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  • 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

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    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.

  • School board divisions erupt at meeting

    Recent divisions in the Jeffco school district related to data-storage technology led to charges of “blackmail” and a brief physical confrontation at last week’s school board meeting.

  • Time to boogie again at first anniversary barn dance

    
The rustic barn at Alderfer/Three Sisters Park is coming alive once more with music and dance on Saturday evening for the first anniversary of Boogie at the Barn.
    Denver-based group Something Underground will headline the event, playing its blend of rock, reggae, folk and pop from 7 to 10 p.m. Rough Mix, a collaboration of Evergreen musicians, will open the dance, which begins at 5:30 p.m.

  • Community member, school district staff in altercation at meeting

    Off-duty deputies broke up an altercation between two Jeffco Public Schools employees and a Jeffco parent during the school board meeting last Thursday evening.

    The parent, Natalie Adams, had addressed the board earlier in the meeting during public comment. Adams questioned why the board was considering a nearly $1.2 million contract to update the district’s technology and data-storage systems.

  • Cactus Jack’s to get a makeover

    The interior of Cactus Jack’s Saloon will get a makeover as it is rebuilt after floodwaters damaged the building on Sept. 13.

    Gary and Megan Mitchell, owners of the landmark at Highway 74/73, have been talking with an architect, and they plan to move the bar and expand the bathrooms.

    “It’s time we arranged it differently,” Gary said. “We might as well make it more conducive to how busy we have gotten over the years.”