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  • Communication, a sense of humor help people get through the holidays

    With the holiday season in full swing, visions of sugarplums may be dancing in your head.

    But the holidays also bring on stress — and for some people, lots of it. Some holiday stress can be managed, but there is help available for problems both large and small from mediator Arden Hauer.

  • Lighting up the holidays: Conifer Community Church brightens up the night with 120,000 Christmas lights

    The Christmas lights are once again dancing at Conifer Community Church.

    Saturday night was the premiere of the extravaganza of 120,000 lights on the church property on Havekost Road in Conifer. About 200 adults and children came to witness the holiday light show set to music.

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  • Evergreen Meadows HOA votes against covenant changes for EFR property

    Members of the Evergreen Meadows Homeowners Association have voted against a covenant change that would’ve altered the allowed use of a property that the Evergreen Fire Protection District owns in the area, thus making it easier to sell.

  • EFPD finalizes 2018 budget

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District is expecting a $2.4 million increase in revenue next year, largely stemming from increased property taxes.

    Discussed briefly at the EFPD’s monthly fire board meeting Nov. 14, the increased revenue specifically reflects a $1.2 million increase in property tax revenue from Jefferson and Clear Creek counties, a $200,000 projected increase in ambulance billings and a $60,000 budgeted increase in revenue from wildland fire deployments.

  • Platte Canyon to administer practice PSAT9 exams in January

    Ninth-graders at Platte Canyon High School will take a practice version of the new PSAT9 exam in January, roughly three months ahead of when the formal exam will be administered to all Colorado high school freshman.

    Funded by an anonymous $1,000 donation to the school district, the practice exam will allow ninth-graders a dry run on the standardized test that is replacing the Colorado Measures of Academic Success exam in language arts and math.

  • Platte Canyon considering mid-year wage increases

    Employees who earn an hourly wage in the Platte Canyon school district could see a mid-year wage increase if the school board approves a proposal recently brought forth by Superintendent Brenda Krage.

  • Jeffco exploring later school start times across the district

    After more than a year of conversations with parents and community members in Evergreen, Jeffco Public Schools is considering moving back school start times — both at mountain area schools and across the rest of the school district.

    According to achievement director Dan Cohan, the district first began exploring later school start times in April 2016 after Evergreen High School changed its bell schedule to eliminate block scheduling two days a week.

  • Seniors enjoy annual Rotary Thanksgiving meal

    With tables full of seniors and plates full of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie, Thanksgiving came early to Evergreen this year.

    The Rotary Clubs of Evergreen and Mountain Foothills teamed up to host their fourth annual Rotary Thanksgiving Lunch for seniors Thursday afternoon at the Evergreen Lake House.

    About 200 seniors attended, and more than 50 volunteers helped throughout the day with additional volunteers preparing food beforehand.

  • EPRD holds public hearing on 2018 budget

    The Evergreen Park & Recreation District is looking to approve its 2018 budget, which has projected approximately $6.6 million in revenues and $6 million in expenses, including $1.9 million for capital improvement projects.

    The district is expected to approve the budget at its Dec. 5 Board of Directors meeting at Wulf Recreation Center. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m.