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  • Indian Hills board developing financial accountability plan

    To ensure transparency and accountability in its financial transactions, the board of the Indian Hills Fire Protection District is establishing policies for employees and its members.

    According to a draft of purchasing and financial policies reviewed at the June 25 board meeting, Fire Chief Emery Carson would need to receive approval from the board for any expenditure over $2,500. And credit cards would be issued only to Carson, the office manager for the fire district and the treasurer of the board. Also, credit cards would not be used for any personal purchases.

  • Indian Hills board developing financial accountability plan

    To ensure transparency and accountability in its financial transactions, the board of the Indian Hills Fire Protection District is establishing policies for employees and its members.

    According to a draft of purchasing and financial policies reviewed at the June 25 board meeting, Fire Chief Emery Carson would need to receive approval from the board for any expenditure over $2,500. And credit cards would be issued only to Carson, the office manager for the fire district and the treasurer of the board. Also, credit cards would not be used for any personal purchases.

  • Residents offer views on life, potential growth in Evergreen

    Evergreen residents rated their community as an excellent-to-good place to live during a planning meeting June 24. The Jefferson County survey also showed that 85 percent believe the benefits of business development and job growth would not justify environmental and visual impacts on the community.

  • Evergreen park district considers liquor license for Lake House

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District is considering acquiring a liquor license for events at the Evergreen Lake House to gain control of alcohol sales and generate additional revenue.

    “This is something we have been talking about,” EPRD board member Janet Doyle said during discussion of the proposal at the June 24 board meeting. “Right now, we don’t have control over those functions, and we have liability."

  • Music Festival & Art Show features local talent

    Evergreen singers and songwriters Caitlin and Sidney Powell are among the youthful musicians who will perform at the 25th annual Evergreen Music Festival & Art Show on July 4.

    The all-day event at Evergreen Lake offers a variety of music this year, along with plenty of works from local artists for sale in the Lake House.

    The 12- and 15-year-old Powell sisters have been playing original and popular works at area venues this past year, including the Muddy Buck, the summer concert series at Evergreen Lake, and Parker Days.

  • 11th-hour change to charter-school funding prevents unanimous vote on budget

    A disagreement over charter-school funding prevented the Jeffco school board from giving unanimous approval to the 2014-15 budget at last Thursday’s meeting.

    Board members John Newkirk, Julie Williams and Ken Witt approved the spending plan for next school year, while members Jill Fellman and Lesley Dahlkemper voted no. 

    Fellman and Dahlkemper opposed the board majority’s addition of $1.85 million to $3.7 million earmarked to equalize funding for the district’s 14 charter schools.

  • Paraglider dies in crash on Lookout Mountain

     A paraglider crash June 20 on Lookout Mountain left one man dead.

    The unidentified victim was one of two paragliders to take off last Friday afternoon. The second paraglider landed safely.

    The Jeffco sheriff’s Twitter page said there were multiple witnesses to the crash. Originally the Sheriff’s Office said it was a hang-glider that crashed.

    Paragliding is similar to hang-gliding but uses a soft, parachute-like wing to glide, while hang gliders have a rigid frame.

  • Hal Davidson served Evergreen community throughout his lifetime

    During the many years he lived and worked in Evergreen, Harold “Hal” Davidson made a positive impact on the community, said his son, Mark Davidson while reflecting on his father’s life. Davidson died June 17 at age 88.

    He had lived in Evergreen since 1946 when he moved here with his family, who owned the former Davidson Lodge in Kittredge. When he was a young man, Hal’s family moved to Colorado from Ohio to help his asthmatic condition.

  • Hal Davidson served Evergreen community during his lifetime

    During the many years he lived and worked in Evergreen, Harold “Hal” Davidson made a positive impact on the community, said his son, Mark Davidson while reflecting on his father’s life. Davidson died June 17 at age 88.

    He had lived in Evergreen since 1946 when he moved here with his family, who owned the former Davidson Lodge in Kittredge. When he was a young man, Hal’s family moved to Colorado from Ohio to help his asthmatic condition.

  • SafeTALK teaches skills to help those at risk of suicide

    “No love at all is a scared young girl

    standing on the bridge on the edge of the world.
    And it's a pretty short fall.”

    — Willie Nelson

    Caring enough to question someone about thoughts of suicide could help prevent a tragedy, said Lori Hoffner, a trainer for safeTALK, a suicide intervention program.