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Today's News

  • Park district board to get update on master plan on May 24

    GreenPlay LLC, the company compiling the new park district master plan, will present its initial findings on Tuesday, May 24, as part of the regular monthly board meeting of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District. The meeting begins at 6 pm. at Buchanan Recreation Center.

    GreenPlay, hired in December to perform the $50,000 analysis, has completed about 25 percent of the project as of April 11 and is on schedule to provide final results by the end of the summer.

  • Gerou's greener-housing incentive bill passes legislature

    A bill sponsored by state Rep. Cheri Gerou, R-Evergreen, encouraging home sellers to update their houses with energy-saving improvements cleared the House and Senate, and the governor is expected to sign it.

    House Bill 1160 would create the Green Building Incentive Pilot Program under the Governor's Energy Office.

  • Foothills Fire completes building under budget

    The Foothills Fire Protection District finished the second stage of its Rainbow Hill building project by saving enough money to vastly expand the concrete apron in front of the vehicle garage from 3,400 to nearly 16,000 square feet.

    The massive pour began the morning May 3 and involved about 20 cement trucks and a dozen laborers at the site next to the RTD Park-n-Ride in El Rancho.

  • Owner of Evergreen businesses accused of fraud, theft in investment schemes

    The owner of two Evergreen businesses, Mountain Computers Inc. and Mio Cafe, has been accused of fraud in connection with Mountain Computers and an investment program called "18 % Money."

    Israel S. Mursuli, 58, also known as Steven Mursuli, allegedly solicited funds for the expansion of his computer business in exchange for common stock.

    He is accused of taking more than $1 million from investors in two scams in violation of the Colorado Securities Act.

  • Owner of Evergreen businesses accused of fraud, theft in investment schemes

    The owner of two Evergreen businesses, Mountain Computers Inc. and Mio Cafe, has been accused of fraud in connection with Mountain Computers and an investment program called "18 % Money."
    Israel S. Mursuli, 58, also known as Steven Mursuli, allegedly solicited funds for the expansion of his computer business in exchange for common stock.  
    He is accused of taking more than $1 million from investors in two scams in violation of the Colorado Securities Act.

  • School district budget cuts 153 teaching jobs

    The Jeffco school board last Thursday officially approved the 2011-12 budget, which slashes nearly $40 million and 212 full-time jobs, including 153 teaching positions.

    A 3 percent pay cut for all district staff, achieved through two furlough days and four fewer non-student-contact days, represents the largest chunk of the cuts — 42 percent, or $16 million.

    Also approved was a potential suspension of the popular sixth-grade Outdoor Lab Schools program, the implementation of student transportation fees and an increase in athletic fees.

  • Lookout Mountain Road to be closed for repaving

    Lookout Mountain Road will be closed from Monday through Friday, May 9-13, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for repaving. The closure will be from east of Golden to the entrance of the Buffalo Bill Museum.
    The road will reopen each day after 5 p.m., but motorists are advised to show caution and pay attention to signs in the construction zone.

  • Nicklow named education coordinator at Center for the Arts

    The Center for the Arts Evergreen has hired Jonathan Nicklow as its coordinator of education and community outreach.
    Nicklow is a recent master of fine arts graduate from the University of Colorado in printmaking; he received his bachelor of fine arts in painting from the Savannah College of Art. He is an exhibiting artist both in printmaking and mixed-media arts with an extensive exhibition record. Nicklow is also a teacher.

  • Chorale to close season with Beethoven’s 9th

    The Evergreen Chorale has taken part in many collaborations over the years — each one bringing a new twist to musical performance. Whether it is an Irish celebration with Colcannon or a Dixieland extravaganza with the Queen City Jazz Band, these partnerships make the musical experience of a Chorale performance even stronger. On May 7 and 8, the Chorale takes the concept of collaboration to a new level, taking on one of the top five choral masterpieces in the world, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.

  • Dore’s lush images create their own visual reality

    Visual images are powerful for many reasons, but perhaps most important is their ability to construct a particular version of reality for the viewer. In his artwork, U.K.-born artist Christian Dore creates a lush reality that allows the viewer to not only look at the world around her, but to truly see and experience the sensations of the natural world. Dore’s artwork will be on display in a solo exhibition at Mirada Fine Art Gallery from May 7-29.