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  • Birders make it count

    When J.R.R. Tolkien wrote the phrase, “Not all who wander are lost,” he could have been talking about mountain birders.
    For most of the day Sunday, a group of birders from the Evergreen area wandered around Kerr Gulch and Kittredge to count birds and species. They meandered along mountain roads, on residential property and town streets tabulating our feathered friends for the 111th annual Christmas Bird Count.
    This is the 42nd year of participation for Evergreen Audubon birders; the count runs through Jan. 5.

  • Evergreen Lake Plunge to raise money for Special Needs Program


     Plunging into the icy waters of Evergreen Lake is a splashy way to welcome 2011, impress your friends, prove your toughness and contribute to a good cause — all at the same time.

    Once again, the rec district’s Special Needs Program and Drive Smart are seeking courageous individuals with thick skin and sturdy tickers to immerse themselves in ice-covered Evergreen Lake on Jan. 1 to raise money.

    The fourth annual Evergreen Lake Plunge begins at noon Jan. 1 on the shore of Evergreen Lake next to the Lake House.

  • Ice Melt Barrel will appear on lake Jan. 1

    You know serious winter weather has arrived when the Ice Melt Barrel assumes its place of honor on Evergreen Lake for three to four months until the season finally bites the dust.

    Sponsored by the Mountain Foothills Rotary Club, the Ice Melt Contest offers the opportunity to win $1,000 for the closest prediction to: "When will the ice melt enough to let the barrel fall into the water?"

    Last year, the correct answer was April 12, about 2:35 p.m. Second, third and fourth prize winners will each get $500, $250 and $125, respectively.

  • Park board picks GreenPlay to create master plan



    The park district board voted unanimously Dec. 14 to hire GreenPlay LLC of Broomfield to compile a park-district master plan for $50,000. The board agreed to pay an extra $3,700 for an optional review of maintenance standards and appropriate service levels.

  • Rec board approves five-year arts-center use pact

    The Center for the Arts Evergreen signed a new agreement with the park district for exclusive use of the Miller House for five years for $1 a year rent beginning Jan. 1. The arts center has had a similar deal with the park district for the last eight years.

    Four of five members of the park district board voted in favor the agreement, which came before the board for a vote Nov. 16, after a closed-door session, at the end of a regular meeting.

  • School board votes to censure Boggs

    Jeffco school board member Laura Boggs was censured by the board Dec. 16, the first time such an action has been taken in district history.
    The censure, on a unanimous vote, came after board members characterized Boggs’ behavior as erratic, disrespectful and inconsistent. District Superintendent Cindy Stevenson accused Boggs of “attacking the school district that she was elected to protect” during a conversation between the two.

  • Indian Hills boundary won't change

    Indian Hills students will continue to go to Conifer for middle school and high school, the Jeffco school board decided last Thursday, basing its decision primarily on the cost of bus transportation.

    The board, ending a year-long debate, voted 4-1 not to change the existing boundary because it said transportation costs would be $17,000 less to bus Indian Hills students to Conifer rather than to Evergreen. Board member Laura Boggs was the dissenting vote.

  • School board won’t change Indian Hills boundary

    The debate over whether to send Indian Hills students to Conifer or Evergreen schools is over after the Jeffco school board voted 4-1 on Thursday not to change the existing boundary.
    This means students from Indian Hills will go to Conifer for middle school and high school, and they will be provided bus transportation. Students will still be able to attend Evergreen for middle school and high school, but they will need to provide their own transportation.

  • Company facing OSHA fines in videographer's fall from lift

    A California racing-oil company is facing $91,000 in fines from the federal Department of Labor, following a Lakewood videographer’s deadly fall from a modified lift at a June 25 motocross event.
    Stuart Keene, 57, fell about 20 feet from the platform on an elevated lift that had its guardrails removed, said an official from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
    Keene was setting up equipment to film the Thunder Valley Nationals, a motocross event held at the Morrison track.

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