The Jeffco school board voted 4-1 at its June 7 meeting to put two property-tax increase questions on the Nov. 6 general election ballot. Voter approval of both would mean a net $40 annual increase in taxes on a $250,000 home.
County residents will vote on a mill-levy increase that would generate $39 million and a bond issue that would allow the district to borrow $99 million.
Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity’s fifth annual Hard Hats & High Heels fund-raiser takes place at a private home in Evergreen’s Soda Creek neighborhood on Saturday, June 9, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
The Sprouts of Evergreen Dental Group have offered their home for the event, which will raise funds for two Habitat families selected for a duplex home.
Not one but two dog parks
Could someone tell me why my tax money was spent to construct, improve and enlarge a beautiful dog park where these canines have an exceptional place to run and play off-leash, when all the while Elk Meadow Park (supposedly for leashed dogs only) is serving the same purpose with dogs running amok?
The every-other-week nature of this column sometimes makes it difficult to be timely, so let me apologize in advance for the lateness of these Memorial Day sentiments. But I hope late is better than never to offer gratitude to those who have given everything for our country, and those who continue to make sacrifices day in and day out.
If it’s summer, then it means Evergreen’s two farmers markets are gearing up.
Both markets — in Bergen Park on Tuesdays and in downtown Evergreen on Wednesdays — start this week and run through September. This year, both are sporting new vendors and more activities to make them family friendly.