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  • EPRD’s 2014 budget increases fees

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District board raised a variety of fees when it approved a $5.8 million budget for 2014 last month.

    But thanks to an unexpected $200,000 increase in 2013 revenue, the fee increases are modest, EPRD Executive Director Scott Robson said. The increases include:

    • The admission fee for Wulf Rec Center is now the same as at Buchanan Rec Center. That means an increase of 75 cents for kids, seniors and military personnel, and an extra $1 for adults.

  • Recreational pot for sale in Clear Creek

    Starting the new year on a high note, visitors and locals gathered in front of the Kine Mine in Idaho Springs on Jan. 1 for their first chance to buy recreational marijuana.

    Pot enthusiasts, some waiting several hours, were allowed into the shop starting at 8:30 a.m.

    One man, who wished to remain anonymous and was the first in line, said he was happy to wait a few extra minutes.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Gonna be a long flight home

  • Griffin to serve as chair of county commission in 2014

    Jeffco’s Board of Commissioners has a new chairwoman, as Commissioner Faye Griffin was unanimously elected to the post for 2014. 

    Griffin, who has previously served as chair pro tem, will take over from Commissioner Don Rosier, who has been chairman since 2012. 

    Griffin said she was nervous about following proper protocol and would depend on county staff and the other commissioners to help her in the new position.

  • Ice Melt Barrel to be put on lake Jan. 7

    Members of Mountain Foothills Rotary will place the Evergreen Ice Melt Contest barrel on Evergreen Lake at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7. Rotarians will cut a hole in the ice into which the barrel will be set and monitored until it falls into the lake when the ice thaws.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Both sides now

  • Jeffco to set up slash burner — but where?

    To address the county’s growing need to dispose of slash, Jeffco is moving forward with finding a permanent slash collection site and using a “curtain burner” to dispose of it.

    “We are looking for a permanent collection site,” said Mark Gutke of the Jeffco Office of Emergency Management. “The goal would be to have that site collect slash year-round and burn it when the weather permits.”

  • Young shoppers ring in the holiday

    The annual Black Friday shopping frenzy couldn’t compare with Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen fifth-graders during their holiday shopping party on Friday.

    The 50 students moved from table to table buying gifts for classmates as part of the Secret Santa tradition, and also made purchases for family members and friends.

  • 18th annual Ice Fest promises wintry fun for all

    Being in the wintry outdoors promises to be far more delightful than frightful for those attending the 18th annual Ice Fest at Evergreen Lake.

    The two-day event sponsored by Drive Smart begins at 8 a.m. on New Year’s Eve with the Youth Pond Hockey Tournament and continues in the afternoon with a snowman-building contest before Skate the Lake in the evening.

    On New Year’s Day, the brave and the faint-hearted will line up to jump into the frigid water during the Evergreen Lake Plunge.

  • One-car crash kills Golden man on Highway 74

    A 25-year-old Golden man was killed Friday night when his car went out of control on Highway 74 between Kittredge and Idledale.

    The victim, Matthew Anglin, was traveling east on Highway 74 about 9:30 p.m., according to Colorado State Patrol spokesman Nate Reid. The 2002 Ford Taurus traveled into the westbound lane and skidded off the north side of the road.

    The car hit a rock embankment, spun, and rolled 1½ times, landing on the highway on its roof. Anglin was not wearing a seatbelt, and he was ejected from the car, Reid said. He died at the scene.