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  • Fire district finance director departs; political environment cited

    In her going-away presentation May 28, the finance director of the Evergreen Fire Protection District said she has felt “personally and professionally attacked by the board” since the controversy leading to a recall election surfaced last year.

    “Many of you may think it’s about the money. That is not the reason,” said Christina Griggs, who held the part-time position as finance director for four years. Her last day was Friday, May 30.

  • Dykeman re-elected president of EFPD board

    Chick Dykeman was re-elected president of the Evergreen Fire Protection District board for a two-year term  after becoming the only candidate of the five board members to get a nomination, which came from George Goldbach.

    Goldbach was later elected treasurer in a 3-2 vote over Jeff deDisse at the regular meeting of the board on May 28 at fire district headquarters.

  • New sheriff's substation on back burner

    Signs of activity on property designated for a sheriff’s substation in Marshdale are not what they seem, a spokesperson for Jefferson County said this week.

    Heavy equipment and construction trailers at the location near the Bistro Restaurant belong to a contractor building a roundabout at a nearby intersection and to Jefferson County Highways and Transportation engineers who are overseeing that project.

    “The contractor is simply using that area to stage his equipment and materials,” said resident engineer Dixie Shear.

  • School district seeks funds for building upgrades, educational needs

    Taxpayers in Jefferson County will be asked to decide this fall whether to allow the school district to issue $323 million to $350 million in debt and assess taxpayers between $32 million and $36 million a year.

    The district is proposing a two-part program — the bond issue and a “mill levy override.” The mill levy override is an increase in the mill levy, above and beyond what taxpayers have previously approved.

    The mill levy override would cost a homeowner about $3.35 a month for each $100,000 of assessed valuation.

  • New Shanghai restaurant closes after 31 years

    New Shanghai restaurant, an Evergreen landmark for more than 30 years, closed its doors forever Saturday, May 24.

    Jim Lui became owner of New Shanghai in 2002 after he bought out his partner and brother-in-law, Bill Hsu, who moved to California.

    New Shanghai was known for its authentic Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese cuisine and its homemade sauces.

    New Shanghai becomes the second longtime Evergreen eatery to close in recent months, a result of intensifying competition. Stroh’s Restaurant and Saloon downtown closed Feb. 24 after 26 years.

  • Property owners face off over Wah Keeney stagecoach road

    When Roseanne and Mike Paslay built their retirement home in an idyllic setting next to a creek at the end of a dirt road in Wah Keeney Park, they expected to spend their days quietly enjoying nature and clean air.

    Not so much.

    In September 2006, a year after they moved in, a builder showed up with truckloads of sand, dumped it on the side of the road in front of their house and left it there. The developer says it was 200 cubic yards. The Paslays said it was 20 to 30 truckloads.

  • New Shanghai restaurant closes after 31 years

    New Shanghai restaurant, an Evergreen landmark for more than 30 years, closed its doors forever Saturday, May 24.

    Jim Lui became owner of New Shanghai in 2002 after he bought out his partner and brother-in-law, Bill Hsu, who moved to California.

    New Shanghai was known for its authentic Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese cuisine and its homemade sauces.

    New Shanghai becomes the second longtime Evergreen eatery to close in recent months, a result of intensifying competition. Stroh’s Restaurant and Saloon downtown closed Feb. 24 after 26 years.

  • Block party: Denver morning show wakes up at Evergreen Lake

    On May 22, local early-risers who tuned in to Fox 31’s popular morning show, “Good Day Colorado,” may have thought themselves still abed and dreaming. There on their screens, sandwiched between the usual campaign, crime and commerce reports, paraded a succession of their very own friends and neighbors, live and lively, against the familiar backdrop of Evergreen Lake.

    Truth is, it was a dream of sorts, a rare opportunity for Evergreen to toot its own horn for a statewide audience.

  • Jeffco team coordinating recovery efforts in Windsor

    Jefferson County’s Incident Management Team took control of the recovery efforts in Windsor in the wake of the devastating tornadoes of May 22.

    A statement was released announcing the team's control of the recovery efforts in the affected neighborhoods of Windsor and in the surrounding areas.

    At least one person died and more than 100 were treated for injuries when a series of twisters tore through northern Colorado.

  • Man gets 48 years for shooting in Morrison

    Following a four-day trial in April, a jury found Aaron Allen Fain, 40, guilty of three counts of attempted first-degree murder.