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  • County commissioners approve $586.4 million budget

    Last week, the Jeffco commissioners approved a $586.4 million budget that looks largely the same as it did about a month ago when it was first presented publicly.

    Salaries and benefits continue to be the primary expense for the county. At $268.5 million, the category marks a 4 percent increase from last year. This amount has gone up since the first public hearing on Oct. 16 due to final adjustments to the total personnel cost calculation and other minor revisions. 

  • Early Thanksgiving meal brings ‘seniors together’

    The Evergreen Lake House on Friday was filled with smiles — from both Rotary volunteers and the senior citizens who filled themselves with a Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings.

    The fifth annual Thanksgiving meal fed 180 people at two seatings.

  • Tree thinning continues at Conifer’s Flying J Ranch

    Jefferson County Open Space is continuing with a project to thin trees at Flying J Ranch in Conifer to provide more wildlife habitat, to make the area more resistant to wildfire and to make the area look nicer.

    Some trails will be closed temporarily while work is taking place, Drew Rayburn, Jeffco Open Space’s natural resources supervisor, told area residents at an open house about the project on Nov. 14. The work must be done by December 2020.

  • Evergreen Fire extinguishes barn fire in Blue Creek area

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue made quick work out of a barn fire in the Blue Creek Road area.

    The fire, which was called in around 3:55 p.m. Thursday, was tough to find but easy to handle thanks to help from last weekend’s snow.

    “We were able to put a quick knockdown on it once we found it,” said Stacee Martin, spokeswoman with Evergreen Fire. “ … Good news is it did not extend into the trees or the surrounding grass area.”

  • Evergreen Vision Clinic to honor Hock

    Evergreen Vision Clinic is hosting a ceremony to honor Dr. Daniel Hock, who was named Colorado's Optometrist of the Year, on Friday afternoon, starting at 5 p.m. The ceremony will be at Evergreen Vision Clinic, located at 30960 Stagecoach Blvd., Suite 200 in Evergreen. To attend, please RSVP to manager@evergreenvision.com.
     

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Out of the box

  • Jeffco Schools prepping to launch new enrollment system

    In mid-December, Jeffco Public Schools is set to launch EnrollJeffco, a new system meant to provide ease and equity in the enrollment process.

    The new program is two-fold and will include a school finder tool and a common application and enrollment system. The school finder will be available Dec. 17.

    EnrollJeffco, which will be used for parents to sign up for a neighborhood school, apply to a different school or indicate a decision to return to the same school, will be open from Jan. 22 to Feb. 8.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Out of the box

  • Vendors fill Lake House main room as part of the inaugural Evergreen Energy Expo

    You could tell by just looking in the parking lot at the Evergreen Lake House on Saturday that something was different.

    Parked there were trucks with signs for Tesla Electric, Blind Spot Windows, Champion Home Exteriors and BMW. New cars were displayed in front of the building and in a side lot.

    All indications pointed to energy efficiency — the point of the first Evergreen Energy Expo organized by Evergreen Realtor Scott Milne.

  • EHS students raise funds to help victims of Hurricane Michael

    By Daniel Williams

    For the Courier

    Like so many others, all she could do was watch the devastation from afar, wishing she could help.

    Rebecca Venema, a history teacher at Evergreen High School, could only pray that her friends and loved ones were safe, and their homes and belongings were spared as Hurricane Michael ravaged her home state of Florida.