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Today's News

  • Park district ponders preliminary 2010 budget

    The total cost is budgeted at $232,100, of which $46,000 is from the district’s capital improvement fund; the rest depends on winning a joint grant from Jefferson County Open Space.

    The 2010 budget will be the main topic of discussion at a regular board meeting Oct. 27 at Wulf Recreation Center. The final version must be approved by mid-December.

    Under the 2010 budget, the district will be able to pay for capital improvements and other one-time expenses totaling $989,000 out of revenue and savings, without increasing user fees, except for field-use fees.

  • Fire district unveils draft of 2010 budget

    The 2010 budget includes $200,000 to help with the transition to a state-of-the-art narrow-band (VHF) radio system and an unspecified amount to pay for a temporary, contract project manager to oversee the work.

    The final version of the 2010 fire district budget will be unveiled at the next regular meeting of the board of directors at 6 p.m. Nov. 10 at fire district headquarters, 1802 Evergreen Parkway. The meeting will start an hour earlier than usual to allow time for questions from the public.

  • Business Beat: Furniture consignment store opens near Bergen Park

    Evergreen once again has a furniture consignment store.

    It’s New to Me opens this week in the Hiwan Barn on Evergreen Parkway. Owners Mary Boland and Kevin Bryan have 2,000 square feet filled with furniture, lighting, art accessories and rugs.

    They have gotten the ball rolling by stocking the store with gently used items from their interior design business. They are looking for more furniture to sell on consignment.

  • ‘Picnic’ gives insight into small towns

    It was once said that, “A small town is one where even a haircut changes the appearance of the whole community.”

    In the case of the Evergreen Players upcoming production of “Picnic,” it isn’t a haircut but the appearance of a stranger that forces a community to question everything it thought was true.

  • Whiff of garbage will bring bruins from miles away

    Snow and below-freezing temperatures tell us that winter is here, even though it’s still supposed to be fall. Shortening days are growing still shorter and will for three more months until the winter solstice is reached and the pendulum swings the other way and they begin to slowly grow longer. My husband, Bill, used to feel the same way, and we used to celebrate Dec. 22 as if it were the first day of spring and then celebrate again in March when it really was the first day of spring and the days began to get longer than the nights.

  • Obama’s school talk draws divergent views

    By Hannah Hayes

  • Is our community protected? Absolutely!

    My fellow community members:

  • Champs on the rebound

    The Evergreen gymnastics team hosted an invitational meet on Oct. 10. The Cougars competed against Denver East, Denver South and Summit.

    With 50 gymnasts competing, it was an exciting and spirited day. Evergreen’s “A” team took home first-place honors with a score of 165.075, Summit placed second, Evergreen’s “B” team placed third, South was fourth, and East was fifth in the team competition.

  • Cougars fall to rival

    CONIFER — “Perfect” was a word that treated the Cougars like a paper cut and lemon juice in their 6-5 loss to Conifer on Oct. 6.

    The Cougars saw their usually stellar defense look anything but perfect early on against the rival Lobos, which helped the home team grab the lead for good in the bottom of the first inning.

  • New program connects students to learning

    Evergreen Middle School is offering classes for students that aren’t the typical language arts, math and science.

    Called Connections, the classes dovetail with existing curriculum but are meant to foster student interest in other topics. Classes include crime scene investigation, the geography of Australia, video game creation, newspaper, field ecology and a look at J.R.R. Tolkien’s work.

    In addition, students who need extra help in English and math can get tutoring.