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  • How to help …

    People who want to help owners of the hundreds of homes evacuated in the Lower North Fork Fire can donate non-homemade food or bottled water to the Mountain Resource Center to help the nonprofit stock up for the needs to come.
    “People will start calling us once they’re able to get back into their homes (and) find out that their well water isn’t what they can drink right now,” said the MRC’s executive director, Sharon Schrage. “We will get the rush from people needing help in two or three more days.”

  • Jeffco again enacts fire ban

    Jefferson County has enacted a fire ban on selected portions of the county because of high fire danger, and fire restrictions already in place will continue.

    The fire ban applies to unincorporated areas west of C-470, west and south of the intersection of Wadsworth Boulevard and C-470, or west of Colorado 93.

    The ban, which applies to all unincorporated county land as well as a section of the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest off Brook Forest Road, will remain in effect indefinitely.

  • Evergreen firefighters rescue dog from pit near Kittredge

    A team of Evergreen Fire/Rescue firefighters saved a dog about 3:30 p.m. Monday after the animal fell into a 25-foot-deep pit near Troublesome Gulch Road and Highway 74 in Kittredge.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Saint misbehavin’

  • Recovering U.S. economy faces headwinds

    Numerous positives and negatives are present in the global economic outlook, but there are encouraging signs that the U.S. economy finally will be on the plus side in 2012, a US Bank vice president from Colorado Springs told members of the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce at a membership lunch on March 21 at Hiwan Golf Club.

  • Postal Service delays deliveries

    Due to road closures and emergency conditions as a result of the Lower North Fork Fire, the Postal Service announced it was suspending Tuesday deliveries to some 300 customers in the streets and neighborhoods on the list below.

    The mail for these addresses only will be held at the post office. If customers need their mail, they can come to the Conifer main post office, 9546 Dallman Road. All other mail deliveries out of Conifer will be made unless conditions change.

    Deliveries out of Pine and Buffalo Creek are not impacted.

    Black Bear Lane

  • Sawmill Fire contained after burning 50 acres

    A fire that broke out in a meadow along Grapevine Road at 3:45 p.m. Monday was 100 percent contained by noon Tuesday, and some 30 firefighters were engaged in a "mop-up" operation, said Fire Chief Brian Zoril with Foothills Fire and Rescue, which serves the Lookout Mountain area and I-70 to Evergreen.

    The Sawmill Fire, which burned about 50 acres, was about 3 miles south of I-70’s Lookout Mountain exit on ranch land. The cause of the fire is unknown. No structures were threatened, although the blaze grew rapidly in the high winds on Monday.

  • Lost dog found after five years on the lam

    An Evergreen woman is celebrating the miracle return of her 10-year-old cattle dog, Heidi, after the animal went missing from her yard five years ago.

    Janice Smith was so happy, she was weeping.

    "I don't recall ever having tears of joy. I never understood that. I was crying and laughing. She meant so much because she belonged to my dad," the owner said of the emotional reunion at a Walmart parking lot in Brighton.

  • Andrew Adamowski, candidate for board of Evergreen Park and Recreation District

    An outdoorsy former Eagle Scout who chops wood to heat his house all winter, Andrew Adamowski also has a bachelor's degree in landscape horticulture and a passion for the Evergreen lifestyle.

    He hopes to put his experience to work as a member of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board. A resident of Hiwan Hills with two children, Finneghan, 5, and Kelsey, 3, Adamowski works in Englewood as a landscape manager with Shea Properties.

    He is married to Christine Adamowski, a runner who works two nights a week at the Wulf Recreation Center.

  • Ice Melt Barrel takes the plunge

    The Ice Melt Barrel on Evergreen Lake splashed into the water at 1:04:41 p.m. Saturday, March 24 — about two days later than last year. In the six years since the contest was inaugurated, the ice has melted as early as March 22 and as late as April 12.

    The $1,000 winner was Sophia Pallane, with a time of 12:57:42 p.m. Second place ($500) went to Fountaine Lentz, 12:55:59 p.m. Mike Hummell won third ($250) with a time of 1:17:06 p.m. Shawn Ellis won fourth ($125) with 12:49:31 p.m.