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  • The 'E' Games: Epic snowfall paves the way for a rad Winter Festival at Evergreen Lake

    The sky above Evergreen exploded with an epic 22-inch snow dump Thursday night, Feb. 2, and all day Friday, just in time to turn what could have been a mud fest into a true Winter Festival at Evergreen Lake.


    The snow turned the first ski-able slope ever constructed on the shores of Evergreen Lake into about 40 vertical feet of respectable performance terrain. Conceived by Geoff Bostwick, the park designer for Echo Mountain Ski Area, the hill emerged with the help of Esco Construction of Evergreen, which trucked in the snow earlier last week.

  • 300 pack hearing on proposed church expansion

    A four-hour public hearing packed with 300 people ended with no recommendation Wednesday night on the proposed expansion of the Activation Ministries International Church on Lookout Mountain.

    The Jeffco planning commission continued the hearing to Feb. 8. That session will also be at the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Building at 6:15 p.m Additional testimony from individuals will be heard.

  • Mursuli sentenced to 12 years for investment fraud

    Israel S. Mursuli, also known as Steven Mursuli, 58, was sentenced Jan. 30 to 12 years in prison for soliciting more than $1 million from investors in two scams between 2005 and 2009. He was also ordered to pay $886,680 in restitution.

    Mursuli owned Mountain Computers Inc. and Mio Cafe, both of which were in Evergreen.

    A Jefferson County grand jury indicted Mursuli on 28 counts of securities fraud and two counts of theft in May 2011. On Nov. 7 he pleaded guilty to two counts of securities fraud and two counts of theft.

  • Traffic to be stopped at Georgetown Hill on I-70 for rockfall work

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  • Elementary class sizes rated top priority

    Keeping class sizes at elementary schools small should be a top priority for Jefferson County Public Schools, about 60 people attending a budget forum Jan. 28 indicated, saying the school board should leave that area of the budget alone.

    The attendees, including parents, students, school staff and administrators, looked at a list of 82 proposals to cut the district’s budget by $50 million to $60 million over the next two years. They were instructed to list the three items that the board should not touch.

  • Open Space makes $1.1 million in outdoor grant recommendations

    The Jefferson County Open Space Division has recommended giving $818,000 in 2012 grants to five Jeffco cities, pending approval of the Board of County Commissioners.

    The division also recommended that six nonprofit community groups be awarded $99,400 in Conservation Trust Fund (Colorado Lottery) money in 2012.

    In addition, Open Space staff recommended distributing $241,000 in lottery funds to seven recreation or metro districts, including Evergreen Park and Recreation.

  • Computer glitch snarled rush-hour traffic Jan. 23

     A computer glitch was responsible for the rush-hour slowdown on Evergreen Parkway on Monday, Jan. 23, as a computer glitch affected all the stoplights from downtown to El Rancho.

    The signals turned into flashing reds and oranges, forcing drivers to stop at every light and treat major intersections as four-way stops. The lights affected were at Stagecoach Boulevard, Lewis Ridge Road, South Bergen Parkway, Squaw Pass Road, Colorado 65, North Bergen Parkway and El Rancho.

  • Evergreen set to celebrate winter in style

    The first Winter Festival kicks off Saturday with an 8 a.m. Snowdash Extreme 5K backcountry race at Echo Mountain Ski Area.


    The Winter Festival peaks Saturday night under the lights, with professional skiers and boarders competing for prizes on jumps and rails on a temporary ski slope made of part real and part artificial snow at Evergreen Lake.

    Lakeside activities begin at 10 a.m. and continue until fireworks at 8:30 p.m. over the lake. Night skating and music with a DJ, until 10 p.m., are included in the entry ticket.

  • GOP caucuses kick off grassroots politics Feb. 7

    The first step in the process toward the 2012 presidential election starts with the grassroots American tradition of neighborhood precinct caucuses.

    Proceedings begin Tuesday, Feb. 7, with the Republican Party caucuses. The Democratic caucuses are March 6.

    On Feb. 7 the Jefferson County Republican Party will hold caucuses for four precincts (2162530048, 505, 052, and 053) covering most of Evergreen, not including Hiwan or Conifer, at 7 p.m at Wilmot Elementary. There should be room for 200 to 400 people, said Ed Regalado, district captain.