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  • Fire training facility opponents submit signatures for recall petition

    A group of Evergreen residents advocating the recall of fire district board members have submitted petitions signed by more than 450 people to the election officer handling the initiative

    “We thought that would make a loud enough statement,” said resident Cal Winn, who signed the original recall documents.

    Winn and other residents who have been collecting signatures to recall the five Evergreen Fire Protection District board members are opposed to the plan to place a fire training facility with live burn capabilities in Bergen Park. 

  • Brave resident saves dog from mountain lion attack

    An Evergreen resident saved her dog from a mountain lion attack by giving the panther a few strong kicks with her foot Friday evening.

    Julie Wynn-Birr said that after letting Apollo, her 85-pound chow mix, out on the third-floor deck of her home around dusk, she heard squealing and a low roar. When she looked outside, Wynn-Birr said, the mountain lion was on top of her dog, gripping him by the head.

    After kicking the lion on his head and ribs with her foot, the animal ran off, she said.

    "That finally deterred him."

  • Community garden project receives grant funding

    A long-term dream envisioned by Evergreen resident Rachel Emmer and members of her environmental group is taking root this year.

    Essential funds for the community garden project at Buchanan Park are now in place through grants received by Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability.

    After six years of nurturing the project for EAS+Y, Emmer says she is gratified to see the garden on the verge of becoming a reality.

  • Plunging into the New Year

    “I’m nervous,” said Maria Hadsell while waiting to jump into the icy waters of Evergreen Lake on New Year’s Day.

     

    “My mom told me if I would do it, she would,” said Sallie Markey, who was standing with her friend Maria.

    “If you jump in and a muskrat assaults you, that’s the way it is,” said CBS4 Denver newscaster Alan Gionet, master of ceremonies for the annual Evergreen Lake Plunge.

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  • Evergreen Legacy fund grows

     An effort to raise funds for improvements in downtown Evergreen through voluntary contributions from customers at retail businesses is gathering support from businesses and customers.

    Since the Downtown Evergreen Economic District initiated the Evergreen Legacy Fund this fall, it has generated nearly $10,000, said Dean Dalvit of EV Studio, who is coordinating the program. 

  • College freshman glide through first semester

    Three Evergreen High School graduates gave rave reviews about their experiences as college freshmen. Not one horror story about impossible roommates, terrible food or overwhelming course work emerged in recent conversations.

    During her first semester at Colorado State University, the main adjustment for Anna Bowes was the hours she was keeping. 

    “I stayed out a lot later than I was used to — sometimes to 2 a.m.” Bowes said.

    There’s a 24-hour coffee shop in Fort Collins where Bowes and her friends would hang out, she said.

  • Evergreen Seniors' Center affected by county cuts to agency

    The Evergreen Seniors' Resource Center, known locally as the Yellow House, is making downward adjustments in the wake of $400,000 in cuts to the central agency approved by Jefferson County commissioners.

    A full-time opening in the organization's transportation office will not be replaced, said Evergreen SRC Director Jane Weinberger.

    And to save rent, the extension services day program the SRC offers at Church of the Hills will be relocated to the Yellow House, she added.

  • Third annual pond hockey tournament planned at Evergreen Lake this weekend

    The third annual pond hockey tournament at Evergreen Lake offers incentives that include a $1,500 cash prize to the champion team and free entry into the Pabst Colorado Pond Hockey competition in Silverton.

    As of last week, about 30 teams had registered for the two-day event on Jan. 5 and 6. Registration is open through Wednesday, Jan. 2 in hopes of getting 50 teams to participate, said Brad Bednar, Lake House supervisor.

    "Hockey players are tough to wrangle in," he said.

  • Evergreen Ice Fest offers safe New Year's fun

    Drive Smart's annual Ice Fest is an alcohol-free event designed for families and those who wish to ring in the new year safely.