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Fire dept. inducts 15 new members

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Fifteen rookies took the oath on Saturday, May 16th, and officially joined the ranks of the 100+ firefighters comprising Evergreen Volunteer Fire Department.  It was the culmination of a full year of academy training and physically challenging work.  Fourteen men and one woman promised to keep properly trained and alert in order to fulfill the duties and obligations required as an active member of the department.

Those graduating were:

  • Scott Adams
  • Daniel Coppock
  • Simon Crittle
  • Joshua Cronk
  • Stephanie Duncan
  • Michael Durr
  • Tom Gamboa
  • Kelly Guthner
  • David Gutierrez
  • Matt McDonald
  • John Oglesby
  • Andrew Pyburn
  • Terence Rafferty
  • Mike Snook
  • Zach Winters
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Job fair draws 175 seeking employment

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Mountain Resource Center and Evergreen Christian Outreach teamed up once again for their semi-annual Job Fair, held at Alpine Ridge Church at Marshdale on Tuesday, May 5th.  According to a spokesperson for EChO, there were 175 applicants and 64 potential employers or resource agencies.

Employers represented included:  Affinity Gaming, ATBS, Augustana Elk Run Assisted Living, Beau Jo's, Bright Star Care, Bright Star of West Denver, Cactus Jack's Saloon and Grill, Coconuts Wine & Spirits, Columbia Sanitary Services, Drive Safe Driving Schools, EChO Resale, Evergreen Metro District, Evergreen Park & Recreation District, Evergreen Shaklee.

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Meet Carolyn Campbell

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With roots in Colorado tracing back to 1873, Carolyn Campbell is very much a native; but like her ancestors, she has a sense of adventure in her.

“I was voracious about traveling,” she says, explaining that she was so inspired by a story and pictures of Machu Picchu in the mid 1950s that she accepted her first teaching job in Lima, Peru, so she could see the 15th-century ruins for herself. That was before Machu Picchu had even been restored or opened to the public.

Her ascent to the ancient Incan citadel was on her own with seven other passengers on a single railcar that made infrequent trips up the mountain; catching a ride on a truck took her closer to her destination. Young and naïve, she had planned to camp by herself amidst the ruins, but natives living nearby cautioned her that that would not be good, as “the snakes come out at night.” They took her into their modest hut to give her shelter for a couple of nights until she could get transportation back off the mountain.