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  • Sheriff's Calls

    The good news is, he managed to save his game

  • Banner signs clear Planning Commission hurdle

    The Jeffco Planning Commission voted 7-1 to endorse a proposed regulation allowing businesses to display up to one banner sign and one sandwich board per location. The decision came during a regular a meeting Oct. 12.

    The ban on banner signs, however, won't be officially over until the Board of County Commissioners votes on the issue.

    Shirley Johnson of Conifer, chair of the planning board, voted against the proposal. Voting in favor were Tim Rogers, Nancy Ferguson, Larry Anna, Richard Olson, Jack Bestall and James Price.

  • Weed-eating fish on way to Evergreen Lake

    A fish that loves to eat lake weeds and can grow to 50 pounds is being introduced to Evergreen Lake this fall in hopes that it will seriously reduce the massive vegetation problem.

    Last summer park and water district workers laboriously removed 25 truckloads, or about 25 tons, of elodea, a common lake weed that for some reason grew to massive proportions last summer.

  • A sweet way to help local charities

    Frozen yogurt will be available at the Café at The Place starting this weekend, and this sweet treat provides a bonus: About half of the purchase price will go to local charities.

    Called Yogurt for a Cause, the program will allow yogurt buyers to help decide who will get some much-needed help.

  • Citizens take commissioners to task over library control

    The atmosphere started out friendly but things got a little heated at a meeting last week as the questions and answers turned to the matter of the Jeffco Public Library and whether it's time to for the system to declare independence and form a library district.

    Meanwhile, one attendee took members of the Board of Commissioners to task for allowing the prospect of legal short-term vacation rentals to come up again, and another suggested reducing the open space sales tax by half.

  • Evergreen becomes part of Front Range in new Senate district map

    Evergreen voters can say hello to the Front Range and goodbye to ski-country neighbors if the proposed new boundaries of Senate District 16 take effect in 2012.

    The change means Evergreen moves into SD 22, a more compact area consisting of the mountain and unincorporated areas of Jefferson County. As part of the current SD 16, Evergreen was part of a district reaching to the far-flung areas of Clear Creek, Gilpin, Grand and Summit counties.

  • Planning board to consider short-term rentals Oct. 26

     The Jeffco Planning Commission will hold a public hearing and attempt to craft a final version of its latest recommendation on short-term rentals at 6:15 p.m., Oct. 26. The hearing was originally set for Oct. 5 and then continued.

    On Oct. 12 the board met in a two-hour study session to discuss the latest rough draft of a proposed revised regulation containing a long list of stipulations.

  • Teen pleads guilty to attempted first-degree murder in stabbing of mom

    A 16-year-old boy who was arrested on suspicion of stabbing his mother in July at their home on Red Fox Drive in Evergreen appeared in court Monday and pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder.
    He was sentenced to 3½ years in the Department of Youth Corrections as an "aggravated juvenile offender," according to Pam Russell, the district attorney’s spokeswoman.
    The teen will be assigned to a Jefferson County locked facility, which would mean either Mount View or Lookout Mountain detention center.  

  • Searchers rescue missing hiker at Lair o’ the Bear

    Searchers have found a 74-year-old man who spent the night in Lair o’ the Bear Park after a fall.


    Members of Alpine Search and Rescue of Evergreen located Kittredge resident Bob Johnson about 5:45 p.m. Friday three-quarters of a mile south of the parking lot. Rescuers were working to get Johnson back to the parking lot, where he was to be transported to a hospital.
    According to sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer, Johnson had been injured in a fall but was expected to be OK.
    More than 60 people searched Lair o' the Bear Park on Friday.

  • Crews repairing water-main break at Evergreen Parkway and Lewis Ridge

    A major water main break at Evergreen Parkway and Lewis Ridge Road is being repaired by the Evergreen Metro District.

    One lane of northbound traffic was closed on Evergreen Parkway. Some homes in Hiwan and along the parkway frontage road were affected, and might have dirty water. Residents should run cold water taps until the water is clear, the district said.