund-raiser

    You don’t have to be a Monet or a Degas to have fun splashing some paint on ceramics.

    That’s what Karen Verdier tells the timid-hearted when she’s encouraging them to decorate bowls for the Mountain Resource Center’s Empty Bowls fund-raiser.

    “Can you pick up a paintbrush? You can paint it one monochromatic color,” said Verdier, who is the center’s health services director. 

    The MRC is hosting its fourth annual fund-raiser on Nov. 7 in Conifer for lunch or dinner, and Nov. 8 in Evergreen for lunch.

  • Ballots arriving in the mail this week

    There are multiple ways to vote in the Nov. 6 general election. In addition to Election Day precinct polling places, there will be mail-in voting and early voting.

    Early voting is available from Oct. 22 to Nov. 2 in the Department of Motor Vehicle locations and Jeffco public libraries listed below.

    To register to vote, visit one of the DMV voter service centers listed below. Or, to register online, visit www.GoVoteColorado.

  • Halloween event offers non-scary adventure for all

    The annual Halloween Tales and Trails event is happening again this Saturday, Oct. 20, at Lookout Mountain Nature Center in Golden.

    The popular program offers afternoon and evening sessions featuring non-spooky, family fun for all ages. 

    Evergreen resident Lena Beauchamp will be one of the volunteer guides taking people on hikes through the forest, where they can catch glimpses of costumed animal characters and perhaps wildlife as well. The guided hikes will be offered every 10 minutes during the event.