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Today's News

  • County considering hefty charges to access public records

    The Jefferson County commissioners may soon be charging up to $50 an hour for access to certain public records.
    If approved, a revision to Jeffco’s policy manual would allow the county to charge the public for the time it takes staff to collect and occasionally redact documents, including the commissioners’ e-mails.
    Currently, the commissioners charge the public only for hard copies of documents, usually 25 cents per page after the first five pages.

  • New budget proposal would keep all libraries open

    No libraries would be closed under a revised budget presented Sept. 8 to the Jefferson County Public Library trustees.

    Instead, an anticipated $2.4 million shortfall would be addressed through other wide-ranging cuts — most notably through reduced hours at every library branch.

    The library board had earlier considered closing the Conifer, Wheat Ridge and Edgewater libraries to save about $695,000 annually. The branches would be spared under the revised budget that was created at behest of the county commissioners.

  • Evergreen studios about to open their doors

    September is a time to celebrate the beauty of our mountain community. The first touches of gold appear on the aspen, and the hay meadows have changed from green to shades of copper. It is also a time to celebrate the artistic community in the greater Evergreen area by visiting the studios of our working artists. The 10th annual Open Door Studios of Evergreen offers a backstage look at the time, talent and techniques involved in the creation of the beautiful works of art that best capture the changing seasons of Evergreen and the world beyond.

  • ‘Evita’ brings Argentina to Center/Stage

    The Evergreen Chorale kicks off its 2011-12 season with “Evita,” a show-stopper that will fill Center/Stage Theater with the sights and sounds of Argentina in the early 20th century. This rock-opera story of the rise and fall of Argentina’s beloved first lady, Eva Peron, reopens on Broadway in 2012, but why fly to New York when you can enjoy the charms and ambitions of “Evita” right here in Evergreen?

  • Oktoberfest volunteers get revved up about wunderbar raffle

    “They make cars. They make ‘em exactly the same way. One or two of ‘em turn out to be something special. Nobody knows why.”

    — Tennessee Steinmetz, in The Love Bug, 1968

    Going places is always more fun when you come home with something.

  • Cougars' boys tennis team tops Conifer, 6-1

    EVERGREEN -- Stephen Hardy, Evergreen's No. 1 singles player, led a three-match sweep in singles action and the Cougars took a 6-1 boys tennis victory over rival Conifer on Sept. 13 at the Evergreen Sports Center.
    Hardy scored a 6-1, 6-0 over the Lobos' Brandon McGlynn. Matt Golub, at No. 2 singles, was a 6-0, 6-2 winner over Matt Twombly and Paul Clancy, at No. 3 singles, defeated Skylar Budd, 6-0, 6-0.
    Conifer scored its lone win at No. 1 doubles where Jeremy Swanson and Reid Lange pulled out a 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 win over Evergreen's Ian Roche and Andre Lane.

  • Designer birdhouses make benefit sing

    The stars of the second annual Bird House Bash, a benefit for Evergreen Audubon's Nature Center on Sept. 7, did not disappoint.

    Artistic creativity was exceptional among 19 professionally decorated and fabricated birdhouses available for auction at the evening affair, which included drinks at the Nature Center (or the Warming Hut in the winter) and dinner at the Lake House.

  • Bergens honor community heroes

    Students at the Bergens honored everyday heroes — the people who help make them safe — in a ceremony on Monday in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

    The Bergens’ Hero Day, also in its 10th anniversary, was a bigger celebration this year. For the past nine years, only the Bergen Meadow Elementary students came outside to sing patriotic songs, wave flags and give thank-you banners to community heroes. This year, students from Bergen Valley Elementary joined in.

  • Are colleges spending funds wisely?

    If you watched a recent college football game between the universities of Utah and Southern California, you couldn’t have missed a somewhat strange interlude when the announcers rattled off statistics about the amount of money PAC 12 universities are spending on stadiums.

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