Archive for Rocky Mountain

Thank You For Smoking Responsibly

Posted in 2012, Around Town, The Big Chili Cook-Off with tags , , , , , , on 04-20-2012 by thebigchilicookoffevergreen

volunteer firefighters in ColoradoHere in Evergreen and the surrounding areas, we are currently under a temporary fire ban. Because of continuing high fire danger conditions, certain activities are prohibited.

If you are a smoker, it’s extremely important that you abide by the fire ban’s rules. This means smoking is strictly prohibited, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area of at least three feet diameter that is barren or cleared of all combustible material. During this dry season, please make every effort to balance your personal enjoyment and freedoms with a good dose of safety.

 

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Safety First

Posted in 2012, Around Town, The Big Chili Cook-Off with tags , , , , , , on 04-13-2012 by thebigchilicookoffevergreen

volunteer firefighters in ColoradoHere in Evergreen and the surrounding areas, we are currently under a temporary fire ban. Because of continuing high fire danger conditions, certain activities are prohibited, including anything which produces an open flame or has the potential to create an uncontrolled fire. This includes grilling outside. Charcoal grills and open fires are completely forbidden on both private and public land. It is safe to cook on a gas-fueled stove, but always make decisions that keep you and your family safe. The Sheriff’s Department recommends that if we use a gas grill, we take adequate measures to prevent uncontrolled fires, such as, having containers of adequate water or dry soil, shovels, fire extinguishers, or other extinguishing agents nearby. We want everyone to enjoy the Rocky Mountain spring, but always keep safety at the forefront.

Now the Winter

Posted in 2011, Around Town, Evergreen Lake House, The Big Chili Cook-Off with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 01-11-2011 by thebigchilicookoffevergreen

If you had to define winter at its best you could do it in the Colorado mountains today.  The trees hung low with snow laden branches and the meadows sported an expanse of blanketing flakes, while the sky, ever blue, cradled a sun so bright its fingers scratched a surface of diamonds on the surrounding peaks.  Though travel was slow and you honestly couldn’t spend a lot of time without shelter it was the kind of winter day that makes you think God might be a skier.  Beautiful in its vastness, frightening in the harsh reality of the crystal air, and breathtaking , with colors so vivid and variations so distinct it makes your mouth water.  Though you curse the day for the cold and the ice, you must stop a moment in the silence of the perfectly dressed mountainside and be awed by the inspiration that awaits you just outside your door, because you are privileged to call these Rocky Mountains your home.  They are good and bold and they let you be a part of the scheme.   So be humble and enjoy.  Let it be the winter of your contentment.