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  • Planning Commission again vetoes short-term rentals

     The Jeffco Planning Commission voted 6-1 against recommending allowing short-term rentals in unincorporated Jefferson County with a permit process and review by the Board of Adjustment after a three and a half hour hearing on Oct. 26.

    The matter next goes before the Board of County Commissioners for a decision at a regular meeting at 8 a.m. Nov. 8.

  • CDOT replacing aging garage in Kittredge

    After 50 years of service, the state highway department has retired the old vehicle storage building in Kittredge and is planning a bigger and better replacement.

    CDOT expects the contractor to break ground on a new vehicle storage shed this month at the maintenance yard, on Highway 74 at Kerr Gulch Road. The existing structure was demolished in late September.

    "The walls were rusted through, and a four-by-four was holding up the building," said Scot Crabdree, transportation maintenance supervisor.

  • Alternative Gift Fair kicks off holiday season Nov. 12

    Evergreen’s Alternative Gift Fair gives shoppers a chance to support worldwide charities and take care of holiday giving obligations at the same time.

    The perenially popular annual event takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, and Sunday, Nov. 13, at Evergreen Lutheran Church, 5980 Highway 73. For details, visit www.gifttwice.org.

    Last year’s event attracted some 50 vendors and 1,500 people and raised more than $112,000. There is no entrance fee or table charges, and all of the money goes to the charities involved.

  • Accident near Genesee clogs westbound I-70

    An accident involving an SUV and a tractor-trailer has closed all but one westbound lane of Interstate 70 near Genesee on Monday afternoon.

    All lanes of westbound I-70 were closed for a time to allow a flight for life helicopter to land. The State Patrol reported that the accident occurred about 4:30 p.m., and an extrication procedure was under way to evacuate the driver from the SUV. The driver has been airlifted to St. Anthony's Central Hospital.

    For a time, westbound traffic was exiting at the Lookout Mountain exit to detour around the accident site.

  • Commissioners approve charges for public-records requests

    The public will be charged for access to public records under a resolution passed unanimously on Tuesday by the county commissioners.

    Under the measure, the county will implement fees of $25 per hour for open-records requests taking more than an hour to complete.

    The county public information office, whose employees are tasked with fulfilling such requests, now has the option of charging the public for its staff time.

  • Banner signs win permanent approval

    Jeffco businesses are now allowed to advertise on banners and sandwich boards, under a permanent zoning amendment approved on Tuesday by the county commissioners.

  • Here he comes … Mr. Evergreen crowned amid festive homecoming week

    It may have seemed chaotic, but the dress rehearsal for the second annual Mr. EHS competition was a precursor to the event on Friday night that had all the pageantry and antics that 14 senior boys could dream up.

     

    They participated in talent and swimsuit competitions, plus they answered questions — all to impress the judges, and to have a lot of fun and to raise money for the Evergreen High School Football Boosters and the poms.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    The Deputy Phil Show

  • Concrete pathway under construction at Lake Park

  • RTD cutbacks affect mountain routes

    Evergreen is likely to lose a couple of minimally used regional bus trips and one hour of Call-n-Ride service daily, as part of an effort to cut $10.7 million in expenses from RTD’s 2012 bus system budget.

    The RTD board is scheduled to vote on the suggested list of cutbacks, which affect the whole RTD system, on Tuesday, Oct. 25.

    Services on the chopping block:

    • The first ES bus going eastbound at 5:09 a.m. from the Park-n-Ride on Highway 74.