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  • Evergreen Rodeo parade judges selected

    The judges for the 46th annual Evergreen Rodeo Parade are Tab Berkey, president of the Evergreen Artists’ Association, Scott Robson, Evergreen Park and Recreation District executive director, and Vicki Bock, owner of Bear’s Inn Bed and Breakfast.

    The three judges will select first-, second- and third-place winners in youth, non-commercial adult, and commercial categories. An overall crowd-pleasing entry will be chosen, for a grand total of 10 awards.

  • Evergreen's 'crown jewel' park sparkles with upgrades

     Evergreen Lake Park now has a lush green lawn, new picnic tables and a covered permanent stage for outdoor performances. 

     

    The improvements to the popular park make it more enjoyable for visitors of all ages, including those who came to the first outdoor concert of the season on June 6. 

    “We recognize that the lake and the park are the crown jewels of Evergreen,” said Scott Robson, executive director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District. “It’s by far the most used park in the community.”

  • Cow on the mooooove

    Six-foot two,

    Eyes of brown,

    All 400 pounds running ‘round.

    Has anybody seen that cow?

    After a month of kicking up her heels and grazing on fresh grass in various Evergreen locations, a young Angus cow is still on the lam.

    She’s been spotted wandering through the yards of Hiwan Hills residents. Others have seen Hal Choate’s escaped cow at Walgreens, Taco Bell and the Safeway parking lot on Evergreen Parkway, he said.

  • Opposition leads fire district board to rethink training facility

    In the wake of residents’ objections to plans for a training facility at Fire Station 2 in Bergen Park, members of the Evergreen Fire Protection District board are looking at other options.

    A recent public meeting of residents and fire officials generated sparks of concern about the location selected for the fire training facility. Residents living near the fire station said they did not want to see a four-story facility from their homes and be disturbed by firefighter training activity.

  • Where the fishing is easy

    “I got one!” shouted 7-year-old Tyler Redmond while fishing at Evergreen Lake on Saturday.

    Tyler had just caught his third rainbow trout at Evergreen Outdoor Skills Day.

    The Colorado Division of Wildlife provided fishing poles and bait for people wanting to try their luck on the bright, sunny day. Youngsters and their parents were lined up beside the inlet, which the Evergreen Elks Lodge had stocked with 400 rainbow trout. Elks member Matt McDonald was at the cleaning station ready to prepare the catches for a meal.

  • 2012-13 school budget eliminates 31 positions

    The Jefferson County school board approved the district’s 2012-13 budget on a 4-1 vote June 7, which includes continuing pay cuts and furlough days district-wide. Also, some 31 positions will be cut.

    Some $15 million in cuts are spread through various departments. However, the board continued to provide some funding to the Outdoor Lab Schools.

    The school’s total 2012-13 budget is $931 million, down very slightly from last year’s total budget of $932 million. The budget includes a $605 million general fund.

  • Schools put property-tax increase on November ballot

    The Jefferson County school board approved the district’s 2012-13 budget on a 4-1 vote June 7, which includes continuing pay cuts and furlough days district-wide. Also, some 31 positions will be cut.

    Some $15 million in cuts are spread through various departments. However, the board continued to provide some funding to the Outdoor Lab Schools.

    The school’s total 2012-13 budget is $931 million, down very slightly from last year’s total budget of $932 million. The budget includes a $605 million general fund.

  • Echo Mountain Ski Area for sale

    The owner of Echo Mountain Ski Area has announced that the Squaw Pass attraction will be sold through a sealed-bid auction this summer.

    Racebrook, the New York-based private investment firm that owns the ski area, said in a news release Thursday that the bids will be due Aug 2. Echo Mountain, which has one chairlift and about 80 acres of developed terrain, opened in 2006.

  • More than 100 animals seized from Laughing Valley Ranch

    More than 100 animals were seized this week from the Laughing Valley Ranch southwest of Idaho Springs, whose owner, Bill Lee, is beloved locally for his portrayal of Santa Claus.  

    On Wednesday the Clear Creek Sheriff’s Office, along with 13 other agencies, seized geese, dogs, llamas, rabbits, mules, horses, goats, sheep, a pony, alpacas, cats — and reindeer. Officials indicated there were concerns about the animals living in unsanitary conditions.