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  • Gerou sponsoring legislation to compensate victims of Lower North Fork Fire

    State Rep. Cheri Gerou of Evergreen is sponsoring legislation that would create a commission to compensate victims of the Lower North Fork Fire.

    Gerou's bill apparently would waive the state's liability limit in the case of the 4,100-acre blaze 6 miles southeast of Conifer, which killed three people and destroyed more than 20 homes. The fire started March 26 when an earlier prescribed burn by the Colorado State Forest Service on Denver Water Board land re-ignited.

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  • New fire danger signs going up around Evergreen

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District unveiled new "Fire Danger" signs at the board’s regular monthly meeting April 10.

    The new aluminum signs are to be posted around the district at eight fire stations sometime before the end of May, said Doug Saba, spokesman for Evergreen Fire/Rescue .

    Interim district administrator Frank Dearborn explained the signs had been in the works for some time and were not created specifically as a result of the Lower North Fork Fire that started March 26.

  • Homeowners at The Ridge take on fire-mitigation challenge

     The Ridge Homeowners Association is not just worrying about whether a wildfire could destroy the subdivision — the residents are actually doing something about it.

    On Saturday, April 21, a group of homeowners got together for an organizational and informational session. The first harvest is expected to be in May, when they will cut branches and haul deadwood out of the 900-acre enclave southeast of Bergen Park.

  • Developer Ron Lewis files for Chapter 11 reorganization

    Longtime Evergreen land developer and builder Ron Lewis and his wife, Carol Lewis, have filed for individual Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization as of March 21, listing assets of $7.8 million and liabilities of $19.2 million.

    As co-owner of the Buffalo Park Development Co. and other companies, Lewis was responsible for pioneering numerous housing developments such as Bear Mountain Vista, The Homestead in Conifer and the Village at Cragmont. He has built more than 100 houses in the Evergreen area in a career that spans 45 years.

  • Sun shines on Earth Day Fair in Evergreen

    By Sandy Barnes
    Staff Writer
    The Earth and its current weather patterns provided a great day to celebrate the planet in Evergreen.

  • Holiday decoration policy on park-district agenda

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District board has listed the "holiday decoration procedure" as an agenda item for its regular meeting on Tuesday, April 24, at Wulf Rec Center, 5300 Olive Road.

    The board will take public comment and then have a discussion. The item is scheduled for 6:50 p.m.; the meeting starts at 6 p.m.

    The policy governing holiday decorations at Evergreen Lake made news last December when a menorah display traditionally erected at the lake was prohibited. The district subsequently permitted the display.

  • Earth Day event features authors, policy-makers

    Policy-makers and authors Hunter Lovins and William Becker are just two of the fascinating figures coming to Evergreen for the Earth Day Week observance.

  • 'Unsinkable' legend will come to life

    As the world commemorates the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, the Hiwan Homestead Museum will host historical presenter Mary Jane Bradbury on Saturday, April 21, as she portrays Molly Brown.

  • Dem newcomer takes on incumbent in House race

    An Evergreen woman with 40 years experience as an education consultant, prominent Western Slope political genes and a strong sense of self-sufficiency has announced a campaign in House District 25 as a Democratic in the traditionally Republican district.


    Although she has never held political office, Lorna Idol isn't daunted in her bid for the seat held by Evergreen Republican Cheri Gerou, who is in her second term and is seeking a third.