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  • Surviving a nightmarish battle in Vietnam

    Retired Marine and Evergreen resident Bill Purcell was barely 20 years old when he was thrust into one of the bloodiest conflicts in Vietnam. As a member of a gun squad in the third platoon of Alpha Company in the First Battalion in 1968, Purcell and other Marines battled the North Vietnamese army in the City of Hue.

    Purcell tells the story of his platoon’s struggle to take back the ancient imperial capital from the North Vietnamese in an episode of the Military Channel’s “Ultimate Warfare” that aired on Feb. 26.

  • Nicholson talks with Dems about life in the majority

    State Sen. Jeanne Nicholson told a gathering of Evergreen Democrats that she is having fun this year as a majority member of the state legislature.


    “We can get a lot of work done,” Nicholson said at the Mountain Area Democrats meeting on Feb. 23. 

    “This year in the Senate we have already passed the civil union bill,” she noted. “I am thrilled we can finally get that accomplished.”

  • Recall committee names candidates to run against fire board members

    A committee supporting the recall of Evergreen Fire Protection District board members has released the names of four candidates who will run in a special election on April 23.

    Evergreen residents Jodi Kesten, Barry Pier, Paul Peil and Daniel Koller submitted their self-nominations and acceptance forms with designated election official Micki Wadhams on Monday. 

  • Raptor rapture

    Turbo the Barbary falcon can fly at a speed of 100 mph, trainer Joyce Remp said while showing the raptor to young Keet Holdridge and his father, Jeff, at Evergreen Fine Art on Saturday.


    Turbo was among a host of falcons that garnered lots of attention during the Nature’s Educators event. From a large golden eagle to a tiny screech owl, birds took the stage, giving occasional squawks and flapping their wings.

    Artists were also taking in avian views as they painted images of the regal birds on canvas and paper. 

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  • Innovative company provides eco-friendly goods to customers

    Evergreen entrepreneurs Stephanie and Robert Tobor launched Green Apple Supply in 2012 to give people access to affordable products that minimize impact on the environment and personal health.

    “Robert and I are blessed to be able to buy organic,” said Stephanie. “I think all families should have access to environmentally-friendly supplies.”

    “What began as an endeavor to feed our family natural, organic foods has grown into a much larger enterprise,” Stephanie said.

  • Evergreen focus group explores marketing strategies

    Developing a common “language” that speaks to residents and visitors surfaced as a possible strategy for promoting Evergreen during the Feb. 13 meeting of a community focus group.

    “There’s a lack of common jargon,” said Ron Issacson, an Evergreen art developer and entrepreneur. “When I’m talking to people, the disconnect comes in.”

    Issacson suggested developing a “cheat sheet” highlighting positive aspects of the community.

  • Mountain lion attacks on pets increasing in area

     A recent mountain lion attack on a dog in the Brook Forest community is among an increasing number of incidents in the area.

    Brook Forest resident Judi Atencio said the cougar came into her yard on Feb. 7, grabbed her dog Lucy by the head, and started dragging her up the hill. 

    The dog, a beagle-coon hound mix, was outside for only five minutes when the lion attacked her, Atencio said. The incident happened at 7 p.m. when it was dark, she said.

    “All I had to get the cat away was a flashlight,” said Atencio. 

  • Evergreen doctor attends State of the Union address

    Evergreen physician and innovator Dr. Peter Hudson listened to the Feb. 12 State of the Union address while seated in the presidential box with first lady Michelle Obama.

    “It was great to be there,” Hudson said. “I think it’s a great honor for an entrepreneur from Colorado to be selected.”

    “I met the president right after his speech,” Hudson said. “Both he and the first lady were very kind and friendly.”

  • Community garden project sprouting with opportunities

    The long-awaited community garden planned at Buchanan Park is now available to gardeners interested in acquiring a plot.

    Those who would like to sign up for a space in the garden and find out what’s involved in the process can attend the kickoff meeting Feb. 28 at the Buchanan Recreation Center. “We’ll tell people about the garden. … We’re looking forward to helping people learn,” said Margaret Rode of the community garden committee of Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability. “This is going to be an organic garden.”