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  • Actress Laura Dern visits Obama campaign office in Bergen Park

    Hollywood actress Laura Dern walked through the doors of the Obama campaign office in Bergen Park on Thursday afternoon with a smile on her face and words of support for the president.

    “To me, the passion is greater than four years ago,” Dern said. “Four years ago, we said we have to have change, and that’s going to take eight years to get things changed.”

    Dern commended the president for his focus on affordable health care, education and renewable energy, and for ending the war in Iraq.

  • Bailey man dies in motorcycle crash

    A Bailey man died Tuesday afternoon after his motorcycle went out of control in Turkey Creek Canyon.
    Larry Hackett, 62, was driving north on U.S. 285 about 3:30 p.m. when his motorcycle crashed at mile marker 247, about halfway between Parmalee Gulch and Colorado 8, said Morrison police Lt. Anthony Joiner.
    “The driver lost control of his motorcycle, fishtailed for a little bit, hit the guardrail (and) was ejected from the motorcycle,” Joiner said.
    Hackett’s motorcycle was the only vehicle involved.

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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.

  • 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.