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Today's News

  • 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.

  • They changed the face of Evergreen

    It was just about this time of year, 20 years ago, that Scott Mackenzie was getting ready to change the face of Evergreen. The professional contractor and longtime Herzman Mesa resident was beginning one of the most challenging — and most rewarding — projects of his career.

  • 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.

  • If it is broke, then by all means, please fix it

    By Jim Rohrer

  • Really: This is a critical election

    Every four years we hear it, but this time it just might be true: This could be the most important election in a generation.

  • Kingfishers make their home along area streams

    Driving along the canyon road between Evergreen and Morrison the other day, it was a pleasure to see a belted kingfisher rattling his way along Bear Creek. They are such predictable birds. You can almost always find a kingfisher in the same places you have seen them before.