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  • Park district moving forward with master plan

    The park district board of directors, park administration, and staff met with Broomfield consulting firm GreenPlay to discuss the rough outline of the final document before the group produces the first narrative draft of a new master plan.

    So far, GreenPlay is more than midway through the master-planning process. It has conducted focus groups and interviewed members of the staff and board.

    A draft of the master plan is expected by the end of June, and a final draft should be ready for presentation to the public by the end of the summer.

  • Library board violated Open Meetings Law, press attorneys say

    The Jeffco Public Library board violated the state’s Open Meetings Law on May 19 when the public was removed from a meeting involving its budget, say two Colorado Press Association attorneys.

    The board, which includes two practicing lawyers and an executive member of the Colorado Freedom of Information Council, held the executive session at the Arvada Library, citing a section of the law that allows for closed meetings about matters involving negotiations.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Roberta Ludlum

  • School board candidate Fellman touts teaching, administrative experience

    Jill Fellman spent 18 years teaching math in Jeffco schools and another 12 as an administrator before she retired in 2009.

     

    Now, the 53-year-old Arvada resident is running for a seat on the Jeffco school board in November’s election.

    Fellman, currently facing no opposition, is seeking to replace Dave Thomas, who is not seeking a second term. Fellman is running in District 3, which encompasses north Jeffco.

  • Former reporter seeks school board seat

    Former Colorado Public Radio reporter Lesley Dahlkemper is running for the Jeffco school board, and she says she would take the district in a more decisive and cohesive direction.

     

    Community dialogue should be given more emphasis, Dahlkemper said, and the board needs to take a hard-line stance on cost-saving measures — even if it means closing more schools.

  • Evergreen Rodeo event schedule

    Saturday, June 11

    • Royalty contestants' horsemanship competition, 10 a.m. at the rodeo grounds.

    Wednesday, June 15

    • Blood drive to benefit Children's Hospital from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the downtown Evergreen parking lot.

    Thursday, June 16:

    • Chamber Mixer and Buck-Off at the Design Center at I-70 and Beaver Brook, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., $5.

    Friday, June 17

    • Royal Regatta, Evergreen Lake House, 2:30 to 4 p.m.

  • Students plant wildflowers at waste transfer station

    Earth Day activities culminated June 4 for about a dozen students at two Marshdale schools when they planted wildflower seedlings in a garden at the EDS Waste Solutions transfer station.

  • Park district shifts dollars to more lake projects

    More park district money will be spent on improvements to Evergreen Lake and Stagecoach Park, while less will be spent on stadium lights, vehicle lifts and a new garage at Marshdale this year.

    At the behest of Scott Robson, the new executive director, the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board voted May 24 at a regular meeting to approve a realignment of capital spending.

  • Job change takes Evergreen native to Texas White House

    Evergreen native Rebecca Renaud has a baby picture of herself with President Lyndon B. Johnson on TV in the background.

    Ordinarily that wouldn't mean much, but now it's more than 40 years later, and Renaud is moving to Johnson City, Texas, where she is the new facility manager of the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Park.

    Her domain includes 120 buildings, the Texas White House, the LBJ Ranch, LBJ's boyhood home, his grandfather's home, an airplane hangar and 100 head of cattle, among other things.

  • Sort of high tech: Machine to help librarians move books faster

    Construction workers are paving the way for a major change in how books get returned and re-shelved at the Evergreen Public Library.

    Automated book sorters are being installed in seven Jefferson County libraries, including Evergreen. One of the machines is already functioning in the Belmar Library.

    In the last few weeks workers have removed the double glass entry doors and pushed them back about 8 feet into the library interior to make room for a new book-drop slot. Installation is expected to be complete by early July.