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  • Local musicians performing in benefit for fire victims

    Local musicians will give a benefit performance at the Ice House Cafe in Evergreen to help raise funds for victims of the Lower North Fork Fire.

  • Evergreen's Vogel men excel in body-building competition
  • EPRD to vote on community garden May 22

    A community garden that Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability has been planning for the past several months is in the final approval stages.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    A ripping yarn

  • School district schedules second budget forum in Evergreen

    Following complaints about a board member’s behavior, the Jefferson County School District will host another community meeting to discuss its upcoming budgets.
    The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. May 14 at Evergreen Middle School. The first community meeting April 28 at Evergreen Middle School was moderated by board member Laura Boggs.
    Several groups complained to the board May 3 about Boggs’ behavior during the community forum.

  • Adamowski, incumbent Doyle elected to EPRD board

    Incumbent Janet Heck Doyle was re-elected to a second four-year term on the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board on Tuesday, and Andrew Adamowski won the second available seat.

    According to unofficial results, Adamowski led the three-way race for the two board seats with 361 votes, and Doyle garnered 288. Keith Parker finished a distant third with 162 votes.

    “I look forward to serving the community on the board for the next four years,” said Adamowski. “I’d like to thank everyone who came out to vote.”

  • Candidates offer views on park district issues at forum

    Candidates for two seats on the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board voiced support for preserving open spaces and developing trail connections during a forum sponsored by the Canyon Courier on May 3 at the Evergreen Lake House.

    Incumbent board members Janet Heck Doyle and Peter Lindquist participated in the forum along with candidates Keith Parker and Andrew Adamowski. In the May 8 election, Adamowski, Doyle and Parker are vying for two seats; Lindquist is running unopposed for a two-year term.

  • Fire chief selection anticipated at Thursday board meeting

    The list of candidates to become Evergreen’s new fire chief has been narrowed to two, both internal applicants. Mike Weege, an assistant chief, and Doug Saba, public information officer, were interviewed by the Evergreen Fire Protection District board in a public meeting on May 8.

    Board President George Kling said the board would probably make a final selection at the Thursday, May 10, meeting.

  • Jeffco Schools considering property-tax increase

    The Jeffco school board is weighing a property-tax increase for the November ballot that would cost the owner of a $250,000 home an additional $30 a year over the current bill.

    The district, which has made significant cutbacks in recent years and faces more without additional revenue, is considering two measures: a $35 million to $39 million revenue increase in the basic mill levy, plus a $97 million to $99 million bond issue.

    If the school board puts the measures on the ballot, they would be voted on separately. Election Day is Nov. 6.

  • EPRD approves menorah display at Evergreen Lake

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District board has approved a resolution permitting the display of a menorah and other religious icons during holidays at Evergreen Lake Park.
    Before voting on the resolution along with two policies limiting religious displays at district parks at the April 24 meeting, board members listened to comments from community members and offered differing opinions.