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  • Big Chili will be cooking at Buchanan Park this year

    Tantalizing aromas from the Big Chili Cook-off will drift across Buchanan Park this year rather than the traditional venue at Evergreen Lake Park.

    “Because we are growing by leaps and bounds, we decided to move to Buchanan Park,” said Theresa Cook of Blue Spruce Kiwanis, the service organization sponsoring the 13th annual event taking place on Sept. 7.

    “At Buchanan, we’re going to have so much more room,” Cook said. “We’ll still have our great cooks.”

  • Ice Melt Barrel gets wet

    The Ice Melt Barrel hit water in Evergreen Lake on Friday, March 28, and members of sponsor Mountain Foothills Rotary watched Saturday as two Evergreen firefighters took to the ice to retrieve it.

    The firefighters donned wetsuits and found they could walk on the ice to the barrel. So they put it back on its stand and dragged it to shore to the applause of fellow firefighters and onlookers, some enjoying the beautiful weather as they walked around the lake.

  • Sheriff, police mum on Indian Hills operation

    Up to eight marked Jeffco sheriff's vehicles, several unmarked police cars and a large SWAT vehicle were spotted Wednesday morning near the Indian Hills post office.

    Witnesses saw several officers disembark from the SWAT vehicle after it had headed up Natsihi Road and stopped in the 2200 block. 

    An officer on Parmalee Gulch Road near the post office was guiding traffic around another large truck that was unloading.

  • Affordable Care Act sparks friction at Polis town hall

    Congressman Jared Polis' visit to the mountain area on Saturday was by turns contentious and congratulatory.

    The Boulder Democrat spoke to about 70 people in a town hall meeting at The Place in Evergreen, and personal privacy and the Affordable Care Act were on the minds of the audience members.

    Polis’ 2nd Congressional District covers all or parts of Jefferson, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Eagle, Gilpin, Grand, Larimer, Summit and Park counties. The district was redrawn after the 2010 census to include Conifer and Evergreen.

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  • Gregory to focus on training, equipment on fire board

    Editor's note: This is the first of a series on the two new members joining the board of the Evergreen Fire Protection District.

    Retired Evergreen firefighter Mike Gregory wants to make sure proper equipment and training are available to the volunteer firefighters at Evergreen Fire/Rescue.

  • Rec district to hold neighborhood forums

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District will hold neighborhood forums in April to provide residents information about its programs and policies and to hear their interests and concerns.

    The meetings will be at four locations in the district: the Buchanan and Wulf rec centers, the Evergreen Lake House and the Kittredge Civic Center.

  • Residents protest shortened hours at Buchanan Rec Center

    A group of residents who meet at Buchanan Recreation Center to use the swimming pool and sauna on the weekend came to the March18 meeting of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board to protest shortened hours at facility.

    As a cost-saving measure, park district staff recently changed closing times at the center from 9 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and from 7 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

  • Ellis brings community service experience to park board candidacy

    Editor's note: This is the first in a series of profiles of candidates for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board in the May election.

    Evergreen native John Ellis says he would like to serve on the board of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District as a liaison for communication.

    “In the groups I’m in, we can work together,” says Ellis, one of five candidates for three open seats on the board. “They’re all important, and blend things together.”

  • Sheriff’s Office investigating mailbox thefts

    Several mailbox thefts have occurred in Evergreen in recent weeks, and the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is investigating, said spokesperson Jacki Kelley.

    Cluster mailboxes were targets of the approximately 10 attempted and actual thefts, which began in Genesee and moved into Evergreen, Kelley said. She said the mailboxes are being pried open.

    “That is what seems to be the target now,” she said.

    Although residents might consider metal mailboxes grouped in clusters more secure than individual ones, that is not the case, Kelley added.