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  • Evergreen firefighters begin training at new facility in Bergen Park

    “Yesterday we actually christened the training building,” said volunteer firefighter Matt Swinden during the Evergreen Fire Protection District meeting on July 16.

    “We had one of the best training sessions we’ve had in years,” Swinden added. “On behalf of the firefighters that participated last night, we want to thank you.”

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    When words become weapons

  • Connecting with nature

     “Tighten it up. That’s good,” said Tom Pinder of Evergreen Trout Unlimited while teaching 8-year-old Jack Konigsbauer how to cast a line on Sunday morning.

     

    Jack was among a group of youngsters learning the art of fly-fishing during Youth Outdoor Skills Day at Evergreen Lake.

  • Celtic duo performs at Evergreen Lake for EChO benefit

    Switchback, a duo whose music is a mix of American roots and Celtic soul, will headline a concert at Evergreen Lake on Wednesday, July 24, with proceeds benefiting the Evergreen Christian Outreach summer lunch program for under-nourished children in the mountain communities. 

    The concert will begin with a performance by the Centennial State Pipes and Drums from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Switchback takes the stage at 7 p.m. for a two-hour concert.

  • Celtic duo performs at Evergreen Lake for EChO benefit

    Switchback, a duo whose music is a mix of American roots and Celtic soul, will headline a concert at Evergreen Lake on Wednesday, July 24, with proceeds benefiting the Evergreen Christian Outreach summer lunch program for under-nourished children in the mountain communities. 

    The concert will begin with a performance by the Centennial State Pipes and Drums from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Switchback takes the stage at 7 p.m. for a two-hour concert.

  • Tree planting project to help Lower North Fire victims

    After watching the struggle of her sister and many others who were affected by the Lower North Fork Fire last year, Evergreen resident Susan Glass decided to embark on a tree-planting project in the devastated area.

    “When you lose your trees, it’s heartbreaking,” she said.

    Glass has a goal of planting 10,000 seedlings in the burn area on Labor Day, Sept. 2.

    To make this happen, she’s looking for two things:

  • Elmgreen gets maximum sentence for murdering elderly father

    Evergreen resident Kenneth James Elmgreen, 54, has received the maximum sentence of 48 years in prison for killing his elderly and disabled father in July 2012.

    During Elmgreen's sentencing hearing for second-degree murder last Friday, District Judge Christopher Munch also gave the defendant a concurrent six-year sentence for a related charge of attempted arson.

    Added to that is an 18-month sentence on a separate probation revocation for a fraud-by-check conviction in 2010, bringing his total time in the Department of Corrections to 49 1/2 years.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    Wrong place, wrong time

  • Summerfest ushers in Evergreen's annual Arts Aive

    Summerfest and Arts Alive are on the way, flowing with creative juices and innovative events for those near and far.

    This year’s Summerfest, which begins the nine-day Arts Alive festival, is taking on a new flavor, with a Palette of Brews beer tasting and Battle of the Bands offered this weekend at Buchanan Park.

    From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, festival-goers can sample 16 Colorado microbrews while taking in the artistic creations of more than 120 artists at Summerfest.

  • Unincorporated Jeffco now under stage 1 fire restrictions

    Due to recent rainfall, the stage 2 fire ban in unincorporated areas of Jefferson County was lifted last Friday, according to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

    Unincorporated areas are still under stage 1 fire restrictions, which allow recreational fires within a permanent fire grate in a park, campground, residence or picnic area.

    Fireworks that leave the ground and/or explode are prohibited, and smoking must be done in areas cleared of combustible material.