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  • May 25 hearing on short-term rental house canceled

    The homeowners have withdrawn their application to rezone a house on Mariposa Road to allow its use as a short-term vacation rental, after losing a bid to legalize another short-term rental on Independence Trail on May 17.

    The planning commission was scheduled to consider rezoning the Mariposa house at a regular meeting May 25. That case will now not be heard.

  • Seniors holding U-pick afghan raffle

    The seniors at Green Ridge Meadow Apartments decided to hold an unusual afghan raffle to raise money for a get-together or an outing.
    There are five afghans, all crocheted in different designs and colors by Green Ridge resident Lynn Tucker, a gifted craftsperson.
    One of the afghans is a needlework sampler of sorts, consisting of about 30 unique squares all crocheted in a different stitch pattern and then sewn together. Tucker made the afghans out of scraps of yarn for virtually no cost.

  • A jolt from a bolt from the blue

    Jason Hamburg knew something was amiss when the computer mouse he was using began to buzz and the walls of his office shook.

    Hamburg, a Jefferson County Open Space park ranger, was in his office near Elk Meadow in Evergreen on Monday afternoon when lightning from a fast-moving storm struck the metal building he was in and destroyed a nearby gasoline storage tank.

    “There was a flash-bang, and I backed away from the computer and the building shook,” he said. “The walls shook, and I was under the stairs.”

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Asked and answered

  • Cougar Awards recognize seven outstanding students at EHS

    By Anne Vickstrom

    For the Courier

    Seven students at Evergreen High School were recognized recently for “making a significant difference at EHS and in our community” with the Cougar Citizenship Award, which is presented in the fall and the spring.

    Sophomore Kate Bellino was one recipient.

  • Commissioners reject rezoning bid for vacation rental

     The county commissioners on Tuesday voted 2-1 to reject a rezoning application that would have allowed the owners to rent their home at 4477 Independence Trail in Evergreen on a weekly or overnight basis or for a period of less than 30 days.

    The homeowners, Keith and Rebecca Briggs of Evergreen, have also applied for a rezoning for another house they own on Mariposa Road. A hearing is scheduled at the planning commission meeting on May 25 at 1:45 p.m.

  • Evergreen student wins first in Open Space photo contest

    Four of 20 winners in the first-ever Open Space Foundation photo contest were members of the same digital photography class at Evergreen High School.

    Courtney Keener, 15, won a first-place prize and $500 in the Life in Our Parks photo contest for "Feather in the Wind" in the youth class (17 and under) in the category Spectacular Scenery.

    The other winning class members were Henry Wells (third), Mitch MacArthur (second) and Curtis Huggins (third). All were students in Andrew Speers' photography class at Evergreen High School.

  • Sheriff lifts fire ban in unincorporated Jeffco

    Fire restrictions for all unincorporated areas of Jefferson County were lifted as of 9 a.m. Friday, May 13, due to cooler temperatures and recent rainfall, according to a news release from the Jeffco Sheriff's Office.

    The fire restrictions in the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest were lifted on April 26. Previous restrictions in place since April 5 covered all national forest system lands in Boulder, Jefferson, Larimer and Park counties.

    A spring storm produced between 1 and 2 inches of rain in the Evergreen area last Tuesday night and Wednesday.

  • Practice makes for preparedness

    A training exercise on Saturday brought mountain-area firefighters together to practice wildland skills before the heat really gets turned up.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    The table has not been charged pending a full investigation