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  • Black Panthers in Jeffco?

    A photo of two members of the New Black Panther Party with clenched fists and berets appeared briefly Sept. 26 on the Jefferson County Republican Party website, JeffcoRepublicans.com, prompting charges of racism. The image was removed that night.

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

  • Commission candidates Odom, Tighe face off at forum

    Jefferson County natives Casey Tighe and John Odom faced off Sept. 27 at an election forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters, debating everything from development to budgets in their race for county commissioner.

    In an event at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue auditorium, incumbent Odom and challenger Tighe illustrated their differences: Odom is a Republican, Tighe a Democrat; Odom is a businessman, Tighe a longtime state transportation agency auditor and former lawyer. They also have similarities: Both are life-long Jeffco residents and family men who live in District 2.

  • Evergreen mother creates table tray to make dining easy for little ones

    Four-year-old Teghan Wilson has just finished lunch using the Tidy Table Tray her mother, Megan Wilson, designed and is marketing at area stores and online.

     

    The tray, made of BPA-free molded plastic, has a spill catch lip, which Wilson says is a key feature for keeping toddlers, tables and floors clean.

    “It allows for cleanup to be quicker and saves the table,” Wilson says while talking about her product at her home in Evergreen.

  • Community garden project needs agreement with park district board to move forward

     The community garden project that Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability is planning at Buchanan Park needs a signed agreement with the park district board to move forward.

    After three months of working with Evergreen Park and Recreation District staff and board members, the document is still a work-in-progress, however.

    At the Sept. 25 park district board meeting, member Janet Heck Doyle said she would like to see funding in place for phases one and two of the project before finalizing the agreement. 

  • Community garden project needs agreement with park district board to move forward

    The community garden project that Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability is planning at Buchanan Park needs a signed agreement with the park district board to move forward.

    After three months of working with Evergreen Park and Recreation District staff and board members, the document is still a work-in-progress, however.

    At the Sept. 25 park district board meeting, member Janet Heck Doyle said she would like to see funding in place for phases one and two of the project before finalizing the agreement. 

  • Evergreen sign company owner questions park district bid selection

    Zuni Sign Company owner Ed Bischoff believes that he should have been awarded a contract to create 17 signs for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

    After reviewing four proposals, EPRD Executive Director Scott Robson and his staff chose the Al Lenzi Group of Lakewood for the project. Lenzi’s bid came in at $64,819, which was close to Bischoff’s bid of $64,993.

    “Everybody has said this doesn’t make any sense,” Bischoff said while voicing his objections to the decision at the Sept. 25 meeting of the park district board.

  • Evergreen sign company owner questions park district bid selection

     

    Zuni Sign Company owner Ed Bischoff believes that he should have been awarded a contract to create 17 signs for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

    After reviewing four proposals, EPRD Executive Director Scott Robson and his staff chose the Al Lenzi Group of Lakewood for the project. Lenzi’s bid came in at $64,819, which was close to Bischoff’s bid of $64,993.

  • House District 25 candidates address issues around health care, retirement fund, fracking

     House District 25 Rep. Cheri Gerou and challengers Lorna Idol and Jack Woehr addressed issues concerning health care and the political process during a candidates forum Sept. 27 sponsored by the Jeffco League of Women Voters.

    Libertarian candidate Woehr said he does not believe the state would opt out of Medicaid benefits expansion, in his response to a question about health care funding.

    The entire health care system is “out of whack,” he said.

  • Packages for troops filled with necessities — and gratitude

    Evergreen resident Jane Lynch said she is thrilled that President Obama is planning to bring American troops back from Afghanistan by 2014. 

    In the meantime, Lynch and her friends are mailing care packages to soldiers in the war-torn country and to those still stationed in Iraq. 

    “I’ve been wanting to do this for years,” said Lynch.

    After mentioning her idea to friends a few months ago, Lynch said her dream has become a reality.