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  • Writing the book on aid to libraries

    In the past few years the Jefferson County Public Library has lost more than $3.4 million in funding, forcing cuts in hours and staffing at its branches.
    But with the help of organizations like the Mountain Metro Association of Realtors and people like Judy Jeronimus, owner of Evergreen's iconic Little Bear, the library is hoping to move forward with plans to restore and expand services.
    The Realtors have teamed with Jeronimus to host a costume-party fund-raiser called “Goldilocks and the Little Bear” for Bailey, Clear Creek and Jeffco libraries.

  • Two benefits to aid local flood victims

    Two benefits are planned in early November for those affected by the Sept. 13 Bear Creek flooding, and organizers hope people will rally to support those in Evergreen who suffered from the damage.

    On Nov. 2, five bands will perform and dinner will be provided from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 27972 Iris Drive, with proceeds benefiting businesses, employees and homeowners who were affected by the flooding. Tickets cost between $25 and $35, and include a special shirt that says “Evergreen Flood, Sept. 13, 2013, Give where you live, work and play.”

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    A first-class flub

  • Former Inter-Canyon fire chief faces theft, embezzlement charges

    Former Inter-Canyon fire chief Dave MacBean is facing theft and embezzlement charges in connection with $643,000 in purchases made with district funds over a three-year period.

     

    A news release from the Morrison-based fire district said MacBean was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury Oct. 15 after an investigation was triggered by an internal audit in January. MacBean was placed on leave in January and left the department in March.

  • Proposal to expand commission doesn't grow on Jeffco commissioners

    It appears it will take a citizen-led effort to get on the ballot the question of whether the Jeffco Board of Commissioners should be expanded from three to five members.
    Ray Goodhart, a member of the Jeffco5 citizens group that is working to expand the board, said the group would start to prepare for a signature drive next year to put the issue on the 2014 ballot.

  • Commissioners weigh property-tax increase

    As Jeffco begins to finalize its budget for 2014, the county confronts the same dilemma it has faced for several years — how to do more with less.
    Jeffco’s projected revenues for 2014 will not cover what the county is expecting to spend next year, so the county commissioners are considering reinstating part of the mill levy they reduced several years ago.

  • Survey: Residents split on rec-district tax boost

    When it comes to improving their parks and recreation centers, Evergreen residents know exactly what they want — and how they want to fund any improvements.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    Parent-teacher dis-association

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    Break a leg!

  • School board deadlocks on filling vacant seat

    The District 1 seat on the Jeffco school board remained vacant after board members failed to select from among five applicants last Thursday evening.

    At its Oct. 3 meeting, the board interviewed and discussed the five applicants for the vacant seat. After the interviews, board members discussed their top two candidates — Michele Patterson and Dan Green.