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  • The last roundup

    By Carol McKinley, for the Courier

    Rest, best friends.  

    Nell’s Ladybug lies here, as do Muffy Pumpkin and Rocky Doodle Clinton. Spot and Elsie Yu have been rewarded for the love the rabbits gave their family with a stately grave marker that proclaims, “Hopping in Heaven.” 

    On another marker is a picture of Ri the German shepherd and a poignant farewell: “Good night, sweet prince. We’ll see you in the morning.” 

  • EChO moving home furnishings store to expanded space

    Evergreen Christian Outreach is moving its home furnishings department to a space next to its resale shop in the Evergreen North Shopping Center on Highway 74.

    “One continuous space will be all of EChO,” said Sharon Smith, executive director of the interfaith service organization. “We’re going to eventually take over the whole space.”

  • Fire district bolsters its bottom line

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District strengthened its balance sheet by almost $620,000 in 2013, based on a draft of its annual audit.

    The fire district reported $10.9 million in net assets for 2013, compared with about $10.3 million in 2012. 

    Total general fund revenue was $5,899,020 in 2013, up $185,813 from 2012 revenue. The increase in revenue came generally from an increase in donations, among other things. 

  • Fracking, immigration top town hall topics

    Discussion about fracking, the Affordable Care Act and the U.S.-Mexico border dominated a town hall meeting hosted by U.S. Rep. Jared Polis at the Mountain Resource Center in Conifer on Monday night.

    More than 35 people showed up for the Boulder Democrat’s first meeting in Conifer since Polis started representing Conifer and Evergreen in Congress in 2010.

    “It’s great to be back where there’s some sanity,” he said of his brief break from the nation’s capital.

  • EChO moving home furnishings store to expanded space

    Evergreen Christian Outreach is moving its home furnishings department to a space next to its resale shop in the Evergreen North Shopping Center on Highway 74.
    “One continuous space will be all of EChO,” said Sharon Smith, executive director of the interfaith service organization. “We’re going to eventually take over the whole space.”

  • Center for the Arts Evergreen seeking new space

    The time is right for the Center for the Arts Evergreen to seek a new space, said Steve Sumner, CAE executive director.

    After years of planning and consideration, a capital campaign has been launched to raise $2 million for a new arts center building to serve the Evergreen community, he said. 

    “We’ve gone through a quiet phase. It’s the worst-kept secret in Evergreen,” Sumner remarked about plans for the new facility.

  • Evergreen High graduate struggling to overcome Ebola virus

    As national news media report on the plight of two American missionaries who contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia, an Evergreen native remembers two former high school friends, one of whom is among the victims.

  • Evergreen High graduate struggling to overcome Ebola virus

    As national news media report on the plight of two American missionaries who contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia, an Evergreen native remembers two former high school friends, one of whom is among the victims.

  • Tasty fund-raiser set Thursday for Mount Evans Home Health Care

    By Carol McKinley

    For the Courier

    The mountain community is putting on its dancing shoes for an elegant night of celebration under the stars. Mount Evans Home Health Care and Hospice’s first Under a Summer Moon event promises to be fun as well as delicious.  

    “This is such a unique event for Evergreen,” says Mount Evans executive director Kathy Engel. “No one has ever tried getting top-notch chefs from down the hill to come to us.”  

  • MacBean sentenced to 8 years in prison for theft

    Former Inter-Canyon fire chief David MacBean was sentenced Friday afternoon to eight years in prison for stealing more than $647,000 from the Morrison-based fire district.

    MacBean was sentenced to six years in prison for two theft counts and two years for an embezzlement charge. MacBean pleaded guilty in April.

    The sentence also includes five years of probation after the prison time.

    As part of his plea, MacBean agreed to pay back the stolen funds. It is not known at this time how the former chief will repay the $647,351.59.