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  • Owners of Evergreen Academy seek rezoning for lodge

    The owners of Evergreen Academy are seeking rezoning of the property on Alabraska Lane to create hotel-style rooms for overnight guests on the upper level of the building, which they are calling “the lodge.”

    The property is currently zoned as Planned Development, but overnight accommodations are not a permitted use.

    Roger and Eileen Himes of Castle Rock and Louise and Steve Stucky of Evergreen have submitted a preliminary application to Jeffco Planning and Zoning, which Jeffco planner Heather Gutherless is managing.

  • Bootstraps scholarship and loan application available online Dec. 1

    An application for scholarships and interest-free loans will be available on the website of Evergreen-based Bootstraps, www.bootstrapsinc.org, beginning Dec. 1. High school students planning to pursue higher education in the fall of 2016 must meet the following eligibility criteria to apply:

    • Graduating from Evergreen, Conifer, Gilpin County, Platte Canyon, or Clear Creek High School in May 2016.

  • Mountain lions kill peacocks at Squaw Pass residence

    Mountain lions attacked and killed three prized peacocks at the Holmes residence on Squaw Pass in recent weeks.

    Alerted by a neighbor who heard a commotion outdoors, Hunter Holmes encountered mountain lions on his property for the second time a couple of weeks ago. He was able to chase away a cougar that was standing on top of the pen containing the peacocks.

  • Park board considers phone survey to gauge support for rec center expansion

    If the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board decides to move forward with a phone survey, a sampling of district residents will be asked their opinion about plans to expand Buchanan Rec Center.

    EPRD staff is recommending nearly $9 million in improvements to the rec center — an amount that would require a property-tax increase, which district residents would need to approve in an election. The improvements would provide additional recreational opportunities and space for people who use district facilities.

  • 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.

  • 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.