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  • Homecoming week set at Evergreen High

    The 2013 Evergreen High School homecoming week starts some new traditions while forgoing this year’s parade.

    It’s been a whirlwind to get homecoming organized because it comes only a month after school started, said senior Maggie May, co-president of the school’s Student Senate along with Will Moss.

    The theme this year is Coastal Craze, and the Student Senate wanted to amp up participation among students and the community.

  • Generosity flows in wake of flooding

    Sometimes good can come out of tragedy.

    When Cactus Jack’s Saloon bore the brunt of the flood caused by the overflowing Bear Creek on Friday, owner Gary Mitchell Jr. knew he wouldn’t be reopening soon.

    So rather than waste the 1,500 pounds of food in the saloon, he donated it to Evergreen Christian Outreach.

  • Evergreen FEMA help center scheduled to close Saturday

    The temporary Evergreen office of FEMA set up to help victims of last month's flooding will close permanently at 7 p.m. Saturday, as residents seeking assistance have dwindled.

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency opened the office in the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building in Bergen Park in the wake of the flooding that hit parts of Evergreen after a week of incessant rains.

  • Family on Cub Creek stranded when driveway washed out

    Evergreen residents living along Cub Creek saw their fair share of high water levels and flooding.

    Susan Rose, who lives at 6856. S. Brook Forest Drive, said sheriff’s deputies knocked on her door after midnight Friday, suggesting that she and her husband, Keith, leave their house because their driveway was gone.

    “We thought we had high water,” Susan said, “but we couldn’t believe what we saw when we went to the end of our driveway.”

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Hard case hampers homecoming

  • Scam artists surface in wake of flooding

    When disasters strike, so do scam artists.
    As soon as the storm waters began to recede, reports surfaced about attempts to con flooding victims  out of what they had left by criminals posing as aid workers and insurance agents.
    Here are a few things residents should keep in mind while recovering from the floods, from the Better Business Bureau of Denver/Boulder.

  • Residents, businesses with flood damage may be eligible for assistance from FEMA

    Evergreen area residents whose homes and businesses have suffered damage from flooding may be eligible for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. 

    As directed by President Obama, Jefferson County has received disaster declaration from FEMA, which will provide financial assistance to the county, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

  • Oktoberfest featuring music, food car raffle

     The fourth annual Oktoberfest this Sunday at Evergreen Lake promises tasty food, microbrews and lively music for those attending the event sponsored by the Evergreen Recreation and Park Foundation.

     

  • Oktoberfest delayed till Oct. 6, moved to Buchanan Park

    Evergreen's annual Oktoberfest celebration has been postponed until Sunday, Oct. 6, and will be moved to Buchanan Park.  

    The fourth annual celebration had been scheduled for this Sunday at Evergreen Lake, but the recent rains and flooding forced the postponement. 

    The event, sponsored by the Evergreen Recreation and Park Foundation, is known for tasty food, microbrews and lively music. Along with a variety of cuisine from barbecue to German and American, four Colorado microbreweries will offer beer for festival-goers to sample and enjoy.

  • Heavy rains stress Evergreen district's wastewater system

    Although the sewage collection system of the Evergreen Metropolitan District was still functional on Monday morning, it was running at peak levels, according to an EMD status report.

    Residents whose homes are connected to the system have been asked to limit water use to avert backups in the overtaxed system, said Gerry Schulte, EMD general manager.

    "Since the lines are flooded, people can experience backups," he said. "The main line is flooded."