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  • Evergreen Fire to discuss potential $200,000 budget hole

    Ambulance workers have gone on fewer calls this year than they did for the same period last year, potentially creating a $200,000 budget hole for 2014, according to Evergreen Fire Rescue Chief Mike Weege.

    Specifically, ambulance service revenue was $676,144 through the end of August, according to a draft budget document released by Weege. If ambulance service revenue collection continues through the end of the year at the same rate, it would be about $1.014 million.

    Ambulance service revenue was $1.19 million in 2013.

  • Jeffco student leaders want to see board majority recalled

    Student walkout organizers from several Jeffco high schools said they want to see the majority members of the school board recalled but don’t want to lead the charge.

    “We want another organization to make the recall instead of us,” said Mali Holmes, an Evergreen High School senior who was part of a panel discussion held at the Auraria Campus in Denver on Oct. 16. 

    “We feel like it would be more powerful coming from somebody else,” Holmes said.

  • Recycling center at King Soopers now charges $3

    You now have to pay $3 to drop off your recycling items at the formerly free private center behind the Bergen Park King Soopers.

    Commodities prices for glass, paper and other recyclable materials aren’t high enough to operate the center for free, said Preston Loos, owner of the recycling center, which was affiliated with the now-closed EDS Waste Solutions Inc. transfer station on Highway 73. The King Soopers site is at 1173 Bergen Parkway.

  • Eagle Scout hears siren song

    A historic volunteer fire department siren now has a prominent spot at Evergreen Fire/Rescue thanks to a high school student’s Eagle Scout project.

    The siren was once used by fire department volunteers in the region for years. Volunteer “kitchen dispatchers” with red telephones from the fire department could activate the siren by pushing a button on their phones. When volunteer firefighters called in, the “kitchen dispatchers” would give them the address of the fire.

  • BUSINESS BEAT: New bakery is courting furry customers

    There’s a new bakery in Evergreen, though this one is going to the dogs — literally.

    Christi Standard, with the help of her boyfriend, Adam Gach, opened Delta’s Dog Bakery in the A-frame on Meadow Drive across from the Evergreen Design Center. Standard said it’s the only dog supply store on the south end of Evergreen.

  • First-time contenders vying for House District 25

    Democrat Janet Doyle, an Evergreen resident, is running against GOP candidate Jon Keyser of Morrison and Libertarian Jack Woehr in the state House District 25 race.

    The decision of Republican state Rep. Cheri Gerou not to seek a fourth term created an opportunity for the first-time contenders in this year's elections.

  • Slice of life

    For some, it was an icky, slimy assignment. For others, it was pretty cool.
    By the end of the science class at King-Murphy Elementary School recently, the fifth-graders had a deeper appreciation for the human heart after dissecting a pig’s heart.

    “It was disgusting but good,” fourth-grader Maddison Bailey said of her first foray into dissection. “It’s like you’re doing surgery on someone.”
    “It smells like rotten bacon,” Lilli Lemascus added.

  • No slash collection planned in Indian Hills this fall

    Plans did not work out for slash collection sites in Indian Hills this fall, said Bret Roller, coordinator of the Jeffco program.

    However, residents may take slash to sites in Evergreen during upcoming collection dates. The first opportunity is this weekend, Oct. 25 and 26, when slash will be accepted at Evergreen Fire Station 8, 33377 Forest Estates Road.

    On Nov. 1 and 2, slash collection will take place at Evergreen Memorial Park, 7400 Highway 73 in Marshdale.

  • Park district seeking comments on rec center study

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District is seeking additional comments from residents on a feasibility study for potential improvements to Buchanan Recreation Center.

    Representatives of the architectural firm Sink Combs Dethlefs are scheduled to make a presentation on proposed projects at the EPRD Board of Directors meeting Oct. 28. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at Wulf Recreation Center.

  • Parmalee 4th-grader wins Distinguished Student Award

    Maya Dawson’s teachers at Parmalee Elementary say the 10-year-old has a sunny disposition, is a great student and is wise beyond her years.

    She will tell you that she enjoys school, has a natural love of learning and sometimes puts a lot of pressure on herself to succeed.

    These traits are detailed in recommendation letters that led the Colorado Association of Gifted and Talented to present Maya with a Distinguished Student Award at its convention in Denver this week.