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Today's News

  • County commissioners don’t reject short-term rentals

    The Jeffco commissioners rejected Aug. 23 the county planning commission’s recommendation against allowing short-term vacation rentals.
    The issue is being sent back to the planning commission and will likely be heard at its Oct. 5 hearing. The commission is now being asked to develop a definition of short-term rentals and edit the county planning staff’s revision to the zoning resolution.

  • Man found dead on Lookout Mountain was stabbed

    A man found dead last week on Lookout Mountain was stabbed to death, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday, confirming that the case is being investigated as a homicide.

    The body of Denver resident Richard Limon, 69, was slumped over a guardrail Aug. 17 when it was spotted by two bicyclists who had stopped to rest along Lariat Loop Road.

    The Jefferson County coroner completed an autopsy of Limon’s body last week.

  • Conifer Library supporters make case against closure

    Conifer Library supporters made a case at the Aug. 18 library board meeting against closing the community’s branch library, saying only trivial savings would result from the closure.

    But the board has a limited number of options in crafting a perpetually unsustainable budget, nearly all of which will result in some form of decreased services.

  • Mini-golf has big goals at EHS

    The Masters it wasn’t.

    Yet the miniature golf course through the halls of Evergreen High School that the teachers played last Wednesday accomplished exactly what principal Matt Walsh wanted.

    This unusual way to begin the teachers’ new school year brought back their sense of community as they traversed the halls. It also allowed them to notice changes made to the building over the summer, and it acquainted some teachers with parts of the building they had never seen before.

  • Fees proposed for formerly free EMS visits

    If the emergency medical and ambulance services provided by Evergreen Fire/Rescue were a standalone business, it would be losing about $400,000 a year. 

    "Most people think when we send out a bill, we get paid. The average person doesn't realize how much we don't get reimbursed," said Bob Walters, EMS coordinator with Evergreen Fire/Rescue.

  • Teacher plans to file lawsuit against charter school

    The American Civil Liberties Union is planning to file a discrimination lawsuit against Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen on behalf of the school’s technology teacher, who says her contract wasn’t renewed because she wanted to express breast milk at work.

    The ACLU, on behalf of teacher Heather Burgbacher, has filed a notice of claim against RMAE, a charter school that is part of Jefferson County Public Schools, and a federal discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The school has 90 days to respond.

  • Five vying for vacancy on EPRD board

    Five men have put their hats in the ring to fill a seat on the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board by Pat Callahan, who left the board in July.

    According to park district executive director Scott Robson, the board was to have interviewed the candidates at Tuesday night’s meeting and planned to determine who should take the position.

    The person selected will remain in the position through May 2012, when he has the option to run for election or leave the board.

  • Boulder ballot misses the point

    On Nov. 1, 2011, municipalities across Colorado will conduct elections. Voters in those cities and towns will be picking mayors and members of their city councils. They will decide on tax questions and other issues concerning how their cities will operate.
    And then there is Boulder.

  • Wild mushrooms: Beautiful, tasty and sometimes dangerous

    My mother was an insatiable reader, and she taught all of us to love books and where they could take us by reading to us every day.

  • Downright dazzling: Main Street works hard to be downtown Evergreen’s main event

    The next time you contemplate abandoning Evergreen for a restorative weekend somewhere cool and green and busting with local color, hang the car keys back on their hook and contemplate this — shoals of discriminating day-trippers from the Front Range and beyond have already done the math, and they’re coming to the heart of Evergreen.

    “If you look at the percentages, the majority of people downtown on the weekend are from out of town,” says Janice Stutters, board member of the Evergreen Downtown Business Association.