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  • Large event center along U.S. 285 proposed in rezoning application

    A Morrison couple who purchased property off U.S. 285 about five miles north of Conifer in March are seeking a zoning change that would allow them to build a large event center as part of a business idea they’re pursuing.

    Stephen and Janelle Statham, who will reside on the 52-acre property in the existing home at 8884 U.S. 285, say they want to build a barn-style building for use as a meeting space for private gatherings, including weddings and other celebrations that could accommodate up to 250 guests.

  • Head of Jeffco Economic Development Corp. steps down after seven months

    Seven months after he was appointed to the role of president and CEO of the Jeffco Economic Development Corp., Sam Bailey has resigned to join the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. as vice president of economic development.

    Formally announced July 26, Bailey’s decision to exit the organization after less than a year came as a shock and surprise to the EDC’s board of directors and staff.

  • Leonard seeking re-election in HD25

    State Rep. Tim Leonard, R-Evergreen, has confirmed he will run for re-election in 2018, saying that his primary focus will again be limited government and issues associated with the First, Second and 10th Amendments.

  • SRC hires new head, looks toward the future

    The Seniors’ Resource Center has a new leader, and she and longtime SRC head John Zabawa are working together to ensure a smooth transition.
    Monica Roers, originally from Minnesota, was hired as executive director at the end of June, and she is replacing Zabawa, who had that position for 35 years.
    “Monica has vision and has passion,” said SRC board chair Deborah Brackney in a press release. “She has a clear view of how to lead our organization forward.”

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • Evergreen contractor pleads guilty to theft

    Jonathan Paul McMillan, the Evergreen contractor indicted in March for theft from homeowners through his roofing business, pleaded guilty July 31 to two felony counts of theft from an at-risk adult and two felony counts of theft.
    McMillan, 41, the owner of Lifetime Roofing and Restoration, faces up to 36 years in prison and will be sentenced Oct. 6.

  • Two killed in multi-vehicle accident on eastbound I-70

    Two people have died and six were injured Sunday morning after a Chevrolet pickup truck crossed the median on Interstate 70, crashing into several vehicles traveling eastbound.
    Around 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jeffery Stumpf, 54, of Evergreen was driving on I-70 near the Morrison exit when he veered off the left side of the westbound lanes, across the grassy median and into the eastbound lanes of traffic. According to Colorado State Patrol, his pickup truck struck the front of a Toyota 4Runner, rotating both cars counter-clockwise.

  • Indian Hills Water District board elects new officers

    About 35 residents attended an Indian Hills Water District special meeting Friday night to learn why the board fired the water district’s superintendent, but the contentious meeting led to a shift in board officers and the board firing the district’s attorney.

    The board has not hired a new superintendent, and tensions among board members were apparent at the meeting.

  • Rain doesn’t dampen this year’s Elevation Celebration

    Matthew Ruhter raised his arms in celebration as he swallowed the last sip of a cherry slushie.

    As a chilly rain fell, he stuck out his red-stained tongue to prove that the beverage was indeed gone.

    Ruhter, 21, of Bailey was one of four people brave enough to compete in the brain-freeze challenge at the fifth annual Elevation Celebration in Conifer. Chugging an icy drink would have been tough on a warm, sunny day, but last Saturday’s persistent rain added to the challenge.

  • Biz briefs

    MVCC changes its name
    Mount Vernon Country Club has a new name: It is now Mount Vernon Canyon Club.

    The new moniker is meant to get away from the stereotype of the traditional country club, according to Paul Anderson, the club’s general manager, and it also pays tribute to its Genesee location and the beautiful views of the canyon.