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  • Many in mountain community struggle to make ends meet

     “This time of year gets lonely for people,” says Wendy Lockwood, a 74-year-old resident of Green Ridge Meadows Apartments in Evergreen.

     

    Not only does Lockwood have occasional loneliness to contend with, she also is living on a meager income of $700 a month.

    While talking about her life and the challenges she faces, Lockwood remembers times when she was among the homeless. 

    “It’s been a rough road,” she says. “I’m just barely making it financially.”

  • Fire district tests training products, plants trees at training-facility site

    Two large pine trees are now standing on a hillside at Evergreen Fire Station 2. Their purpose is to provide screening for a proposed fire training facility, which nearby residents say they don’t want to see.

     

    Mark Branch of Evergreen Landscape Design and Dougglas Spalding of Spalding Tree Service carefully planted the trees last Thursday. The tree project, which includes a retaining wall to hold them in place, cost the fire district approximately $15,000 over its $500,000 budget for the training facility. 

  • A walk on the festive side

     “Santa!” called out a youngster perched on his father’s shoulders.

     

    As looks of wonder played across faces of all ages, Santa and Mrs. Claus gingerly climbed down the ladder of a fire truck at Evergreen Lake Park on Friday evening.

    And so the annual Holiday Walk began. 

    From the sound of the Evergreen Fire/Rescue engine that transported the honored guests to the cheery music playing in the downtown area, the event sponsored by Downtown Evergreen seemed to brighten many spirits.

  • SHERIFF'S CALLS

    Deputies ‘on-demand’

  • IREA board considering 2.9 percent rate boost

    Customers of the Intermountain Rural Electric Association could see rates climb in 2013 to help offset increases in wholesale power and transmission costs.  
    IREA’s average residential customer living in an unicorporated area — who uses about 950 kilowatt-hours per month — would see a rate increase of about $3 per month, about a 2.9 percent boost, plus an additional $10 monthly service charge, IREA general manager Pat Mooney told about 25 Conifer area residents at a Nov. 28 luncheon. IREA has seen a 22 percent increase in its own costs.

  • Evergreen CEO to appear on 'Undercover Boss'

    PostNet CEO and Evergreen resident Steve Greenbaum got a unique look at his organization while participating in the TV series “Undercover Boss” recently.

    In the episode, which airs on CBS stations Friday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m., Greenbaum is disguised as a longhaired, former motorcycle shop owner named Brad.

    Greenbaum said the producers of the show collaborated with him on the character he portrayed.

    “I’m going to see it for the first time,” Greenbaum said of the episode.

  • Festival of lights planned at Evergreen Lake Dec. 15

    This year the Evergreen community is uniting to celebrate the Festival of Lights, known as Hanukkah.

    A collaborative effort involving more than eight local organizations, the celebration will take place on Dec. 15th at 6 p.m. at the Evergreen Lake House. The event includes the menorah lighting, food and music with Cantor Goldstein of the Hebrew Educational Alliances.

  • 'Messiah' performance commemorates 40th year of Evergreen Chorale

    Members of the Evergreen Chorale are in the midst of rehearsing for special performances of Handel’s “Messiah” this coming weekend.

    The chorale is celebrating its 40th year with this presentation of one the first works the group performed after organizing in 1972.

    Chorale member Linda Trenbeath is excited about the upcoming performances of the holiday classic because of the direction in which artistic director Christine Gaudreau is taking with the work.

  • Park district reviews fine-tuned 2013 budget

    While presenting a final draft of the 2013 budget to board members at the Nov. 27 meeting, Evergreen Park and Recreation District Executive Director Scott Robson pointed to new revenue streams that would offset losses in property-tax income.

    The 2 percent anticipated drop in property-tax revenue will result in a $29,000 decrease for the district, Robson noted.

    However, increases in children’s programs, Lake House rentals, and lower utility costs are projected to raise overall net income for the district by 7 percent over 2012. 

  • Evergreen Investors acquires Elk Bridge Center

    Evergreen Investors LLC has purchased the Elk Bridge Center office/retail complex for $2.95 million.

    John Becker and Ian Elfner of Fuller Western Real Estate negotiated the transaction for Arborview LLC, seller of the property.

    The two-story complex has 20,633 square feet of space at its location on Ellingwood Trail.