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Today's News

  • Celebrating July 4 at Evergreen Music Festival and Art Show

    This year’s Music Festival and Art Show at Evergreen Lake on July 4 offers those attending the opportunity to view the work of area artists and listen to a variety of sounds ranging from symphonic melodies to Celtic tunes.

    The event begins at 10 a.m. with a performance by the Sedici Corde String Quartet, a group of four young musicians playing traditional chamber works. The art show also begins at this time in the Evergreen Lake House, where artists will demonstrate creative techniques.

  • Evergreen fire department seeking volunteers

    “We’re ramping up for recruiting,” said Chris Johnson, fire operations chief for the Evergreen Volunteer Fire Department.

    “We’re low, but not critical,” Johnson told the Evergreen Fire Protection District board at the June 18 meeting.

    In recent months, the number of firefighters in the all-volunteer organization has decreased from more than 90 to 78, Johnson said.

  • Working on the line at wildland fires

    Firefighter Terri McLaughlin is one of several women in the Evergreen Volunteer Fire Department who respond to calls, including those for wildland fires.

     

    A couple of weeks ago, McLaughlin and Evergreen firefighters Jeff Ashford, Byrne McKenna and Bill Atkins joined multiple mutual-aid crews working to contain the massive Black Forest Fire in Colorado Springs.

    “On the first day, we had live fire on top of us,” McLaughlin said. “We went to homes and worked on what could be saved.”

  • Runners blooming in time at Slacker

    GEORGETOWN — Ryan Herzog didn’t run in high school back in Duluth, Minn., or in college when he studied at the Minnesota College of Design. As a matter of fact, he didn’t start running until seven years ago, and that was to reduce the weight he had added while in college.
    “I lost my fitness from the sports in my younger years, so I got into running kind of by fluke,” the 33-year-old Superior resident said.

  • ‘Just being a kid’ again

    There were the Gorilla Warfare, the Kickballers, the Catalina Wine Mixers, Aces of Bases, Remax Alliance and Arvada Young Professionals. And there were players with nicknames such as Toe-Knee, Malibu, E, and Dr. Angelface, to name just a few. Teams had designed their own T-shirts. Some wore tie-dye apparel. But all were having a good time — notwithstanding the final scores — at the third annual Evergreen Kickball Classic at the Marshdale Fields.

  • Firefighters extinguish house fire

    Evergreen firefighters spent most of Sunday night checking on more than 200 reports from residents about smoke in the area, said Evergreen Fire/Rescue spokesperson Stacee Montague.

    “We were moving from one end of the district to the other,” she said.

  • Firefighters find pollen instead of fire during Squaw Pass blaze investigation

    Clear Creek County firefighters responded to reports of a wild land fire on Upper Squaw Pass, only to stand down when it was discovered to be wind-blown pollen.

    The pollen was so convincing that a helicopter was requested to fly over the area to get a better look.

    The call came in at about 11:30 a.m. and emergency crews finished their investigation at 12:50 p.m.

  • Lime Gulch Fire 100 percent contained; all evacuations lifted

    The Lime Gulch Fire that burned 511 acres in the Pike National Forest east of Pine was started by lightning last Tuesday night, officials have confirmed.

    No structures were damaged in the blaze, but more than 100 people were forced to leave their homes for four days. The evacuation orders were lifted at 9 p.m. Saturday.

    As of Sunday evening, 100 percent containment was reported on the blaze, which at its peak was battled by 300 firefighters, along with air support.

    The fire’s cause

  • EDC seeks to ‘borrow’ county employee

    The Jeffco Economic Development Corp. has officially launched its $3.9 million Forward Jeffco initiative to bring more businesses to the county — and with it came another new pitch to the Jeffco commissioners for more support.

  • Sheriff’s Office seeking missing Evergreen man

    Jeffco sheriff’s deputies are asking for residents’ assistance in their search for an Evergreen man who has been missing from his residence since June 14.

    Ronald Kuetemeier, 57, was last seen at his home in Evergreen last Friday. His wife contacted the Sheriff’s Office to report him as a missing person the following day. 

    Kuetemeier has worked in the IT field and is currently unemployed. He is believed to be on foot, as all of the family's vehicles are accounted for. He frequently runs on the trails in Elk Meadow, according to reports.