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  • Authorities corral aggressive cow on I-70

    An aggressive cow standing on Interstate 70 Friday afternoon forced a 10-minute closure of the eastbound lanes near the Lookout Mountain exit while Jeffco deputies and animal control officers rounded up the boisterous bovine.

    The "big black cow (was) standing on the highway, (and) was somewhat aggressive with vehicles," said sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley.

  • Prisoner in Jeffco jail commits suicide

    An inmate at the Jeffco jail committed suicide Thursday night in his cell.

    Harley Jefferson Smith, 32, was found hanging by a bed sheet at 6 p.m. by deputies during their rounds, according to the Sheriff's Office.

    Deputies administered CPR, but Smith was declared dead at 6:40 p.m. at the jail. Smith had been booked into the jail on traffic charges on Thursday about noon.

  • Fire district’s solar project on hold

    Plans by the Evergreen Fire Protection District to install solar panels at Station 2 on Bergen Parkway are on hold as the district board wrestles with the 2016 budget.

    The $600,000 project to replace the roof and add solar panels will have to wait until the district is in a more stable financial position, Fire Chief Mike Weege said at a board meeting Nov. 10.

    Past drops in home valuations decreased the district’s property-tax revenue in recent years and led to budget cuts, and district finances are still recovering, board President George Kling said.

  • Commissioners reject Evergreen resident’s plan for wind turbine

    Jeffco’s county commissioners unanimously rejected an Evergreen resident’s plan to install a wind turbine at his home by denying rezoning for the project on Nov. 10.

    Jeffco planner Russell Clark had recommended approval of the rezoning to permit the 90-foot wind turbine that Evergreen Meadows resident Hans Sinkovec hoped to place on his property. The turbine would have been painted green to blend in with trees and would have produced sounds comparable to background noise in a library, Russell said.

  • Commissioners reject Evergreen resident’s plan for wind turbine

    Jeffco’s county commissioners unanimously rejected an Evergreen resident’s plan to install a wind turbine at his home by denying rezoning for the project on Nov. 10.

    Jeffco planner Russell Clark had recommended approval of the rezoning to permit the 90-foot wind turbine that Evergreen Meadows resident Hans Sinkovec hoped to place on his property. The turbine would have been painted green to blend in with trees and would have produced sounds comparable to background noise in a library, Russell said.

  • Time to trot again

    In Evergreen, Thanksgiving is not only a time to be grateful and eat a sumptuous meal, but also a day to join in an event that welcomes kids and dogs: the annual Turkey Trot sponsored by Evergreen Christian Outreach.

  • Time to trot again

    In Evergreen, Thanksgiving is not only a time to be grateful and eat a sumptuous meal, but also a day to join in an event that welcomes kids and dogs: the annual Turkey Trot sponsored by Evergreen Christian Outreach.

  • Downtown Business Association gains members in wake of fee cut

    Since the Evergreen Downtown Business Association cut its membership fee in half, 13 businesses have joined the organization in the past month, said EDBA director Linda Castle.

    Offering an affordable annual membership fee of $175 is a way of encouraging businesses to take an active role in the downtown business community while helping to fund administrative and operational expenses of the EDBA.

  • Hearing date set for campaign finance complaint

    The state has set a hearing date for a complaint filed by a Colorado Springs-based watchdog organization accusing groups involved in instigating the recall of three Jeffco school members of violating state campaign finance laws.

  • Repaving of Highway 74 will wait till spring

    Evergreen will have to wait until spring before Highway 74 is repaved.

    The Colorado Department of Transportation hit a snag in gaining access to land to create a shoulder and bike lane on the north end of Highway 74 near King Soopers. Even though that section of road is not set for repaving, CDOT didn’t want to put the project out for bid until it had the bike-path approval in anticipation of the entire road being resurfaced, according to CDOT spokeswoman Emily Wilfong.