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Spring Watch

Posted in 2011, Around Town, Our Heros, The Big Chili Cook-Off, USA with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 03-28-2011 by thebigchilicookoffevergreen

Spring is actually here and Colorado is showing off about it.  Azure blue skies and air that feels like it is full of promises and places to go, accompanied by daylight that is stretching into the early evening is making us all feel like we are made for outdoor living again.  Soil is being turned in the beds and mulch being purchased by the truck load in anticipation of the crystal warmth of the spring sun – still just a brush of heat rather than the prickly fingers of the summer sun.  With all the grilling activities and general fun it can be easy to get careless, but the dry conditions and the windy days make the Colorado mountains ripe for fire, nearly every day bringing a new story of wild fire and homes threatened.  The volunteer firefighters in Evergreen, Elk Creek, Indian Hills, Platte Canyon, Inter Canyon and North Fork will have their hands full this spring season.  As a community we must be vigilant in our attention to potential fire danger and serious about mitigation around our homes and businesses.  Love the outdoors – enjoy the beautiful weather, always mindful that what each one of us can make a difference for all of us.

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Circle of Giving

Posted in 2011, Around Town, Our Heros, The Big Chili Cook-Off, USA, Who Gets This Whole Thing Going with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 03-14-2011 by thebigchilicookoffevergreen

The Big Chili Cook-off Music and Arts Festival raises funds for six mountain area volunteer fire departments – Elk Creek, Evergreen, Indian Hills, Inter Canyon, Platte Canyon, North Fork, and each one of the fire departments we represent is filled with committed individuals who voluntarily defend these mountains against wild fire.  John Porter from Evergreen Fire Rescue serves as assistant to the Deputy Chief and is one of the people who works with the Big Chili Board to see that everything is in place for the day of the cook-off.  John not only came to Board meetings and helped with all the planning, but his company, WillDan Homeland Solutions gave a sizeable donation to last year’s cook-off.  People who believe in something and are willing to put their dollars behind it are why we are able to raise the money we do for our firefighters.  It is interesting and heartening that when we are working to support our volunteer departments, it is one of our Volunteer Firefighters who give to the cause.  Life is a circle of incredible incidents and amazing people.  Thank you John!

Firefighters Challenge

Posted in 2011, Evergreen Lake House, Our Heros, September 2010, The Big Chili Cook-Off, USA, Who Gets This Whole Thing Going with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 03-10-2011 by thebigchilicookoffevergreen

The fun that can be had at the Big Chili Cook-off in Evergreen is endless, but one of the greatest parts of the day is the Firefighters Challenge.  This is when firefighters from each of the six, Elk Creek, Evergreen, Indian Hills, Platte Canyon, Inter Canyon and North Fork, different fire departments don their gear – coat, pants, boots, gloves, helmet, oxygen, and run an obstacle course with a rescue dummy on their back.  They have to crawl through culverts, climb ladders, chain saw through a barrier, and put out a fire, all in the heat of the day with crowds cheering at the top of their lungs.  The firefighter with the best time wins and receives a trophy to display at his fire house.  Last year Garrison Glenschork from Elk Creek won first place and Clint Sayler, also from Elk Creek came in second.  The fire departments run an obstacle course for the kids prior to their own competition.  There is nothing quite like a three year old in a helmet and fire jacket running between the cones spraying spectators with water to put you in the spirit of the day.  It is part of the Big Chili Cook-off that gets everyone smiling and that is what it’s all about!