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  • ‘We’ve got to move on,’ homeowners say

    Jerry and Jan Roberts, who lost their Fern Gulch Road home last week in a fire, continue to be reminded of what they always have known: Evergreen is a giving community.

    They don’t know where to begin when they talk about the firefighter who gave Jan a pair of shoes so she didn’t have to walk down her driveway barefoot.

    They can’t speak highly enough about the firefighters who worked diligently for many hours to try to save their house and to keep the fire from spreading.

  • Cause of Bear Mountain house fire sought

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue investigators are continuing their efforts to identify the cause of a fire that destroyed a Bear Mountain home on July 19.

    The owners, Jerry and Jan Roberts, along with their dog, Cody, escaped the blaze that started at 3:30 a.m. The fire at 26082 Fern Gulch Road was contained by 7 a.m., though smoke could be seen throughout the day from as far away as Walmart.

  • The school-tax question: spending vs. enrollment

    Editor’s note: The Courier is publishing a series of articles examining arguments on both sides of Jeffco Public Schools’ proposed property tax increase.

    Opponents of a proposed tax increase for Jeffco schools say the district’s spending history belies its claims of austerity in recent years.

  • Local resident says cloud seeding increases wildfire danger

    Evergreen resident Diane MacMillan believes that cloud seeding in the western part of the state is creating dry conditions on the Front Range — and playing a key role in wildfires.

    During her presentation to about 50 residents at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue auditorium July 19, MacMillan stated her case and asked for support in bringing the issue to the attention of lawmakers and insurance companies. The event was advertised as a community wildfire meeting.

  • Jazz festival offers variety of musical flavors from Dixieland to swing

      Jazz lovers who enjoy traditional sounds with a New Orleans flavor and swing beat have a musical feast from which to choose at this year’s Evergreen Jazz Festival.

     

    “It’s all traditional jazz: swing, ragtime, blues and boogie-woogie,” says Jim Reiners, promoter of the event. 

  • Jazz festival offers variety of musical flavors from Dixieland to swing

      Jazz lovers who enjoy traditional sounds with a New Orleans flavor and swing beat have a musical feast from which to choose at this year’s Evergreen Jazz Festival.

     

    “It’s all traditional jazz: swing, ragtime, blues and boogie-woogie,” says Jim Reiners, promoter of the event. 

  • Kittredge bridge project creates southbound detour

    The Myers Gulch Road bridge in Kittredge will be stronger and wider after an ongoing project is completed by the end of September. 

     

    The scope of work includes removing and replacing the outer concrete girders with wider twin-T supports. The bridge also is being expanded from 32 feet to 37 feet to improve its shoulders and guardrails and to meet safety standards.

    Technology Constructors of Arvada is the general contractor selected for the project administered by the Jeffco Transportation and Engineering Division.

  • Tiny bubbles in the lake make fish happy, water fine

    Tiny bubbles rising to the surface of Evergreen Lake are improving water quality, along with the lives of fish living in the lake.

    Released through a recently installed aeration system, the champagne-like bubbles form through compressed air pumped to the bottom of the lake and diffused. When the water mixes with the air, levels of dissolved oxygen increase in the lake — making the environment healthier for aquatic life.

  • Tiny bubbles in the lake make fish happy, water fine

    Tiny bubbles rising to the surface of Evergreen Lake are improving water quality, along with the lives of fish living in the lake.

    Released through a recently installed aeration system, the champagne-like bubbles form through compressed air pumped to the bottom of the lake and diffused. When the water mixes with the air, levels of dissolved oxygen increase in the lake — making the environment healthier for aquatic life.

  • Tiny bubbles in the lake make fish happy, water fine

    Tiny bubbles rising to the surface of Evergreen Lake are improving water quality, along with the lives of fish living in the lake.

    Released through a recently installed aeration system, the champagne-like bubbles form through compressed air pumped to the bottom of the lake and diffused. When the water mixes with the air, levels of dissolved oxygen increase in the lake — making the environment healthier for aquatic life.