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  • Leadership Evergreen encouraging CodeRED participation

    “Don’t be dead. Use CodeRED” is the message that the 2013 class of Leadership Evergreen is sending out to the community.

    New members of the organization are planning to be at several upcoming events to educate people about emergency notification services available to them.

    The CodeRED program offered though Jefferson County allows the Sheriff’s Office to call residents to warn them of dangers such as wildland fires, tornadoes and other emergencies.

  • Annual Bootstraps fund-raiser this Saturday in Evergreen


    Bootstraps Inc. is hosting its fourth annual Western Winefest at the El Pinal Rodeo Grounds in Evergreen on Saturday from noon until 5 p.m.

    The event is a major fund-raiser for the nonprofit organization, which offers scholarships to area college students.

    Twenty wineries, including Creekside Cellars of Evergreen and Aspen Park Cellars of Conifer, will offer samples of their wines. Food and other vendors selling wine-related products will also be available.

  • Conservative groups rally in Evergreen

     Freedom from Marxism in American politics was the prevailing theme at a gathering of Tea Party members and other libertarian groups at Evergreen Memorial Park on Sunday afternoon.


    During the Colorado Freedom Festival, Republican candidates and conservative activists spoke out against the federal Affordable Care Act, gun control legislation and immigration reform, which they cite as examples of growing socialism in national and state politics.

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  • Heavy rains damage downtown Evergreen businesses

    Pati Kroll, manager of Evergreen Clothing, was carrying clothing Tuesday from the store to E Town Outlet because of damage the building sustained from Monday evening’s heavy rains. Kroll said she was worried about the rain-soaked ceiling collapsing and damaging goods in the store.

    The driving rain had poured through the back stone wall of the store and wiped out electrical connections to the computer, cash register and phone system, Kroll said.

  • The HEAT is on

    Firefighters and emergency workers usually are the first thanked after devastating wildfires or crises, but countless other people and groups often go unnoticed.
    That’s just fine with Scott Halladay and his volunteer Jeffco HEAT rescue team.
    Jeffco HEAT, which stands for Horse Evacuation Assistance Team, has been helping rescue large animals — everything from horses to llamas, and one time, even an ostrich — during Colorado emergencies for more than a decade.

  • Helping Native Americans

    Evergreen resident Mariah Roberts is collecting clothing and other goods for impoverished Native Americans in Arizona and South Dakota. 

    She also is hoping that someone will donate a truck to transport the items — an expense she says that can be prohibitive.

    Roberts is working through Native American Research and Preservation Inc., a nonprofit corporation that assists people living on reservations. The organization supplements government programs, and is involved in efforts to preserve historic Native American culture and historic sites.

  • Community garden growing in splendor

    Lush green plants with flowers and vegetables are flourishing in the community garden at Buchanan Park. 


    Gardener expertise, soil enhancements and recent rains provided by Mother Nature have brought once-bare earth to vibrant life at the one-third acre site.

    “It’s a veritable jungle,” said Rachel Emmer, coordinator of the project sponsored by Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability.

  • West Nile virus found in Jefferson County

    Jefferson County Public Health has received positive test results for West Nile virus from several mosquito pools in areas of the county, including the City of Golden. There are no reports of any human cases at this time.  

    Mountain areas of Jefferson County, including Evergreen, are not tested for West Nile virus because the climate is too cool for the species of mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus to flourish, said Kodi Bryant, Jeffco health information specialist. 

  • Senior living facility planned on El Rancho Road

    A Denver real estate developer is seeking a special-use permit to build a group living facility for senior adults on El Rancho Road.

    According to the preliminary plan, the facility will have a maximum of 144 beds and 78 parking spaces for residents, employees and guests. The facility will be 109,000 square feet and will be constructed on two adjoining lots in the Tepees subdivision.