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  • Community garden project needs agreement with park district board to move forward

     The community garden project that Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability is planning at Buchanan Park needs a signed agreement with the park district board to move forward.

    After three months of working with Evergreen Park and Recreation District staff and board members, the document is still a work-in-progress, however.

    At the Sept. 25 park district board meeting, member Janet Heck Doyle said she would like to see funding in place for phases one and two of the project before finalizing the agreement. 

  • Community garden project needs agreement with park district board to move forward

    The community garden project that Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability is planning at Buchanan Park needs a signed agreement with the park district board to move forward.

    After three months of working with Evergreen Park and Recreation District staff and board members, the document is still a work-in-progress, however.

    At the Sept. 25 park district board meeting, member Janet Heck Doyle said she would like to see funding in place for phases one and two of the project before finalizing the agreement. 

  • 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.

    “Everybody has said this doesn’t make any sense,” Bischoff said while voicing his objections to the decision at the Sept. 25 meeting of the park district board.

  • 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.