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  • Coors luxury home to be sold by auction

    A spectacular trophy home owned by a member of the Coors family will be sold to the highest bidder in an auction at the house on Lookout Mountain on Saturday April 25.

    The 8,900-square-foot contemporary, at 21554 Mountsfield Drive, has five bedrooms, six bathrooms, four fireplaces, a patio and an infinity pool on 1 acre.

    “It has the king-of-the-hill feel,” said real estate agent Bill Stubblefield of Evergreen, with Ali Van Westenberg of Coldwell Banker Devonshire of Cherry Creek.

  • Commission approves 19-home Homestead addition

    Consideration of a 19-home addition to the Homestead subdivision by the Jefferson County commissioners has been postponed until April 14.

    The hearing was originally scheduled for March 31, but the developer has requested more time to work out an agreement to pave more road than zoning regulations require.

    The proposal, submitted by Norm Lewis of Buffalo Park Development Co., seeks to subdivide 48 acres off U.S. 285 and South Homesteader Drive into lots for single-family houses.

  • Water district applies for federal funds

    The Evergreen Metro District stands to gain a possible bonus from the federal government’s economic stimulus program.

    The Colorado Water Resources and

    Power Development Authority has notified the district that it qualifies for a possible zero percent interest rate on $2 million the district is borrowing to build a new roof on the water treatment plant in Evergreen.

    The project is competing with dozens of other project for $40 million in state money, so it is not a done deal. But officials are hopeful because work on the roof is ready to go forward.

  • Park district backs out of deal to buy Buchanan land

    The district has been acquiring land for Buchanan Park for about 10 years as part of a long-range master plan that includes a combination arts/community center and outdoor amphitheater.

    The privately owned acreage is in the center of Buchanan Park near Windom Drive on Evergreen Parkway.

    Landowner Tammy Bullock of Evergreen told the Canyon Courier the district agreed to buy the land for $750,000 and $250,000 in a grant from Great Outdoors Colorado.

  • Wulf will sacrifice one racquetball court to expand weight room

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District board voted 4-1 to expand the weight room at the Wulf Recreation Center by sacrificing one of two racquetball courts.

    “I wish that remodeling the existing space would be sufficient,” said Peter Eggers, a former avid racquetball player who now almost exclusively plays golf for recreation.

    “During the 2005 bond campaign, we really did make a promise to the voters to expand the weight room,” said Allan Casey, board president. “I feel we really do need to honor it.”

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    COLUMBINE GARDEN CLUB: The regular meeting of the club will be at noon Thursday, April 9, at the Elks Lodge. Special guest speaker will be Panayoti Kelaidis, curator of plant collections at the Denver Botanic Gardens and designer of a collection of alpine plants. For more information and seating, call 303-567-2046 or 303-567-2909.

  • Another hat in 6th CD ring: Highlands Ranch lawyer hopes to capture Dem nomination

    Barely three months into his first term as congressman in Colorado’s 6th Congressional District, Republican Mike Coffman already has two challengers gunning for his job in 2010.

    The latest contender is Democrat David Canter, a Highlands Ranch resident who says his 20 years as a lawyer have given him the skills necessary to not only win the Democratic nomination but to beat Coffman.

  • Evergreen businessman running for governor

    An Evergreen businessman who has always maintained a Lincoln-esque dream of running for office has his sights on the top elected office in the state.

    Dan Maes, 48, a virtual political unknown, believes his dearth of visibility, lack of name recognition and in-the-trenches experience will work in his favor.

  • Wulf will shed court to expand weight room

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District board voted 4-1 Tuesday night to expand the weight room at the Wulf Recreation Center by sacrificing one of two racquetball courts.

    Board member Peter Eggers delivered the only no vote, saying he was worried that an expanded weight room with just one court would fall short of people’s expectations and revenue projections.

    Board members Janet Heck Doyle, Allan Casey, Roger Hoaglund and Kit Darrow voted in favor of the expansion, which will cost about $65,000. About six people spoke in favor of saving the courts.

  • Open Space could save $5 million by refinancing loans

    The Jefferson County Open Space Division might be able to buy more land after it refinances more than $70 million in loans to take advantage of low interest rates.

    “Unfortunately, the economy is bad, but it also creates the opportunity for us to do better with our bonds,” said Open Space Director Ralph Schell.

    Schell said the open space program took out about $160 million in loans in 1999 to buy land. The county currently pays an average interest rate of 4.94 percent on the remaining debt, but prevailing rates are nearly 2 points lower.