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Today's News

  • Evergreen CBD-based business granted rezoning approval

    Despite negative public comments, the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved rezoning a property on Bryant Drive in Evergreen to allow a plant oil-extraction business.

    Hammer Enterprises makes products with cannabidiol hemp oil, a form of plant-oil extraction. There is no tetrahydrocannabinol, the active ingredient in marijuana, in its product or on the premises at 30616 Bryant Drive, which is in one of only two areas in Evergreen that is recommended for industrial use.

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  • Not immune to the fires

    Just because we’ve dodged some bullets over the years here in Evergreen, we’re not immune to fires. Fires like we’ve just seen in Northern California. Fires that flatten everything in their path. And kill people in the process. This year, they were out west. Next year, they could be in our own backyards.

  • Let’s give the president some credit

    If you’ve read my articles you know I’m not a big fan of the president. My objections are much more about character issues than policy. I just don’t believe he has a high level of integrity. However, recently he began to move in a new direction. I’m determined to keep an open mind and, like an umpire, call them as I see them.

  • Schultz’s arraignment continued until November

    The arraignment for Richelle Schultz, a former Jefferson County Human Services employee, has been continued until Nov. 27.

    Schultz, 53, was indicted in September on 22 felony counts of attempt to influence a public servant and forgery and is accused of falsifying information in 12 child abuse and neglect complaints. According to the Jefferson County grand jury,

    Schultz is accused of committing the alleged crimes between April 30, 2016 and June 30, 2016, while working as a child welfare caseworker with the county.

  • Inter-Canyon hires consulting firm for 2018 election prep

    The Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District may try for a mill levy increase in the 2018 election, but first, the department must formulate a plan to gauge taxpayers’ receptiveness.

    In order to do so, the board of directors has for months been discussing hiring an outside consulting firm. After some discussion at its Oct. 11 meeting, the board unanimously voted to hire Turn Corps, a Denver-based political consulting firm, to help with election preparation.

  • Montessori parents, faculty reminisce: Private school celebrates 40 years of memories

    The price of a gallon of gasoline was only 62 cents when Montessori School of Evergreen opened its doors in 1977 as a preschool.

    Since then, the school has grown to offering education to students through eighth grade and provided plenty of memories for its students, parents and staff. Some talked about what the school has meant to them over the last 40 years during the school’s annual Harvest Fest.

  • Building Trades project house graduates at the top of its class

    For anybody who still doubts that vocational education is alive and well in the mountain area, 2,200 square feet of eye-pleasing, energy-efficient and perfectly appointed proof just went on the market.

    “I can’t believe how great it looks,” said recently graduated Conifer High School student Seth Carter, standing on the expansive and rock-solid deck of the now-complete Conifer High School Building Trades Program project house. “It’s amazing to think that teenagers accomplished something this big.”

  • Sonnen, Mirada Fine Art gallery celebrating eighth anniversary

    Looking for an inspiring venture for the day? Evergreen resident Steve Sonnen, owner of Mirada Fine Art gallery, guarantees you’ll discover impactful and even enchanting works of art at his gallery, located in Indian Hills. In 2009, few galleries were considering an opening. In fact, most were closing. But in November of that year, Mirada Fine Art gallery transformed from Tesoro’s home furnishings shop to a work of art in itself.

  • Underestimated, unloved creature is a popular Halloween icon

    Children fear them above all else. Over half of women and one in 10 men have varying degrees of aversion to them. One to three million of them are present per acre of land, and no human is more than 10 feet away from this creature at any time.

    Being portrayed as scheming, cunning beasts with bloodlust, such as Lord of the Rings’ Shelob or Harry Potter’s Aragog, it’s no surprise that spiders are so maligned and feared.