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  • Home and Garden Show grows attendance

    More than 1,200 people attended the Mountain Area Home and Garden Show at Evergreen High School last weekend, a 50 percent increase over last year, according to event organizer Ron Catterson.

  • Junior mountain bike program gearing up for summer

    The park district’s junior mountain bike program is gearing up for its second year with sponsorship from Team Evergreen and Evergreen Bicycle Outfitters.
    “We’re trying to do something new and build on a popular activity,” said Scott Robson, executive director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.
    Robson and two volunteers started the program for kids ages 8 through 14 last year, training them how to ride and teaching mountain bike etiquette.

  • Residents advised to keep cars locked in wake of recent thefts

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is following leads on recent thefts from vehicles in Wah Keeney Park and at the Lodges in the Ridge at Hiwan.
    Sixteen vehicles from which items disappeared May 11 in the 30,000 block of Hilltop Drive at Wah Keeney Park were unlocked, said sheriff’s spokesman Mark Techmeyer.
    On May 12, four vehicles parked in garages at the Lodges in the Ridge at Hiwan condominiums on Stone Canyon Road were entered.

  • Remembering those who served

    The Veterans Commemorative Walk in Buchanan Park will be the setting for a noontime Memorial Day observance on May 28.
    The traditional flag-raising and honor-guard ceremony presented by American Legion Post 2001 of Evergreen will pay tribute to those who served and died in military service.
    The commemorative walk, which Legionnaire Dave Loomiller describes as an “ongoing, perpetual project,” has approximately 200 pavers engraved with names of servicemen.
    The pavers honor those who served in any conflict involving U.S. soldiers, Loomiller said.

  • Honoring all who serve

    Families of soldiers and veterans listened to words of tribute and comfort while gathered for the eighth annual Blue Star Salute at the Evergreen Elks Lodge on Sunday afternoon.

    “Let us pause to honor our brave men and women,” said Lin Browning, president of the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce. “We, the living, are indeed the beneficiaries of those who have made sacrifices.”

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  • Meeting on Wulf Park improvements scheduled May 23

    A community meeting on planned improvements at Wulf Park will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Wulf Recreation Center, 5300 S. Olive Road.
    The meeting will be an open house, and community members can provide input on improvements for Wulf Park. For more information, visit www.evergreenrecreation.com.

  • Volunteer forum to focus on community needs, opportunities

    Evergreen Christian Church is hosting a forum on volunteerism during a brown-bag lunch at noon May 23. The forum is designed for people interested in learning about ways to serve the community and also for organizations in need of volunteers, said Virginia White of Evergreen Christian Church, who is organizing the event.
    “People who need volunteers and those who want to volunteer are welcome to attend,” White said.

  • Home and Garden Show to feature products, services while helping community

    This year’s Mountain Area Home and Garden Show will feature a wealth of products and services designed for improving dwelling places and surrounding landscaping.
    From flooring to solar panels, the seventh annual event this weekend at Evergreen High School will provide an opportunity for exploring ways to add attractive and practical elements to homes.
    Along with more than 80 vendors, seminars on gardening, renewable energy for the home, interior design and more will be offered. Attendees can also learn from demonstrations on home painting and indoor gardening.

  • Adamowski, Doyle setting priorities for park district

    Recently elected Evergreen Park and Recreation District board members Andrew Adamowski and Janet Heck Doyle are setting priorities for the coming year.
    According unofficial results of the May 8 election, Adamowski captured 361 votes, and incumbent Doyle had 288. Candidate Keith Parker received 162 votes in the three-way race for two open seats on the board. Board member Peter Lindquist, who was appointed in August 2011 when Pat Callahan resigned, ran unopposed and received 366 votes; he will complete a two-year term.