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  • School board censures Boggs for on-air comment

    The Jeffco school board voted unanimously to censure board member Laura Boggs after she agreed with a radio host that district Superintendent Cindy Stevenson “should be shot” for having a full-time employee for social media.

    The vote to deliver the second censure in Boggs’ three years on the board was preceded by more than an hour of public comment at the Nov. 1 meeting, with residents and district employees speaking both for and against the censure. 

  • Local filmmakers create Veterans Day documentary

    The film “Veterans Day 11.11.11” tells the story of men and women who served in the military from the Civil War era to present-day Afghanistan. 

    This documentary focusing on contributions and sacrifices veterans have made has a special significance for Evergreen residents involved in its production.

    More than 30 filmmakers, including Suzanne Popovich Chandler and Pat Woodard of Evergreen, created the film, which features 15 veterans and family members talking about their experiences.

  • Gnomie, come home: Beloved wooden gnome goes AWOL from Marshdale yard

    Gnomie, Gnomie, Wherefore art thou, Gnomie?

    With some apologies to William Shakespeare, the classic line from “Romeo and Juliet” speaks directly to the situation.

    Gnomie, the iconic wooden male gnome that has been sitting in front of a home just north of Marshdale on Highway 73, has gone missing.

    Someone took the 4-foot-tall, 300-pound gnome from the front yard of Andre Yerkes’ home two weeks ago. The thieves did not take Gnomie’s female companion.

  • Downtown Evergreen's 1% solution

     After exploring options to raise funds for improvements and amenities in the downtown area, Dean Dalvit and other members of the Downtown Evergreen Economic District have devised a plan to collect voluntary contributions.

    DEED is asking for a 1 percent donation on sales of products and services at businesses through the organization’s Evergreen Legacy Fund. Customers contribute to the fund on a voluntary basis.

  • Plan Jeffco celebrates 40th anniversary with dinner speaker

    Plan Jeffco, a grassroots organization responsible for pioneering the preservation of 53,000 acres and many of Jefferson County’s scenic landmarks, is holding an anniversary fund-raiser to celebrate 40 productive years.

    The wine reception and dinner will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the restaurant 240 Union in Lakewood, with keynote speaker Ed Bangs, coordinator of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's gray wolf recovery program for more than 23 years.

  • 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.