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  • Evergreen fire department providing residents information about fire risks, evacuation routes

    Brook Forest resident Carolyn Golba came to the March 12 meeting of the Evergreen Fire District Protection board to ask about evacuation routes in her neighborhood in the event of a wildland fire.

    “I know there’s no easy answer,” she said.

    Fire Chief Mike Weege replied that everyone in Brook Forest would have to take the primary route out of the community. If people were to take side roads, they may get lost, or caught up in a wildfire, he said.

  • Bringing a family home

    “Can I get a couple of two-by-fours?” called Adrienne Patenaude while standing on the roof a home under construction in Kittredge.

     

    An AmeriCorps builder, Patenaude was working with Evergreen volunteers helping to complete a Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity home last Thursday.

    Robert Tobor and Melissa Duley of Evergreen-based Green Apple Supply were among those who came to the volunteer workday sponsored by the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • Bringing a family home

    “Can I get a couple of two-by-fours?” called Adrienne Patenaude while standing on the roof a home under construction in Kittredge.

     

    An AmeriCorps builder, Patenaude was working with Evergreen volunteers helping to complete a Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity home last Thursday.

    Robert Tobor and Melissa Duley of Evergreen-based Green Apple Supply were among those who came to the volunteer workday sponsored by the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • Bringing a family home

    “Can I get a couple of two-by-fours?” called Adrienne Patenaude while standing on the roof a home under construction in Kittredge.

     

    An AmeriCorps builder, Patenaude was working with Evergreen volunteers helping to complete a Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity home last Thursday.

    Robert Tobor and Melissa Duley of Evergreen-based Green Apple Supply were among those who came to the volunteer workday sponsored by the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • Bringing a family home

    “Can I get a couple of two-by-fours?” called Adrienne Patenaude while standing on the roof a home under construction in Kittredge.

     

    An AmeriCorps builder, Patenaude was working with Evergreen volunteers helping to complete a Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity home last Thursday.

    Robert Tobor and Melissa Duley of Evergreen-based Green Apple Supply were among those who came to the volunteer workday sponsored by the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • Fire district board fills vacancy with local physician

    Evergreen physician Valeri Leswing is the newest member of the Evergreen Fire Protection District board. She was selected unanimously by the board at Tuesday evening's meeting to replace former member Charles Dykeman, who recently moved from the area.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    USPS — a force for peace

  • Emergency agencies pay tribute to local paramedic

    Clear Creek paramedic Scott Amdur was given a send-off by 10 Colorado emergency-response agencies on Friday, as emergency vehicles lined the route from Congregation Beth Evergreen to Evergreen Memorial Park.

    Amdur, 51, an Evergreen resident who also had served as a member of the Alpine Rescue Team, lost his battle with brain cancer March 5.

    Amdur’s emergency medical expertise and devoted service impacted many lives in the mountain community and beyond, earning him many accolades from grateful patients, professionals and statewide organizations.

  • Reagan reflects on rewards of involvement with Habitat for Humanity

    Evergreen resident Pandora Reagan has spent the past five years supporting Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity with her marketing and fund-raising skills.

     

    Although she is leaving the Evergreen organization this week, Reagan will continue working with Habitat for Humanity in Denver, where she will help coordinate the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project event in October. 

    “I’m lucky to get to work my passion,” she said.

  • DEED seeking GOCO grants for trails planning

    A walk along Highway 74 leading to downtown Evergreen is a venture fraught with potential hazards, as vehicles zoom past wary pedestrians.

    Evergreen High students face similar challenges if they decide to hoof it from the school to the Evergreen Library.

    The Downtown Evergreen Economic District is hoping to make the area more accessible to pedestrians with connecting trails. But first, a plan needs to be created. To begin the process, DEED has applied for a Great Outdoors Colorado planning grant, which the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners has endorsed.