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  • 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.

  • Evergreen native stricken with Ebola while serving as missionary in Liberia

    Evergreen native Nancy Writebol is in serious condition after contracting the virus Ebola while working as a missionary in Liberia.

    Writebol and her husband, David Writebol, were working with Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian service organization, in Monrovia when she became ill.

    Writebol had been working as a hygienist, spraying protective suits of health care workers treating Ebola patients, according to a statement from Samaritan’s Purse spokesperson Melissa Strickland.

  • Church seeking donations for annual Grove Sale

    The annual Grove Sale at Evergreen Lutheran Church on Saturday, Aug. 9, gives people in the community an opportunity to donate and purchase used items for the benefit of charitable organizations.

    Furniture, clothing, shoes, electronic items, books, tools and jewelry are among goods being sought for the 23rdannual sale.

    “Every cent we take in, we give back to the community,” said Carolyn Bergner, one of the organizers of the sale.

  • Evergreen native stricken with Ebola while serving as missionary in Liberia

    Evergreen native Nancy Writebol is in serious condition after contracting the virus Ebola while working as a missionary in Liberia.

    Writebol and her husband, David Writebol, were working with Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian service organization, in Monrovia when she became ill.

    Writebol had been working as a hygienist, spraying protective suits of health care workers treating Ebola patients, according to a statement from Samaritan’s Purse spokesperson Melissa Strickland.

  • Trail link to downtown gets go-ahead

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District has successfully negotiated an agreement with Denver that will allow the long-delayed trail connection project at Evergreen Lake to begin this fall.

    Even though Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has yet to sign the new agreement, the city is permitting the park district to move forward with construction of the 200-foot trail along Highway 74, said EPRD Executive Director Scott Robson.

    “From our standpoint, it’s a complex issue,” Robson said of the project.

  • Ducks flocking to Evergreen for big race

    The ducks are lining up for another dramatic plunge over the dam at Evergreen Lake and the race to the finish line on Saturday.

    The excitement is growing along with the number of bright yellow and black rubber duckies participating in the fifth annual Dam Ducky Derby sponsored by the Evergreen Downtown Business Association.

    Nearly half of the 8,000 rubber ducks available for bid have been spoken for, said Trish Wales, EDBA president. And most of the tickets for the 300 black ducks that offer the winner a trip to Mexico are sold.

  • Ducks flocking to Evergreen for big race

    The ducks are lining up for another dramatic plunge over the dam at Evergreen Lake and the race to the finish line on Saturday.

    The excitement is growing along with the number of bright yellow and black rubber duckies participating in the fifth annual Dam Ducky Derby sponsored by the Evergreen Downtown Business Association.

    Nearly half of the 8,000 rubber ducks available for bid have been spoken for, said Trish Wales, EDBA president. And most of the tickets for the 300 black ducks that offer the winner a trip to Mexico are sold.