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  • 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.

  • Lake concert series too commercial?

     

     

    The successful free summer concert series at Evergreen Lake is under scrutiny for being too commercial, at least in the opinion of park district board member Mark Footer.

    The concert series started in 1998 and has grown from attracting several hundred people a night to an enthusiastic audience of 800 to 1,000 every other Wednesday during the summer.

  • Albertsons eyes rezoning for vacant supermarket

    In another attempt to lease the empty Albertsons building, the owner is applying to Jefferson County for permission to allow a tenant bigger than 20,000 square feet and to eliminate the restriction on lumber yards and exterior sales and storage.

    A community meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at the store, 30931 Stagecoach Boulevard, in the shopping center off Evergreen Parkway. Chairs will be provided.

  • Elk Creek recall supporters say two-thirds of signatures collected

    More than two-thirds of the signatures needed to force a recall election of Elk Creek Fire Protection District board president Tim Biglen have been collected in the two weeks since the petition drive started.
    More than 200 signatures were collected in nine days, mostly by two dozen workers going door to door in the district. The group needs at least 300 signatures and has 60 days to collect them.

  • School board candidate forums

    • Sept. 29, 7 p.m., Wheat Ridge: City Council Chambers, Wheat Ridge United Neighborhoods

    • Oct. 2, 12:30 p.m., Golden: Jefferson Unitarian Church (JUC), 14350 W. 32nd Ave., JUC Social Responsibility Council

    • Oct. 3, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Lakewood: Shepherd of the Hills Church, 11500 W.20th Ave., Jeffco League of Women Voters

    • Oct. 5, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Littleton: Columbine Library, 7706 W. Bowles Ave., League of Women Voters

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • Board hopeful Powers concerned with school closings, need for options

    Lakewood architect Jim Powers opted to run against District 4 school board candidate Lesley Dahlkemper at virtually the last possible minute, filing an affidavit with the state on Aug. 29, the day such documents were due.

  • School board candidate Branaugh cites transparency, spending policies

    Jeffco Board of Education candidate Preston Branaugh slipped into the previously uncontested race in District 3 just hours before filing deadlines, registering with the secretary of state on the last possible day.

  • Event helps kids learn to stay safe

    Saturday’s weather was the perfect accompaniment to a family day at the 11th annual Community Safety & Family Fun Day.

    Under Colorado blue skies, young children and their parents browsed through booths at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building in Bergen Park that taught the tots about safety. They played games, made simple first-aid kits and participated in the annual Bicycle Rodeo. They could practice dialing 911 on fake phones.