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Blues n BBQ

Posted in 2012, Around Town, The Big Chili Cook-Off, USA with tags , , , , , , on 07-13-2012 by thebigchilicookoffevergreen

It’s this Sunday! Come down to Olde Town Arvada in support of Habitat for Humanity, and enjoy fantastic music, great barbeque and that small-town feel of community and camaraderie.

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volunteer firefighters in Colorado

Check the Blues & BBQ Fest website here to learn more about this fantastic event.

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Benefitting Habitat for Humanity

Posted in 2012, Around Town, The Big Chili Cook-Off, USA with tags , , , , , , on 07-06-2012 by thebigchilicookoffevergreen

If you’re looking for some fun activities for the family this summer, and you love to contribute to a great cause – come on down to Olde Town Arvada, enjoy great music and food, and lend your support to Habitat for Humanity.

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volunteer firefighters in Colorado

Check the Blues & BBQ Fest website here to learn more about this fantastic event.

Safety First

Posted in 2012, Around Town, The Big Chili Cook-Off with tags , , , , , on 05-21-2012 by thebigchilicookoffevergreen

volunteer firefighters in ColoradoAs summer approaches, the mountain community enters “rescue season.” As the number of people taking advantage of our beautiful outdoors increases, accidents inevitably happen, even occasionally to those who are experienced and well-prepared. In these instances, our search and rescue teams are called upon to do what they do best – find those who are lost and help those who are hurt. If you plan on spending time enjoying our great mountains this season, there are some simple things you can do to increase your own chance of survival if the unexpected happens.

1. Make sure your mobile phone is fully charged and take it with you.

2. Invest in a hand-held GPS for hiking.

3. Carry a basic first-aid kit.

4. Never venture out alone.

5. Always let a third party know where you’re going and when you plan on returning.

Have fun out there enjoying  the great recreation sites available to us in the Rocky Mountains. But please, always be safe.

 

Keep the Fire Ban in Mind

Posted in 2012, Around Town, Our Heros, The Big Chili Cook-Off, Who Gets This Whole Thing Going with tags , , , , , , , , , on 05-08-2012 by thebigchilicookoffevergreen

volunteer firefighters in ColoradoAs we head closer to summer and especially the Fourth of July, please keep in mind that permissible fireworks, as defined by Colorado Revised Statutes, 12-28-101, are strictly prohibited here in our mountain community. But this doesn’t mean we can’t all enjoy celebrating the day. Each year Indian Hills Fire / Rescue hosts a traditional July 4th celebration. The day-long events to celebrate our nation’s birthday begin with a Pancake Breakfast for the public, followed by a Parade, Fire/Rescue demonstrations, day-long entertainment by local musicians and culminates with one of the best and largest fireworks displays (weather permitting) in the entire metro area. This great event is run by volunteer firefighters and is really great fun! Mark your calendars now – July 4th – and we’ll look forward to seeing you there!

Fourth of July Celebration

Posted in 2012, Around Town, Our Heros, The Big Chili Cook-Off with tags , , , , , , , , , on 05-03-2012 by thebigchilicookoffevergreen

volunteer firefighters in ColoradoEach year Indian Hills Fire / Rescue hosts a traditional July 4th celebration. The day-long events to celebrate our nation’s birthday begin with a Pancake Breakfast for the public, followed by a Parade, Fire/Rescue demonstrations, day-long entertainment by local musicians and culminates with one of the best and largest fireworks displays (weather permitting) in the entire metro area.

The event is well attended by people from all over our mountain community. The events are organized and conducted by members of the Indian Hills Fire Department who graciously volunteer hundreds of hours to ensure that the celebration and events are a success. However, the expense of providing this celebration and the day’s activities, including the fireworks show are enormous. With the exception of the pancake breakfast, which charges a fee to help recover costs, the activities are provided free of charge to the public. The costs are covered by donations. The fireworks display alone costs over $6000.
No taxpayer funds are used to conduct the day’s events.

Your Indian Hills Fire Department is a volunteer organization consisting primarily of Indian Hills residents, your neighbors, who provide a critical service to our community, often at great personal risk and cost. As a member of our community, we ask for your support by making a donation to July 4th Events Fund and help us continue this local tradition. Click here for information on donating.
Thank you! We can hardly wait until July 4th!

Highlights

Posted in 2011, 2012, Evergreen Lake House, Our Heros, Remembering September, September 2012, The Big Chili Cook-Off with tags , , , , , , , , , on 02-23-2012 by thebigchilicookoffevergreen

There are many reasons to support The Big Chili Cook-Off. The best reason is, of course, that the event puts money into the hands of our volunteer fire departments. This money translates into equipment and technology and actually makes our community safer.

But here in Evergreen, even when we’re raising money for a cause, we still like to have a good time, with rockin’ music, great food and drink, and tons of fun. We have many things we love about the event, but some of our favorites are these:

The Mountain Firefighters Challenge – we get to watch our firefighters don their full gear and run an obstacle course, demonstrating speed, strength and skill. It’s a little friendly competition where the winner takes the honors.

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© Erik Lars Bakke

Our Children’s Area – we have an awesome play area and activities to make the day fun for our little ones. Then we run a Mountain Firefighters Challenge for our aspiring firefighters where they get to don the gear and compete just like their grown-up counterparts.

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© Erik Lars Bakke

The Art Vendors – Evergreen is full of artisans who are both gifted and skilled. Their creations are one-of-a-kind works of art, and each piece is available to be viewed by many, and purchased by one lucky individual. Come on out to The Big Chili Cook-Off this year and experience the Arts on a local level.

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© Erik Lars Bakke

 

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