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  • Evergreen sign company owner questions park district bid selection

     

    Zuni Sign Company owner Ed Bischoff believes that he should have been awarded a contract to create 17 signs for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

    After reviewing four proposals, EPRD Executive Director Scott Robson and his staff chose the Al Lenzi Group of Lakewood for the project. Lenzi’s bid came in at $64,819, which was close to Bischoff’s bid of $64,993.

  • House District 25 candidates address issues around health care, retirement fund, fracking

     House District 25 Rep. Cheri Gerou and challengers Lorna Idol and Jack Woehr addressed issues concerning health care and the political process during a candidates forum Sept. 27 sponsored by the Jeffco League of Women Voters.

    Libertarian candidate Woehr said he does not believe the state would opt out of Medicaid benefits expansion, in his response to a question about health care funding.

    The entire health care system is “out of whack,” he said.

  • Packages for troops filled with necessities — and gratitude

    Evergreen resident Jane Lynch said she is thrilled that President Obama is planning to bring American troops back from Afghanistan by 2014. 

    In the meantime, Lynch and her friends are mailing care packages to soldiers in the war-torn country and to those still stationed in Iraq. 

    “I’ve been wanting to do this for years,” said Lynch.

    After mentioning her idea to friends a few months ago, Lynch said her dream has become a reality.

  • Photo of Black Panthers on Jeffco GOP website draws criticism

    A photo of two members of the New Black Panther Party with clenched fists and berets appeared briefly Wednesday on the Jefferson County Republican Party website, JeffcoRepublicans.com, prompting charges of racism. The image was removed Wednesday night. 

    The photo accompanied a recruitment ad for volunteer pollwatchers that said, “Pollwatchers Needed. Because these guys will be there too!”

  • Celebrating summer's end with German flair

    Lively music and beer flowed freely at the third annual Oktoberfest on Sunday afternoon at Evergreen Lake.

     

    Musicians dressed in German attire played oom-pah tunes inside the large white tent where food and beer were served. The fare included sauerkraut marinated in wine and other Bavarian-style cuisine.

    Outside, festival-goers danced to music performed by the 3 Twins Broadband and other groups and took in a display of Volkswagen campers and Beetles.

  • Celebrating summer's end with German flair

    Lively music and beer flowed freely at the third annual Oktoberfest on Sunday afternoon at Evergreen Lake.

     

    Musicians dressed in German attire played oom-pah tunes inside the large white tent where food and beer were served. The fare included sauerkraut marinated in wine and other Bavarian-style cuisine.

    Outside, festival-goers danced to music performed by the 3 Twins Broadband and other groups and took in a display of Volkswagen campers and Beetles.

  • Middle school students take leap of faith on ropes course

    Evergreen Middle School student Justin Fineberg stood on top of a high pole and gathered courage to take a leap of faith. His goal was to reach out and grab a trapeze 7 feet away, swing on it, and travel to the ground while attached to a rope.

     

    “Just give me a minute,” Justin said as fellow students watched him from below.

    After Justin successfully completed the challenge, other students followed, climbing up poles at the Genesee Experiential Outdoor Center on Sept. 18.

  • A growing business

    Jim Norton is turning pine logs into square posts with his hydraulic saw while working outdoors on a crisp afternoon.

     

    Standing nearby is his wife, Vicki, who is helping her husband with his venture as a tree farmer, custom sawmill operator and furniture maker.

    The Nortons live on 48 acres of family property in Soda Creek that has been their home for many years. For the past year, Jim and Vicki have been using the forest to establish a new business that they hope will become a thriving enterprise.

  • Fire destroys home on Buffalo Park Road

    A home on Buffalo Park Road was destroyed by fire on Sept. 20.

    The cause of the blaze is still under investigation, said Doug Saba, spokesman for Evergreen Fire/Rescue.

     

    Evergreen firefighters saw smoke rising from an area near the home about noon and began responding to the incident before the fire station received a 911 call from a neighbor, Saba said.

    The resident, who was not identified, was not home when the fire started, according to Saba. She later returned while firefighters were working at the scene.

  • Learning the art of year-round gardening