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  • New dispatch system promises efficient use of resources

    A new dispatch center is expected to provide more efficiency for the Evergreen Fire Protection District and at least five neighboring fire districts.

    The new dispatch center can handle all 911 calls for fire and medical help anywhere in the six fire districts from a single computer-aided dispatch system coordinated by Evergreen Fire/Rescue dispatchers. 

    “This is pretty exciting. It helps everybody do their jobs better,” said Christy McCormick, communications supervisor at Evergreen Fire/Rescue.

  • Egg-ceptionally creative

    Whipped cream and a red cherry made of artist's clay top the brightly colored “Court Jester Delight” ceramic egg on display at Evergreen National Bank.

    A dark yellow egg yolk is a stand-out feature of the “Half-Baked” ceramic egg. The “Snowflake” egg features intricate hand-painted snowflakes on a deep blue background.

    The three duck-egg-size eggs, along with about 150 more, are part of Evergreen’s seventh annual egg-decorating contest, a fund-raiser for the Evergreen Downtown Business Association.

  • Evergreen Country Day debate teams advance to area finals

    Fans of debate know that successful thespians anticipate their opponents' counter-arguments. That was definitely the case last week for a debate team at Evergreen Country Day School.

    A four-student team from the private middle school was better than its opponents at anticipating counter-arguments at a tournament April 10,  according to debate judge Joshua Murphy. The semifinals for the Denver area Charter Debate League were held at Evergreen Country Day.

  • CDOT seeks $10 million grant for shoulder lane

    State transportation officials are applying for a $10 million federal grant to supplement the $20 million currently set aside to build the shoulder lane on eastbound Interstate 70.

    Construction is scheduled to start in June on the “peak-period shoulder lane” between Empire and Idaho Springs.

    Officials have asked Idaho Springs city council members for a letter of support for the $10 million federal grant request. The letter was expected to be approved at a council meeting this week, said City Administrator Cindy Condon.

  • Springs residents grill CDOT on I-70 shoulder lane

    Idaho Springs residents had lots of questions for state transportation officials at a meeting Monday night to discuss a planned toll lane on eastbound Interstate 70.

    Transportation officials plan to spend $49 million on a “peak-period shoulder lane” from Empire to east of Idaho Springs, according to Tony DeVito, regional director for the Colorado Department of Transportation.

  • Students examine local, global issues during Youth Leadership Day

    Students at the Montessori School of Evergreen learned about economic disparities in countries throughout the world during Youth Leadership Day on Friday. Eighth-graders at the school also looked at challenges in their Evergreen community and explored ways to address them.

    Those in the group led by student Noelle VanHorne said they like the sense of community in Evergreen but don’t think there are enough recreational opportunities here. Students also said stray trash from the EDS transfer station in Marshdale is a problem, and suggested a cleanup activity.

  • Linn brings experience with Forest Service, EPA to park board candidacy

    During the years she spent with the Environmental Protection Agency, Evergreen resident Peg Linn worked with people living near Superfund sites to resolve issues around them.

     

    "Having worked with the community to reach agreements, I feel like it will help make me a good park board candidate," Linn said. 

  • Kittredge residents express concerns about noise, trash pick-up to EPRD staff

    Evergreen Park and Recreation District staff asked for — and received — lively comments from Kittredge residents at a community forum April 9. From trash pick-up to crowd and noise abatement, residents raised issues related to parks in their area during the meeting at the Kittredge Civic Center.

  • Park district candidates to appear at forum on April 23

     The Canyon Courier and Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce are hosting a forum April 23 featuring candidates running for the board of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

    Five candidates are vying for three open seats on the board in the May 6 election. 

    Peter Lindquist is the only incumbent among the candidates. Evergreen residents John Ellis, Peg Linn, Tim Kimber and Monty Estis are joining Lindquist in the race.

  • Three malnourished horses seized at property in Morrison

    Jeffco sheriff’s deputies seized three malnourished horses Saturday at a property in Morrison.

    A veterinarian found the horses to be in poor condition and to have significant health issues, the Sheriff’s Office reported. The horses were taken to a horse rescue facility.

    The identity of the horses' owner has yet to be released. The property where the horses were seized is in the 17000 block of Forest Avenue.