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- Recreations area - Provides information describing the Commons area, including submitting a barn rental request, fishing rules, and frisbee golf rules
- Noxious weeds - Provides information about the noxious weeds present in the Highlands and about homeowner responsibilities for noxious weed control
- Living with wildlife - Provides information about wildlife in the Highlands and your responsibilities are as a resident
- Newsletters - Current edition of EHA newletters
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Early History of Evergreen Highlands
In early 1969, the Gunner-Nelson Ranch on North Turkey Creek Road was sold to Evergreen Estates Incorporated, which became Evergreen Highlands. The principals in the company were Roy Romer, who later became governor of Colorado, and his brother-in-law, Norm Miller. At the time of the sale, North Turkey Creek Road was unpaved. The following year, floods washed out much of the road and bridges; repairs included paving the road.
The Gunner-Nelson Ranch included a main house, bunk house, stable and barn. The main house and its cold cellar and the bunk house were in such poor condition that they were demolished in 1978. The main house was located where the basketball court is today and the bunk house was just to the west.
Soon after the sale of the ranch, the owners surveyed and platted the property. Bull dozers were used to create unpaved roads, and lots were put up for sale. In 1970, the first house, originally owned by Paul Tillitson, was built at the top of the hill on Kilimanjaro. The next two houses were soon built in Unit 1 on Silverhorn; these houses were originally owned by the Hewitts and the Parsons.
After the first houses were completed, co-owner Norm Miller’s father-in-law, Arthur Miller, who was the pastor of Mountain Presbyterian Church, lent the Evergreen Highlands Association $24,000 to build the tennis courts. The playground and basketball court were added later.
In 1978, a road committee was formed to consider paving the roads and turning ownership of the roads over to the county. Jefferson County approved the transfer in 1979. Lot owners contributed to the cost of the road improvements, which totaled $900,000.