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  • Some Evergreen merchants manage to stay open during Friday's flooding

    Many businesses were closed Friday in downtown Evergreen as Bear Creek's waters raced and roiled nearby, but a few establishments remained open.

  • Still standing: Evergreen digs out after rain, flooding pound the area - VIDEO

    The sun finally returned to Evergreen on Sept. 17, and a battered but still standing downtown returned to a semblance of normality after a week of record rains and flooding pummeled the mountain area.

    A total of 6.5 inches of rain fell on the Evergreen area from Sept. 9-16, sending Bear Creek out of its banks below the Evergreen Lake Dam on Sept. 13 and inundating the Cactus Jack’s building and the public garden. Evacuation orders were issued for the canyon, parts of Morrison and along Upper Bear Creek.

  • 285 Business Showcase scheduled Sunday

    Mountain area residents have a chance this weekend to see what businesses call Conifer home — and which ones might even be located in the home next door.

    “We have so many businesses that are home-based, and not a lot of people know about them,” said Dawn Smith, executive director of the Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce. “It’s a great chance for people to learn about what is offered in our area.”

  • 9/11 remembrance held at Marshdale Elementary

    Students, staff and parents joined representatives of Evergreen Fire/Rescue and the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday morning at Marshdale Elementary School to honor and remember victims of the 9/11 attacks.

    Members of Boy Scout Troop 39 raised and saluted the U.S. flag, and principal Christian Kingsbury led students in the Pledge of Allegiance and then spoke to the children.

  • Five seek appointment to vacant seat on school board

    Five residents have submitted applications to fill the Jeffco school board’s vacant District 1 seat, said Helen Neal, chief of staff for the school board.

    The five applicants are Dan Green, Samantha Hockenbery, John M. Horan, Beverly McAdam and Michele Patterson.

    Neal said the board will discuss interview questions for the applicants and set a decision date at the board’s next meeting Sept. 19. The board has until Oct. 10 to fill the vacant seat.

  • School board candidates trade views

    The races for three open seats on the Jeffco Board of Education officially started at Monday’s candidate forum at Green Mountain High School.

    More than 100 people packed the school’s auditorium to listen to school board candidates and their plans for Colorado’s largest school district.

    “I’m really glad I came out tonight,” Jeffco parent Connie Potter said after the forum. “I heard some really good things on some key issues.”

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  • Marshdale resident's 'home brew' produces bumper crop of tomatoes

    Standing beside a plant 6 feet tall with more than 100 ripening tomatoes, Marshdale resident Dave Staub talked about his gardening techniques, which include a "home brew" of soil enhancements.

    In Staub's workshop is an assortment of ingredients ranging from worm castings and seabird guano to Brer Rabbit Molasses and humic acid. An electric mixer blends them into a brown foaming liquid that Staub pours into the soil in which his vegetables are growing with vigor.

  • Jeffco Planning Commission recommends rezoning of small property in Kittredge

    The Jeffco Planning Commission has recommended that two properties on Myers Gulch Road in Kittredge be rezoned from Commercial 1 to Planned Development.

    Mike Piller, owner of the properties, is seeking the rezoning to allow additional uses.

    With rezoning, the lower level of the building at 3430 Myers Gulch Road could be used as professional and retail space, and the upper level for residential units — which could be rented as affordable housing. 

  • Evergreen authors create own publishing companies

    After going through the process of publishing a first book about intuition with an established company, Evergreen author Anne Salisbury and her husband, Greg Meyerhoff, decided to create their own enterprise for the second one.

    “It used to be that there was no choice. You were at the mercy of publishing companies. … That’s the way it was done,” said Meyerhoff. “You didn’t have the technology you have today.”