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  • Four fire board members retained in contentious recall election

    Evergreen residents overwhelmingly voted to retain four fire district board members in a contentious recall election spurred by the board’s decision to erect a fire-training building in Bergen Park.

    Approximately 6,500 voters responded “no” to the question on mail-in ballots asking if board members George Kling, Charles Simons, Jeff DeDisse and David Christensen should be recalled, according to results posted April 23.

  • Veterans memorial statue receives approval from park district board

    Evergreen veterans turned out in force at the April 23 meeting of the park district board to voice their support for a statue they are planning for the veterans’ memorial in Buchanan Park.

    After more than two hours of discussion, the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board members voted 3-1 for the statue, which will depict a soldier with a rifle. The life-size statue will be placed at the Veterans’ Commemorative Walk, which is in a secluded section of the park.

  • Four fire board members retained in contentious recall election

    Evergreen residents overwhelmingly voted to retain four fire district board members in a contentious recall election spurred by the board’s decision to erect a fire-training building in Bergen Park.

    Approximately 6,500 voters responded “no” to the question on mail-in ballots asking if board members George Kling, Charles Simons, Jeff DeDisse and David Christensen should be recalled, according to results posted April 23.

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  • Economic-development group seeks more funds from county

    The Jefferson County Economic Development Corp. is about to announce a new initiative designed to bring the county more than 7,500 full-time jobs over a five-year period — but it would cost taxpayers another $100,000 annually on top of the $300,000 the EDC already receives.

  • Sheriff addresses hot issue with ‘joke’

    Sheriff Ted Mink is characterizing as “a joke” his comment that “we could have a fire” if a government agency requested access to his records on concealed-carry permits for handguns in Jefferson County.

    Mink made the remark while speaking along with Park County Sheriff Fred Wegener to a March meeting of the 285 Corridor Tea Party. In response to a question from the audience about another government agency gaining access to those records with a warrant, Mink said: "We could have a fire. I mean, it happens."

  • Author to present haunting glimpse of ghost towns in the Rockies

    The tale of a ghost named Annabelle Stark who haunts the deserted town of St. Elmo in Chaffee County will be among stories that author Preethi Burkholder will tell during her presentation at the Timbervale Barn in Evergreen on April 27.

    “Rocky Mountain ghost towns are filled with chilling but captivating stories,” she said.

    While relating stories from her book “Ghost Towns of the Rockies,” Burkholder will discuss the former mining economy, which established them and later led to their demise. 

  • Meteorologist, professor say use of fossil fuels is creating a warmer atmosphere

    Chief meteorologist Mike Nelson of KMGH-TV 7 News says he gets a lot of e-mails from viewers criticizing him for talking about climate change.

    A percentage of people don’t believe that excess carbon dioxide produced by oil and gas usage is affecting the Earth’s atmosphere, Nelson said during his presentation on Monday night at The Place in Evergreen.

    Critics of climate change say it’s a myth, he remarked. But Nelson said there is overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

  • Fire training facility in Bergen Park taking shape

    Its steel structure is standing tall, and exterior walls are being placed on the fire training facility in progress at Fire Station 2 in Bergen Park.

    For the past few weeks, a J. Reed Construction crew has been working on the building, a three-story, pre-fabricated structure that will be 1,056 square feet in size. 

    “They’re putting walls up and using metal studs to start adding sheet metal,” said Evergreen Fire Chief Mike Weege.

  • A day for the Earth and its creatures

     A great horned owl peered knowingly at enthralled youngsters who came to the Mountain Area Earth Day Fair at Evergreen Lake on Saturday.

    Perched regally on the wrist of trainer Dana Remy, the owl and two other HawkQuest raptors were a main attraction at the Lake House, where most of the activity was centered.

    “It’s been humming in there,” said Christie Greene, earth day fair coordinator, while commenting on attendance.