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Today's News

  • Legal issue with Denver Parks delays loop trail project at Evergreen Lake

    The loop trail project at Evergreen Lake is facing a delay created by a legal issue with Denver Mountain Parks. City of Denver attorneys are asking for a new agreement with the Evergreen Park and Recreation District before giving the go-ahead to build the trail connecting the downtown area to the upper portion of the lake.

    Because the path of the planned trail is on Denver Parks property, it is necessary to gain approval from the city before moving forward with project, said EPRD Executive Director Scott Robson.

  • July 4th fest ends with a weather-related bang

    Booming thunder and flashes of lightning accompanied Celtic Pipes and Drums musicians at the annual Evergreen Music Festival and Art Show at Evergreen Lake on July 4.

    As festival-goers huddled under a large white tent during the storm, the Rocky Mountain Highland Dancers moved in graceful patterns to the sounds of bagpipes blended with rumbling thunder.

    While some in the audience appeared concerned about the storm and the driving rain, others were intrigued.

  • Bald eagles near Evergreen Lake cause a stir

    Everyone in Evergreen has been excited about the two bald eagles that have been hanging out in a dead tree near Evergreen Lake for the past week. I have had several people call me, and others have brought me photographs of the birds. They are apparently two adult bald eagles, easily recognized by their size, dark bodies, white head and tail.

  • Very cool: Fireworks set to return to Indian Hills fete

    Thanks to recent rainfall and cooler temperatures, fireworks at the Indian Hills July 4th celebration are expected to light the night on Friday evening.

    After two years with no fireworks because of dry and hot conditions, organizers are happy to announce the return of fireworks to Indian Hills Fire-Rescue’s annual celebration — if the weather cooperates.

    “This is one of the coolest summers I can recall,” said Fire Chief Emery Carson. “It’s looking good for fireworks.”

  • 10 more slash-collection weekends approved for this summer

    The Jeffco commissioners unanimously approved 10 additional remote slash-collection sites in the county this summer, at a special meeting last Thursday.

    “One of the biggest complaints I hear is the limited number of slash sites offered,” Commissioner Don Rosier said during the meeting.

    The commissioners awarded a contract to Indian Hills resident Bret Roller, who has been working with Jeffco for years to solve the county’s slash-removal issues.

  • District boosts funding for curriculum, student achievement

    Thanks to increased state funding, Jeffco Public Schools will spend more on curriculum, student achievement and ever-changing technology trends during the 2014-15 school year.

    The school board approved next year’s budget at last month’s final meeting before summer break on a 3-2 vote. The more than $1 billion spending plan is up from last year’s $952 million budget.

  • Fire district working to recover ambulance costs

    Since the beginning of the year, paramedics at the Evergreen Fire Protection District have required patients to sign a waiver of liability before they take an ambulance ride.

    The waiver of liability — officially called an "advance beneficiary notice," or ABN, for Medicare purposes — lets patients know they’re responsible for paying the ambulance bill if their insurance company won't.

  • Coworking movement takes hold in Evergreen

    Evergreen resident Jack Holbrook had a typical work-from-home job — he talked with customers on the phone and worked on his computer for his job at the Electrical Construction Co. in Hawaii.

    The problem was, Holbrook didn’t really like working from his home. He went from working at a busy office in Hawaii to working at home in Evergreen, and he wanted to interact with co-workers. He also wanted to be able to meet with people and socialize after work.

    Holbrook apparently is not alone.

  • Cultivating community: Couple’s love for Evergreen blooms in garden at dam

    “Gardens and flowers have a way of bringing people together.”

    — Clare Ansberry

    No truer words could be written about the garden south of the Evergreen Metropolitan District on Highway 73. 

    Known as the dam garden, its blooms attract visitors from May to October while its maintenance brings Evergreen Garden Club members together every Friday morning.

  • Indian Hills residents raise questions about fire district finances at community meeting

    Indian Hills residents focused on district finances as well as the aging fire station during a community meeting last Thursday night.

    “We need to be assured that our money is being used wisely,” Indian Hills resident Cheryl Touryan said while questioning recent expenditures.

    During the past year, the fire district has been coping with an added expense of a lawsuit against a bankrupt company from which a fire truck was purchased. Associated legal fees have taken a toll on the district’s budget, which is funded through property taxes.