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  • Jeffco's Chapman plans to re-apply for trustee job

    After resigning along with nine other public trustees, Jefferson County public trustee Margaret Chapman is planning to re-apply for the position, saying she has been an exemplary employee and was well qualified to be a manager when she was appointed in 2007.

    County Administrator Ralph Schell said he's never seen anything other than excellent, quality management from Chapman's department and her employees.

  • Creating art from stone

    Evergreen native and stone sculptor Vincent Emmer stands by a weathered mass of stone at Buchanan Park that is part of the Arts for the Mountain Community Sculpture Walk. 

     

    The free-form sculpture titled “Standing Tall” is Emmer’s discovery and creation — and his gift to the park. 

    Emmer says he likes to showcase the beauty of the native stone, which was donated to him by Jim O’Dowd of Fresh Aire Enterprises in Arvada. 

  • Injured bird rescued at Evergreen Lake

     After seeing a cormorant ensnared in fishing line and hooks at Evergreen Lake, Evergreen resident Jill Bozzy ventured into the water and captured him with help from her neighbor Robin Ulibarri and son Mikael.

     “I had a casting net, and she gave me this big ocean net,” Bozzy said.

    “It really took a team effort,” she said. “Robin and Mikael were so wonderful to let me recruit them.”

  • 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

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  • 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.