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Today's News

  • Concrete pathway under construction at Lake Park

  • RTD cutbacks affect mountain routes

    Evergreen is likely to lose a couple of minimally used regional bus trips and one hour of Call-n-Ride service daily, as part of an effort to cut $10.7 million in expenses from RTD’s 2012 bus system budget.

    The RTD board is scheduled to vote on the suggested list of cutbacks, which affect the whole RTD system, on Tuesday, Oct. 25.

    Services on the chopping block:

    • The first ES bus going eastbound at 5:09 a.m. from the Park-n-Ride on Highway 74.

  • Jeffco library system facing painful cuts

     

    The Evergreen Public Library will reopen on Mondays under the proposed 2012 budget, but the hours of operation will be cut as part of a system-wide cost-cutting effort to shave $2 million off operating expenses.

    The mixed forecast was disconcerting news to about 50 people who showed up at the Evergreen Public Library on the evening of Oct. 19 for a presentation on the library system's financial condition presented by the library staff and Pam Nissler, interim executive director.

  • Voting in progress at election service centers and by mail

    Just one week remains before ballots are due on Election Day, Nov. 1. If you haven't received a ballot in the mail yet, it's time to start thinking about voting in person at one of the election service centers, which opened for business Oct. 10.

    Evergreen voters are being asked to choose two school board members and vote on one statewide ballot issue, Proposition 103.

  • Jeffco poised to begin charging for public-records requests

    The Jefferson County commissioners are poised to begin charging the public for access to public records, with a consent-agenda resolution scheduled to be passed Tuesday.

    If approved, the measure would allow the county to charge $25 per hour for open-records requests taking more than an hour to complete.

    The public information office, whose employees are tasked with fulfilling such requests, would have the option of not charging the public for its staff time, though language in the proposed resolution would allow charges at the office’s discretion.

  • Bowled over: MRC’s Empty Bowls event now in two locations

    The third annual Empty Bowls on Nov. 9 and 10 will serve up the popular culinary fund-raiser in two locations: Conifer and Evergreen.

    Meals will be served at the Mountain Resource Center, 11030 Kitty Drive, and the Evergreen Lake House. Local restaurants and organizations are creating and donating tasty soups, breads and desserts for the meal that will be served buffet style. Tickets are $25 per person.

  • Tough choices demand experience, knowledge

    Anyone who listens to Denver talk radio has heard that our two Jeffco school board races represent an apocalyptic face-off between radical union-backed leftists and far-right free-market fanatics who will stop at nothing to reduce district spending.

    At the final election forum Oct. 18 in Evergreen, the candidates sounded more like a gaggle of elderly British ladies disagreeing about whether the shade of the curtains matched the colors in the divan.

  • Rock scaling to close lanes of 285 on Monday

    A rock-scaling operation on U.S. 285 at C-470 will tie up traffic on Monday, and the Colorado Department of Transportation is urging drivers to avoid the area.
    On Oct. 24, CDOT crews will remove lose rock from the Hogback area along U.S. 285 just west of C-470.
    Scaling operations will be done from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with lane closures for 20 minutes several times each hour.
    Bob Wilson, CDOT spokesman, said the closures are a necessary inconvenience.

  • Biglen facing recall election at Elk Creek

    Elk Creek Fire Protection District board president Tim Biglen has until Monday to resign or face a recall election.

    A certification of sufficiency was provided Wednesday to the committee that initiated the recall. The committee turned in 482 signatures. Of those, 379 were determined to be valid, and 103 were rejected. The petition needed 300 valid signatures to force the recall election, according to Larry Hauser, recall effort spokesman.

    Biglen would not comment on the development.

  • Director has special connection to ‘Memoirs’

    Many of playwright Neil Simon’s award-winning plays were autobiographical in nature. The acclaimed 1983 hit “Brighton Beach Memoirs” was no exception. In the case of the upcoming Evergreen Players production, the show is semi-autobiographical not only for the playwright but for the director as well.