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  • Wildland fire forum stresses importance of being prepared, minimizing risks

    The news is not good for residents concerned about the danger of wildland fires, Evergreen Fire Chief Mike Weege said during the Feb. 27 forum on the subject at Evergreen High School.

     

    “Everything is looking very, very bad,” Weege said. “That’s why we’re holding this in February.”

    While last year ranked as one of the driest in recent history, current snowpack is at only 63 percent of the desired amount. And area reservoirs are at 53 percent of capacity, Weege said.

  • The plots thin: Lottery to award sections in Evergreen community garden

    “We’re going to have a garden!” exclaimed community garden coordinator Rachel Emmer while speaking to gardening hopefuls on Feb. 28.

     

    With more than 100 gardeners gathered at Buchanan Recreation Center and far fewer available plots, the task of selecting the recipients was a bit of a challenge.

    However, Emmer and her associates at Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability came up with a creative solution: a lottery.

  • Jeffco judge rules against church expansion

    A Jefferson County judge has ruled against a controversial church expansion approved by county commissioners last year. 

    Chief District Judge Stephen Munsinger said that until the Board of County Commissioners adopts regulations allowing for expansion of a non-conforming use of property, the church cannot add 21,000 square feet to its existing 9,000-square-foot campus.

  • SUV, school bus collide on Highway 73 in Marshdale

    A Honda Pilot collided with a school bus on Highway 73 in Marshdale on Tuesday afternoon, the Colorado State Patrol reported.

    There were some children on the bus, but no injuries were reported. No ambulances were called.

    The accident happened between North Turkey Creek Road and Evergreen Meadows about 3 p.m.

     

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    Prints alarming

  • Evergreen artist writes the book on color use

    An artist with more than 30 years experience, Evergreen resident David Cuin has a vivid sense of reflected his creations.
    To help others use color effectively, Cuin has written a book titled "Take Control of Color," which will be launched at Hearthfire Books in Bergen Park this Thursday, Feb. 28.

  • Evergreen artist creates book on color use

    An artist with more than 30 years experience, Evergreen resident David Cuin has a vivid sense of reflected his creations.

    To help others use color effectively, Cuin has written a book titled "Take Control of Color," which will be launched at Hearthfire Books in Bergen Park this Thursday, Feb. 28.

  • Surviving a nightmarish battle in Vietnam

    Retired Marine and Evergreen resident Bill Purcell was barely 20 years old when he was thrust into one of the bloodiest conflicts in Vietnam. As a member of a gun squad in the third platoon of Alpha Company in the First Battalion in 1968, Purcell and other Marines battled the North Vietnamese army in the City of Hue.

    Purcell tells the story of his platoon’s struggle to take back the ancient imperial capital from the North Vietnamese in an episode of the Military Channel’s “Ultimate Warfare” that aired on Feb. 26.

  • Nicholson talks with Dems about life in the majority

    State Sen. Jeanne Nicholson told a gathering of Evergreen Democrats that she is having fun this year as a majority member of the state legislature.

     

    “We can get a lot of work done,” Nicholson said at the Mountain Area Democrats meeting on Feb. 23. 

    “This year in the Senate we have already passed the civil union bill,” she noted. “I am thrilled we can finally get that accomplished.”

  • Recall committee names candidates to run against fire board members

    A committee supporting the recall of Evergreen Fire Protection District board members has released the names of four candidates who will run in a special election on April 23.

    Evergreen residents Jodi Kesten, Barry Pier, Paul Peil and Daniel Koller submitted their self-nominations and acceptance forms with designated election official Micki Wadhams on Monday.