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  • Parmalee to walk down memory lane during 50th birthday party

    Fifty years ago, Indian Hills wasn’t much different than it is today. Sure, there are more businesses, houses and traffic now, but the sense of community is still there.

    Fifty years ago, Parmalee Elementary School opened its doors, and since then the school hasn’t change much either. Two of Parmalee’s alums took a school tour Sept. 13 and reminisced about their time there in anticipation of the school’s 50th birthday party.

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  • Evergreen sign company owner questions park district bid selection

     Zuni Sign owner Ed Bischoff is wondering why his company was not chosen for an Evergreen Park and Recreation District project.

    The Al Lenzi Group of Lakewood will be creating 14 signs for district parks for $64,819. Bischoff’s bid was $64,993 for the project — an amount he says is not a significant difference.

    “My take is that the award was made because of personal preference, and not necessarily what is best for the community,” said Bischoff.

  • Evergreen Fire/Rescue Safety Day is Saturday

    The annual Evergreen Fire/Rescue Safety Day this Saturday, Sept. 22, offers residents information about protecting homes and keeping youngsters safe.

    The event begins at 8 a.m. with a pancake breakfast at Evergreen Fire Station 2 in Bergen Park. King Soopers, Safeway and Village Inn are contributing food for the breakfast, which is available until 11 a.m.

  • Program to offer information on Affordable Health Care Act

    Evergreen resident Kathie Hart is coordinating a program on the Affordable Care Act to help people understand it more clearly.

    “There is a lot of misinformation out there,” Hart said. “I was very concerned that there was so much.”

    To give people a greater understanding of the federal legislation enacted last year, health professionals will discuss aspects of it on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue administration building in Bergen Park.

  • 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.