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  • Park district board to get update on master plan on May 24

    GreenPlay LLC, the company compiling the new park district master plan, will present its initial findings on Tuesday, May 24, as part of the regular monthly board meeting of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District. The meeting begins at 6 pm. at Buchanan Recreation Center.

    GreenPlay, hired in December to perform the $50,000 analysis, has completed about 25 percent of the project as of April 11 and is on schedule to provide final results by the end of the summer.

  • Gerou's greener-housing incentive bill passes legislature

    A bill sponsored by state Rep. Cheri Gerou, R-Evergreen, encouraging home sellers to update their houses with energy-saving improvements cleared the House and Senate, and the governor is expected to sign it.

    House Bill 1160 would create the Green Building Incentive Pilot Program under the Governor's Energy Office.

  • Foothills Fire completes building under budget

    The Foothills Fire Protection District finished the second stage of its Rainbow Hill building project by saving enough money to vastly expand the concrete apron in front of the vehicle garage from 3,400 to nearly 16,000 square feet.

    The massive pour began the morning May 3 and involved about 20 cement trucks and a dozen laborers at the site next to the RTD Park-n-Ride in El Rancho.

  • Owner of Evergreen businesses accused of fraud, theft in investment schemes

    The owner of two Evergreen businesses, Mountain Computers Inc. and Mio Cafe, has been accused of fraud in connection with Mountain Computers and an investment program called "18 % Money."

    Israel S. Mursuli, 58, also known as Steven Mursuli, allegedly solicited funds for the expansion of his computer business in exchange for common stock.

    He is accused of taking more than $1 million from investors in two scams in violation of the Colorado Securities Act.

  • Owner of Evergreen businesses accused of fraud, theft in investment schemes

    The owner of two Evergreen businesses, Mountain Computers Inc. and Mio Cafe, has been accused of fraud in connection with Mountain Computers and an investment program called "18 % Money."
    Israel S. Mursuli, 58, also known as Steven Mursuli, allegedly solicited funds for the expansion of his computer business in exchange for common stock.  
    He is accused of taking more than $1 million from investors in two scams in violation of the Colorado Securities Act.

  • School district budget cuts 153 teaching jobs

    The Jeffco school board last Thursday officially approved the 2011-12 budget, which slashes nearly $40 million and 212 full-time jobs, including 153 teaching positions.

    A 3 percent pay cut for all district staff, achieved through two furlough days and four fewer non-student-contact days, represents the largest chunk of the cuts — 42 percent, or $16 million.

    Also approved was a potential suspension of the popular sixth-grade Outdoor Lab Schools program, the implementation of student transportation fees and an increase in athletic fees.

  • Lookout Mountain Road to be closed for repaving

    Lookout Mountain Road will be closed from Monday through Friday, May 9-13, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for repaving. The closure will be from east of Golden to the entrance of the Buffalo Bill Museum.
    The road will reopen each day after 5 p.m., but motorists are advised to show caution and pay attention to signs in the construction zone.

  • Conifer voters reject rec district

    In a huge turnout, Conifer voters on Tuesday rejected another attempt to form an area recreation district, despite promises from supporters that it wouldn’t involve a tax levy in the short term.
    The proposal by Friends of Conifer Parks & Recreation to create a 65,700-acre district and a five-member board to oversee it was defeated 56 percent to 44 percent, with 2,363 voters casting ballots.
    The results, which came at 2:30 a.m. after the turnout had overwhelmed the lone polling place and its three voting stations, showed 1,323 no votes to 1,040 in favor.

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  • A royal occasion: Wedding celebration dresses up Bergen Meadow Elementary

    The royals have made an appearance in Evergreen. It was a quick trip on Friday morning for the queen and the royals who converged on Bergen Meadow Elementary School after attending the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in London.