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Today's News

  • Jeffco Schools considering property-tax increase

    The Jeffco school board is weighing a property-tax increase for the November ballot that would cost the owner of a $250,000 home an additional $30 a year over the current bill.

    The district, which has made significant cutbacks in recent years and faces more without additional revenue, is considering two measures: a $35 million to $39 million revenue increase in the basic mill levy, plus a $97 million to $99 million bond issue.

    If the school board puts the measures on the ballot, they would be voted on separately. Election Day is Nov. 6.

  • EPRD approves menorah display at Evergreen Lake

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District board has approved a resolution permitting the display of a menorah and other religious icons during holidays at Evergreen Lake Park.
    Before voting on the resolution along with two policies limiting religious displays at district parks at the April 24 meeting, board members listened to comments from community members and offered differing opinions.   

  • Museum to offer glimpse into Evergreen’s high-society past

    Museum to offer glimpse into Evergreen’s high-society past

    Upper Bear Creek was once a playground for the rich and famous. In the early to mid-1900s, movie stars and wealthy Denverites enjoyed luxurious vacations at resorts and homes in what was then known as “Cadillac Canyon.”
    An exhibit at the Hiwan Homestead Museum opening May 8 will tell the story of Evergreen’s historic past as a haven for affluent guests through displays of historic photos and artifacts.

  • Blue Spruce Habitat building 3 more homes for area families

    Evergreen resident Hazzell Conelos got down on her knees and gave thanks for the home that Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity is building for her during the groundbreaking ceremony on April 27.

  • Evergreen Christian Outreach to assist job seekers, expand resale shop

    Many of the people who come through the doors of Evergreen Christian Outreach seeking help are in difficult circumstances because of job loss, said Mary Petrich, volunteer coordinator for the organization.
    EChO offers short-term assistance to those in financial crisis by providing them food, clothing and household goods.

  • Water project to affect road access in Camel Heights

    Camel Heights residents will be coping with road closures and possible water service interruptions while the Evergreen Metropolitan District makes improvements to the water system in their area.
    However, EMD managers said they will keep residents informed and will assist them with transportation during an informational meeting on April 27 at the district office.

  • Park district candidates discuss Buchanan projects, budget constraints

    Focusing on the wishes of park district residents and working within budget constraints were key topics at the Evergreen Park and Recreation District candidates forum on April 28 at the United Methodist Church.

  • YESTERYEAR: The Fleming brothers were rock-solid early residents

    Samuel and Daniel Fleming’s heritage was Irish, and their life craft was quarrying sandstone. The two brothers found work near Columbus, Ohio, at a quarry owned by Mr. Garfield.

  • Sundance by Design has designs on your garden

    Joan Hill, left, and Kathryn Boylston sit among the garden accessories in front of Sundance by Design in the Evergreen Design Center on Meadow Drive.

     

    Everything for your garden — except the plants — can be found at Sundance By Design.

  • Celebrating a new place to play at Arrowhead Park

    “We’re so excited,” Indian Hills resident Christine McKinnon said while watching her 2-year-old son, Nicholas, play at Arrowhead Park on April 28.

     

    Nicholas and other youngsters were enjoying the Kittredge park with its newly installed equipment during the Evergreen Park and Recreation District’s opening celebration. Children climbed on friendly looking bear statues, tried out a rope course and glided down the shiny sliding board in the early-afternoon sun.