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Today's News

  • Fire district raises possibility of tax increase

    If property tax revenues don’t improve in the next few years, the Evergreen Fire Protection District board may consider going to voters for a property-tax increase.

    Board members mentioned the possible mill-levy increase discussion during a meeting Oct. 28. Revenues in recent years have been $200,000 to $300,000 less per year than they were previously, George Kling, board president, said in a separate interview.

  • Fire district eyes bonuses for paramedics to control costs

    Paramedics could receive a bonus rather than a raise next year to help the Evergreen Fire Protection District manage a projected 2014 revenue decline of $200,000.

  • West Chamber honoring Emmer for work in sustainability

    Not many people would consider naming a consulting service “detritus,” a term for waste matter and debris. But for Evergreen resident Rachel Emmer, the term is more than appropriate for her Detritus Group Consulting service.

    The interaction between decomposed organic waste and the soil is “where the magic happens,” says Emmer.

  • Town hall meeting offers snapshot of Evergreen

    The town hall meeting sponsored by the Evergreen Pathfinders offered a smorgasbord of information to those in attendance last Thursday evening.

    Gathered at the Lake House, Evergreen residents learned about the community’s emerging creative district, a master trails plan, and services provided by charitable organizations. Attendees also heard farewell speeches from the retiring Jeffco sheriff and state representative for the area.

    A few highlights:

  • The art of education

    The entry area at Evergreen Middle School got a lot more colorful this year.

    Three concrete pedestals have been dressed up with mosaic murals designed and created by students in Ann Simpson’s advanced art classes. Eighth-graders for the past three years have worked on the project during the spring semester, and over the summer Simpson and artist-in-residence Keith DeWalt affixed them to the pedestals.

  • BUSINESS BEAT: A crystal-clear idea for a new downtown business

    Crystals have come to Evergreen.

    Marlon and Rene Ferreira, who moved here in August, have opened the Crystal Garden in the yellow house on the east end of downtown. They offer rocks, crystal sculptures, carvings and jewelry ranging from tiny pieces to the huge, illuminated crystals in a small garden west of the shop.

    Quartz, mica, labradorite, lemurian and tourmaline are among the available crystals and rocks.

  • Troubled bridge over creek water

    As the owner of Evergreen Lake Park, Denver Parks and Recreation has asked the Evergreen park district to boost its contribution to replace the aging bridge over Bear Creek at the entrance to the popular area.

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District, which manages the Lake Park, allocated $30,000 in its 2014 budget for the bridge project. An additional $10,000 for the work is in the budget proposal for 2015.

  • All-conference boys tennis, boys soccer

    The following are all-conferences selections in the 4A Jeffco League for the 2014 fall season in boys tennis and boys soccer:

  • EHS’ ‘rough season’ ends with 5th-place finish

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    THORNTON — Evergreen became this year’s Murphy’s Law poster child for high school gymnastics in Colorado.

    “We just had a rough season,” second-year coach Chancey Hines said after the Lady Cougars, who won the 2011 title in 4A, finished fifth out of six teams at the Oct. 31-Nov. 1 state meet at Thornton High School.

  • Cougars rally, win league title

    LAKEWOOD — After the regular season that the Evergreen Cougars just had, it would be easy to be content. But this team, this year, is not satisfied. In Evergreen’s mind, the season is just starting. More importantly, it’s a new season — playoff season. The past 10 weeks have been just a warm-up.