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  • 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.

  • Fathers and sons: Send us your photos

    The Courier wants to recognize the fathers and sons among our readers by printing pairs of pictures in the June 11 edition. Send digital images to news@evergreenco.com, and look for the pictures in paper preceding Fathers Day.

  • Quite a feet: Bergen Stampede raises funds for field project

    For the hundreds of panting peewees who ran in last Friday’s annual spring Buffalo Stampede at the Bergens, running around in circles presented the shortest route to success.

    “It’s a lap-a-thon,” explained Bergen PTA member Stacy Michener. “Each group of kiddos comes out and runs for 20 minutes, and each child runs with their grade and class. They’re raising money for the field.”

  • Lifelong ascent: Witwer ends time as legislator, but his drive to scale challenges remains

    When Rob Witwer looks at a mountain, he doesn't see an obstacle — he sees an opportunity.

    "No matter how big of a challenge you have, it starts with a single step," said Witwer, an avid climber and hiker. "If you look at a mountain, it seems so large and so insurmountable — you can't conceive of how you're going to get to the top. It's the same thing with a public policy challenge."