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Today's News

  • Simons focuses on goals for fire district board

    As a member of the Evergreen Fire Protection District board, Charles Simons said he is dedicated to serving the overall community.

     

    “We have a commitment to the to the entire 125-square-mile district,” he said. 

    A former commercial airline pilot with an extensive background in safety training, Simons said he believes that the fire training facility at Fire Station 2 will help people in the district.

    “This building will improve the situation,” he said. 

  • Fire district's newest member voices support for training facility, volunteers

    Evergreen physician Valeri Leswing, the newest member of the Evergreen Fire Protection District board, says she supports the controversial fire training facility in progress at Fire Station 2.

    “I feel like this training facility makes our community safer,” Leswing said. 

    The board members unanimously selected Leswing at their March 12 meeting to replace former member Charles Dykeman, who recently moved from the area.

  • Evergreen fire department providing residents information about fire risks, evacuation routes

    Brook Forest resident Carolyn Golba came to the March 12 meeting of the Evergreen Fire District Protection board to ask about evacuation routes in her neighborhood in the event of a wildland fire.

    “I know there’s no easy answer,” she said.

    Fire Chief Mike Weege replied that everyone in Brook Forest would have to take the primary route out of the community. If people were to take side roads, they may get lost, or caught up in a wildfire, he said.

  • Bringing a family home

    “Can I get a couple of two-by-fours?” called Adrienne Patenaude while standing on the roof a home under construction in Kittredge.

     

    An AmeriCorps builder, Patenaude was working with Evergreen volunteers helping to complete a Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity home last Thursday.

    Robert Tobor and Melissa Duley of Evergreen-based Green Apple Supply were among those who came to the volunteer workday sponsored by the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • Bringing a family home

    “Can I get a couple of two-by-fours?” called Adrienne Patenaude while standing on the roof a home under construction in Kittredge.

     

    An AmeriCorps builder, Patenaude was working with Evergreen volunteers helping to complete a Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity home last Thursday.

    Robert Tobor and Melissa Duley of Evergreen-based Green Apple Supply were among those who came to the volunteer workday sponsored by the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • Bringing a family home

    “Can I get a couple of two-by-fours?” called Adrienne Patenaude while standing on the roof a home under construction in Kittredge.

     

    An AmeriCorps builder, Patenaude was working with Evergreen volunteers helping to complete a Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity home last Thursday.

    Robert Tobor and Melissa Duley of Evergreen-based Green Apple Supply were among those who came to the volunteer workday sponsored by the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • Bringing a family home

    “Can I get a couple of two-by-fours?” called Adrienne Patenaude while standing on the roof a home under construction in Kittredge.

     

    An AmeriCorps builder, Patenaude was working with Evergreen volunteers helping to complete a Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity home last Thursday.

    Robert Tobor and Melissa Duley of Evergreen-based Green Apple Supply were among those who came to the volunteer workday sponsored by the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • Fire district board fills vacancy with local physician

    Evergreen physician Valeri Leswing is the newest member of the Evergreen Fire Protection District board. She was selected unanimously by the board at Tuesday evening's meeting to replace former member Charles Dykeman, who recently moved from the area.

  • Gun control’s unintended consequences

    As a student living on Chicago’s south side in the early 1990s, I understood that the beginning of spring brought not only warmer days, but the sound of gunfire at night. Sometimes it would be the single shot from a handgun, and occasionally it would be the “pop-pop-pop” of a semi-automatic weapon.

  • Mourning doves make an early appearance at feeder

    On Friday, March 8, all the weathermen were forecasting another severe snow. By Saturday evening, they had been proven to be right with another foot of snow on the patio picnic table. On Friday, I was having lunch where I could watch the birds at the feeder. It was a busy sight with all of the winter moochers trying to fill up before the snow came. There was nothing new or especially interesting to be seen, but when I moved closer to the window to see if there was anything on the ground under the feeders, there was a sudden explosion of flight as two mourning doves took off.