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  • Replacement chief not a high priority for fire department

     

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue is not in the market for a new fire chief, although the former chief, Garry DeJong, has been gone since September and a managers' committee recommended a new fire chief be hired.

    At a work session Nov. 8 the consensus of the board of directors was that the existing structure, with no fire chief, was working well, and they weren't interested in launching a search for a new chief until further notice. They did not say whether or not they would ever hire a new chief.

  • Biglen resigns from Elk Creek board

    Tim Biglen, the embattled president of the Elk Creek Fire Protection District board, has resigned rather than face a recall election.
    Biglen sent a one-sentence e-mail to the other four board members on Tuesday night, saying simply that he resigned from the board, according to Mike Rogers, the board’s vice president.
    Biglen had until Tuesday to resign. If he had not resigned, a date for a recall election would have been set. His resignation saves the fire district several thousand dollars in election costs.
    Biglen could not be reached for comment.

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  • Commissioners vote to allow short-term rentals

    The Jefferson County commissioners voted 2-1 Tuesday to allow short-term vacation rentals on 1-acre or larger properties. Each rental home will require approval of the Board of Adjustment and oversight of the Planning and Zoning Division.

    The lone no vote came from Commissioner Faye Griffin, who also voted against the proposal almost two years ago. Commissioners Don Rosier and John Odom voted in favor of allowing short-term rentals (fewer than 30 days’ stay) on the condition that most of the restrictions suggested by the planning commission stay in place.

  • Bergen Elementary celebrates 40-year anniversary

    It was all about memories and bringing the community together for those who attended the 40th anniversary celebration of Bergen Elementary School last weekend.

    Former teachers and principals remembered their time at the school, the students they taught, the time spent remodeling the school in the mid-‘80s, and the colleagues who are still lifelong friends.

    Former students remembered the teachers who taught them reading, writing and arithmetic, the friends they made, and the fun they had on the playground.

  • Term limits eliminated for Indian Hills fire board

    Term limits for members of the Indian Hills fire board were scrapped in a close election Nov. 1 with a 13-vote margin.

    It took until Friday before an unofficial winner could be announced. The official results will be declared Nov. 9; with only six ballots still in question, the outcome won’t change, according to Josh Liss, deputy of elections for Jefferson County.

    Of the approximately 1,110 eligible voters, 255 voted to eliminate term limits, and 242 wanted to keep the two-term cap.

  • Commissioners vote to allow short-term rentals

    The Jefferson County commissioners voted 2-1 Tuesday to allow short-term vacation rentals on 1-acre or larger properties. Each rental home will require approval of the Board of Adjustment and oversight of the Planning and Zoning Division.

    The lone no vote came from Commissioner Faye Griffin, who also voted against the proposal almost two years ago. Commissioners Don Rosier and John Odom voted in favor of allowing short-term rentals (fewer than 30 days’ stay) on the condition that most of the restrictions suggested by the planning commission stay in place.

  • Local museum wins award for Civil War display

    The Hiwan Homestead Museum has received a History Colorado Caroline Bancroft Award for its ongoing exhibit, "Fateful Lightning: Colorado and the Civil War, 1861-1865." The exhibit continues through Nov. 20.

    The exhibit consists of 12 glass cases of artifacts, guns, bullets, letters, daily necessities and Confederate money, assembled from Denver area private collections.

    The title, "Fateful Lightning," comes from "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," which was published in 1862 and popular during the Civil War.

  • Neighbors turn hostile cheek to church expansion plan

    Church leaders tried their best to pacify the packed assembly room, but a crowd of about 200 community members angrily voiced their opposition to the Activation Ministry Center's expansion plans at a meeting Nov. 2. at the church on Lookout Mountain Road.

  • Man accused of careless hunting in subdivision

    The Division of Wildlife has cited an Evergreen Highlands man with a misdemeanor for allegedly hunting and shooting a trophy bull elk in a careless manner against state law, according to court documents.

    On Sept. 10, the day the elk was killed, Henry P. Austin, 57, of 6726 Jungfrau Drive, had the correct hunting license for muzzleloader season; the season was open as of the same day, and he was on private property.

    Reached by phone, Austin said he had no comment on the pending citation. He is set to appear in court on Nov. 14.