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  • Length of contract is latest sticking point in talks with teachers union

    Negotiations between Jeffco Public Schools and the teachers union have hit a snag over the length of the next contract.

    The Jefferson County Education Association’s bargaining team wants a three-year contract for teachers. The school district wants to limit the contract to 10 months.

    The two sides seemed to be nearing an agreement before the issue came up at a July 15 negotiating session. Negotiators left the meeting without a resolution and with no date for the next session.  

  • All about the Beaver Brook Watershed

    “Right now, you’re standing on a success story,” said Jessica Hibbert, seasonal intern for the Mountain Area Land Trust.

    Leading hikers into the Beaver Brook Watershed on a sunny Saturday morning, Hibbert explained that this protected property was at one time at high risk for development.  However, MALT and other agencies worked to preserve 5,700 acres on Squaw Pass Road, which protects a critical watershed and provides recreational opportunities, she said.

  • Kittredge Park improvement project moves forward

    Evergreen landscape architect Dianne Schade of Made in the Schade has been selected for the playground improvement project at Kittredge Park, which is scheduled to begin in early September.

    The plan that Schade designed includes sliding boards, swings and rotating rides for 2- to 12-year-old youngsters. A rock climber and other creative elements such as a raindrop activity panel are included in her design. The new equipment will meet ADA standards, Schade noted in her proposal.

  • Kittredge Park improvement project moves forward

    Evergreen landscape architect Dianne Schade of Made in the Schade has been selected for the playground improvement project at Kittredge Park, which is scheduled to begin in early September.

    The plan that Schade designed includes sliding boards, swings and rotating rides for 2- to 12-year-old youngsters. A rock climber and other creative elements such as a raindrop activity panel are included in her design. The new equipment will meet ADA standards, Schade noted in her proposal.

  • Jazz Festival set to bring renowned musicians to intimate venues

    From sophisticated stylings to swing tunes with a Texas twang, the 14th annual Evergreen Jazz Festival offers music lovers many listening options this weekend.

    “We’ve got a tremendous amount of variety,” said Jim Reiners, a founder of the festival. “The talent level is just amazing.”

  • Reveling in art, music and dance at Summerfest

    From arts and crafts to music and belly dancing, the annual Summerfest at Buchanan Park last weekend offered visual and auditory enjoyment.

    Kids had fun at an activity center designed for them while adults looked at creations of more than 100 artists exhibiting their works at the 35th annual event, a fund-raiser for Center for the Arts Evergreen.

    Several area bands played throughout the afternoon and evening, including Johnny T., Open Space and Colorado Floyd. The Evergreen Players and the Children’s Chorale also performed at the event.

  • Reveling in art, music and dance at Summerfest

    From arts and crafts to music and belly dancing, the annual Summerfest at Buchanan Park last weekend offered visual and auditory enjoyment.

     

    Kids had fun at an activity center designed for them while adults looked at creations of more than 100 artists exhibiting their works at the 35th annual event, a fund-raiser for Center for the Arts Evergreen.

  • Area EMS, fire departments pay tribute to Flight For Life pilot killed in crash

    Evergreen and Clear Creek County emergency responders stationed fire trucks and ambulances at overpasses along Interstate 70 last Thursday in tribute to Patrick Mahany, a Flight For Life Colorado pilot killed in a helicopter crash on July 3 in Frisco.

    As a procession for Mahany traveled from Lakewood to Summit County, area fire and EMS personnel honored the veteran helicopter pilot who died when his aircraft went down in the parking lot at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center.

  • A dog-washing good time

    Perhaps deciding she was clean enough, Baguette the corgi jumped out of the kiddie pool in which volunteers were washing her on Sunday afternoon.

    She and other canines of all shapes and sizes were with their owners at the fifth annual Wine, Washes and Wagging Tails, a dog wash benefiting the Evergreen Animal Protective League.

    “Most of the dogs seem to really enjoy it,” said Cindy Rice, an EAPL volunteer helping with the event sponsored by TallGrass Aveda Spa and Salon. “We’ve had a good turnout this year.”

  • County commissioners eye construction-defects fix

    Jeffco’s county commissioners are frustrated that the state legislature didn’t pass a construction-defects law this year and are hoping that the county can address the issue administratively.