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  • Fire district’s solar project on hold

    Plans by the Evergreen Fire Protection District to install solar panels at Station 2 on Bergen Parkway are on hold as the district board wrestles with the 2016 budget.

    The $600,000 project to replace the roof and add solar panels will have to wait until the district is in a more stable financial position, Fire Chief Mike Weege said at a board meeting Nov. 10.

    Past drops in home valuations decreased the district’s property-tax revenue in recent years and led to budget cuts, and district finances are still recovering, board President George Kling said.

  • Memorial Day ceremony planned Monday at Buchanan Park

    American Legion Post 2001 of Evergreen will hold its sixth annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Veterans Commemorative Walk in Buchanan Park at 1 p.m. Monday.

  • WWII veteran reminsces on military service

    At 73 years old, the fabric is worn and stained in some places. The cap was reclaimed after some pilot left it behind. The blouse was tailored and shortened at the bottom to be a more stylish Eisenhower jacket. The pants were reissued with a 36-inch waist, instead of 38. And the jump boots are gone altogether.

    George Faust, a 90-year-old World War II veteran, stood at attention in his living room, wearing what is more or less his original uniform from 1943. Both the uniform and the man wearing it are in relatively good condition.

  • Fuel spill occurs when truck overturns in Brook Forest

    A large dump truck overturned Monday morning in the Brook Forest area, spilling not only its load but 20 to 50 gallons of fuel.      

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue spokeswoman Stacee Martin said the truck was assisting with road work near Cedar Road and Aspen Way. She said the vehicle tipped over about 11 a.m.

    Emergency personnel from EFR, Clear Creek County and the Colorado hazardous materials and waste management division responded. Martin said the cleanup took about two hours to complete.

  • Sculpture competition focuses kids' artistic skills

    Some young Evergreen students proved they have solid artistic skills Friday night at a Sculpture Evergreen art contest reception at Evergreen National Bank.

    Students at Marshdale and Wilmot elementary schools and Evergreen Middle School participated in the contest, in which students used one of Evergreen’s many sculptures as inspiration for their own artwork.

    This is the first time Sculpture Evergreen has held a contest for elementary and middle school students, according to Jane Stewart, the contest organizer.

  • 3-year-old continues to recover from serious dog bite

    Kai Bianco is finding his independence.

    The little boy, who was bitten in the head by the family dog when he was 9 months old, turned 3 on Tuesday. This fall, he starts preschool at Fletcher Miller School for children with special needs in Lakewood to get some additional physical and speech therapy, but his parents hope he will be at the same development level as his peers and ready to attend Wilmot Preschool in 2017.

    Kai went to a playground near his Evergreen home with his parents, Brandon Bianco and Shelby Foley, and they talked about his progress.

  • EMS students take the right steps on Day Without Hate

    If dance is a universal language, then Evergreen Middle School students spoke it eloquently during an assembly last month.

    Students learned African dance movements from a Boulder-based group called Logo Ligi as the culmination of the Day Without Hate.

    “I always say that the best way to get rid of stereotypes and prejudices is to have a relationship with people,” said world languages teacher Kim Parfitt.

    This was the fifth time Parfitt brought the group to EMS in the last four years, and she says Logo Ligi is always well received.

  • Evergreen Fire recruits ready to take the heat

    Editor’s note: The Canyon Courier is following three people hoping to complete the Evergreen Fire/Rescue academy to get their firefighting certification. This is the first in a series of stories about what it takes to become a firefighter.

     

    Imagine Evergreen Fire/Rescue personnel as being similar to pied pipers: They try to lead as many as possible down the path to become firefighters.

    Occasionally, their song is successful when recruits begin the nearly year-long journey to obtain a firefighter certification.

  • EHS principal will become athletic director

    Evergreen High School’s new principal has a familiar face. And so does EHS’s new athletic director.

    Assistant principal Brandon Brekke has been hired to take the top spot, while current principal Ryan Alsup will be the new athletic director.

    Alsup, 40, who has been principal for three years, said he's making the move to spend more time with his family, not because he’s burned out on the job.

  • Mercury Rising

    Astronomy enthusiasts and passers-by alike caught a rare glimpse of Mercury’s transit across the sun on May 9, the first time the phenomenon had occurred since 2006.

    “If you look about nine o’clock, there should be a clean black dot. The ones in the center are fuzzy sunspots,” said Mike Dempsey, a naturalist at Lookout Mountain Nature Center who was stationed at Mount Falcon Park with a $2,000 telescope donated by volunteers and equipped with a filter to make the viewing possible.