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Today's News

  • Hearing canceled in hit-and-run bicycle accident

    Jeffrey Scott Detlefs, 57, was scheduled to appear in court last week for a preliminary hearing. But after the proceeding failed to start 15 minutes after the scheduled time, observers were informed that the hearing was optional in Detlefs’ case and he had chosen to forgo it.

    As of Tuesday, the case was transferred out of county court and goes to Jefferson County District Court for an arraignment at 8 a.m. Dec. 4. The case is assigned to District Judge Jane A. Tidball.

  • Property owner to go to court over grading permit

    Morgan and Xcel Energy or Public Service Co. are being cited concurrently for earth-moving operations they conducted separately on Morgan’s property in 2008 and 2009.

    Morgan says the work he did last spring was to repair a driveway, for which he had obtained a permit in 2005, and that it was restored to its prior satisfactory condition before Public Service Co. began its excavation.

  • Study finds support for modest community/arts center

    Evergreen would be able to support a relatively modest 12,000- to 14,000-square-foot community and arts center — costing between $7 million and $8 million, including bond interest — say consultants hired by the park district and Center for the Arts Evergreen.

    The study was commissioned to examine the market demand and the potential cost of building an arts-related structure as envisioned by the Buchanan Park master plan, which was approved by the Evergreen Park and Recreation District on Jan. 22, 2008.

  • Song of the South plays educational tune

    Donning straw hats and overalls, calico dresses and bonnets, students at Parmalee Elementary School showed off their projects looking at life in the Southern United States during the 1800s.

    The students in Donna Sutherland’s fourth/fifth-grade gifted-and-talented class used everything from Powerpoint presentations to posters on Oct. 19 to explain to their peers about life during that era.

  • Recycling Center celebrating 10 years

    The Bergen Park Recycling Center is celebrating its 10th birthday.

    How did the tiny 83-year-old Martha Mott get the center established when King Soopers stopped recycling in February 1999? Mott was desperate about where to take the 9 tons of newspaper she collected annually from fellow residents at Green Ridge Meadow Apartments. If she didn’t find a solution, she would have to watch newspapers go to the landfill.

  • 5 candidates running for 3 seats on school board

    Five candidates are vying for three seats up for election on the Jefferson County school board in the current election.

    Following are question-and-answer sessions with the candidates.

    Laura Boggs

    District 2

    www.lauraboggs4jeffcoschools.com

    Laura Boggs runs a consulting business that addresses strategy, financial literacy and creating income while people sleep. She has two boys, 11 and 13, at Devinny and Creighton elementary schools and has lived in Green Mountain in Lakewood for 13 years. She is 49.

  • The art of public service: Sculptor Tom Ware concludes 30 years on board of Evergreen Metro District

    After 30 years on the board of directors of the Evergreen Metro District, the area water provider, Tom Ware has decided to turn in his badge.

    “I just thought 30 was a good, round number,” he explained. Ware was also president of the board for 15 years and spent countless hours researching and negotiating deals to secure lasting water rights for Evergreen water users.

  • Jeffco delays decision on short-term rentals

    Wednesday’s meeting was a continuation of the matter that was introduced Sept. 23 but has been a growing issue since last summer, when complaints about short-term rentals started surfacing in force.

  • Moms raise PTA funds at Feline Football

    Gorgeous weather, intense competition and a whole lot of fun summed up the Feline Football tournament Sunday at Bergen Valley Elementary School.

    About 75 moms on seven football teams represented five Evergreen-area schools in the round-robin tournament.

    The winners were the Ralston Elementary School Feisty Felines. Their trophy was a Barbie doll sitting on top of a football statue. Second place went to the team from Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen, which took home the Ken doll on a football statue.

    Don’t be fooled. These teams were serious.

  • County commissioners reject vacation-rental plea

    At the Sept. 29 commissioners’ meeting, Kathy Hartman, Faye Griffin and Kevin McCasky voted against the rezoning, which had been in the works for about a year.

    “The Planning and Zoning Department is looking at alternative methods of legalizing short-term rentals,” Hartman said. “A rezoning action allows short-term rental in perpetuity, even if the land is sold. We would have no ability to regulate the quality of operator.”

    Griffin said she realized the importance of balancing earning a livelihood against the rights of the neighborhood.