Local News

  • Mountain Foothills Rotary delivers check for special-needs kids

    Rose Lyon, treasurer of Mountain Foothills Rotary Club, presented a $1,200 donation in the form of a check to Maren Schreiber on June 1 at the Lake House in Evergreen. Schreiber is the program director for special needs with the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

    The Rotary Club raised a total of $4,400 in ticket sales, the most ever raised in the history of the Ice Melt Barrel contest. Of that amount, another $1,000 is dedicated to scholarships for special-needs kids. The contest ended April 12, 2010, at 2:43 p.m., when the barrel began to float.

  • DA warns of rise in automated phone ‘phishing’ schemes

    District Attorney Scott Storey is warning citizens of a telephone scam that has resurfaced in Jefferson County. In the last few days, several people have called the DA’s office to report that they have received disturbing automated phone calls alleging to be from their bank or credit union.

  • County considers regulations on pot dispensaries

    Jefferson County is considering regulations governing medical-marijuana dispensaries, including a possible ban in unincorporated areas of the county.

    The county commissioners, the county attorney, the sheriff and planning and zoning staff held a closed-door meeting to discuss House Bill 1284, the wide-ranging dispensary legislation awaiting Gov. Bill Ritter’s signature.

  • Gerou named to Joint Budget Committee

    State Rep. Cheri Gerou of Evergreen has been named to the legislature’s powerful Joint Budget Committee.

    As a member of the JBC, Gerou will play a key role in shaping Colorado’s budget and setting future priorities for state spending.

  • Limited changes OK'd on Upper Bear Creek property

    Part of the T Bar S Ranch property on Upper Bear Creek Road in Evergreen could be rezoned from commercial to planned development to allow the owners to make major repairs, maintain five buildings for residential use, legalize the existing residential uses and install a temporary, 6-foot-tall privacy fence about 60 feet long.

    The properties involved are about 2½ miles west of Evergreen on Upper Bear Creek Road. Most are being occupied as long-term rentals.

  • Indian Hills group appeals to park district for financial help

    The Indian Hills Improvement Association is asking the Evergreen Park and Recreation District to contribute more to the Indian Hills community.

    For example, it is seeking $19,000 for repaving the faded parking lot next to the Indian Hills community center, which was built in 1923. The center is being rented less because of the condition of the parking lot, among other things.

  • Patriots, young and old

    The unmistakable sound of young voices singing patriotic songs wafted from the cafeteria at Elk Run Assisted Living on May 27 as part of a Memorial Day program that had the senior residents’ toes tapping and voices singing along.

    Forty-three second-graders from Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen showed their patriotism in the 40-minute program, in which they told a brief history of the United States starting with the colonization of America to Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

  • RMAE can keep temporary buildings past 2012

    Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen, a public charter school, will be allowed to keep intact three temporary buildings and consider them permanent, on the condition the buildings be redesigned to comply with local architectural standards in 15 years.

    RMAE officials and the county planning commission reached the agreement at a hearing May 26 at the Jefferson County administration building. The school has nearly 400 students in preschool through eighth grade.

  • Habitat plans Hard Hats & High Heels fund-raiser

    You don’t need a hard hat to build this home — but you might want to wear high heels. Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity will hold its Hard Hats & High Heels fund-raiser on Saturday, June 12 in Evergreen.

    The event is extra important to Habitat in a year when fund-raising has been a challenge. Blue Spruce is building one home this year instead of two, but funds are still needed for the home of Tammy Marshall and her two children, Cody and Bobbie.

  • Birthday boy nets quite a haul

    A spotlessly clean trash truck and a driver supplied by EDS Waste Solutions were the main attractions at a birthday party for budding environmentalist Connor Howe of Evergreen.

    To celebrate Connor’s 3rd birthday, his parents supplied a bevy of his friends, cupcakes decorated with gummy worms, pizza and soft drinks on the patio at their Hiwan home on Saturday. EDS showed up at 4 p.m. with a stately 15-ton trash truck, backed it up the steep driveway and parked it.