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  • Planning Commission approves rezoning for antique sales business

    Soda Creek resident Larry Gomba has received a favorable recommendation from the Jeffco Planning Commission to rezone his property to permit an antique sales business.

    During the Oct. 24 rezoning hearing, Gomba said he has not been able to legally sell antiques in his Amish-style barn because he lacked the necessary zoning.

    Gomba’s 12 acres of land have Agricultural-2 zoning, which permitted his former landscaping business, but not antique sales. Gomba had been selling refurbished antiques until he received a complaint from the county.

  • Walking on the haunted side at Hiwan Homestead

     A tiny pirate and mermaid were among many costumed youngsters who came with their parents to the annual Halloween event at the Hiwan Homestead Museum last Friday.

     

    As they walked through the doors of the vintage home, a laughing, careening picture greeted visitors coming to see spooky decorations and enjoy treats and craft-making.

  • Residents make case against fire training facility to Jeffco planners

    Bergen Park residents Greg Meyerhoff and Lynn Rehkopf told the Jeffco Planning Commission that they do not want a fire training facility built near their homes during the public comment portion of the commission’s Oct. 24 meeting.

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District has filed a site plan for the proposed facility; a hearing is scheduled Nov. 7 before the Planning Commission.

  • Park district board approves community garden project

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District board approved an agreement for a community garden project that Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability is planning at Buchanan Park at the Oct. 23 meeting.

    Designed in two phases, the project includes developing garden plots, placement of a fence to deter wildlife, and renovation of an existing structure for an educational center.

  • Boggs in line for second school board censure

    Jeffco school board member Laura Boggs has once again angered other board members with her comments, this time agreeing with a radio host that the district superintendent “should be shot” for having a full-time employee to update social media.

    Boggs likely will receive her second censure at the Nov. 1 board meeting. The board censured her in 2010 for a variety of behavior, including linking the words “school” and “stupid” on a classroom white board and telling Superintendent Cindy Stevenson she would “tear this county apart.”

  • Key election information

    There are multiple ways to vote in the Nov. 6 general election. In addition to Election Day precinct polling places, there will be mail-in voting and early voting.

    Early voting is available from Oct. 22 to Nov. 2 at the Department of Motor Vehicle locations and Jeffco public libraries listed below.

    To register to vote, visit one of the DMV voter service centers listed below. Or, to register online, visit www.GoVoteColorado.

  • Pumpkin patch tradition carves lasting memories

    Jack-o’-lantern aficionados from the tall to the small gathered at JP Total’s pumpkin patch on Sunday to pick the perfect pumpkin, an activity that has become an Evergreen tradition for some families.

    Children walked up and down the rows of pumpkins, their thoughts churning as they decided the perfect use. Some children planned to create jack-o’-lanterns, while others wanted to use the pumpkins intact as decorations.

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  • Clear Creek commission candidates debate economy, opportunity

    Editor’s note: Clear Creek County's Distrtict 2 encompasses a portion of west Evergreen. This story focuses on the county commission race between Republican Tom Hayden and Democrat George Clark.

    Both Clear Creek County commissioner candidates in District 2 agree that a major piece of the county’s economic puzzle is getting young families into the county, but they differ on how that can be accomplished. 

  • Romney, Ryan rock supporters at Red Rocks

    Red Rocks Amphitheatre felt more like it was hosting a concert than a political event when presidential candidate Mitt Romney addressed supporters there Tuesday evening.

    The thousands packed into the Colorado landmark had enthusiasm to spare, as the appearance by the GOP candidate and running mate Paul Ryan was reminiscent of highly produced entertainment.