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  • Photo of Black Panthers on Jeffco GOP website draws criticism

    A photo of two members of the New Black Panther Party with clenched fists and berets appeared briefly Wednesday on the Jefferson County Republican Party website, JeffcoRepublicans.com, prompting charges of racism. The image was removed Wednesday night. 

    The photo accompanied a recruitment ad for volunteer pollwatchers that said, “Pollwatchers Needed. Because these guys will be there too!”

  • Celebrating summer's end with German flair

    Lively music and beer flowed freely at the third annual Oktoberfest on Sunday afternoon at Evergreen Lake.

     

    Musicians dressed in German attire played oom-pah tunes inside the large white tent where food and beer were served. The fare included sauerkraut marinated in wine and other Bavarian-style cuisine.

    Outside, festival-goers danced to music performed by the 3 Twins Broadband and other groups and took in a display of Volkswagen campers and Beetles.

  • Celebrating summer's end with German flair

    Lively music and beer flowed freely at the third annual Oktoberfest on Sunday afternoon at Evergreen Lake.

     

    Musicians dressed in German attire played oom-pah tunes inside the large white tent where food and beer were served. The fare included sauerkraut marinated in wine and other Bavarian-style cuisine.

    Outside, festival-goers danced to music performed by the 3 Twins Broadband and other groups and took in a display of Volkswagen campers and Beetles.

  • Middle school students take leap of faith on ropes course

    Evergreen Middle School student Justin Fineberg stood on top of a high pole and gathered courage to take a leap of faith. His goal was to reach out and grab a trapeze 7 feet away, swing on it, and travel to the ground while attached to a rope.

     

    “Just give me a minute,” Justin said as fellow students watched him from below.

    After Justin successfully completed the challenge, other students followed, climbing up poles at the Genesee Experiential Outdoor Center on Sept. 18.

  • A growing business

    Jim Norton is turning pine logs into square posts with his hydraulic saw while working outdoors on a crisp afternoon.

     

    Standing nearby is his wife, Vicki, who is helping her husband with his venture as a tree farmer, custom sawmill operator and furniture maker.

    The Nortons live on 48 acres of family property in Soda Creek that has been their home for many years. For the past year, Jim and Vicki have been using the forest to establish a new business that they hope will become a thriving enterprise.

  • Fire destroys home on Buffalo Park Road

    A home on Buffalo Park Road was destroyed by fire on Sept. 20.

    The cause of the blaze is still under investigation, said Doug Saba, spokesman for Evergreen Fire/Rescue.

     

    Evergreen firefighters saw smoke rising from an area near the home about noon and began responding to the incident before the fire station received a 911 call from a neighbor, Saba said.

    The resident, who was not identified, was not home when the fire started, according to Saba. She later returned while firefighters were working at the scene.

  • Learning the art of year-round gardening

     

  • EHS homecoming offers events for the community

    Evergreen High School’s homecoming week isn’t just for students and alums, but for the whole community.

    The community portion of homecoming begins with the annual 5K Cougar Stride, sponsored by the EHS instrumental music department, on Saturday, Sept. 29. Participants in the Cougar Stride, which starts at 8:30 a.m., should park at the high school and take a bus to the starting line. The race, for both runners and walkers, goes through Alderfer/Three Sisters Park before heading back to the school.

  • Stevenson fields questions about proposed tax hike

    Class sizes at the elementary-school level will increase and students in middle school and high school will have fewer electives next year if two measures on the November ballot are defeated, Jeffco Public Schools Superintendent Cindy Stevenson said Sept. 20.

    In elementary schools, Stevenson told parents and staff at a community forum, parents would see larger class sizes, estimating that first-grade classes would average 27 to 29 students. The district also would eliminate the instrumental music program at the elementary-school level to save money.

  • Celebrating summer's end with German flair

     Lively music and beer flowed freely at the third annual Oktoberfest on Sunday afternoon at Evergreen Lake.

    Musicians dressed in German attire played oom-pah tunes inside the large white tent where food and beer were served. The fare included sauerkraut marinated in wine and other Bavarian-style cuisine.

    Outside, festival-goers danced to music performed by the 3 Twins Broadband and other groups and took in a display of Volkswagen campers and Beetles.