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  • Expenditures outpacing revenues for Indian Hills Fire in 2019

    After making changes during a Nov. 28 board meeting, Indian Hills Fire board is close to finalizing its 2019 budget, a $485,000 spending plan that requires a transfer from the district’s reserves.
    Capital expenditures top the list for Indian Hills with the district budgeting $120,000 to purchase a new ambulance and $70,000 to purchase new diesel exhaust removal systems for each apparatus to protect first responders from dangerous exhaust gases such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen and sulfur compounds.

  • Jeffco achieves gold on AHA workplace index

    Jefferson County’s human resources department was recognized during a Dec. 4 meeting for receiving a gold award on the American Heart Association’s 2018 workplace health achievement index.
    According to information from the American Heart Association, the workplace health achievement index is a self-assessment scorecard. In addition to measuring the quality of a company’s workplace health program, it also looks at the overall heart health of its employees. In doing so, it asks a series of yes or no questions and utilizes three performance measures.

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  • Morrison briefs

    Morrison to allow commercial coffee roasting as special use
    Morrison Town Board unanimously approved an ordinance that includes commercial coffee roasting as a special use in the town’s commercial zone district.
    According to minutes from the Nov. 6 board meeting, the town directed Town Attorney Gerald Dahl to look into the matter after receiving a request to open a coffee roasting business in town.

  • Evergreen’s Holiday Walk draws a crowd, offers new sights

    Before traveling around the world on Christmas Eve, Santa made his annual stop in Evergreen on Friday night. He and Mrs. Claus let the reindeer have a break for the evening, and they rode into downtown atop a fire truck, as is their custom.

  • Open Space restricts campfires year-round, allows e-bikes on all trails

    Jeffco Open Space has updated its regulations to restrict campfires, charcoal grills, open flames and smoking, which will effectively put parks under a Stage 2 fire ban year-round.

    The agency also has allowed e-bikes in all parks after its pilot program this past year was successful.

    Both of these updates to park regulations are effective immediately.

  • Three Evergreen businesses honored with chamber awards

    The owners of three businesses said they were honored and humbled that they won the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce’s top awards for 2018.

    RPM Agency was named New Business of the Year, Anderson Insurance Agency was named Business of the Year and Go Paint! With Fire-n-Faeries was the People’s Choice Business of the Year.

    The awards were given at the annual Sparkle & Shine gala on Dec. 1.

  • SOTA: Evergreen Middle School performing ‘Annie’ for the holidays

    The sun will come out for students at Evergreen Middle School who are performing “Annie” on Dec. 13, 14 and 15. The primarily all-girl cast of 50 will light the stage at Evergreen High School.

    “It’s fresh, new and exciting,” Montana Brown, director and choral music teacher at Evergreen Middle School, said. “‘Annie’ is a musical theater staple that every kid could be in.”

    Never fear, Brown hasn’t forgotten about the boys. She has cast 50 boys in “Newsies,” which will be performed in January.

  • Cookie Walk lures scores of people to get their fill of the sweet treats

    Scores of people filled bags, boxes and containers with cookies of all shapes and sizes on Saturday during the 15th annual Cookie Walk.

    The event at Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church allows church bakers to show off their wares, while those who prefer not to bake for the holidays can purchase every kind of cookie imaginable.

    Roughly 15,000 cookies were for sale — and organizers hoped the cookie supply would last beyond noon.

  • Evergreen Lake Plunge is back on

    Anyone ready to take the plunge — literally — will be able to do so at the Evergreen Lake Plunge on New Year’s Day.

    The event, which had been canceled by its longtime sponsor Drive Smart, has been revived, and it will be the fun, quirky event that has gotten plungers and spectators alike excited for the new year.