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Birds (chickens) and bees

Residents of unincorporated Jefferson County may soon have the opportunity to keep chickens and bees in their backyards. Due to popular demand, Jeffco Planning & Zoning staff is proposing a change to the Jefferson County Zoning Resolution that would allow a limited number of chickens and bees in some residential zones.

A Planning Commission public hearing will be held at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in Hearing Room 1, at the county administration building, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, in Golden.

The proposed changes would expand chicken and beekeeping allowances to include single family detached and duplex lots through a miscellaneous permit.

A draft of the changes can be found from the main Planning & Zoning page, www.jeffco.us/planning, under the “Zoning Resolution Revisions” announcement. For more information, please contact Heather Gutherless at 303-271-8716 and hgutherl@jeffco.us; or Nina Ruiz at 303-271-8732 and nruiz@jeffco.us.

Crown Hill work on hold

Construction work in Crown Hill Park has been put on hold, pending the results of more community input.

Community opposition has risen in recent weeks, as the county began work to replace, or remove many of the park’s facilities.

Jefferson County Open Space will host a community meeting from 6-8 p.m. Monday, March 11, in Prospect Hall at the Wheat Ridge Active Adult Center, 6363 W. 35th Ave., Wheat Ridge, 80033. Jeffco Open Space is also conducting an online survey. Interested parties may register to take the Crown Hill Park Survey by sending an e-mail to crownhill@jeffco.us no later than 5 p.m. Monday, March 18.

A review of the Crown Hill Park Project can be found on the Open Space website, www.co.jefferson.co.us/openspace.

Judging judges

Who chooses Colorado’s judges? How are they evaluated or disciplined when necessary? The Jefferson County League of Women Voters is hosting a public educational program on these issues and others from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, March 13.

The nonpartisan educational program will be held at the Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church, 11500 W. 20th Ave., Lakewood. The program is one of an award-winning series created by the Colorado Judicial Institute and the Colorado Bar Association.

Mark C. Pautler, Senior Chief Deputy District Attorney for Jefferson and Gilpin Counties, will be the presenter. It is free and open to the public. Questions about this program can be directed to Lynne at 303-985-5128.

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