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  • Elk Creek Elementary pays tribute to local veterans

    “I am a Warrior and a member of a team. ... I will never accept defeat. I will never quit. I will never leave a fallen comrade. ... I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.

    “I am an American Soldier.”

    Students, staff and community members of Elk Creek Elementary honored veterans Thursday afternoon with the school’s annual Veterans Day Play. This year, the play’s theme was the Soldier’s Creed, which the cast members — many in military-based costumes — recited during the performance.

  • Cougars Claw: High school drama, literally

    By Mia Prahlad
    Evergreen High School

    With dozens of sports teams, Evergreen High School’s athletics are some of the best in the state. From football to soccer to cross country, Evergreen athletics always seem to be in the news.

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  • Indian Hills Fire examining budget before hearing

    Indian Hills Fire Rescue is continuing to examine its 2018 budget in preparation for a Nov. 15 budget hearing, which is open to public comment.
    In a revised budget, Indian Hills has planned for a net income of $18,041. Last year, it budgeted a loss of $26,220. The substantial increase largely is due to increased property valuations, which will provide the department with a supplementary $30,572 in income.
    The board first discussed its budget in a Sept. 27 meeting, noting some of the significant changes from 2017.

  • Allergy Free Baking Company provides an alternative for those who battle allergies and dietary restrictions

    Step inside the Allergy Free Baking Company, and the aroma of cinnamon and freshly baked bread is enough to make the mouth water.

    The Morrison bakery opened about three months ago and aims to provide healthy options for those with allergies and other dietary restrictions. Hours before the business opens for the day, owner Nicole Kurland is there prepping and baking fresh goods – all of which are nut- and gluten-free, and some of which are dairy- and egg-free.

  • Morrison’s interim police chief hopes to connect with community

    Name a job in law enforcement, and George Mumma likely has held it.

    The Littleton resident has worked as a patrol and SWAT officer with the Littleton Police Department and spent time on the K9 unit with the Lakewood Police Department before joining the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office as a senior investigator.

    Now, he has taken on a new role as interim chief of the Morrison Police Department. The town officially hired him Oct. 10 after former chief Rudy Sandoval retired in late September.

  • Jeffco school board incumbents retain seats

     Voters Tuesday overwhelmingly re-elected incumbents Ron Mitchell, Susan Harmon and Brad Rupert to the Jeffco school board in a race that pitted the latter two against last-minute challengers Erica Shields and Matt Van Gieson. Of the more than 423,000 people registered to vote in Jefferson County, only 30.1 percent — or about 130,000 people — turned out.
    As of 10 p.m. Tuesday, results showed:
    · Rupert in District 1 won 60.4 percent of the votes, compared to rival Van Gieson, who garnered 39.6 percent.

  • Spodyak wins re-election in Platte Canyon school board election

    Incumbent Katie Spodyak will continue serving on the Platte Canyon school board after Park County residents overwhelmingly voted Tuesday to re-elect her.

    According to unofficial election results, Spodyak captured 19.69 percent of the total votes, and will be joined by newcomers Frank VanDeHey and Joe Burgett, who defeated three other challengers for seats on the school board.

    Roughly 4,300 people voted in the election, or about 30.46 percent of registered voters in Park County.

  • Idledale passes ballot issues for water and sanitation district

    Idledale residents approved both a mill levy override and bond issue for its water and sanitation district by a wide margin Tuesday night.
With all precincts reporting, the measures passed with 72 and 71 percent of voters in favor, respectively. There are 219 registered voters in the Idledale Water & Sanitation District; 106 votes were cast in the mill levy issue and 101 in the bond issue.

    Mill levy override


  • EFPD to hold public hearing for proposed 2018 budget

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District will hold a public hearing Tuesday to hear feedback on its proposed 2018 budget, which currently includes $8.45 million in projected revenue, $6 million in operational expenditures and an allocation of $467,000 for capital expenditures.

    According to the latest publicly released draft of the budget, the district expects nearly $1.45 million in increased annual revenue next year — largely due to increased property taxes from Jefferson and Clear Creek counties, as well as a slight uptick in ambulance billing revenue.