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  • Neville, Leonard discuss health care, other topics

    Health care reform, as well as education and immigration concerns, held center stage at a town hall meeting conducted by Colorado Sen. Tim Neville, R-Littleton, and State Rep. Tim Leonard, R-Evegreen, last Friday at Evergreen Fire/Rescue’s Station 2.

    Drawing a crowd of about two dozen people, the legislators gave an overview of the legislative process before highlighting key bills they supported in the most recent legislative session, which adjourned May 10.

  • County commissioners approve rezoning El Rancho lot

    The county commissioners have approved rezoning a lot in El Rancho so that it will still be zoned for mixed use but is no longer required to have 25 percent commercial activity.

    The decision about 1055 El Rancho Road, which is owned by George DeMarsico and is presently undeveloped, was brought before the Board of County Commissioners at its June 20 meeting.

  • Evergreen Lake hosts concrete canoe races

    Standing along the shores of Evergreen Lake on June 19 felt like being part of a beach party and a college football game simultaneously.

    There was the smell of sunscreen in the air; yells, shouts, pounding drums and school fight songs; people running around in swimming suits and paddling canoes; and the beating sun shining in the picturesque blue sky.

  • Graffiti, trash cleaned off Lookout Mountain

    Law enforcement and park officials recently picked up more than 110 bags of trash and used more than 700 gallons of water to power-wash graffiti off rocks on Lookout Mountain.

    Denver Mountain Parks, Jeffco Open Space and the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office organized a cleanup day on June 15 and sent about 40 employees combined, as well a few inmates from the Jeffco jail.

    The effort was part of a larger-scale project to enforce park rules more strictly.

  • An atmosphere of camaraderie: Bailey Day brings community together

    The 38th annual Bailey Day on Saturday had something for everyone, both newcomers and veterans of the event.

    Wild West characters mingled with a Sasquatch, who called the event wonderful and “squatchy,” and visitors frequented booths sponsored by businesses, nonprofits, service organizations and emergency responders. Attendees took part in a cook-off, took photos in old-time costumes, listened to music and ate great food.

    And some chopped wood. Yes, chopped wood.

  • Festivities galore to celebrate the Fourth of July

    Area residents have plenty of options for Fourth of July activities — from the Freedom Run in north Evergreen to the Evergreen Music Festival at Buchanan Park to events in Indian Hills.


    Freedom Run 5K

    The Freedom Run to benefit Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice begins at 8 a.m. at Evergreen Middle School, winds through the Hiwan subdivision and ends at Nick’s Pro Fitness, where a party is planned.

  • Creatures of habitat: Visitors to Staunton State Park’s annual Marmot Fest learn about the furry critters

    There were marmots aplenty at Staunton State Park on Saturday, albeit in the form of toys, sock puppets and children performing marmot skills.

    The fourth annual Marmot Fest taught children and adults alike about the little critters that live in the park and at higher elevations. Yellow-bellied marmots weigh from 14 to 16 pounds and are known as whistle pigs thanks to the high-pitched sound they make to signal danger.

    This year, children and adults also could try out rock climbing in addition to other marmot-related activities.

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  • Indian Hills to debut short movie on town’s history

    Residents of Indian Hills soon will have an opportunity to delve into the history of their community.
    A new 10-minute movie about Indian Hills is scheduled to play before the July 3 community movie in Arrowhead Park. It was a collaborative effort between Katie Linder-Jesse, the new town historian; Alison Vigil, an Indian Hills resident and producer at Root Sports; and more.

  • Inter-Canyon Fire approves participation in cancer program

    The Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District board of directors approved participation in a newly established program that provides financial awards to firefighters diagnosed with one of five types of cancer — brain, skin, digestive, hematological or genitourinary.