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Rookie riders take on mechanical bull

By Vicky Gits

Six hometown “celebrities” faced the fear of public humiliation and physical impairment to try their luck at riding a mechanical bull on the opening night of the 2009 Evergreen Rodeo on June 19.


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Egg Hunt winner

By The Staff

Joan Ridgely of Golden was the winner of Evergreen Newspapers’ Easter Egg Hunt this year. Ridgely said she used the library to research clues and found that Eden Park was the former name for Dedisse Park, where she searched for and discovered the egg on Easter morning.


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Firefighter is cited in rollover of pumper truck on Floyd Hill

By Vicky Gits

The driver of the Evergreen Fire/Rescue pumper truck that rolled down an embankment at 872 Ponderosa Drive on June 9 is facing a citation for driving improperly on a mountain highway.

Such a citation carries a fine of $15 to $100.

Fire Chief Garry DeJong said he wasn’t aware of any “improper” driving maneuvers.

“I have every confidence he was taking the appropriate measures. He was trying to be nice and make room (for the other vehicle), and we had the result that we did,” DeJong said.


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Open house seeks peace on Apex Trail

By The Staff

The Colorado Mountain Bike Association is proposing that open space authorities create a new trail paralleling the existing Apex and Enchanted Forest trails so high-speed users can be separated from low-speed users.

With a dual trail in force, cyclists traveling at downhill speeds would be out of the way of slow-moving pedestrians, equestrians and uphill-traveling cyclists.


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Bike riders turn out in force

Open house seeks peace on Apex Trail

By The Staff

The Colorado Mountain Bike Association is proposing that open space authorities create a new trail paralleling the existing Apex and Enchanted Forest trails so high-speed users can be separated from low-speed users.

With a dual trail in force, cyclists traveling at downhill speeds would be out of the way of slow-moving pedestrians, equestrians and uphill-traveling cyclists.


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Yielding rules reviewed as complaints about safety reach a peak

Open Space re-examines rules of the trail

By Vicky Gits

Open Space authorities are taking another look at yielding rules among bikers, hikers and horseback riders after complaints about safety and conflicts on Jeffco trails reached a peak in 2008.

Yielding rules govern the behavior of trail users when they approach one another on a trail. Some bike riders have argued the rules are outdated and enforcement is too strict.

A memo published by the Jeffco Open Space Department says there was a large increase in citations written to mountain bikers in 2008 for “failing to yield properly.”


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More land sought for open space near Reynolds Park

By Vicky Gits

The Jeffco Open Space Advisory Committee gave the go-ahead to staff to pursue the possible purchase of 42 acres along Foxton Road on the south end of Reynolds Park adjacent to Denver Water Board land.

The property currently is family held in the Willard Kent Faller Trust.

Reynolds Park is 5.5 miles south of U.S. 285 on Foxton Road near Conifer. Hikers, campers and equestrian uses are allowed, but bikes are forbidden.


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Yielding rules reviewed as complaints about safety reach a peak

Open Space re-examines rules of the trail

By The Staff

Open Space authorities are taking another look at yielding rules among bikers, hikers and horseback riders after complaints about safety and conflicts on Jeffco trails reached a peak in 2008.

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A memo published by the Jeffco Open Space Department says there was a large increase in citations written to mountain bikers in 2008 for “failing to yield properly.”


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Jeffco school board president resigns, cites personal reasons

By AJ Vicens

Scott Benefield, president of the Jeffco school board, is resigning effective June 30.

"I'm resigning for personal reasons," Benefield said in a June 20 interview. "There's things going on in my family, and with the board work, it was the right thing to do. I enjoyed my time working on the school board and feel we've made a lot of progress and done a lot of good things."

Benefield was elected to the school board in 2005, representing the northern parts of the county, including portions of Arvada, Standley Lake and Westminster.


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Congrove legal fees still being paid by the county

By AJ Vicens

Jefferson County taxpayers continue to fund former county commissioner Jim Congrove's legal bills, even though he hasn't worked for the county in nearly six months.


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