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  • County clerk says recall will be on Nov. 3 ballot

    The recall question targeting the three conservative members of the Jeffco school board will be on the Nov. 3 general election ballot, according to a spokeswoman from the county clerk’s office.

  • Lorenzo the llama's excellent adventure has a happy ending

    Lorenzo the llama was on the loose, but now he's home safe.

    Evergreen resident Pamela Popp said the guanaco llama went on the lam early Thursday after an unidentified animal crashed through a fence on her property during the night. One of Popp's alpacas apparently was attacked by the intruder and suffered internal injuries.

  • Neville eyeing run for U.S. Senate

    Republican state Sen. Tim Neville is "doing a lot of praying and a lot of conversation with those that we know" to decide whether to jump into the race for U.S. Senate.

    Neville, whose Senate district covers Evergreen and Conifer, in addition to part of Littleton, is on a listening tour around the state as he gauges support for a U.S. Senate bid. He said he plans to make a decision in October about whether to challenge Democratic incumbent Michael Bennet.

  • 12 candidates running for 5 seats on school board

    Jeffco residents could see a slate of 12 candidates for five school board seats this fall, as three current board members who are the target of a recall face off against five challengers, and four other candidates vie for the two seats up for regular election.

  • Annual Big Chili Cook-off to feature nationally known bands

    The Jimmie Van Zant and Molly Hatchet bands are adding musical flavor with a Southern twist to this year’s Big Chili Cook-off on Sept. 12 at Buchanan Park.

    “What a great couple of bands to fit into Big Chili,” said Lora Knowlton, the event's organizer.

    Knowlton said the two nationally known bands were selected in hopes of attracting lots of attendees to the 2015 event, which raises funds for six area departments.

  • School district staffers: Facilities needs are ‘urgent’

    The facility needs at Jeffco Public Schools are urgent, and a plan to open a new school in the northern part of the district won’t keep pace with anticipated growth in that area, district COO Steve Bell told school board members at an Aug. 27 meeting.

  • 12 candidates running for 5 seats on board

    Jeffco residents could see a slate of 12 candidates for five school board seats this fall, as three current board members who are the target of a recall face off against five challengers, and four other candidates vie for the two seats up for regular election.

  • Bond refinancing saving Evergreen park district $1.3 million

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District is expected to save about $1.3 million in bond debt over the next 10 years by refinancing $9,444,00 in bonds.

    This anticipated savings will be passed on to district residents by decreasing the mill levy for the bond debt dating from 2006, said Jason Leslie, EPRD financial controller. The exact amount of the mill-levy decrease will be determined when the park district has complete information about its revenue from property taxes, he said.

  • Sisters and Company comes to downtown Evergreen

    Downtown Evergreen now has a boutique that is all about re-accessorizing — whether it’s your home or yourself.

    Sisters and Company, which opened at the beginning of August, offers an eclectic mix of home furnishings, clothing and accessories. Owners and good friends Karen Carter, Jane Kelso and Valerie Strandquist bring their artistic design and retail sales talents to the shop across the street from Java Groove.

  • Repair projects dating from 2013 flood still in progress

    Concrete barriers along the eroded creek bank in downtown Evergreen are still in place nearly two years after the 2013 flood that caused the damage.

    Evergreen businessman Jeff Bradley, manager of the property, said he has obtained a permit from Jefferson County for the project, and has plans to restore the bank. Bradley said he also needs a permit from the federal government, although the project does not involve funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.