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  • Children need to be aware of poisonous plants

    (Reprinted from July 22, 2009)

    If you have not taken a drive to see the wildflowers this year, now is the time to do it, for they will soon fade. Shrine Pass is always a delightful trip for wildflowers, and many can be seen without a great deal of walking. Arapaho Pass (west of Boulder) is also excellent but takes a bit longer and involves a bit more hiking.

  • Evergreen 911 outage tied to CenturyLink

    A recent interruption in Evergreen area emergency dispatch operations was a result of equipment problems at CenturyLink, according to information released at last week’s meeting of the Evergreen Fire Protection District board.

    Secondary 911 dispatch operations were knocked out for nearly five hours July 7 — meaning the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office had to call Evergreen Fire/Rescue directly about any serious incidents that would have normally been routed to EFR dispatch.

  • Fire Station 1 to stay in current location

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District will rebuild Station 1 at its current location near downtown rather than relocate the facility, a plan that will involve the purchase and sale of several properties.

    Fire Chief Mike Weege said the difficulty in finding available land led to the decision to keep Station 1 where it is. He also raised the possibility that Station 1 and Station 4, which is farther south on Highway 73, would be merged.

  • Church has no ill will toward vandals

    The pastor at Ascent Church, whose buildings and grounds were defaced by vandals late last week, says church members shouldn’t be angry but instead should have compassion for whoever perpetrated the crimes.

    “This is more evidence of why we need to be here,” Pastor John Morlan said Monday. “If there’s something churning inside of them to make them act out, I’m hoping we get a chance to meet them and find out why. … Hopefully next year, the person who did this is in the front row of our church.”

  • Evergreen Parkway on track to be paved this fall

    Evergreen Parkway will be repaved this fall as planned, even though the road was recently striped.

    The project to pave the road from Highway 65 on the north to just above Evergreen Lake is now being advertised, and bids are expected to come in shortly, Colorado Department of Transportation engineer Stephen Harelson said. The exact start date depends on the bids, he added.

    The road was striped earlier this month for safety reasons, he said, as most of the lines delineating lanes were barely discernible by drivers.

  • Bucksnort Saloon goes up for sale

    The legendary Bucksnort Saloon near Pine Grove is up for sale for the first time in nearly 20 years, and an unexpected career change is the reason why.

    According to longtime owner Galina Bye, the decision to put the saloon and its properties on the market came after she recently found success as a fine artist.

  • New legislation will change the face of mountain area EMS

    Emergency medical service in Colorado will look a lot different by the end of next year — specifically, people who call 911, you may not end up at the hospital or an urgent-care facility. In fact, first responders might provide care directly themselves, depending on the nature of the call.

  • Evergreen firefighters deployed to Nederland

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue sent eight firefighters and three trucks to help battle the Cold Springs Fire near Nederland over the weekend.

    According to Fire Chief Mike Weege, the department received a call for assistance Saturday afternoon and showed up on site at 6 a.m. Sunday. Of the three trucks deployed, one is a “tactical wildland fire tender,” which is capable of bringing water, foam and other materials to fire trucks.

  • New legislation will change the face of mountain area EMS

    Emergency medical service in Colorado will look a lot different by the end of next year — specifically, people who call 911, you may not end up at the hospital or an urgent-care facility. In fact, first responders might provide care directly themselves, depending on the nature of the call. 

  • Arts Alive! kicks off this weekend with Summerfest

    Arts Alive!, Evergreen’s annual celebration of its diverse arts community and offerings, kicks off this weekend with the Summerfest arts and crafts festival and culminates two weeks later with the venerable Evergreen Jazz Festival.