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  • Toddling down the bunny trail

    Toddlers ruled at Saturday’s Easter egg hunt on the grounds of the Evergreen Elks Lodge.

     

    Dressed in her Easter finery, 2-year-old Ginny Pihlak collected eggs with hidden treasures, with help from 16-month-old Katie Lundquist.

    Other little ones scampered on the lodge grounds where 1,000 eggs had been placed for each series of hunts for various age groups.

  • Victims of Lower North Fork Fire gather at Capitol on one-year anniversary

    Victims of the Lower North Fork Fire packed the state Capitol on the blaze’s one-year anniversary to appeal to Gov. John Hickenlooper and Colorado Attorney General John Suthers for compensation for damages.

    March 26 marked the one-year anniversary of the start of the wildfire, which burned 4,100 acres, destroyed two dozen homes and claimed three lives. The fire erupted when a state-overseen prescribed burn re-ignited in high winds 6 miles south of Conifer.

  • SHERIFF'S CALLS

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  • Party for Parks planned April 5 at Red Rocks

    Three organizations are joining forces to produce a public fund-raiser to support programs that connect children and families to nature. The Party for Parks will be held at the Red Rocks Visitor Center from 6 to 10 p.m. April 5. Tickets are $50 at www.jeffcooutdoors.org.  
    The Jefferson County Outdoors Foundation, the Denver Mountain Parks Association and Great Outdoors Colorado are sponsoring the gala, which celebrates multiple anniversaries. Proceeds benefit nonprofit Jeffco Outdoors,  formerly known as the Jeffco Open Space Foundation.

  • Panel discussion will focus on improving water quality

    The water flowing from Mount Evans into the Bear Creek watershed is at the lowest level since the drought in 2002, said Evergreen Metropolitan District environmental technician Tony Langowski.

    Although the water quality is generally good, the lack of snowpack has greatly reduced the volume this season — a scenario that affects aquatic as well as human life.

    Last summer, water levels dropped to the point where there were water-use restrictions for the district, and fishing opportunities were limited.

  • Recall candidate Pier objects to live burn training in Evergreen

    “My interest is in preserving the quality of life in Evergreen,” said Barry Pier, a candidate in the upcoming recall election of the Evergreen Fire Protection District board.

     

    After learning of plans to build a fire training facility at Fire Station 2 in Bergen Park, Pier said, he became involved in the issue to protect his community.

    “A burn building doesn’t belong in Evergreen,” he said. “The only recourse we had to fight it was the recall.”

  • 'One good outcome' will pay for training facility, says Christensen

    Evergreen Fire Protection District board member David Christensen said that before voting to build the fire training facility, he weighed thoroughly the pros and cons. He came to the conclusion that the facility in progress at Fire Station 2 is necessary, and will dramatically improve firefighters’ ability to save property and lives.

     

    “If we have one good outcome, we’ve paid for it,” he said. 

  • Mail-in ballots go out next week in fire board recall election

    Residents in the Evergreen Fire Protection District will begin receiving ballots in the mail next week for the recall election of four board members.

    The ballots contain information about the recall initiative and fire board members George Kling, Charlie Simons, Jeff DeDisse and David Christensen. The names of challengers Paul Peil, Jodi Kesten, Daniel Koller and Barry Pier appear below the recall question on the ballot.

  • Recall candidates, fire board members discuss issues with chamber

    Two Evergreen fire board members and their challengers in the upcoming recall election presented their views to the board of the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce during its March 20 meeting.

    “The recall is about irresponsible decisions made by the board members, not about the firefighters,” said candidate Dan Koller. 

    Koller said the fire board’s decision to move forward with a training facility at Fire Station 2 in Bergen Park is not the right thing to do because of its location beside a school. 

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

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