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  • Foothills CBD businesses tackle challeges of growing industry

    NOTE: This is the first in a series about CBD and foothills residents who use it.

    Researchers are predicting that by 2050, cannabidoil will be in every home.
    But Evergreen’s Pure Spectrum founder Brady Bell said he’d like it to be by 2030.
    Cannabidoil — often called CBD — comes from hemp and is being researched to find whether it can help with seizures, pain, anxiety, and perhaps even brain diseases.

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  • EPRD planning to take lessons learned from bond failure

    While the Evergreen Park & Recreation District’s two ballot issues 6C and 6D failed by less than 400 votes each, some board members are hopeful that the district will be successful in the future.
    During a Nov. 13 board of directors meeting at Buchanan Recreation Center, President Bill May attributed the bond and mill levy’s failure to a combination of several things, including only three of the five board members working to pass it and former board members openly opposing it.

  • Brush fire near Red Rocks Country Club extinguished

    West Metro firefighters put out a brush fire near Red Rocks Country Club at the intersection of C-470 and U.S. 285 in South Jeffco on Wednesday morning.
    The call came in around 10:21 a.m., and firefighters had it mostly extinguished by 11:20 a.m., according to Ronda Scholting, spokeswoman with West Metro Fire Rescue.
    Although West Metro is still mopping up and could find some hot spots, Scholting said the department is “saying it’s out.” An investigator is on scene to determine a cause.

  • Morrison working on ‘clean up’ annexation

    Morrison is working on two annexation projects, one of which could provide jurisdictional clarity and include a small piece of property on Highway 8 into town limits.

    If approved, the Highway 8 annexation project, which has been in the works since 2006, would include the portion of the road from the new Town of Morrison sign and moving east toward the Conoco gas station near the C-470 intersection.

  • Jeffco Briefs

    JCOS receives Starburst Award

    Jeffco Open Space received a Starburst Award for its work on the segment of the Peaks to Plain Trail that’s in Clear Creek Canyon.

    The award, which was presented during the Jeffco commissioners’ Nov. 13 hearing, is given by the Colorado Lottery. The Colorado Lottery Starburst Awards recognize entities making good use of lottery proceeds in outdoor recreation and conservation to enhance a community’s environment. Clear Creek County Open Space also won the award for the joint project.

  • County commissioners approve $586.4 million budget

    Last week, the Jeffco commissioners approved a $586.4 million budget that looks largely the same as it did about a month ago when it was first presented publicly.

    Salaries and benefits continue to be the primary expense for the county. At $268.5 million, the category marks a 4 percent increase from last year. This amount has gone up since the first public hearing on Oct. 16 due to final adjustments to the total personnel cost calculation and other minor revisions. 

  • Early Thanksgiving meal brings ‘seniors together’

    The Evergreen Lake House on Friday was filled with smiles — from both Rotary volunteers and the senior citizens who filled themselves with a Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings.

    The fifth annual Thanksgiving meal fed 180 people at two seatings.

  • Tree thinning continues at Conifer’s Flying J Ranch

    Jefferson County Open Space is continuing with a project to thin trees at Flying J Ranch in Conifer to provide more wildlife habitat, to make the area more resistant to wildfire and to make the area look nicer.

    Some trails will be closed temporarily while work is taking place, Drew Rayburn, Jeffco Open Space’s natural resources supervisor, told area residents at an open house about the project on Nov. 14. The work must be done by December 2020.

  • Evergreen Fire extinguishes barn fire in Blue Creek area

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue made quick work out of a barn fire in the Blue Creek Road area.

    The fire, which was called in around 3:55 p.m. Thursday, was tough to find but easy to handle thanks to help from last weekend’s snow.

    “We were able to put a quick knockdown on it once we found it,” said Stacee Martin, spokeswoman with Evergreen Fire. “ … Good news is it did not extend into the trees or the surrounding grass area.”