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Today's News

  • Morrison survey results show divide between local residents, businesses

    Morrison residents are happy with just about everything but the traffic in town, according to the recently released results of a town survey conducted by Denver-based Corona Insights.

  • Xcel developing wildfire mitigation program

    Xcel Energy is in the midst of developing a wildfire mitigation program.

    According to information from Xcel, the immediate priorities of the program include:

    • Mapping the HRFA (High Risk Fire Area) to identify areas of key risk;

    • Building resiliency into and making improvements to transmission and distribution systems;

    • Developing new operational guidelines for RFW (Red Flag Warning) conditions;

    • Hardening circuits;

  • BIZBEAT: Aspen Park residents open traveling country store

    When Lauren Davis and Shane Skinner began searching for hobbies to share, they landed on something unique: pickles.

    Some four years ago, they began pickling in their Englewood apartment, and their PickleBear pickles were such a hit that they quickly turned into a business. Then Davis and Skinner moved to Aspen Park and decided they wanted to expand.

    “We thought it would be really cool to make a mobile country store to take to events,” Davis said. “And thus, The Pickle Patch was born.”

  • EPRD briefs

    Nexius asks to put cell-phone apparatus on Buchanan roof

    Nexius wants approval from the Evergreen Park & Recreation board to put an apparatus on the roof of the Buchanan Park Rec Center to improve cell phone service in Evergreen.

    Jaclyn Levine, site acquisitions manager with Nexius, told the board at its July 23 meeting that Nexius wanted to install three cupolas on the roof to improve AT&T service. The cupolas would fit in with the design of the building, so they wouldn’t be obtrusive.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • 2,000 jazz aficionados descend on Evergreen for annual festival

    Evergreen was swinging with the sounds of traditional jazz last weekend during the 18th annual Evergreen Jazz Festival.

    The music was endless at five venues in town with bands both local and from across the country coming to Evergreen to entertain 2,000 audience members and to teach young people the techniques and heart of hot jazz. Festival organizers tout the high caliber of performers who participate in the festival each year.

  • Elevation Celebration draws a crowd for music, community fun

    Before the rain fell and a stunning rainbow made an appearance, the sun beamed down on the Elevation Celebration and community members danced through the streets.

    The two-day festival on Saturday and Sunday, now in its seventh year, is a fun way to bring the community and local businesses together.

  • Elk Creek fire works as 'one big family'

    For many, saving someone else can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. For the Elk Creek Fire Protection District in Conifer, it’s just part of the job.

    Sometimes, the paramedics, EMTs and firefighters in the department even defy nature’s course.

    “We got called to a cardiac arrest and we did CPR, all of that,” Lt. Vincent Van Binsbergen said. “We gave him all the paramedic drugs, and we actually brought the individual back, and he was actually talking to us on the way to the hospital. 

  • Scout seeks donations to repair Sky Stop as community gets involved in the projectd

    An Evergreen Eagle Scout hopes to raise money to repair a bus shelter named after an Evergreen boy who was killed in 1987 as he was making his way to a bus stop.

    Conner Richardson, 15, hopes to rally Evergreen to help repair the shelter at the corner of Little Cub Creek Road and Mountain Park Road called Sky Stop. It was named after 8-year-old Levi Sky Hunsicker, who was killed on Sept. 11, 1987, by a car on Buffalo Park Road. Sky Stop was built in 1991 by parents and neighbors to keep area children safe as they waited for the bus.

  • Proponents, opponents squabble over dog park proposal

    More than 75 people — both proponents and opponents — strongly expressed to the Evergreen Park & Recreation District board on July 23 their opinions of a proposal for an off-leash dog park in Marshdale.

    The proponents, many wearing Friends of Evergreen Dog Park T-shirts, said while the proposal was in its infancy, members of the dog park group were EPRD taxpayers, dog parks are a form of recreation, and the EPRD board should support the proposal to provide recreational opportunities for another segment of the area’s population.