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Dedication ceremony for historic fire siren honors "kitchen dispatchers"

Written by Linda Kirkpatrick on .

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With an audience of current and former firefighters and dispatchers as well as scouts on hand Monday, October 27th, Fire Chief Mike Weege dedicated an historic fire siren and honored the former "kitchen dispatchers" who used to activate it.

Michael Sciarabba, a member of Boy Scout Troop 1776, worked with the Evergreen Fire Department to identify the need to preserve the historic siren used prior to the introduction of a 911 emergency system in the mountain area.  It was one of several used throughout the downtown area to notify volunteers of a fire and was activated by "kitchen dispatchers" with a special button on red phones in their homes.  The project is part of Michael's endeavor to become an Eagle Scout.


Nominate businesses for annual Chamber awards

Written by Staff Editor on .

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to submit nominations for our Business of the Year Awards - yearly awards recognizing businesses based on initiatives that demonstrate extraordinary achievement.The nominations should be based on businesses that participate in bringing the community together and focus on building a better Evergreen.

For this year's awards, the chamber will be recognizing in the following Award Categories:

"Sapphire" - New Business Award: any business or organization with less than two years of occupancy.

"Ruby" - People's Choice Award:  Any individual, business or organization in any industry whose efforts have made a difference in the community through their dedication, innovation and community involvement.

"Emerald" - Most Uniquely Evergreen Award: any business or organization that embraces our unique Evergreen area and exemplifies what it means to live and do business in our community.


Meet Chris Krieg

Written by Penny Randell on .

Evergreen is literally brimming with gifted and giving folks that many consider the backbone of the community. Chris Krieg is one of those citizens and has been awarding the town with his works of art since he moved here in 1989. Growing up in Oakland, California, he had often dreamed of living in a remote area, far from the industry and urbanization of the big city. But it wasn’t until he met his wife, Susan that he held the notion seriously and headed to Colorado. 

Chris began working in the late 60s when he was just a teen, earning 50 cents an hour laboring in a carnation nursery there on the East Bay. Beyond that, he says that he always had an aptitude for painting; and within a few years after graduating from high school, he knew what he wanted and who he wanted to be. But, first came travel, so he hopped a boat out of San Francisco and journeyed about, earning money along the way by painting signs.