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  • Lakepoint Center rezoning request clears one hurdle


    The Lakepoint Center at Evergreen Lake has received the go-ahead from the county planning commission to put an awning over the patio of Willow Creek restaurant, among other things.

    The commission approved the owners' request at a regular meeting Jan. 5 in the consent agenda. The Jeffco commissioners will make the final decision at their Jan. 25 meeting.

  • Evergreen man arrested on Internet sex charges


    An Evergreen man has been arrested on suspicion of Internet luring of a minor.

    Ryan Michael Lafferty, 33, was arrested by Jefferson County district attorney investigators Jan. 10 and charged with Internet luring of a child and attempted sexual assault on a child. Lafferty posted $1,500 bond the next day. A preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 11.

    According to the arrest affidavit, Lafferty was arrested after allegedly communicating by Internet with Jefferson County investigators who were posing as a 14-year-old girl from Littleton.

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  • Animal dreams: Veterinarian realizes longtime goal by opening her own clinic

    Dr. Jennifer Tremblay grew up on an Illinois farm, knowing from age 7 that she wanted to become a veterinarian.

  • School board considers facilities plan

    It would take more than $500 million to upgrade schools, close some schools, build new ones and move students around to get the most effective use out of Jefferson County School District buildings, district staff told the school board last Thursday night.
    The proposed five-year program, called the Preliminary Facilities Master Plan, could not be implemented without additional funding from voters. The district is facing a $26 million budget deficit and has no money to upgrade buildings.

  • The puck stopped here

    Last weekend’s first Evergreen Pond Hockey Championship netted victors by the bushel, but very few of them walked away with the laurels they deserved.

  • Crash causes after-work power outage

    A vehicle went out of control and hit a utility pole at Buffalo Park Road and Olive Street about 5 p.m. Jan. 7, leading to a power outage.

    The pole landed in the street, forcing traffic to detour into the neighborhood, and it caused a power failure that affected 3,000 Xcel Energy customers in Evergreen and Conifer for about 90 minutes, according to Mark Stutz, spokesman for the power company.

    Some 800 customers were without power until 4 p.m. Saturday, when repairs were complete.

  • Gushing waters spoil holiday mood

    The Arctic cold front that blew into Evergreen and Conifer on New Year's Eve turned into a windfall for plumbing companies and a minor tragedy for numerous homeowners who experienced flooding caused by frozen and bursting pipes.

    One Conifer resident who was out and about at midnight Dec. 31 said her digital thermometer reported minus-12 degrees. It was so cold that the New Year's Eve party at Conifer Community Park ended about two hours before midnight.

  • Church buys land for building purposes

    Bergen Park Church has filed a request with the Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Department asking for a rezoning of the property it now owns at Highways 65 and 74, west of the church.

    The church has applied to rezone the property to include use as a church, something that was removed in a previous zoning action.

    Bergen Park Church has been trying to acquire the land for years and finally purchased it in November for about $500,000, said Pastor Jim Demolar. "This was the third time, and the timing was right," he said.

  • Teens going hungry to fight famine


    Teens going hungry to fight famine

    30-Hour Famine fund-raiser takes place Feb. 25.

    Teens from First Baptist Church of Evergreen will be raising money to fight hunger by going hungry themselves for 30 hours.

    The fast is a way to make participants aware of the deprivation that the world's poorest people face every day.