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Today's News

  • Commissioners weigh property-tax increase

    As Jeffco begins to finalize its budget for 2014, the county confronts the same dilemma it has faced for several years — how to do more with less.
    Jeffco’s projected revenues for 2014 will not cover what the county is expecting to spend next year, so the county commissioners are considering reinstating part of the mill levy they reduced several years ago.

  • Students, dignitaries dedicate completed NEAT trail

    Bergen Valley students and faculty, along with a couple dozen local, county and state dignitaries, celebrated on Oct. 9 the completion of the NEAT trail, a 10-year project that helps children get to school more safely.

    NEAT — North Evergreen Activity Trails — is a nonprofit that set out in 2002 to find the money to build a sidewalk that links Evergreen Middle School and Bergen Meadow Elementary with the Bergen Park shopping area and Bergen Valley. The 2-mile project has been built in five segments since 2006 and cost nearly $950,000.

  • Pedaling peace: Couple to participate in 350-mile bike ride through Israel

    An Evergreen couple are participating in a cycling event, but it’s not your everyday bike ride: It’s a 350-mile benefit through — and for — Israel.

    It’s also a journey back to their roots.

    Jonathan and Beth Miller, members of Congregation Beth Evergreen, are raising money for the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies and a nonprofit organization called Hazon, both of which promote healthy living and sustainability in Israel.

  • Survey: Residents split on rec-district tax boost

    When it comes to improving their parks and recreation centers, Evergreen residents know exactly what they want — and how they want to fund any improvements.

  • Congress needs to hear citizens’ voices

    Is there anyone who is not fed up with Congress? We have a government shutdown, and a more serious crisis looms if Congress doesn’t come to some agreement about extending the debt limit.

  • Birders hope winter will be good for finch sightings

    As autumn arrives, all birders across the northern states begin to wonder if it will be a good finch winter. This is not just wishful thinking. It is based on the fact that for many years, some winters have produced large numbers of northern finches in the northern states, and some years, they have extended much further south along the Appalachian Mountains.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    Parent-teacher dis-association

  • PTA president appointed to school board

    Jefferson County PTA president Michele Patterson has been appointed to the vacant seat on the Jeffco school board.

    Board president Lesley Dahlkemper made the appointment after the school board deadlocked in trying to name a replacement for Robin Johnson, who resigned from the District 1 seat in August after moving out of the county.

    Patterson's stay on the board will be short — the District 1 seat is up for election next month, along with two other seats on the five-member board. 

  • District needs civility to bloom

    An early giant in the journalism trade was fond of saying that practically every political story boils down to two issues: conflict and cash.
    And while our members of Congress continue to clash over cash, the Jeffco school district is cramming our news columns with conflict, both ideological and, now, physical.
    The months-long controversy over the district’s plan to test the inBloom system for storing student information boiled over last week when shoving broke out between a resident and two district staff members at a school board meeting.

  • Reminiscing about first snowfalls

    Last Friday, Oct. 4, we all awoke to find a cold wet snow had covered our evergreens and golden aspen with inches of white. It was beautiful but brought an abrupt end to summer. It also brought back memories to me of other first snows.