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Today's News

  • The mighty Quigley: Pooch on patrol prevents fire in Evergreen

    Quigley is Evergreen Meadows’ new best friend.

    The 4-year-old soft-coated Wheaten terrier saved the subdivision along Highway 73 from a wildfire on March 18. He was honored Monday night by Evergreen firefighters for his keen sense of smell and perseverance in getting his owner to walk across the backyard and find flames in a pile of dry pine needles on a neighbor’s property. The fire ignited after ashes that weren’t completely cooled had been thrown out, and the wind re-ignited them.

  • Re-enactment to have student stars

    Parmalee Elementary School fourth- and fifth-graders will be learning about the Revolutionary War up close and personal on April 9 at Bear Creek Lake Park.

     

    The 53 students will take part in a re-enactment of the Battle of Saratoga with an additional 400 area students — complete with costumes and fake cannon and muskets.

    It will be a sight to behold.

  • Panel discussion will focus on improving water quality

    The water flowing from Mount Evans into the Bear Creek watershed is at the lowest level since the drought in 2002, said Evergreen Metropolitan District environmental technician Tony Langowski.

    Although the water quality is generally good, the lack of snowpack has greatly reduced the volume this season — a scenario that affects aquatic as well as human life.

    Last summer, water levels dropped to the point where there were water-use restrictions for the district, and fishing opportunities were limited.

  • Recall candidate Pier objects to live burn training in Evergreen

    “My interest is in preserving the quality of life in Evergreen,” said Barry Pier, a candidate in the upcoming recall election of the Evergreen Fire Protection District board.

     

    After learning of plans to build a fire training facility at Fire Station 2 in Bergen Park, Pier said, he became involved in the issue to protect his community.

    “A burn building doesn’t belong in Evergreen,” he said. “The only recourse we had to fight it was the recall.”

  • 'One good outcome' will pay for training facility, says Christensen

    Evergreen Fire Protection District board member David Christensen said that before voting to build the fire training facility, he weighed thoroughly the pros and cons. He came to the conclusion that the facility in progress at Fire Station 2 is necessary, and will dramatically improve firefighters’ ability to save property and lives.

     

    “If we have one good outcome, we’ve paid for it,” he said. 

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS GOLF
    Evergreen’s Tenney cards 88 as Lady Cougars take 3rd in opener
    GOLDEN
    — Madison Tenney carded a team-best score of 88 as the Evergreen Lady Cougars opened the 2013 season with a third-place finish in the 4A Jeffco League opener March 19 at Applewood Golf Course.
    Tenney, a junior, placed fourth individually.
    Evergreen’s Emily Rivers fired a 100, Kelsey Evezich shot a 110, while Hanna Esau and Carly Ratekin carded a 119 each.

  • Wind challenges EHS’ serve, but not its effort

    ARVADA — For someone who has played doubles her entire career, it’s uncharted territory for Genevieve DeGrandchamp to play No. 2 singles for the Evergreen Lady Cougars. It’s a little weird, she said — but she’s fitting in just fine so far in 2013.

  • Mail-in ballots go out next week in fire board recall election

    Residents in the Evergreen Fire Protection District will begin receiving ballots in the mail next week for the recall election of four board members.

    The ballots contain information about the recall initiative and fire board members George Kling, Charlie Simons, Jeff DeDisse and David Christensen. The names of challengers Paul Peil, Jodi Kesten, Daniel Koller and Barry Pier appear below the recall question on the ballot.

  • Experience pays off for Cougars

    The fact that it was a varsity game and that it counted in the 4A Foothills Conference league standings wasn’t lost on the Evergreen Cougars. But this was the Cougars’ junior varsity boys lacrosse program that was playing Clear Creek’s varsity on March 20.

  • Recall candidates, fire board members discuss issues with chamber

    Two Evergreen fire board members and their challengers in the upcoming recall election presented their views to the board of the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce during its March 20 meeting.

    “The recall is about irresponsible decisions made by the board members, not about the firefighters,” said candidate Dan Koller. 

    Koller said the fire board’s decision to move forward with a training facility at Fire Station 2 in Bergen Park is not the right thing to do because of its location beside a school.