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  • School board deadlocks on filling vacant seat

    The District 1 seat on the Jeffco school board remained vacant after board members failed to select from among five applicants last Thursday evening.

    At its Oct. 3 meeting, the board interviewed and discussed the five applicants for the vacant seat. After the interviews, board members discussed their top two candidates — Michele Patterson and Dan Green.

  • School board divisions erupt at meeting

    Recent divisions in the Jeffco school district related to data-storage technology led to charges of “blackmail” and a brief physical confrontation at last week’s school board meeting.

  • Time to boogie again at first anniversary barn dance

    
The rustic barn at Alderfer/Three Sisters Park is coming alive once more with music and dance on Saturday evening for the first anniversary of Boogie at the Barn.
    Denver-based group Something Underground will headline the event, playing its blend of rock, reggae, folk and pop from 7 to 10 p.m. Rough Mix, a collaboration of Evergreen musicians, will open the dance, which begins at 5:30 p.m.

  • Community member, school district staff in altercation at meeting

    Off-duty deputies broke up an altercation between two Jeffco Public Schools employees and a Jeffco parent during the school board meeting last Thursday evening.

    The parent, Natalie Adams, had addressed the board earlier in the meeting during public comment. Adams questioned why the board was considering a nearly $1.2 million contract to update the district’s technology and data-storage systems.

  • Cactus Jack’s to get a makeover

    The interior of Cactus Jack’s Saloon will get a makeover as it is rebuilt after floodwaters damaged the building on Sept. 13.

    Gary and Megan Mitchell, owners of the landmark at Highway 74/73, have been talking with an architect, and they plan to move the bar and expand the bathrooms.

    “It’s time we arranged it differently,” Gary said. “We might as well make it more conducive to how busy we have gotten over the years.”

  • EHS girls get in the homecoming spirit with ‘powder-puff’ game

    It was a battle to the bitter end for the Evergreen High School Cougars last Wednesday night. Only this football game was between the senior and junior girls.

    The annual powder-puff flag football game, a mainstay of EHS homecoming week, was intense, exciting and competitive.

    The boys played a similar game, peach-fuzz volleyball, during homecoming, and players and fans agree that game was just as intense as the girls’ football game.

    The girls played on the EHS field in front of several hundred fans.

    The senior girls won 14-0.

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  • 2014 park district budget may include fee increases

    To increase revenues and offset projected losses for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, fee increases for patrons are proposed in the second draft of the district’s 2014 budget.

    According to a re-forecast of the park district budget, net income is anticipated to be $909,000 this year and $834,000 in 2014.

    A projected $58,000 decrease in property-tax revenue is playing a role in income losses for the park district, along with an anticipated $60,000 increase in health insurance coverage for employees.

  • Park district staff proposes holding fewer events at Evergreen Lake

    In response to residents' concerns about traffic congestion around Evergreen Lake Park, park district staff has suggested that some events be moved from the popular venue to other locations in the district.
    The Big Chili Cook-off, which typically draws thousands of people to the Lake Park each September, is among events on the list for possible relocation.

  • Evergreen chamber organizes downtown cleanup in wake of flood

    Using shovels, large brooms and wheelbarrows, more than 50 Evergreen residents helped clean dirt and debris from downtown on Sept. 25.