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Some Things Never Change

Posted in 2012, The Big Chili Cook-Off, USA with tags , , , , , on 01-15-2012 by thebigchilicookoffevergreen
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Sledding down Pennsylvania St., Denver, Colorado ~ 1910

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Winter Fun, Mountain-Style

Posted in 2012, The Big Chili Cook-Off, USA with tags , , , , , on 01-14-2012 by thebigchilicookoffevergreen

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Relaxing After the Holiday

Posted in 2011, The Big Chili Cook-Off, USA with tags , , , on 12-27-2011 by thebigchilicookoffevergreen
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Grazing Reindeer

 

~ If you haven’t gotten your 2012 Firefighter Calendar yet, it’s not too late! You can purchase them at The Big Chili. 100% of the proceeds from every calendar sold through the end of the year goes to our local fire departments.

National Western Stock Show

Posted in 2011, Around Town, History, The Big Chili Cook-Off, USA with tags , , , , , , on 12-20-2011 by thebigchilicookoffevergreen
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Stock Show Parade

Did you know the National Western Stock Show is in its 106th year? The NWSS is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides college and graduate level scholarships in agriculture and medicine for practice in rural areas.

Come out and enjoy more than 15,000 head of horses, cattle, sheep, swine, goats, llamas, alpacas, bison, yak, poultry and rabbits, along with over 350 vendors. The 16‐day show hosts one of the world’s richest regular season professional rodeos, largest horse show and Colorado’s largest tradeshow.  The National Western Stock Show is noted for hosting the world’s only carload and pen cattle show, held in the historic Denver Union Stockyards.

In addition, the National Western hosts 42 ticketed performances in the Stadium Arena, Denver Coliseum and National Western Events Center. Among these are two Mexican Rodeo Extravaganzas, three PBR Denver Chute‐Outs, 23 PRCA Rodeos, the Martin Luther King, Jr. African‐American Heritage Rodeo, the Gambler’s Choice Open Jumping Stake, two Wild West Shows, the RAM Invitational Freestyle Reining, the Grand Prix show jumping, two SuperDogs shows, two performances of An Evening of Dancing Horses® and four National Western Draft Horse and Mule Shows.

This year’s event runs from January 7th through January 22nd. Check here for event schedule and ticket information.

~ ~ If you haven’t gotten your 2012 Firefighter Calendar yet, it’s not too late! You can purchase them at The Big Chili. 100% of the proceeds from every calendar sold through the end of the year goes to our local fire departments.

Skating

Posted in 2011, Around Town, Evergreen Lake House, The Big Chili Cook-Off with tags , , , , , , on 12-17-2011 by thebigchilicookoffevergreen

It starts today. Come on out to Evergreen Lake.

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Christmas Firehouse

Posted in 2011, Our Heros, The Big Chili Cook-Off, USA with tags , , , , , , , on 12-15-2011 by thebigchilicookoffevergreen

Christmas villages are very quaint. You know what I’m talking about – the little Christmas towns some of us set up in our bay window, with little buildings, little trees, little people. The more detail, the better. It adds to the charm to have vehicles, or a dog, or an ice rink with real skaters. When the village is lit, it’s truly beautiful. But it really isn’t complete without a firehouse – arguably the most important building in any small town. If you’re trying to think of the perfect gift for the one who painstakingly sets up the little village in your home, consider this.

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If you haven’t gotten your 2012 Firefighter Calendar yet, it’s not too late! You can purchase them at The Big Chili. 100% of the proceeds from every calendar sold through the end of the year goes to our local fire departments.

Relaxation

Posted in Around Town, The Big Chili Cook-Off, USA with tags , , , , , , on 11-06-2011 by thebigchilicookoffevergreen

The man who doesn’t relax and hoot a few hoots voluntarily, now and then, is in great danger of hooting hoots and standing on his head for the edification of the pathologist and trained nurse, a little later on.  ~Elbert Hubbard

Relax