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  • Performers of all ages audition for Evergreen Talent Showcase

    Evergreen youth showed off their talents Saturday as they auditioned to be part of the Evergreen Talent Showcase.

    The talent show will be at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at Evergreen High School, and auditions on Saturday were brisk. However, organizers continue to look for more acts of all ages to round out the 20 that will be selected.

    The showcase is a collaboration between Blue Spruce Kiwanis and Evergreen Players, and it’s been in the works for a few years, according to Kiwanian Beth Foster.

  • Sculpture Evergreen commissioning a sculpture linked to Peggy Fleming to be placed at the Evergreen Lake House

    Evergreen Lake will have a piece of 1968 Olympic gold medalist Peggy Fleming figuratively speaking.

    Sculpture Evergreen has commissioned an eight-foot bronze sculpture that will be permanently placed near the Lake House depicting the skater, who was the only member of the skating team in Grenoble, France, to win a gold medal. Fleming has five U.S. titles and three world titles in addition to the Olympic gold medal.

  • Officials working to find way to open lake to watercraft

    Officials continue to discuss whether Evergreen Lake can be reopened to private watercraft.

    The Evergreen Metropolitan District and the Evergreen Park & Recreation District closed the lake to private boats, kayaks, paddle boards and the like last weekend for two reasons:

    • EPRD is concerned about safety issues because no one is there to monitor the vessels and make sure people are wearing life vests, which is a liability for those responsible for the lake.

  • Conifer resident leads class to share benefits of juggling with community

    Will Devine was 14 years old when he taught himself to juggle. He was grounded and recalls learning in the time it took to make it through both sides of Thin Lizzy’s “Jailbreak” album.

  • Development briefs

    Planning commission recommends approval of subdivision

    When Joe Knolmayer drives home each day, he hopes he’ll continue to see the band of native trees separating his property from 65 acres across the street where there may soon be 21 new homes.

  • Brooks Place Tavern in Conifer changes ownership

    The Brooks may be leaving their place in Conifer, but lovers of Brooks Place Tavern shouldn’t expect too much to change at the Aspen Park eatery.

    The restaurant, which prides itself on its tavern fare and impressive beer selection, has changed hands. Janice and Steve Brooks are retiring to Arizona, and Brooks Place officially has been taken over by Nicole Garcia and David Schaefer, lifelong mountain-area residents and longtime employees of Brooks Place.

  • Fire briefs

    Lightning strike takes out Inter-Canyon tower

    Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District is working to replace its radio tower in Hilldale Pines after a direct lightning strike damaged it three weeks ago.

    “... It knocked the whole tower out. We lost our microwave. We lost PolyPhasers. … It just took everything out,” said Chief Skip Shirlaw during an Aug. 14 board meeting.

  • Jeffco schools, union reach accord

    Months after the Jeffco Board of Education adopted its budget, the district and the Jefferson County Education Association have reached an agreement on contract negotiations for educators’ pay and benefits. 

    Among other things, the agreement approves a 2.5 percent increase to each cell on the salary schedule, step and lane movement for existing employees, and additional longevity pay for employees who took a pay freeze during the recession.

  • Evergreen man arrested after bomb scare in El Rancho area

    A 61-year-old Evergreen man was arrested Sunday after a bomb scare in the El Rancho area.

    Michael Longfellow is being held on suspicion of felony false reporting of explosives, weapons or harmful substances, according to the arrest affidavit.

    He appeared in court Monday morning, during which time his bond was set at $2,000, and he was appointed a public defender. He will be back in court on Aug. 23 to be advised of charges against him, according to Pam Russell, Jeffco district attorney’s office spokeswoman.

  • Dear Creek Canyon fire 100 percent contained

    Firefighters have contained a 20-acre fire in Deer Creek Canyon Park that began Thursday evening and called for evacuations of more than 300 homes. 

    Fire officials made the announcement around 1 p.m. Friday, although firefighters remain on-scene to take care of hot spots. There are no reported injuries and no structures lost because of the fire.