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  • Volunteer forum to focus on community needs, opportunities

    Evergreen Christian Church is hosting a forum on volunteerism during a brown-bag lunch at noon May 23. The forum is designed for people interested in learning about ways to serve the community and also for organizations in need of volunteers, said Virginia White of Evergreen Christian Church, who is organizing the event.
    “People who need volunteers and those who want to volunteer are welcome to attend,” White said.

  • Home and Garden Show to feature products, services while helping community

    This year’s Mountain Area Home and Garden Show will feature a wealth of products and services designed for improving dwelling places and surrounding landscaping.
    From flooring to solar panels, the seventh annual event this weekend at Evergreen High School will provide an opportunity for exploring ways to add attractive and practical elements to homes.
    Along with more than 80 vendors, seminars on gardening, renewable energy for the home, interior design and more will be offered. Attendees can also learn from demonstrations on home painting and indoor gardening.

  • Adamowski, Doyle setting priorities for park district

    Recently elected Evergreen Park and Recreation District board members Andrew Adamowski and Janet Heck Doyle are setting priorities for the coming year.
    According unofficial results of the May 8 election, Adamowski captured 361 votes, and incumbent Doyle had 288. Candidate Keith Parker received 162 votes in the three-way race for two open seats on the board. Board member Peter Lindquist, who was appointed in August 2011 when Pat Callahan resigned, ran unopposed and received 366 votes; he will complete a two-year term.

  • Do-over forum reviews schools’ budget issues

    The Evergreen Middle School gymnasium hummed with the voices of about 75 participants who intently discussed budget issues facing Jefferson County Public Schools in a do-over community budget forum on May 14.

    The majority of the 90-minute meeting was spent in small groups as parents, teachers, administrators and community members discussed their priorities for the district and advice for the board.

  • Wulf park open house is May 23

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District’s Board of Directors and Staff would like to invite community members to attend an open house meeting being held to discuss upcoming improvements to Wulf Park (adjacent to the Wulf Recreation Center).  In an effort to solicit as much public input as possible, a public input session has been set for Wednesday, May 23rd from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.  The meeting will be held at the Wulf Recreation Center located at 5300 S. Olive Road.  

  • Weege named Evergreen fire chief

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District board has selected Mike Weege as the new fire chief.


    “I am excited and proud to be selected Evergreen’s fire chief,” Weege said. “I’m looking forward to working with each division of Evergreen Fire and Rescue to ensure the best service we can provide.”

    Weege, who has been serving as assistant chief, and Doug Saba, public information officer for Evergreen Fire/Rescue, were the finalists for the position.

  • Jeffco lifts fire ban

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has lifted the total fire ban that had been in effect since March 27.
    The following are now permitted in unincorporated areas of Jefferson County:
    • Any fires contained within liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves, lanterns or heating devices.
    • Charcoal-grill fires at private residences or within a permanently constructed grate in a developed park, campground, or picnic area.

  • Community meeting set Monday on improvements to Wulf Rec Center

    The Evergreen Park and Rec District is hosting a community meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday to discuss improvements at Wulf Park.  The meeting will be at Wulf Recreation Center, 5300 S. Olive Road.

  • Local musicians performing in benefit for fire victims

    Local musicians will give a benefit performance at the Ice House Cafe in Evergreen to help raise funds for victims of the Lower North Fork Fire.

    The Pat Travis and Roger Falter Duo and Open Space will join Joe Bye with his blend of Americana, alternative folk, acoustic and roots rock at the Ice House on Sunday, May 20, from 5 to 8:30 p.m.

  • Keep wildlife from getting up close and personal

    Keep wildlife from getting up close and personal