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Today's News

  • Trail link to downtown gets go-ahead

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District has successfully negotiated an agreement with Denver that will allow the long-delayed trail connection project at Evergreen Lake to begin this fall.

    Even though Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has yet to sign the new agreement, the city is permitting the park district to move forward with construction of the 200-foot trail along Highway 74, said EPRD Executive Director Scott Robson.

    “From our standpoint, it’s a complex issue,” Robson said of the project.

  • Ducks flocking to Evergreen for big race

    The ducks are lining up for another dramatic plunge over the dam at Evergreen Lake and the race to the finish line on Saturday.

    The excitement is growing along with the number of bright yellow and black rubber duckies participating in the fifth annual Dam Ducky Derby sponsored by the Evergreen Downtown Business Association.

    Nearly half of the 8,000 rubber ducks available for bid have been spoken for, said Trish Wales, EDBA president. And most of the tickets for the 300 black ducks that offer the winner a trip to Mexico are sold.

  • Ducks flocking to Evergreen for big race

    The ducks are lining up for another dramatic plunge over the dam at Evergreen Lake and the race to the finish line on Saturday.

    The excitement is growing along with the number of bright yellow and black rubber duckies participating in the fifth annual Dam Ducky Derby sponsored by the Evergreen Downtown Business Association.

    Nearly half of the 8,000 rubber ducks available for bid have been spoken for, said Trish Wales, EDBA president. And most of the tickets for the 300 black ducks that offer the winner a trip to Mexico are sold.

  • Retreat center planned at former senior care facility

    A Denver couple is seeking rezoning to open a small retreat center in Marshdale.

    If Jefferson County commissioners approve rezoning for the property, the former Grandma’s Mountain Home on Highway 73 will become available for short-term rentals to families and businesses.

    Last October, Luke and Renda Beard purchased the 10-bedroom property, where a senior care facility had operated, and renovated it. After getting an initial permit from Jeffco Planning and Zoning, the Beards began advertising the property on a vacation rental online site.

  • Denver supports park district's plan for liquor license at Lake House

    The city of Denver is supportive of a request by the Evergreen Park and Recreation District to acquire a liquor license for the Lake House, said EPRD Executive Director Scott Robson.

    However, in order for the park district to pursue a liquor license, a master agreement between the EPRD and Denver would need to be in place, Robson said.

    “Do we have any sense that this could be a bargaining chip?” asked EPRD board member Janet Doyle at the July 22 board meeting.

  • Protesters assail Obama outside the post office

    An exhortation to “Impeach Obama” and a picture of the president with a Hitler mustache drawn on his face were the focal point of one poster set out by protesters at the Evergreen post office on July 22.

    Two Texas men from the LaRouche political action committee passed out leaflets and tried to talk to anyone who would listen about LaRouche PAC national political strategies. Lyndon LaRouche, 91, is a political activist and a Labor Party founder who last ran for office in 2004.

  • 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.