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  • Fire training facility in Bergen Park taking shape

    Its steel structure is standing tall, and exterior walls are being placed on the fire training facility in progress at Fire Station 2 in Bergen Park.

    For the past few weeks, a J. Reed Construction crew has been working on the building, a three-story, pre-fabricated structure that will be 1,056 square feet in size. 

    “They’re putting walls up and using metal studs to start adding sheet metal,” said Evergreen Fire Chief Mike Weege.

  • A day for the Earth and its creatures

     A great horned owl peered knowingly at enthralled youngsters who came to the Mountain Area Earth Day Fair at Evergreen Lake on Saturday.

    Perched regally on the wrist of trainer Dana Remy, the owl and two other HawkQuest raptors were a main attraction at the Lake House, where most of the activity was centered.

    “It’s been humming in there,” said Christie Greene, earth day fair coordinator, while commenting on attendance.

  • Avalanche victims trapped for four hours, report says

    Four experienced backcountry snowboarders and a skier who died in an avalanche north of Loveland Pass on April 20 were buried four hours before a rescue was attempted, according to an investigation by the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.

    Officials originally estimated that the avalanche happened at 1 p.m., and rescuers arrived at 2 p.m. However, the avalanche actually occurred about 10:30 a.m.

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  • Plenty of earthy events remain for Earth Day

    Editor’s note: The Courier is publishing a series of columns provided by the organizers of this year’s local Earth Month events.

    By Betsy Kelson

    If you’ve been promising yourself a night out to take part in the Earth Day celebration, some educational and interesting events are still coming up.

  • Evergreen author relates supernatural, religious experiences in book

    After living an existence he described as devoid of meaning, Evergreen resident E. Wiseman Woomer Jr. became a born-again Christian who experiences supernatural visions and messages.

    Woomer said he has seen Jesus three times, and has had an encounter with a demonic apparition that unleashed bolts of lightning.

    “These are things most people don’t experience. They are controversial because many people don’t believe,” Woomer said.

  • Short, sweet and icy is the trek to Maxwell Falls

    Trees and bushes along the road to Upper Maxwell Falls are coming alive with the golden and rosy hues of spring. However, the trail and falls are still cloaked in winter attire.

    A few slippery places and slush didn’t keep Stephanie Dziedziak and Eric Kelley from taking the hike with their dog Griff on Sunday. Dziedziak and Kelley said it was their second venture to the falls in the Arapaho National Forest, and they were hoping to see running water rather than white frozen ice.

  • Water supply diminishing in Lookout Mountain district

    Residents  in the Lookout Mountain Water District can anticipate dwindling water supplies in the coming months — a scenario created by extended drought conditions and low-priority rights.

    At the end of 2012, the reservoir on Squaw Pass Road was only 67 percent of capacity with 174 acre-feet of water, according to water district information. The 500 residents connected to the district system typically use 200 acre-feet of water a year collectively.

  • Creating faith-based awareness of environmental issues

    A rabbi and two Christian ministers offered their perspectives on environmental awareness during an interfaith discussion on Sunday evening.

    “We are having a huge impact on this planet,” said the Rev. Peter Sawtell, executive director of Eco-Justice Ministries of the United Church of Christ. 

    Over the past 100 years, humans have dramatically affected the Earth with “soaring and powerful technology,” he said.

  • Rams not clubbed before slaughter at Evergreen residence

    A Jeffco sheriff’s report on an April 9 incident in which two rams were slaughtered at a residence near Wilmot Elementary School states they were not clubbed beforehand.

    Sheriff’s deputies initially responded to a report from a resident that the animals were being bludgeoned and carved up, according to sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley.