Fundraising for EHS bleachers
Evergreen High School wants to install new bleachers at its main sports field, and it hopes the community will help.
The booster clubs of the teams and groups that regularly use the field — football, soccer, lacrosse, track, poms, cheerleaders and marching band — want to raise $325,000 for bleachers, site preparation and installation on the south side of the field. The goal is to have bleachers installed by fall 2024.
The current bleachers seat 200 and are on the west end of the field, making it difficult for viewers to see an entire game. Instead, most people stand around the track to watch games.
The new stands will seat 800 and be elevated above the track with spacing and a ramp system to meet ADA requirements.
New lighting was installed at the field in 2020. The improvements will help the school have more night games and host playoff games without having to go down the hill.
Jefferson County and the school district already have approved the bleachers’ plans.
For more information or to donate, visit ehshomefield.com.
Website on fire department consolidation
The three fire departments on the 285 corridor interested in consolidating have created a website with information about the proposal.
The website is a one-stop shop with information about challenges the North Fork, Elk Creek and Inter-Canyon fire departments face, options, property tax increases, and what consolidation means for the districts and residents. The three fire districts have paid a consultant to create an education campaign that includes a website.
The website also announces several community meetings for the public to learn more about the consolidation effort.
- 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at North Fork Station 1, 19384 County Road 126, Buffalo Creek;
- 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at Elk Creek Station 1, 11993 Blackfoot Road, Conifer;
- 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, at Inter-Canyon Station 3, 8445 U.S. 285, Morrison;
- 3-5 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at North Fork Station 1, 19384 County Road 126, Buffalo Creek;
- 3-5 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at Elk Creek Station 1, 11993 Blackfoot Road, Conifer;
- 3-5 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at Inter-Canyon Station 3, 8445 U.S. 285, Morrison.
If the three fire departments decide to move forward with consolidation, their boards will put a consolidation question and a question to increase property taxes on the November ballot. They must decide by Sept. 8 to put the question on the ballot, and voters in all three departments must agree to both questions for the consolidation to occur.
For more information about the proposed consolidation and information about the community meetings, visit mountainfireresources.com.
Foothills Home Show April 1-2
It’s time for the Foothills Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show April 1-2.
It’s free to attend the show at Evergreen High School, though Evergreen and Conifer Rotary will accept nonperishable food items for Evergreen Christian Outreach.
Net proceeds are donated to area nonprofits, and the Rotary clubs have distributed more than $300,000 since the first show in 2005.
Attendees can walk through the halls of EHS to visit with more than 100 vendors of home improvement, garden, landscaping, fine art, leisure, health and cooking items. In addition, artisans and nonprofits will have booths.
The show runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. For details and a list of sponsors and vendors, visit foothillshomeshow.com.