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  • Demolition begins on Lake Park rehab project

    After a couple of years in the concept stage, demolition work has begun on the Evergreen Lake Park renovation project.

    Groundbreaking was expected to start the by the end of the week of Oct. 10, and a completion date is anticipated before Christmas.

    The entire project is now expected to cost about $230,000, not including the resurfacing of the asphalt parking lot, which has been broken out as a separate project that will possibly include the city of Denver as a partner.

  • Gerou to represent three new counties in revamped HD 25

    Being the elected state representative from House District 25 has meant understanding the people of Jefferson County since the '70s. Now it means courting the people of Park, Gilpin and Clear Creek counties as well — a total population of about 78,000 constituents.

    On Sept. 19 the Colorado Reapportionment Commission approved a legislative-district map that puts four counties in HD 25 instead of one. If the map is allowed to stand by the state Supreme Court, Evergreen will be part of a multi-county district for the first time in years.

  • Neighbors weigh in on rezoning bid for Albertsons building

     

    Neighbors at a community meeting Oct. 6 questioned the prospect of allowing outdoor storage at the empty Albertsons supermarket building but were sympathetic to the need to lift the 20,000-square-foot size restriction on future tenants.

    There are no users under contract, and the building has been vacant for three years since the supermarket closed.

    About 25 people attended the gathering Oct. 6 in the lobby of the empty Stagecoach Boulevard store. There were about 10 too many people for the number of folding chairs set up in the drafty space.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • Ethics panel’s staff releases report on McCasky probe

    By Emile Hallez

    Staff Writer

    The Colorado Independent Ethics Commission on Monday released its staff report in the investigation of former Jeffco commissioner Kevin McCasky’s hiring by the Jefferson Economic Council.

    The four-page report, which provides a timeline of events and notes about interviews with subpoenaed witnesses, can be viewed via a posting by Colorado Ethics Watch at http://crew.3cdn.net/963a1cfe38a66a78fd_7rm6iixx0.pdf.

  • School board candidates not specific about cuts

    By Emile Hallez

    Staff Writer

    About 150 people packed a Jeffco school board candidate debate Sept. 26 at Colorado Christian University in which the four candidates attempted to differentiate themselves but largely avoided suggesting specific changes in the school system.

    Jeffco District 3 candidates Jill Fellman and Preston Branaugh squared off, followed by District 4 candidates Jim Powers and Lesley Dahlkemper.

    Among topics in the District 3 discussion were union relations, education experience, fiscal responsibility and school vouchers.

  • Bright Lights, Rotary Nights fund-raiser set Oct. 22

    The Evergreen Rotary Club’s annual fund-raiser Bright Lights, Rotary Nights will be held Oct. 22 at Evergreen Country Day School.

    The casino-themed event, which will be from 6 to 10 p.m., will feature expanded gaming tables, beer and wine, and silent and live auctions. There also will be a raffle for big-ticket items, including a four-night Bahamas cruise; a $1,000 gift certificate at Daniels Diamonds; and a $5,000 cash prize. A live DJ and door prizes will round out the evening.

  • Homecoming parade coming back to downtown

    The Evergreen High School football boosters have planned activities for the entire family on Saturday, Oct. 22, to kick off homecoming week in an attempt to turn the event into a fall festival.

    They hope to foster community spirit by returning the homecoming parade to downtown Evergreen, getting local businesses and groups involved in the parade and other activities, and adding a Homecoming Hound segment to the parade.

  • Park district endorses lake trail connection

    The Evergreen Lake Trail connection at the dam moved one step closer to reality Sept. 27 after the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board voted unanimously to adopt it as a district project.

    "It is not on district land. It is not in our budget. But it would be up to us to submit the grant without putting in any money," said Scott Robson, EPRD executive director, at a regular meeting of the board of directors.

  • Hearing on short-term vacation rentals postponed to Oct. 26

    The Jeffco Planning Commission has postponed a hearing on short-term vacation rentals to Oct. 26 instead of Oct. 5, to give it more time to work out the details of a potential zoning regulation that would allow the short-term rentals.

    Preliminary draft regulations would give the Board of Adjustment responsibility for granting a "Special Exception" for short-term rentals after passing a review and lengthy application process.