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  • Cactus Jack’s to get a makeover

    The interior of Cactus Jack’s Saloon will get a makeover as it is rebuilt after floodwaters damaged the building on Sept. 13.

    Gary and Megan Mitchell, owners of the landmark at Highway 74/73, have been talking with an architect, and they plan to move the bar and expand the bathrooms.

    “It’s time we arranged it differently,” Gary said. “We might as well make it more conducive to how busy we have gotten over the years.”

  • EHS girls get in the homecoming spirit with ‘powder-puff’ game

    It was a battle to the bitter end for the Evergreen High School Cougars last Wednesday night. Only this football game was between the senior and junior girls.

    The annual powder-puff flag football game, a mainstay of EHS homecoming week, was intense, exciting and competitive.

    The boys played a similar game, peach-fuzz volleyball, during homecoming, and players and fans agree that game was just as intense as the girls’ football game.

    The girls played on the EHS field in front of several hundred fans.

    The senior girls won 14-0.

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    There are no stupid questions

  • 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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    Water you gonna’ do?

  • 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.