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  • Evergreen para-cyclist wins silver medals in London

    Evergreen para-cyclist Monica Bascio won two silver medals in the Women’s H1-3 Road Race at the London 2012 Paralympic Games earlier this month.

     

    Monica finished only 33 seconds behind gold-medal winner Marianna “Muffy” Davis of Salt Lake City, Utah, who completed the 48-kilometer race with a time of one hour, 41.34 minutes on Sept. 7. 

  • Oktoberfest wraps up summer with oom-pah music, beer, German food

    The third annual Oktoberfest on Sunday, Sept. 23, at Evergreen Lake will feature German food, micro-brew beers and music with an oom-pah flair.

    “It is the last event of summer at the new Lake Park,” said Kit Darrow, president of the Evergreen Recreation and Park Foundation and coordinator of the event. “The focus of the event is to wrap up the summer and have a good time.”

  • Board members give go-ahead for fire training facility

    Board members of the Evergreen Fire Protection District have voted to move forward with the proposed fire training facility at Evergreen Fire Station 2.

    While speaking about the plan at the Sept. 11 meeting, board President George Kling said the facility has been under discussion for 10 years, and that it is necessary for volunteer firefighter training. Kling also said that Class A burning with low-smoke-producing materials would be done in accordance with guidelines developed by Fire Chief Mike Weege.

  • Charter school settles lawsuit over breast-milk dispute

    A lawsuit filed in August 2011 by a former teacher at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen against the school, saying she was discriminated against because she wanted to express breast milk at work, was settled on Friday.

    The suit, which was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of technology teacher Heather Burgbacher, tested the 2008 Colorado Nursing Mothers Act, which requires employers to provide reasonable break time and a quiet place other than a bathroom for employees to express breast milk.

  • Obama touts accomplishments in Golden campaign appearance

    Standing in the bright morning sun on Thursday, President Barack Obama spoke of progress made during his first term in office and challenges to be faced while speaking to a crowd of supporters at Lions Park in Golden.

    Obama pointed to job creation and increased use of renewable energy to reduce dependence on foreign oil as achievements accomplished during his first term. With continued efforts, oil imports can be cut in half by 2020, he said.

    The president also stressed the importance of keeping taxes low for middle-class Americans.

  • Fire district board gives go-ahead for fire training facility

    Members of the Evergreen Fire Protection District board voted unanimously Tuesday night to move forward with the controversial fire training facility at Evergreen Fire Station 2.

    Board President George Kling said the facility had been under discussion for 10 years, and that it is necessary for volunteer firefighter training.

    Before reaching the decision, the board listened to two hours of testimony from residents, some of whom spoke in support of the project.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    The incredible sulk

  • Sheriff's Calls

    The incredible sulk

  • Traditions run deep at Canyonfest

    A tiny jailhouse sat amid the booths, kids’ games, and ticket sales for duck races and Gumby boat races at Canyonfest in Kittredge on Saturday.

    The 3-by-3-foot cell held one mock prisoner at a time. While serving his 15-minute sentence, Tom Hall, a former Kittredge resident, grasped the bars and looked forlorn.

  • Ax falls on Rooney Road slash site

    If the Rooney Road slash collection site wasn't so popular, it might not be in this predicament.

    The 8-acre recycling operation is closing permanently on Oct. 31 because Jefferson County is not renewing its lease after four years. County officials say the operation has become an eyesore and is not an appropriate use of Open Space land.