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Today's News

  • 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. 

  • Jeffco deputy, first on the scene, tackled carjacking suspect

    When Jeffco sheriff’s Deputy Fred Haggett came face to face with an armed criminal, only one thing went through the deputy’s mind.

    “He was trying to get into and hijack another vehicle; I couldn’t let that happen,” Haggett said.

    Haggett tackled Christopher David Sullivan on Interstate 70 near Lookout Mountain on July 23 after a burglary and carjacking spree.

  • Jones wants to develop chances for EHS players

    The erosion of the identity of summer baseball hasn’t gone unnoticed by newly named Evergreen varsity head coach Steve Jones. A former assistant coach under Terry Hensley years ago and a former pitching coach at Colorado Christian University, Jones understands the importance of players getting scouted to better their future.

  • Out to change its perception

    Little reminders still seep in on the club’s website, but change — big change — is under way with the Altitude Football Club, formerly Evergreen Stingers.

    Altitude FC became official on June 1, but maybe the first real glimpse of the new staff and curriculum-changing atmosphere around the club, founded in 1979, came July 21-25 with a pair of camps at the Marshdale Fields.