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  • Plans for entertainment center in former theaters moving forward

    With plans on the table, Dave Wilson of Bergen Investors LLC is seeking partners for a multimillion-dollar family entertainment center at the former AMC theater complex on Bergen Parkway.
    “We feel like what we need in Evergreen is something for families to do — instead of going down the hill,” Wilson said. “We think it’s viable.”

  • Dogs have their day at first Barks and Belts 5K

    Wearing a sporty running skirt, Addie the great Dane was the first dog to cross the finish line at the Barks and Belts 5K in Bergen Park on Sunday.

  • Two hurt as vehicle goes over cliff near Floyd Hill

    Two people were rescued from a vehicle that plunged over a 30-foot cliff late Wednesday on Aspen Drive near Floyd Hill. 

  • School district clarifies figures on possible tax increase

    If voters approve two property tax increases being contemplated by the Jefferson County school board, the likely net increase in taxes on a $250,000 home would be about $36 annually.

    The school board is considering asking voters to increase both the mill levy, which is used to pay for district operating expenses, and to approve the district issuing a bond, which is used for building maintenance and construction.

  • Primary election ballots heading to voters by mail June 4

    Primary election ballots will begin arriving at Jeffco addresses the week of June 4, but there will be very few decisions to make, since there will be few contested races on local ballots.  
    As previously announced, the June 26 primary is an all-mail election this year. Ballots will be mailed to all eligible voters registered with either the Democratic, Republican or American Constitution parties.
    The deadline to turn in ballots is June 26. The general election will be Nov. 6. The registration deadline for the general election is Oct. 9.  

  • Jeffco Commissioner Rosier faces Lookout Mountain critics on their turf

    A handful of citizens took County Commissioner Don Rosier to task May 22 for his controversial vote to allow the expansion of the Activation Ministries Church on Lookout Mountain.
    Some residents are upset that the larger church will attract more cars to Lookout Mountain Road, a two-lane, designated scenic byway already popular with tourists and a multitude of cyclists, especially on the weekends.
    A citizens group, Lookout Mountain Residents United, has filed a lawsuit against Rosier and County Commissioner John Odom in hopes of reversing the decision.

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  • Reaching out to Japanese tsunami victims

    Evergreen psychotherapists Michael Orlans and Terry Levy recently traveled to areas of Japan where people are still coping with the aftermath of the tsunami that caused massive destruction and fatalities in March 2011.

  • Obscure turkey parts make tasty eating at festival

    Though it might have been a nutty idea, Bert McClung didn’t get a bit testy when talking about how Evergreen’s newest festival came to be.
    “We wanted to try something different,” said McClung, co-chairman of the Evergreen Rodeo Parade.
    And so the idea for the Turkey Testicle Festival was conceived.
    Last Saturday’s event at El Rancho Restaurant was a fund-raiser that benefited the Evergreen Rodeo Association, as well as Bikers Against Child Abuse and the Colorado Mounted Rangers.

  • EPRD green-lights community garden project

    Champagne corks popped during a break at the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board’s May 22 meeting to celebrate the board’s decision to move forward with a community garden project at Buchanan Park.