Today's News

  • Park district tackles discount facility rental rates for charity groups

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District is beginning to tackle the complex topic of support levels for the multitude of groups that use the Lake House and other district facilities for meetings, gatherings, money-making and fund-raising events.

    Over its 41 years, the district has lent its non-monetary support (or in-kind services) to a variety of nonprofit groups on a case-by-case basis. But in the last couple of years, the question has surfaced whether all of those groups enjoyed equal treatment.

  • 13 graduate from firefighting academy

    Thirteen new volunteer firefighters joined Evergreen Fire/Rescue in a graduation ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Evergreen Fire Administration Building. Afterward, firefighters demonstrated their new skills to the audience of friends and family.

    Becoming a volunteer is a process that takes about a year, including application, interviewing and 10 months of training in emergency medical, extrication, hazardous materials, structure and wildland firefighting.

  • Commemorative walk nearly complete in Buchanan Park

    The dedication of the Evergreen veterans memorial, honoring all who served America in uniform, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, in Buchanan Park.

    There will be Taps, a 21-gun salute and presentations of banners to two Gold Star families honoring Ronald Aaron Grider and Ross Carver, who died recently in Afghanistan while in the service.

    Angie Carver, Ross Carver's mother, and Pastor Vera Steward of Evergreen Lutheran Church, Grider's aunt, will be attending. Bruce Fifer, commandant of the American Legion post, will be the emcee.

  • Fire district, metro district, schools rail against ballot measures

    If the proposed Proposition 101 passes on Election Day, Evergreen Fire/Rescue can expect to lose all the income it currently gets from taxes on motor vehicles, which equaled $350,000 in 2010.

    In addition, 911 fees would be frozen at 2009 levels, according to Fire Chief Garry DeJong. 

    DeJong spoke at a forum Oct. 27 at the Evergreen Fire Administration Building in front of a small group of people mostly involved in special-district administration.

  • Ambrosier’s exhibit weaves threads of his life

    Hearing pastel artist Roger Ambrosier describe his work gives the pieces a second life. Although Ambrosier’s meditative landscapes evoke deep emotion without explanation, the paintings truly come alive when the artist reveals the inspiration behind each work. “Threads of Time,” Ambrosier’s one-man show at the Center/Stage Rotary Gallery in Evergreen, provides visitors with unique insight into an artist who spends as much time crafting the perfect scene in his heart as he does doing it justice on paper.

  • Thursdays at TallGrass benefit Evergreen area nonprofit organizations

    In celebration of its 15th anniversary, TallGrass Aveda Spa and Salon is hosting a series of benefit events, highlighting a different non-profit organization each Thursday in October.

     On Oct. 21, the spa raised $750 for Mt. Evans Hospice by donating the price of 10 massages.

    The last fund-raising Thursday on Oct. 28 is a massage benefit for the Seniors’ Resource Center in Evergreen. Call 303-670-4444 to make an appointment.


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    The Bagelry
        1242 Bergen Parkway
        Evergreen, CO 80439
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    Brook Forest Inn
        8136 S. Brook Forest Rd

  • Brits show the way on spending

    Last week, a coalition government in the United Kingdom made its long-anticipated announcement about $128 billion in government spending cuts. It’s aggressive and audacious — and certainly more ambitious than anything being done on this side of the pond.

  • The sun does shine on EPRD

    By the Evergreen Park and Rec District Board

  • Mild fall brings out winged, four-legged creatures

    This has been a beautiful fall so far, with warm sunny days and blue skies.

    I am now getting physical therapy on my wrist and have enjoyed the warm, gold days as much as possible.

    I get outdoors for a bit most days to enjoy the fall weather while I can. Locally, some of the aspen are still green but other ones are in full color. From what I have seen on the TV news, many of the leaves have already been blown off in the high country.