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  • Five seek appointment to vacant seat on school board

    Five residents have submitted applications to fill the Jeffco school board’s vacant District 1 seat, said Helen Neal, chief of staff for the school board.

    The five applicants are Dan Green, Samantha Hockenbery, John M. Horan, Beverly McAdam and Michele Patterson.

    Neal said the board will discuss interview questions for the applicants and set a decision date at the board’s next meeting Sept. 19. The board has until Oct. 10 to fill the vacant seat.

  • School board candidates trade views

    The races for three open seats on the Jeffco Board of Education officially started at Monday’s candidate forum at Green Mountain High School.

    More than 100 people packed the school’s auditorium to listen to school board candidates and their plans for Colorado’s largest school district.

    “I’m really glad I came out tonight,” Jeffco parent Connie Potter said after the forum. “I heard some really good things on some key issues.”

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  • Marshdale resident's 'home brew' produces bumper crop of tomatoes

    Standing beside a plant 6 feet tall with more than 100 ripening tomatoes, Marshdale resident Dave Staub talked about his gardening techniques, which include a "home brew" of soil enhancements.

    In Staub's workshop is an assortment of ingredients ranging from worm castings and seabird guano to Brer Rabbit Molasses and humic acid. An electric mixer blends them into a brown foaming liquid that Staub pours into the soil in which his vegetables are growing with vigor.

  • Jeffco Planning Commission recommends rezoning of small property in Kittredge

    The Jeffco Planning Commission has recommended that two properties on Myers Gulch Road in Kittredge be rezoned from Commercial 1 to Planned Development.

    Mike Piller, owner of the properties, is seeking the rezoning to allow additional uses.

    With rezoning, the lower level of the building at 3430 Myers Gulch Road could be used as professional and retail space, and the upper level for residential units — which could be rented as affordable housing. 

  • Evergreen authors create own publishing companies

    After going through the process of publishing a first book about intuition with an established company, Evergreen author Anne Salisbury and her husband, Greg Meyerhoff, decided to create their own enterprise for the second one.

    “It used to be that there was no choice. You were at the mercy of publishing companies. … That’s the way it was done,” said Meyerhoff. “You didn’t have the technology you have today.”

  • Final days approaching to participate in park district's community survey

    Time is running out for residents in the Evergreen Park and Recreation District to participate in a community survey about its facilities.

    The online survey is available through Sunday, Sept. 15, at http://bit/ly/EPRDsurvey.

    Participating residents can weigh in on possible future projects such as expansion of the swimming pool at Buchanan Recreation Center and other additions such as an indoor running track and added classroom space. Lighted playing fields are another issue for those taking the survey to consider.

  • Hike to Heal will raise funds for AIDS programs

    Evergreen resident Rhonda Dern is organizing A Hike to Heal at Alderfer/Three Sisters Park on Sept. 21 to support organizations that help people affected by HIV and AIDS. 

    "I'm trying to focus this hike on Colorado projects," Dern said.

    Those who participate in the 3-mile hike, or donate to the event, will be assisting the efforts of the Center for the Church and Global AIDS, as well as the Phenomenal Women program of It Takes a Village, a group based in Denver.

  • Big Chili undaunted by a small chill

    As a rain shower temporarily doused the festivities at Evergreen Lake on Sunday afternoon, a large gathering took time out from tasting enticing chili recipes to honor area firefighters.

    “Today is about our brave men and women who risk their lives,” master of ceremonies Pete MacKay said at the 12th annual Big Chili Cook-off.

  • Weather puts a damper on summer in foothills

    Conifer and Evergreen have been feeling a bit “under the weather” this summer, but this year that’s been a good thing.

    “The rain has reduced the number of wildfire-related calls,” said Evergreen Fire Chief Mike Weege. “Dry lightning is what we fear the most, but the moisture content has been high.”

    The mountain area was blasted with rain in July and August. Kari Bowen, a meteorologist in the National Weather Service’s Boulder office, said the early-summer forecast was ideal for rainfall in the mountains.