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  • EMS student named 'Av for a Day'

    So what’s it take to get named “Av for a Day?” Ask any one of his teachers, and they’ll tell you that following Evergreen Middle School student Konnor Propst’s lead would be a pretty good start.

  • Fire district board to try out new meeting spaces

    To make its meetings more accessible to the public, the Evergreen Fire Protection District will hold regular monthly board meetings on a trial basis in the auditorium or training room on the first floor instead of the much smaller second-floor boardroom at the fire district headquarters on Bergen Parkway.

    Fire Chief Garry DeJong proposed the change at a special meeting of the board on Jan. 12, saying it would make it easier for the board members to see the public face-to-face.

  • Rec district ends 2007 with a surplus

    Since the Jan. 15 Evergreen Park and Recreation District public board meeting was incoming executive director John Skeel’s first, it’s just as well that it was fairly routine.

    A brief rundown of 2007’s budget picture topped the evening’s agenda, along with a look at financial prospects for the coming year, and both topics contained more good news than bad.

  • Fire district revenue up 12 percent for 2008

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District will receive a modest boost in operating funds for 2008, thanks to an increase in the assessed value of property in the Evergreen area.

    The district budget projects total revenue of $4.2 million in 2008, an increase of 12 percent from $3.7 million budgeted in 2007, reflecting the increase in property valuations from the parts of both Jefferson and Clear Creek counties within the fire district.

  • Smooth operators

    That Evergreen Lake presents an idyllic setting for the rough-and-ready ice skater is thanks to Mother Nature. That the ancient winter sports venue can be skated at all is thanks to Evergreen Park and Recreation District employee Mike Bitterly and visionary ice man Frank Zamboni.

    “Mike is our main Zamboni driver,” says EPRD parks supervisor Heart Cameron. “The Zamboni is our bread and butter.”

  • Habitat for Humanity resale shop to close

    Evergreen bargain hunters will lose a treasured resource next month when the Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity resale emporium closes its doors for the last time.

  • 'Cabin Baby' mom a no-show at arraignment

    Summer Lynn Baker, whom Canyon Courier readers will remember gave birth in a waterless Kerr Gulch cabin last September and was subsequently arrested on felony charges, failed to appear for her arraignment on Monday.

  • Rec center remodel culminates with open house

    After more than eight months of screaming power tools, bewildering clutter and choking dust, the Evergreen Recreation Center is officially new and improved.

    “It’s just an open-ended open house,” explained Pat Callahan, deputy director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District. “We just wanted to give everyone a chance to come in and look it over.”

  • EFPD board plans special Saturday meeting

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District board is planning a special meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday at station No. 2 at 1802 Bergen Parkway.

    The meeting is being billed as a work session, followed by any matter that comes before the board, then an executive session.

  • Golden city attorney dies

    Jim Windholz, 65, longtime city attorney for Golden, Lafayette and Sheridan, died of a heart attack Jan. 1. Windholz, president of Boulder-based Windholz & Associates law firm, was in California to attend the funeral of his sister, Mary Beth Lind, who died on Christmas Day.