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  • A life dedicated to world peace

    Philip Isely, who made his home on Lookout Mountain, devoted much of his life to achieving world peace. 

    “He spent most of his life working for peace,” said his widow Eli Isely, while talking about the life of her husband, who died at age 96 on June 26.

    Philip, who also was a co-founder of Vitamin Cottage, was very sad that the dream he believed he was born to do — to organize a world government that would take care of global problems — was unrealized, she said.

  • Baby greets world in ambulance

     For paramedics who stand ready to help ill and injured patients with life-threatening conditions, a call to assist a mother about to give birth can give their day a happy turn.

    Working together in an ambulance, an Evergreen Fire/Rescue team helped deliver a healthy baby boy on July 3.

    After receiving a call to assist Evergreen residents Sarah and Mark Davis at 4:25 a.m., paramedics Quinton Galt and Stacey McCarthy met the couple at the intersection of Interstate 70 and Highway 74. 

  • Sparks fuel residents' worries about proposed training facility

    Residents living near Evergreen Fire/Rescue Station 2 in Bergen Park say they saw sparks flying during a recent training session — a sight that has increased their concerns about a proposed fire training building at the site.

    “I couldn’t believe that I saw sparks,” said resident Greg Meyerhoff, who was observing the activity through binoculars from his home in The Trails at Hiwan on June 25. “Are they using prudent judgment?”

  • Letting the good times roll

     Sisters Katie and Sarah Wachs had a good time listening to 16-year-old Austin Young play rocking, bluesy tunes at the Evergreen Music Festival on July 4. 

     

    “They’re so good,” Sarah said of Young and his band No Difference. 

    “I love that it’s a father-son duo,” added Katie.

    As Young belted out “Come on, baby, let the good times roll,” people danced in the grass at Evergreen Lake Park while others sat back and enjoyed the music.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    One egg, over hard

  • Former EHS standout in cross country, track injured in fall

    Ryan Haebe, a former standout cross country and track runner for Evergreen High School, remained in critical condition in the intensive care unit at Boulder Community Hospital on July 10 after injuries he suffered in a 13-foot fall three days earlier.
    The 21-year-old Western State University student, along with friends, was attempting to climb to the roof of an apartment complex in the 800 block of Walnut Street in Boulder at approximately 2:10 a.m. on July 7 when he slipped, Boulder police spokeswoman Kim Kobel said in a news release.

  • Rec district board OKs contract for energy upgrades

    An energy-efficiency project designed to save the Evergreen Park and Recreation District 19 percent annually in utility expenses is in the works.

    The EPRD board approved a $765,761 contract with McKinstry Essention Inc. during a special meeting June 21, along with a lease-purchasing financing agreement in the amount of $273,450.

    Last year the district spent $225,556 in utility expenses at its facilities out of a budgeted $232,756.

  • Firefighters extinguish blaze near Chief Hosa Campground

     A brush truck that Foothills Fire & Rescue had just purchased was able to get close enough to a half-acre wildfire near the Chief Hosa Campground and extinguish it June 27.

    “We really got lucky,” said Dave Geralds, Foothills Fire & Rescue training captain.

    After receiving a call from a nearby resident, firefighters began running a water shuttle to put out the blaze caused by lightning striking a tree. 

    “When we got on the scene, the fire was driving into four other trees,” Geralds said.

  • Firefighters extinguish blaze near Chief Hosa Campground

     A brush truck that Foothills Fire & Rescue had just purchased was able to get close enough to a half-acre wildfire near the Chief Hosa Campground and extinguish it June 27.

    “We really got lucky,” said Dave Geralds, Foothills Fire & Rescue training captain.

    After receiving a call from a nearby resident, firefighters began running a water shuttle to put out the blaze caused by lightning striking a tree. 

    “When we got on the scene, the fire was driving into four other trees,” Geralds said.

  • EChO opens home furnishings store

    The Evergreen Christian Outreach Home Furnishings store is open for business in a space formerly occupied by Chow Down pet supplies and the New Shanghai restaurant on Evergreen Parkway.

     

    “We’re doing really well,” manager Kim Gaudet said while looking around the large space beside the EChO Resale Shop.

    A wide assortment of sofas, chairs, bedroom suites, dining room sets, art and books is in the 6,000 square foot space. Along with furniture, items for sale include musical instruments, antiques, collectibles and decorative items.