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  • EPRD plans to open golf course as a venue for sledding, tubing

    The rolling hills of the Evergreen Golf Course won't go unused this winter, as the Evergreen Park and Recreation District plans to open the area to sledding during the snowy months.
    The plan is to eventually have nordic skiing and snowshoeing as well, but because of flood damage to bridges, EPRD plans a test run of the course's milder winter capabilities this season.

  • County's emergency operations center gets upgrade

    If there was one good thing that came out of September's flooding, it was the expedited mission to complete Jeffco's relocated and revamped emergency operations center, and to test-drive the updated procedures and technology that came along with it.
    "From every incident, there's an opportunity," Sheriff Ted Mink said.

  • How veterans can find help

    Evergreen veterans Michael Lynch and Nancy Arsenault both say they would like to get the word out that help is available for those who have served in the military.

    Both the Department of Veterans Affairs and private organizations such as the American Legion offer assistance to those coping with physical and mental issues, as well as the transition to civilian life.

    The American Legion is not just a social club but a source of support for veterans, says Lynch, who belongs to Post 2001 in Evergreen.

  • Finding the way back: Local veterans struggle with aftermath of war

    “A curious boy asks an old soldier …
    ‘How did you lose your leg?’
    And the old soldier is struck with silence.”

                                    — Edgar Lee Masters

  • Fund-raiser to help GIs, families

    Every day an average of 22 veterans commit suicide.
    Project Sanctuary, an organization that provides one-week retreats for soldiers and their families, is working to address that grim statistic, helping veterans, families of active soldiers, and GIs themselves who are injured on the inside and outside.
    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, between 2007 and 2011, Evergreen was home to 788 veterans — and that's not counting active-duty military.

  • Momentum building for consolidated emergency dispatch system

    Jeffco and its municipalities are starting to consolidate emergency dispatch services in the county into one centralized call center.

    A recent study done for the Jefferson County Emergency Communications Authority recommended consolidating the 10 primary and secondary call centers in Jeffco into one main call center and several regional dispatch centers.

  • EChO Jobs Fair planned Nov. 7

    Evergreen Christian Outreach and the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce are conducting the EChO Jobs Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at Wulf Recreation Center, 5300 S. Olive St., which is behind Evergreen High School.  

    This event is open to the public, and job seekers should bring a resume and dress for an interview.

    The EChO Job Fair will also have a table and information on EChO programs that are open to the community, such as job seekers workshops, and seminars on budgeting and how to keep a job.

  • Aftermath of flooding is focus of town hall meeting

    Residents whose property and possessions were damaged by September's flooding have a limited amount of time to register those losses with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, County Commissioner Don Rosier said last Thursday at a town hall meeting in Evergreen.

  • Gerou’s apocalyptic riff turns heads at town hall

    In state Rep. Cheri Gerou's mind, District 25 has seen an apocalypse — or, to be more precise, four horsemen of the apocalypse.

    Gerou spoke of pestilence, flood, fire and famine at last Thursday's town hall meeting, sponsored by the Evergreen Pathfinders at the Evergreen Lake House. The last of seven speakers, her statement caught the audience's attention, and she proceeded to elaborate.

    Pestilence, she said, came in the form of the destructive pine beetles that the Front Range has been trying so hard to thwart.

  • Celebrating a new, improved Wulf Park

    Kids were having a great time climbing and sliding on new playground equipment while adults talked and enjoyed free barbecue at the Wulf Park dedication on Saturday.

    “It’s a very usable and comfortable park to be in,” said Scott Robson, executive director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.