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Today's News

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    Seating estrangement

  • BUSINESS BEAT: Rib Crib’s former home gets new owner, renovation

    The building that formerly housed the Rib Crib restaurant on Meadow Drive has a new owner and several new tenant prospects.

    The 12,000-square-foot, three-story building just north of Da Kind Soups has been renamed Meadow Drive Village, though owner David Hatch figures it will be at least 10 years before people know the building by that name.

    Hatch, of Highland Renovations North LLC, lives in Louisville but travels regularly to Evergreen to oversee the building’s remodel. He began with adding some landscaping soon after purchasing the building on Oct. 1.

  • A peach of a reading program

    James Henry Trotter and his evil aunts visited Marshdale Elementary School on Friday.

    James’ name might sound familiar, because he is the main character is Roald Dahl’s book “James and the Giant Peach.”

     

    James, along with Aunt Striker and Aunt Sponge, appeared at a school-wide assembly to entice the students to read the book.

  • Evergreen firefighters extinguish attic fire at home

    Evergreen firefighters extinguished a fire in a home on Mariposa Road that apparently started in the chimney early Sunday morning.

  • Evergreen entrepreneur targets global shortages

    As an environmental entrepreneur, Evergreen resident Benjamin Brandt says his mission is to address "a global perfect storm."

    “There are too many mouths to feed and not enough land, or fish in the ocean, to meet future food demands,” Brandt said at the Jan. 10 meeting of Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability.

    “We’re strip-mining the ocean. We’re seeing whole-system collapse,” he remarked. “Most of the disease and deaths in the world are attributed to poor water quality and malnutrition.”

  • Denver seeking operator for Evergreen Golf Course, restaurant

    The Denver Department of Parks and Recreation has issued a request for proposals to operate the Evergreen Golf Course and Keys on the Green restaurant.

    A mandatory pre-proposal meeting for anyone interested is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 17, at the golf course concession facility on Upper Bear Creek Road. The deadline for sealed proposals is 2 p.m. Jan. 31.

    Keys on the Green restaurant and golf shop at the Evergreen Golf Course has been closed since early November 2012, when former manager Ron Reif of RLR Inc. terminated his contract six months early.

  • Wulf Rec Center improvements in progress

    Construction fences placed around a freshly graded hill at Wulf Recreation Center mark the beginning of a project designed to make the facility more inviting and user-friendly.

    "The focus of the project is increased accessibility," said Scott Robson, executive director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District. 

    Workers are replacing the steep walkways around the center with gently graded paths, making them easier for people with disabilities and parents pushing strollers to use.

  • Evergreen Fire-Rescue gearing up for radio-frequency shift

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue is switching from wide- to narrow-band radio to meet a federal mandate that took effect the first of the year.

    Using $700,000 in grant funds from the FCC Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau and an additional $234,000 recently received, the district is converting its radio program from ultra-high frequency to very-high frequency.

    “That was the big reason we got the grant,” said Fire Chief Mike Weege.

  • Opponents to fire board recall gathering support

    Evergreen resident Charlie Neppell is spearheading an initiative to oppose the recall of fire district board members.

    "In less than a week since the filing of the petitions to recall all five of the directors of the board of the Evergreen Fire/Rescue district, a number of citizens from diverse areas of the district have expressed their strong view that this recall needs to be opposed vigorously," Neppell stated.

    Neppell and other residents who support the fire district board members have formed a committee to oppose the recalls.

  • Cycling across America for a good cause

    Watching her elderly father cope with advancing symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease has inspired Evergreen resident Bell Brinn to ride her bicycle from California to Florida.

     

    “I’m doing this as a fund-raiser for Alzheimer’s,” Brinn said while talking about her upcoming tour.

    Since deciding to make the trip, Brinn has received $8,000 in donations for the Colorado chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Her goal is raising $15,000 by March when she begins her journey with a Women’s Tours group.