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Today's News

  • Elk kill in Paradise Hills deemed legal

    The bow-and-arrow shooting of an 800-pound trophy elk in Paradise Hills on Lookout Mountain Sept. 20 may have outraged neighbors, but an investigation by the state Division of Wildlife determined the kill was legal.

    “Technically, you can shoot a deer from your backyard,” said John Murphy, district wildlife officer for the DOW.

    Paradise Hills consists of about 180 homes on approximately 1-acre lots. The shooting took place on private property north of the subdivision.

  • 22 units approved for Village at Elk Rest

    The Jeffco commissioners voted 2-1 on Sept. 30 to approve rezoning 7 acres at Swede Gulch and El Rancho roads to allow a mixed-use development consisting of 22 residential units and 5,000 square feet of commercial space in a 36,000-square-foot building.

    The project, east of Wal-Mart in the El Rancho Center, was back in front of the county commissioners after the planning commission concluded Sept. 10 that 12 units, not 22, were justified.

  • Griffin accused of campaign finance violation

    Jefferson County Treasurer Faye Griffin will go before an administrative judge Sept. 30 after being accused of a campaign finance violation in her quest to become the next District 1 county commissioner.

    Nancy C. Johnson, a Lakewood attorney, filed a formal complaint with the Colorado secretary of state's office Sept. 17 alleging that Griffin broke the law by not listing the occupations and employers of 11 donors who gave her campaign $1,550. The donations were listed in a state campaign-finance filing through July 17.

  • In the line of fire: 5 amendments should be defeated

    When witnesses testified about being in untenable situations before legislative committees on which Cliff Bryan served in the mid-’80s, the folksy appliance salesman-turned-state representative from Loveland often said, “It seems like we’ve put these people between the fire hydrant and the dog.”

  • Harlie R. Bacon, 77

    Harlie R. Bacon died on Sept. 10, 2008, from an aortic aneurism following a very brief illness. He was 77.

    Harlie moved to Evergreen in 1974 to open and manage a Sims Tire and Automotive store on State Highway 74 at Bryant Drive. In 1985, he became a partner in the Swis Auto Glass business in Denver. Later, he moved to Elite Auto Glass in Denver. He retired from Elite in 2005.

  • Evergreen gets a new backyard

    Bergen Meadow Elementary was built in 1969 with a giant, flat gravel patch for a backyard. The 115,000-square-foot gravel patch was a perfect rectangle, already graded, and in a central location in our community. School administrators, park and rec personnel, sports clubs, and parents all recognized the great potential of the field. But for 39 years, Evergreen kids played recess games and sports in the dirt.

  • Evergreen Chamber Orchestra opens 26th season with two unique concerts

    One of the universal joys of music is that it can be enjoyed in myriad settings with audiences large or small. One day you might get a kick out of singing along with the radio in your car. The next, you might settle into an audience with hundreds of listeners for a musical extravaganza.

    The Evergreen Chamber Orchestra knows that setting and company can accentuate a musical experience for even the most veteran listener. For this reason, the ECO is kicking off its 2008-09 season with two unique concerts.

  • Highland Haven envisions honeymoon treehouse

    Taking the concept of going green to a new height, owners of Highland Haven Creekside Inn have asked Jefferson County for a rezoning so they can build a romantic luxury treehouse for two.

    Designed by Tolleson Architects of Evergreen, the treehouse would represent the first new building that the rustic creekside B&B has attempted in 28 years of continuous ownership.

    The new honeymoon suite will be a large room, about 650 square feet, with a king-size bed, fireplace, flat-screen TV, Jacuzzi, two-person tub, deck in front and a wet bar.

  • Breakfast for dinner at LePeep

    LeBreakfast, LeLunch — and now LeDinner.

    Evergreen’s LePeep restaurant in Bergen Park will be open for dinner beginning the week of Oct. 6, said owner Rod Miller.

    “It’s unusual,” said Miller, who has owned the restaurant since 2002. “I don’t know of any other LePeep open for dinner in Colorado. There may be some in other states that I’m not aware of.”

  • Medal of Honor recipient schools local kids in courage and country

    What does a true hero look like? On Thursday, Sept. 18, a small army of local schoolchildren filed into the Evergreen High School gymnasium to see one for themselves.

    As they discovered, retired Army Maj. Bruce Crandall isn’t 10 feet tall, doesn’t speak in thunder and can’t leap tall buildings in a single bound. Nor does he have an NFL contract, a song in the Top 40, or a sure-fire plan for the economy.