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Today's News

  • Question on recreational pot sales won't be on ballot

    Jeffco's county commissioners won't ask residents to vote this fall on whether recreational marijuana stores should be allowed in the county's unincorporated areas. 

    The commissioners decided July 22 against putting a measure on the November ballot, a decision that will let the county’s marijuana task force complete its work and present findings to the board. 

  • Independent commission candidate seeks changes

    Independent county commission candidate Greg Standley wants to see some changes — more-accessible commissioners, more-understandable planning rules, and more options for discarding slash.

    The Morrison resident said he was motivated to run for commissioner after negative experiences with Jeffco Planning and Zoning while trying to make improvements to his property.

    “Zoning resolutions need to be rewritten so they can be understood,” he said. 

  • Sports briefs

    MOUNTAIN BIKING
    Evergreen Composite biking team to host open house
    The Evergreen Composite Mountain Biking Team will host a parent-student Open House on Aug. 7 at 6 p.m. at Buchanan Rec Center. The team will be registering riders for the 2014 fall season.
    The team consists of riders from Evergreen and Conifer high schools.

  • Costa Rican native Zumbado tops the field in grueling race

    Traveling 15 1/4 miles is A little more than a drop in the bucket when you are almost 2,500 miles from home like Costa Rican native Gabriel Zumbado was. 

    The 22-year-old Olympic hopeful and member of the Newton Running team took first place at the Evergreen Sprint Triathlon on July 27. Finishing with a time of 1 hour, 2 minutes and 52 seconds, he was almost 2 minutes faster than second-place finisher Brian Fots. Zumbado said he wasn’t racing to beat anyone, he simply wanted to go as fast as his legs would take him. 

  • Jeffco deputy, first on the scene, tackled carjacking suspect

    When Jeffco sheriff’s Deputy Fred Haggett came face to face with an armed criminal, only one thing went through the deputy’s mind.

    “He was trying to get into and hijack another vehicle; I couldn’t let that happen,” Haggett said.

    Haggett tackled Christopher David Sullivan on Interstate 70 near Lookout Mountain on July 23 after a burglary and carjacking spree.

  • Jones wants to develop chances for EHS players

    The erosion of the identity of summer baseball hasn’t gone unnoticed by newly named Evergreen varsity head coach Steve Jones. A former assistant coach under Terry Hensley years ago and a former pitching coach at Colorado Christian University, Jones understands the importance of players getting scouted to better their future.

  • Out to change its perception

    Little reminders still seep in on the club’s website, but change — big change — is under way with the Altitude Football Club, formerly Evergreen Stingers.

    Altitude FC became official on June 1, but maybe the first real glimpse of the new staff and curriculum-changing atmosphere around the club, founded in 1979, came July 21-25 with a pair of camps at the Marshdale Fields.

  • BUSINESS BEAT: Evergreen Fire Arts a hot ticket

    Evergreen Fire Arts downtown deals in everything fire — from fired clay sculptures to blow-torched metalwork to heated glass designs.

    And during July’s Last Friday Gallery Walk, the fire came outside when Bryon Foster of Morrison demonstrated fire dancing, also called poi dancing, in the parking lot.

    Poi dancing involves swinging burning tethered weights through a variety of rhythmical and geometric patterns.

    Owner Joe Sanchez said the fire dancing was a natural progression for the studio, which also offers classes in art born of fire.

  • LESSON PLANS: Rocky Mountain Academy hires executive director

    With an eye toward a leader who is both a principal and more visible in the community, Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen has hired Roberta Harrell as its new executive director.

    Harrell has worked in both public and charter schools, so she understands the challenges RMAE faces, according to Alan Scheik, vice president of the charter school's board. Harrell was hired on a unanimous board vote after a search that netted 27 candidates.

  • Sweet, sassy sounds of jazz spice up Evergreen

    Skirts swirled and fingers twirled as dancers moved to smoothly styled tunes played by the Blue Suitcase Trio at the Evergreen Jazz Festival on Saturday afternoon. 

    The New York-based musicians were among many talented groups that performed during the annual three-day festival in Evergreen.

    While the trio was playing in the ballroom of the Evergreen Elks Lodge, Big Mama Sue belted out songs that were popular in the early 1900s at the club’s patio venue.