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  • EPRD celebrates 50 years of being part of community

    It’s all about the smiles — the smiles on the faces of the families that use the Evergreen Park & Recreation District facilities.

    That’s what John Ellis, a lifelong Evergreen resident and an EPRD board member, said was the best part of watching the district grow since its inception 50 years ago. Ellis spoke briefly to attendees at the Community Appreciation Party on Thursday, hosted by the rec district and the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • Longtime fire marshal Rudloff dies

    Randy Rudloff, the longtime fire marshal with Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District and Indian Hills Fire Rescue, died unexpectedly Tuesday.

    Rudloff, who served for more than 25 years, was well-known among the mountain-area fire protection districts.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Back at the ranch …

  • Two injured in motorcycle accident on Highway 74

    Two people were injured in a motorcycle accident that closed Highway 74 between Morrison and Idledale.

  • Updated lighting, signage codes approved

    The Morrison town board on July 2 approved changes to its outdoor sign and lighting codes that the town maintains will help preserve the “eclectic feel” of its Old Town area.

    “This actually was a really great exercise for us to go through and see what’s actually happening in Old Town and take a look at the design guidelines and see where we may be able to fill in some gaps,” town planner Jennifer Woods said.

  • JCOS developing website for information, questions

    Jeffco Open Space is developing an application that it hopes will one day serve as a one-stop shop for all land stewardship questions in the county.

    Called TerraSource, the website will serve as the umbrella under which various resources come together. Tentative plans indicate that Jeffco Open Space will divide information into five categories:

    • Water quality and conservation.

    • Invasive species management.

    • Wildlife, including habitat conservation.

  • County briefs

    Jeffco still undecided on a ballot measure

    Jefferson County is continuing conversations with a Denver-based public affairs firm and plans to decide in the next few weeks whether it will pursue a ballot initiative in the 2019 election.

  • Crime briefs

    Preliminary hearing set for suspect accused of injuring man with ax

    A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for the 46-year-old man accused of wielding an ax and injuring a man at a campground in Pine.

  • Independence Day parade and water fight are fun-filled traditions in Indian Hills

    The sirens blare and excitement builds.

    “I think it’s starting,” parade-goers eagerly say, straining their necks to see if the floats have started the trek.

    It’s July 4 in Indian Hills, and all the people lining the length of Parmalee Gulch Road know what’s coming: all-out war. In the small mountain community, the traditional Independence Day parade quickly morphs into a community-wide water fight.

  • Genesee artist debuts national parks exhibit at American Mountaineering Museum

    For Topher Straus, there’s nothing more inspiring than nature. 

    “For me, being outside in nature allows your soul to be free. It disconnects you with the world around you,” he said. “... That’s why I choose to do my art in Genesee, to produce it in Genesee. Because I love the mountains. I love the fresh air. I love seeing the stars at night.”

    Oftentimes, being an artist requires taking a risk and putting yourself out there.