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  • 2014 park district budget may include fee increases

    To increase revenues and offset projected losses for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, fee increases for patrons are proposed in the second draft of the district’s 2014 budget.

    According to a re-forecast of the park district budget, net income is anticipated to be $909,000 this year and $834,000 in 2014.

    A projected $58,000 decrease in property-tax revenue is playing a role in income losses for the park district, along with an anticipated $60,000 increase in health insurance coverage for employees.

  • Park district staff proposes holding fewer events at Evergreen Lake

    In response to residents' concerns about traffic congestion around Evergreen Lake Park, park district staff has suggested that some events be moved from the popular venue to other locations in the district.
    The Big Chili Cook-off, which typically draws thousands of people to the Lake Park each September, is among events on the list for possible relocation.

  • Evergreen chamber organizes downtown cleanup in wake of flood

    Using shovels, large brooms and wheelbarrows, more than 50 Evergreen residents helped clean dirt and debris from downtown on Sept. 25.

  • Counting the ways to love — and promote — Evergreen

    Should Evergreen be promoted to those who live here, or to tourists?
    This is a key question that the Our Evergreen focus group, residents and business owners have been asking — and debating — in recent months.
    Recent controversy over heavy traffic at the popular Evergreen Lake Park, which some say is overburdened by visitors, has added fuel to the discussion.

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  • Fall Carnival, Safety Fair combine for one Evergreen event

    Two annual Evergreen events, the Fall Carnival and the Safety Fair, have joined forces to create one large event for families on Sept. 29.

    Many activities are planned for the event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at both Bergen Meadow Elementary School, 1892 Bergen Parkway, and the adjacent Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building. The day begins with a free pancake breakfast served by firefighters at the fire station from 8 to 10:30 a.m.

  • Da Kind brews a broth of kindness

    As the floodwaters receded on Sept. 16, Da Kind Soups decided to help downtown businesses hurt by the natural disaster.

    The restaurant, owned by Dustin and Ariane Speck, usually holds fund-raisers for local groups on Mondays. On Sept. 16, it asked the Evergreen High School tennis team to postpone its fund-raiser, and in its place, the Specks asked for donations to help local businesses.

  • Local agencies prepare to help flood victims

    Area service agencies are expecting requests for help starting this week from residents affected by the recent flooding.

    The executive directors have learned from past experience with wildfires that it takes people a couple of weeks to figure out what they need and to seek help.

  • Evergreen merchants open for business in wake of floods

    Downtown Evergreen businesses want people to know that they’re open for business.

    Most lost between one and five days worth of revenue when they were closed during the flooding that began Sept. 13. The proprietors are hoping that locals will frequent the shops and restaurants to help make up the difference.

    All downtown shops and restaurants are open again except Evergreen Clothing Co. on the east end of downtown and Cactus Jack’s Saloon on the west end.