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  • Having a doggone good time

    Evergreen runner Brandy Erholtz and Ches-e, her Labrador mix, were the first to cross the finish line at the second annual Barks and Belts K9 5K in Bergen Park on Saturday.

    “It was nice to support a local event,” she said.

    Terry Peart and her three basset hounds also were supporting the event in a more leisurely manner. While other participants were finishing the course along Bergen Parkway, Newsome and dogs Charlie, Gracie and Lilly were taking a nice, long break in a grassy field.

  • Tree touching power lines caused Bluebell Fire

    The Bluebell Fire that torched 15 acres last Monday north of Brook Forest Drive in Evergreen was caused by a 48-foot tree that made contact with two power lines and ignited, and the flames quickly spread to the ground.

    By 4 p.m. Tuesday, firefighters had established a fire line around the burn area, and by Wednesday morning, the fire was 100 percent controlled, said Stacee Montague, spokeswoman for Evergreen Fire/Rescue.

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  • Roads on Mount Evans, Guanella Pass open

    The roads leading to Mount Evans and Guanella Pass opened for the season this past weekend, according to information from the Colorado Department of Transportation and Clear Creek County.
    Guanella Pass Road is a 22-mile scenic highway that begins at the edge of Georgetown and continues over the summit to Grant. The Guanella Pass Road information line at 303-679-2422, ext. 2, is available for updates.

  • Park district offers summer hikes that include children’s theater

    A special hike for youngsters that features the Snow White story will take place on June 14 at Buchanan Park.
    Presented by Theatre-Hikes Colorado, both actors and the audience will take a moderate hike, with scenes from the fairytale performed along the way.
    This updated version of the classic fairy tale by Marjorie Sokoff features seven quirky dwarfs, a tongue-tied prince, a sassy mirror, a dancing chicken — and, of course, the lovely Snow White.

  • New author finds her way in 'Prairie Journey'

    Evergreen author Frances Bonney Jenner spent seven years researching and writing her first book, “Prairie Journey.”

    For Jenner, who has spent most of her life working as a librarian, writing and publishing this children’s book is a realization of a longtime goal.

    “I’ve always had a dream to write,” she said.

  • Summer concerts at lake begin with local talent, Oklahoma Duo

    The Hosty Duo will perform original music during the opening summer concert at Evergreen Lake Park on Wednesday, June 5.

  • Top-flight instruction

    “Good spot, you guys!” said Heather Johnson of Evergreen Audubon.

    Members of Johnson’s beginning birding class had just seen a brilliantly colored Western tanager perched in a tree at Lair O’ the Bear Park.

    On the sunny spring morning last Saturday, a variety of birds were flitting around and calling to one another as the class learned how to identify them.

  • 2nd annual Barks and Belts K9 5K offers fun time for canines, companions

    The second annual Barks and Belts K9 5K in Bergen Park this Sunday offers dogs and their companions a chance to get a good workout while benefiting two service organizations.

    A fund-raiser for the Evergreen Animal Protective League and Drive Smart, the event includes music, treats and fun competition.

    “We’ve added three contests,” said Cathleen Timmons of EAPL, who is helping to organize the event.