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  • Evergreen firefighters come to the aid of flood victims

    As relentless rain created major flooding problems in Evergreen, local firefighters organized and initiated efforts to keep residents and property safe during the weekend of Sept. 13.

    Chris Johnson, Evergreen fire operations chief, set up a command post for the Jefferson County Incident Management Team at Fire Station 2 in Bergen Park. Firefighters also were at Stations 1 and 5 that weekend to assist with operations.

    An initial task for firefighters was getting word to residents about evacuations.

  • Narrow-band radio use for EFR to go live this week

    After extended efforts to get the system up and running, Evergreen Fire/Rescue is planning to make the switch from wide- to narrow-band radio this week.

    “We’re doing test drives now,” Evergreen Fire Chief Mike Weege said at the Sept. 17 fire district board meeting. “Everything’s set up and ready to go."

     “In a worst-case scenario, we would have to cut back to UHF," Weege added.

  • Neighbors help neighbors dig out of flooded areas along Upper Bear Creek

    Neighbors were helping Upper Bear Creek resident Mark Footer clean up his yard and garage on Saturday afternoon while two backhoe operators shoveled debris from the property.

    “The creek just covered the whole valley,” Footer said, describing the recent heavy rains that caused Bear Creek to rise over its banks.

    Although his yard is soggy and many items in his garage were ruined, only one room of his home suffered damage, Footer said.

    “We really came out well,” he said.

  • Wulf Park ribbon-cutting postponed

    The ribbon-cutting ceremony for Wulf Park renovations, which was scheduled for this Saturday, Sept. 28, at 11 a.m., has been indefinitely postponed because of rain-related conditions.
    For further details, visit  www.evergreenrecreation.com.

  • Generosity flows in wake of flooding

    Sometimes good can come out of tragedy.

    When Cactus Jack’s Saloon bore the brunt of the flood caused by the overflowing Bear Creek on Friday, owner Gary Mitchell Jr. knew he wouldn’t be reopening soon.

    So rather than waste the 1,500 pounds of food in the saloon, he donated it to Evergreen Christian Outreach.

  • Homecoming week set at Evergreen High

    The 2013 Evergreen High School homecoming week starts some new traditions while forgoing this year’s parade.

    It’s been a whirlwind to get homecoming organized because it comes only a month after school started, said senior Maggie May, co-president of the school’s Student Senate along with Will Moss.

    The theme this year is Coastal Craze, and the Student Senate wanted to amp up participation among students and the community.

  • Generosity flows in wake of flooding

    Sometimes good can come out of tragedy.

    When Cactus Jack’s Saloon bore the brunt of the flood caused by the overflowing Bear Creek on Friday, owner Gary Mitchell Jr. knew he wouldn’t be reopening soon.

    So rather than waste the 1,500 pounds of food in the saloon, he donated it to Evergreen Christian Outreach.

  • Evergreen FEMA help center scheduled to close Saturday

    The temporary Evergreen office of FEMA set up to help victims of last month's flooding will close permanently at 7 p.m. Saturday, as residents seeking assistance have dwindled.

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency opened the office in the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building in Bergen Park in the wake of the flooding that hit parts of Evergreen after a week of incessant rains.

  • Family on Cub Creek stranded when driveway washed out

    Evergreen residents living along Cub Creek saw their fair share of high water levels and flooding.

    Susan Rose, who lives at 6856. S. Brook Forest Drive, said sheriff’s deputies knocked on her door after midnight Friday, suggesting that she and her husband, Keith, leave their house because their driveway was gone.

    “We thought we had high water,” Susan said, “but we couldn’t believe what we saw when we went to the end of our driveway.”

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Hard case hampers homecoming