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  • ‘Wulf Winds’ sculpture designed as gateway to Wulf Park

    Fort Collins sculptor Tim Upham is creating a massive work with high sandstone columns and a bright stainless steel canopy for the entrance to Wulf Park.

    The free-form sculpture is being donated to the Evergreen Park and Recreation District by Art for the Mountain Community.

    “We’ve been working on it the better part of the year,” said Kathy Montgomery, AMC coordinator of the project.

  • Indian Hills Fire board eyes 2015 budget for district

    “We’ll look for community comment at the November (board) meeting,” fire board president Scott Kellar said Oct. 22 during discussion of the 2015 budget proposal for the Indian Hills Fire Protection District.

    The proposed budget for the coming year shows $297,000 in projected income and nearly $368,000 in expenses.

  • Few short-term vacation rentals in Evergreen have required permit

    A listing for an Evergreen home on the Vacation Rental by Owner website advises potential guests that is it being rented according to Jefferson County regulations.

    But of the 60-plus short-term rentals in Evergreen currently advertised on the VRBO and Airbnb websites, scarcely any are operating with the required Jeffco permit. In the entire county, only three homeowners have gone through the permitting process for short-term rentals, said Jeffco Planning Director John Wolforth.

  • Jeffco residents choosing among 3 candidates in race for assessor

    Editor’s note: With mail ballots in the hands of voters, the Courier is reviewing the candidates vying for votes. 

    As the 2014 campaign season draws to a close, Jeffco residents are choosing among three candidates in the race for county assessor.

  • 3 finalists selected for park district executive director

    Ellen O’Connor, co-interim director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, is among three finalists selected in the search for a replacement for former executive director Scott Robson, who resigned his position in early September.

  • Evergreen Fire District board to discuss potential $200,000 budget hole

    Ambulance workers have gone on fewer calls this year than during the same period last year, potentially creating a $200,000 budget hole for 2014, according to Evergreen Fire Chief Mike Weege.

    Specifically, ambulance service revenue was $676,144 through the end of August, according to a draft budget document released by Weege. If ambulance service revenue collection continues through the end of the year at the same rate, it would be about $1.014 million.

    Ambulance service revenue was $1.19 million in 2013.

  • No slash collection planned in Indian Hills this fall

    Plans did not work out for slash collection sites in Indian Hills this fall, said Bret Roller, coordinator of the Jeffco program.

    However, residents may take slash to sites in Evergreen during upcoming collection dates. The first opportunity is this weekend, Oct. 25 and 26, when slash will be accepted at Evergreen Fire Station 8, 33377 Forest Estates Road.

    On Nov. 1 and 2, slash collection will take place at Evergreen Memorial Park, 7400 Highway 73 in Marshdale.

  • Park district seeking comments on rec center study

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District is seeking additional comments from residents on a feasibility study for potential improvements to Buchanan Recreation Center.

    Representatives of the architectural firm Sink Combs Dethlefs are scheduled to make a presentation on proposed projects at the EPRD Board of Directors meeting Oct. 28. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at Wulf Recreation Center.

  • Jeffco commissioners deny rezoning for guest-house rental in Marshdale

    After hearing from numerous residents opposed to rezoning for a guest-house rental in Marshdale, the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners voted 2-1 against the proposal on Oct. 14.

    Denver Realtors Renda and Luke Beard had requested the rezoning of their property on Highway 73 from mountain-residential 1 to planned development in order to rent out the 10-bedroom home on a short-term basis.

  • Escaped jail inmate captured in Boulder

    The man who escaped from the Jeffco jail last week and is suspected in a string of subsequent car thefts was arrested Thursday morning.

    Travis Sandlin, 32, a registered sex offender, was arrested about 8:30 a.m in the 3900 block of Sunshine Canyon Drive in Boulder by the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office after a stolen car he was driving flipped while he was fleeing officers. Sandlin, who escaped from the Jeffco jail Oct. 5, apparently was staying in a vacant house that is up for sale.