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  • ReStore gives discards a second chance

    You can find some amazing stuff at the ReStore, a purveyor of used building materials and second-hand furniture in Bergen Park at the Evergreen Mercantile center, formerly known as the BMC lumberyard, across from the King Soopers shopping center. Plus, if you buy, the money goes to a good cause.

  • Firefighters urge district to invest in training building

    The idea of building a $500,000 to $1 million building for firefighters to use for training purposes was back on the board agenda of the Evergreen Fire Protection District on April 12 after a year of study.

    Firefighter Wayne Shephard argued strenuously in favor of constructing a new "burn training" building, but board members said they needed more information about construction and operating costs before making a decision.

  • 9Health Fair draws hundreds to Elks Lodge

     The 9Health Fair sponsored by Mt. Evans Hospice attracted 836 participants on April 13 and 14 at the Evergreen Elks Lodge. About 100 members of the community served as volunteers for the annual event.

    The health fair was open from 7 a.m. to noon to accommodate the many people who had to fast before blood samples were taken. The blood-chemistry screening panel is one of the most popular tests and cost $30.

  • Christian Science lecturer coming to Lake House

    By Virginia Grantier

    For the Courier

    John Adams, a gray-haired retiree, hasn’t been to a doctor since getting his childhood vaccinations — and that’s intentional. He has no idea what his blood pressure is or what his cholesterol levels are — and that’s also intentional. He doesn’t care to know.

  • Earth Day Fair celebrates 22nd anniversary with speaker series

    For the Courier

    This year’s Mountain Area Earth Day Fair at Evergreen Lake on April 23 will celebrate the event’s 22nd anniversary with the addition of a speaker series.

    Visitors to this year’s fair can hear topics of interest in the Evergreen Nature Center, which is holding its 2011 grand opening that Saturday, or view dozens of displays in and around the Lake House.

  • Board cuts two school days from 2011-12 calendar

    The Jeffco school board took steps toward positioning the district for sweeping budget reductions last week, trimming two days from the 2011-12 school year and cutting the number of credits required for high school graduation.

  • Under fire: Three blazes, gusty winds test firefighters on a frenzied Friday

    The wind-driven wildfire that erupted north of Squaw Pass Road last Friday afternoon torched about 10 acres, produced huge plumes of smoke, burned a lot of dry grass and came within feet of three houses on Autumnwood Lane in Soda Creek.

    But by the end of the day, there were no injuries, and no structures were damaged.

  • Evergreen chamber focuses on local youth

    The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a number of events in April and May to appeal to young people and their families.

    "Some people think we're only all about making money and holding mixers, but that's not really true. We want people to know we recognize youth as a valuable segment of the community and want to support them," said Lin Browning, chamber president.

  • Wildfire north of Elk Meadow contained

    The Elk Meadow fire along Squaw Pass Road west of Evergreen Parkway was mostly contained late Friday.

    Conditions improved as the wind died down and humidity increased, according to Mark Techmeyer of the Jeffco Sheriff's Office.

    Another fire Friday at North Turkey Creek Road and Danks Road covered 3 acres and was 99 percent contained.

    A third fire off U.S. 285 was caused by a downed power pole and was extinguished quickly. 

  • Forest Service enacts fire ban

    In response to the dry conditions that led to a major wildfire northwest of  Masonville, the U.S. Forest Service has imposed fire restrictions in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests in Boulder, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Jefferson, Larimer and Park counties.

    As of Tuesday, April 5, the following activities are forbidden:

    • Building, maintaining or using a campfire, charcoal, coal or wood stove except at a developed recreation site.