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  • Couple watched view change from fabulous to flames

    Nancy and David Craig bought a house on Skunk Alley off Brook Forest Drive because of the fabulous view.
    On Monday, their view was of flames shooting 5 to 10 feet above the trees.
    The couple, who have lived in Evergreen since December, were still under an evacuation advisory on Tuesday morning because of their house’s proximity to the Bluebell Fire.
    They attended the news media briefing Tuesday morning in Bergen Park to learn more and to see if there was an estimate of when they could return home. There wasn’t.

  • Evacuees lean on one another at Conifer High School

    Hundreds of evacuees from Monday’s Bluebell Fire took shelter at Conifer High School, finding comfort in one another’s companionship and waiting for news.

  • Goldbach dedicated career to fire service, education

    Former Evergreen resident George Goldbach spent more than 50 years of his life in fire service, including three years as a member of the Evergreen Fire Protection District board.

    He died on May 24, 2013, at the age of 76.

    A New York native, Goldbach began his extensive career in professional fire service as a member of the New York City Fire Department in the 1970s. He was promoted to the rank of lieutenant before moving to Lakewood in the 1980s.

  • Polis addresses immigration, education, Social Security issues at town hall meeting

    At a town hall meeting in Evergreen last Thursday, Congressman Jared Polis said that immigration reform is a complex issue with no easy solutions.

     

    “There’s no one who thinks we’re doing everything right,” said Polis, a Boulder Democrat who represents the sprawling 2nd District.

    The current legislation will be a step toward fixing the practice of illegal immigrants being paid under the table, Polis said.

  • Former Evergreen resident talks about children's book, life in Alaska

    Kathleen Wallace has had many adventures since growing up in Evergreen. She is now a cab driver in Fairbanks, Alaska — as well as a children’s book author.

    Her recently published book, “Alaskan Troll Eggs,” is an engaging story about a “very odd woman” who captures four young children who happen to have the same names as Wallace’s grandchildren.

    “I had written the story for my grandson while standing in line at the post office,” she said. “I thought Robert would like a story about himself.”

  • Park district accepts contractor for boardwalk project

    Park district selects contractor for boardwalk project

    Revised rules and regulations also approved

     

    By Sandy Barnes

    Staff Writer

    After debating bids on a boardwalk project at Evergreen Lake Park, district board members chose Bear Excavating, a Conifer contractor currently working at Wulf Park.

    The project involves replacing 250 feet of deteriorating boardwalk around the lake at a cost of $84,937, according to the Bear estimate.

  • Annual Evergreen Rodeo incorporates circus fun into traditional events

    The annual Evergreen Rodeo kicks off with a carnival atmosphere this year. With its “Under the Rodeo Big Top” theme, the rodeo parade promises to be a colorful spectacle as floats make their way through downtown on Saturday, June 15.

    The grand marshal for the parade will be announced when the results of a contest are determined, said parade organizer JoAnne McGee.

  • Having a doggone good time

    Evergreen runner Brandy Erholtz and Ches-e, her Labrador mix, were the first to cross the finish line at the second annual Barks and Belts K9 5K in Bergen Park on Saturday.

    “It was nice to support a local event,” she said.

    Terry Peart and her three basset hounds also were supporting the event in a more leisurely manner. While other participants were finishing the course along Bergen Parkway, Newsome and dogs Charlie, Gracie and Lilly were taking a nice, long break in a grassy field.

  • Tree touching power lines caused Bluebell Fire

    The Bluebell Fire that torched 15 acres last Monday north of Brook Forest Drive in Evergreen was caused by a 48-foot tree that made contact with two power lines and ignited, and the flames quickly spread to the ground.

    By 4 p.m. Tuesday, firefighters had established a fire line around the burn area, and by Wednesday morning, the fire was 100 percent controlled, said Stacee Montague, spokeswoman for Evergreen Fire/Rescue.

  • Man dies after deputies use Taser on him