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  • Fire district revenue up 12 percent for 2008

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District will receive a modest boost in operating funds for 2008, thanks to an increase in the assessed value of property in the Evergreen area.

    The district budget projects total revenue of $4.2 million in 2008, an increase of 12 percent from $3.7 million budgeted in 2007, reflecting the increase in property valuations from the parts of both Jefferson and Clear Creek counties within the fire district.

  • Smooth operators

    That Evergreen Lake presents an idyllic setting for the rough-and-ready ice skater is thanks to Mother Nature. That the ancient winter sports venue can be skated at all is thanks to Evergreen Park and Recreation District employee Mike Bitterly and visionary ice man Frank Zamboni.

    “Mike is our main Zamboni driver,” says EPRD parks supervisor Heart Cameron. “The Zamboni is our bread and butter.”

  • Habitat for Humanity resale shop to close

    Evergreen bargain hunters will lose a treasured resource next month when the Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity resale emporium closes its doors for the last time.

  • 'Cabin Baby' mom a no-show at arraignment

    Summer Lynn Baker, whom Canyon Courier readers will remember gave birth in a waterless Kerr Gulch cabin last September and was subsequently arrested on felony charges, failed to appear for her arraignment on Monday.

  • Rec center remodel culminates with open house

    After more than eight months of screaming power tools, bewildering clutter and choking dust, the Evergreen Recreation Center is officially new and improved.

    “It’s just an open-ended open house,” explained Pat Callahan, deputy director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District. “We just wanted to give everyone a chance to come in and look it over.”

  • EFPD board plans special Saturday meeting

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District board is planning a special meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday at station No. 2 at 1802 Bergen Parkway.

    The meeting is being billed as a work session, followed by any matter that comes before the board, then an executive session.

  • Golden city attorney dies

    Jim Windholz, 65, longtime city attorney for Golden, Lafayette and Sheridan, died of a heart attack Jan. 1. Windholz, president of Boulder-based Windholz & Associates law firm, was in California to attend the funeral of his sister, Mary Beth Lind, who died on Christmas Day.

  • New fire chief named in Indian Hills

    The Indian Hills fire department has a new chief, but recommendations from a consultant who found a “climate of distrust” in the agency — as well as outdated procedural guidelines — have yet to be put into place.

    Chief D.J. Himstedt, who had served the agency for the last three years, was not retained in a 7-6 vote of the membership in December. Garnering the seven votes was Emery Carson, who was chief from January 1999 through December 2003.

  • Rotary rolls out the Ice Melt barrel

    The Evergreen Ice Melt Contest is heating up again and, thanks to our friend, technology, and some judicious out-sourcing by Mountain Foothills Rotary, it’s going to be hotter than ever.

  • Early snowpack totals up statewide

    Early snowpack surveys promise ample summer water supplies across most of Colorado.