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    Evergreen Lake North Trail repairs holding
    Repairs to the Evergreen Lake North Trail continue to hold, with inspections weekly to make sure it’s still safe, Evergreen Park & Recreation District Executive Director Ellen O’Connor told the board on Oct. 23.

    “The short-term fix is still holding,” she said. “We have been inspecting the area weekly or more as necessary.”

  • EHS alum shows her giving spirit as an American Red Cross volunteer

    Tracy Porter is the ultimate organizer.

    The 1980 Evergreen High School graduate managed restaurants for more than 20 years and recently started a business where she helps individuals organize their own lives.

    And in the last year, she has organized shelters as an American Red Cross volunteer after Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and Hurricane Florence in North Carolina. She turned down an assignment in Florida after Hurricane Michael because she’s about to become a grandmother.

  • Candidates give voters last glimpse before election day

    Eight candidates at a forum on Oct. 24 primarily discussed taxes, financial issues and growth in the county and state, but the questions that got the audience most riled dealt with gun and immigration issues.

    Some of the approximately 100 audience members at the Venue Theatre in Conifer needed to be quieted as candidates discussed whether gun-control measures and sanctuary cities were good for Colorado.

    The forum was sponsored by the Canyon Courier, and the Evergreen and Conifer chambers of commerce.

  • Kids of all ages treated to games, face painting and candy at Halloween Carnival

    From cowboys to princesses, unicorns to skeletons and fairies to police officers — the costumes worn by King-Murphy students at the annual Halloween Carnival on Friday night were as wide-ranging as the kids.

    Kids of all ages — with their parents tagging behind — went from room to room to play games and get their faces painted, and participate in a cake walk, dance party and haunted house.

  • SOTA: Erlandsons named CAE's Arts People of the Year

    Pandora and John Erlandson have been named Center for the Arts Evergreen’s 2018 Evergreen Arts People of the Year.

    The award is given during CAE’s Evening for the Arts to both outstanding artists from all fields but also to someone who is influential in the arts community.

    “We were so touched,” Pandora Erlandson said. “Everybody does so much, so it doesn’t feel right to be singled out.”

    The Erlandsons organize the Originals concert series that benefits CAE.

  • The mandala’s magic: Tibetan Buddhist monks visit Evergreen

    Two Tibetan Buddhist monks, clothed in robes of maroon and gold, meticulously pour colorful grains of sand into an intricate design while sitting cross-legged on the floor of Congregation Beth Evergreen last Wednesday.

    Hours later, as their work for the day concluded, the monks would perform sacred music, chanting mantras and performing an instrumental accompaniment. And days later still, the elaborate sand mandala would be destroyed and sprinkled into the waters of Evergreen Lake to symbolize the impermanence of life.

  • Class-1 e-bikes allowed at Jeffco Open Space parks

    After piloting the idea for a year, Jeffco Open Space will permanently allow class-1 e-bikes on all trails.

    “Looking at the numbers and the opportunity that this is offering our visitors and the feedback that we’re getting on it, we would like to turn this pilot into policy,” said Mary Ann Bonnell, visitors services manager with Jeffco Open Space, during an Oct. 23 staff briefing with the commissioners.

  • The 2000s: The decade brings change and growth, but the sense of community remains

    No matter what changes, the 285 Corridor will always feel like a close-knit community to Tony Buccelli and Jan Worthem, owners of JJ Madwell’s, an Italian restaurant in Conifer.

    The couple moved to the Conifer area in the mid-2000s. While the area has certainly grown since then, both appreciate that you’re still all but guaranteed to run into a neighbor while shopping at King Soopers or Safeway. And on any given night, Buccelli estimates knowing three-quarters of the customers dining at his restaurant.

  • Indian Hills residents raise concerns about rezoning plan

    Many Indian Hills residents are concerned about a proposal to rezone 11 acres on Parmalee Gulch Road that would allow Eudaimonia Human Flourishing Center to continue operating and one day expand.