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  • Bringing a family home

    “Can I get a couple of two-by-fours?” called Adrienne Patenaude while standing on the roof a home under construction in Kittredge.


    An AmeriCorps builder, Patenaude was working with Evergreen volunteers helping to complete a Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity home last Thursday.

    Robert Tobor and Melissa Duley of Evergreen-based Green Apple Supply were among those who came to the volunteer workday sponsored by the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • Fire district board fills vacancy with local physician

    Evergreen physician Valeri Leswing is the newest member of the Evergreen Fire Protection District board. She was selected unanimously by the board at Tuesday evening's meeting to replace former member Charles Dykeman, who recently moved from the area.

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  • Emergency agencies pay tribute to local paramedic

    Clear Creek paramedic Scott Amdur was given a send-off by 10 Colorado emergency-response agencies on Friday, as emergency vehicles lined the route from Congregation Beth Evergreen to Evergreen Memorial Park.

    Amdur, 51, an Evergreen resident who also had served as a member of the Alpine Rescue Team, lost his battle with brain cancer March 5.

    Amdur’s emergency medical expertise and devoted service impacted many lives in the mountain community and beyond, earning him many accolades from grateful patients, professionals and statewide organizations.

  • Reagan reflects on rewards of involvement with Habitat for Humanity

    Evergreen resident Pandora Reagan has spent the past five years supporting Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity with her marketing and fund-raising skills.


    Although she is leaving the Evergreen organization this week, Reagan will continue working with Habitat for Humanity in Denver, where she will help coordinate the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project event in October. 

    “I’m lucky to get to work my passion,” she said.

  • DEED seeking GOCO grants for trails planning

    A walk along Highway 74 leading to downtown Evergreen is a venture fraught with potential hazards, as vehicles zoom past wary pedestrians.

    Evergreen High students face similar challenges if they decide to hoof it from the school to the Evergreen Library.

    The Downtown Evergreen Economic District is hoping to make the area more accessible to pedestrians with connecting trails. But first, a plan needs to be created. To begin the process, DEED has applied for a Great Outdoors Colorado planning grant, which the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners has endorsed.

  • Recall candidate Kesten served with New York fire department

    As a candidate in the recall election of four Evergreen Fire Protection District board members, Evergreen resident Jodi Kesten brings more than six years experience as a volunteer firefighter and EMT with a New York fire department.


    Along with her firefighter training, Kesten is certified for rescue operations, including the use of jaws-of-life, having received emergency medical education at a New York hospital. 

  • Fire board president says he believes in training facility

    George Kling, president of the board of the Evergreen Fire Protection District, says the fire training facility in progress at Fire Station 2 is a long-term goal that is being realized.


    “We still believe that this is the right decision for the community,” Kling said. “This has been on the book since 1995.”

    Since the fire board first started considering the project, it has been reduced from a $1.2 million expenditure to $500,000, he said.

  • Denver Parks retains management of golf course

    When the Evergreen Golf Course reopens in the spring, Denver Parks will still be managing it. 


    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District was among bidders that lost the opportunity to oversee the golf course beside Evergreen Lake. Denver City and County Parks sought requests for proposals on Jan. 1, but then decided to keep the golf course within its division.

    “We’re really disappointed,” said Scott Robson, EPRD executive director, who championed the effort.

  • Horse recovering after falling into icy pond

    Evergreen and Indian Hills fire rescue crews pulled a horse from an icy pond near Parmalee Gulch Road early Saturday morning.