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  • Remembering Pearl Harbor at the Veterans Memorial

    Standing at the Veterans Memorial in Buchanan Park on Sunday afternoon, Vern Stelzer of American Legion Post 2001 read the historic speech given by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on Dec. 8, 1941. Roosevelt delivered the speech the day after Japan attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

  • Evergreen park district, Nature Center, seeking grants from Jeffco

    To assist with the bridge replacement at Evergreen Lake Park, the Evergreen park district is seeking a $40,000 grant from Jefferson County Open Space.

  • Early skating season at Evergreen Lake on thin ice

    The staff at Evergreen Lake Park has been keeping a close eye on the thickness of the lake ice with the hope of opening it soon for skating and hockey.

    Ice skating is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. Dec. 20 "weather permitting" according to an Evergreen Park and Recreation District hotline. Call 720-880-1391 before heading to the lake. Unseasonably warm temperatures have delayed sufficient ice formation to make the lake safe for winter activities.

  • Merry moonlight on the Holiday Walk

    A glorious full moon appeared from behind the clouds as Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived at Evergreen Lake Park on Friday evening, and children cheered as the merry couple climbed down from the EFR fire engine.

    “Santa! Have I been naughty or nice?” shouted a youngster as the Kringles approached the awaiting crowd.

    As carolers sang traditional holiday songs, the large tree at the Lake Park came alive with lights to a chorus of cheers from those gathered around it. 

  • Two people fall through ice at Evergreen Lake

    Two people fell through the ice on Evergreen Lake late Tuesday afternoon but were able to get out of the water with the help of a third person who had a ladder, according to an Evergreen Fire/Rescue spokesman.

    An ice fisherman fell through the ice on the lake near the road, said EFR spokesman Doug Saba. A person on shore who went to the fisherman's aid also fell through the ice, Saba said. A contractor driving by stopped and took a ladder off his truck to extend across the ice to the two men, who then were able to climb out.  

  • Fund-raising planned for light display

    Organizers will be seeking donations for the downtown Christmas light display this year in the first-ever “Light the Lights” fund-raiser put on by the Evergreen Downtown Business Association.

    Some merchants, including Endless Travel and Seasonally Yours LLC, and the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce, have donation jars on their counters.

  • Ceremony at The Fort provides glowing tribute to departed loved ones

    Scores of people participated in a “pinecone ceremony” and farolito lighting to mark the holiday season at The Fort restaurant in Morrison on Sunday under snowy skies.

    Visitors wrote a name or names on a piece of paper of loved ones they want to remember during the holidays and slipped the paper into a pinecone. The pinecones then were tossed into a campfire built in the central courtyard of the restaurant, the messages carried into the sky by the flames.

  • Fund-raising planned for light display

    Organizers will be seeking donations for the downtown Christmas light display this year in the first-ever “Light the Lights” fund-raiser put on by the Evergreen Downtown Business Association.

    Some merchants, including Endless Travel and Seasonally Yours LLC, and the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce have donation jars on their counters.

  • Welcome set Saturday for soldier returning to Evergreen

    Army Specialist Michael Berna, who was profiled in the Courier for Veterans Day, will return home Saturday to a welcome designed to honor all of the Evergreen area's veterans.

    Participants are being asked topark in Buchanan Rec Center's lower parking lot about 2:30 p.m. and then to line Bergen Parkway holding flags, signs and balloons. At 2:50 p.m., Michael's family will drive him along Bergen Parkway for the surprise welcome.

  • Flocking to the Turkey Trot

    Evergreen High senior Eric Temple was the first to cross the finish line at the annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day. Racing to the sound of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run,” Temple completed the 3-mile course in a time of 18 minutes, 38 seconds.

    “That’s insanely fast,” said Michelle Parker, announcer for the event sponsored by Evergreen Christian Outreach.

    Temple, 17, is a member of the cross country team at his high school.