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  • Board to finalize charter applications, superintendent goals

    The Jeffco Board of Education will vote on two charter school applications at its meeting Thursday in Golden.

    The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Jeffco Education Center, 1829 Denver West Drive, Building 27 in Golden. The board will meet for a study session in the boardroom at 5:30 p.m.

    The school board is expected to vote on the applications from the Alexandria School of Innovation and Golden View Classical Academy. 

  • Fire district raises possibility of tax increase

    If property tax revenues don’t improve in the next few years, the Evergreen Fire Protection District board may consider going to voters for a property-tax increase.

    Board members mentioned the possible mill-levy increase discussion during a meeting Oct. 28. Revenues in recent years have been $200,000 to $300,000 less per year than they were previously, George Kling, board president, said in a separate interview.

  • Fire district eyes bonuses for paramedics to control costs

    Paramedics could receive a bonus rather than a raise next year to help the Evergreen Fire Protection District manage a projected 2014 revenue decline of $200,000.

  • West Chamber honoring Emmer for work in sustainability

    Not many people would consider naming a consulting service “detritus,” a term for waste matter and debris. But for Evergreen resident Rachel Emmer, the term is more than appropriate for her Detritus Group Consulting service.

    The interaction between decomposed organic waste and the soil is “where the magic happens,” says Emmer.

  • Town hall meeting offers snapshot of Evergreen

    The town hall meeting sponsored by the Evergreen Pathfinders offered a smorgasbord of information to those in attendance last Thursday evening.

    Gathered at the Lake House, Evergreen residents learned about the community’s emerging creative district, a master trails plan, and services provided by charitable organizations. Attendees also heard farewell speeches from the retiring Jeffco sheriff and state representative for the area.

    A few highlights:

  • Troubled bridge over creek water

    As the owner of Evergreen Lake Park, Denver Parks and Recreation has asked the Evergreen park district to boost its contribution to replace the aging bridge over Bear Creek at the entrance to the popular area.

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District, which manages the Lake Park, allocated $30,000 in its 2014 budget for the bridge project. An additional $10,000 for the work is in the budget proposal for 2015.

  • Fire destroys part of home on Lookout Mountain

    A fire Saturday night in a home on Vista Avenue on Lookout Mountain was contained to the garage and living room, which were destroyed. No one was injured

    Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the blaze, which also caused heavy smoke damage to the rest of the home, according to Tweets from the Mountain Fire Information Duty Officers of western Jefferson County.

  • A tale of healing and valor

    When writer Mark Kilburn first heard a traditional story told by Lakota medicine man David Swallow, he fell in love with it.

    “It's a powerful story,” he said.

  • ‘Wulf Winds’ sculpture designed as gateway to Wulf Park

    Fort Collins sculptor Tim Upham is creating a massive work with high sandstone columns and a bright stainless steel canopy for the entrance to Wulf Park.

    The free-form sculpture is being donated to the Evergreen Park and Recreation District by Art for the Mountain Community.

    “We’ve been working on it the better part of the year,” said Kathy Montgomery, AMC coordinator of the project.

  • Indian Hills Fire board eyes 2015 budget for district

    “We’ll look for community comment at the November (board) meeting,” fire board president Scott Kellar said Oct. 22 during discussion of the 2015 budget proposal for the Indian Hills Fire Protection District.

    The proposed budget for the coming year shows $297,000 in projected income and nearly $368,000 in expenses.