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  • Four in running for 3 seats on West Jeff Metro District Board

    Four candidates — three incumbents and one challenger — are running for three, four-year seats on the West Jefferson County Metropolitan District board of directors.

    Guy M. Santo of Wah Keeney Park is challenging incumbents J. Kelly Garrod, Scott W. Smith and Robert J. Zavodsky.

    The special wastewater district includes Wah Keeney Park, Hiwan, The Ridge, Promontory and Bergen Park. West Jefferson County Metro District operates a wastewater treatment plant near the end of Lewis Ridge Road.

  • Lesson Plans: ‘Make every day like Earth Day - protect the planet’

    A manatee, two pandas and three tigers had some important words for young students at Montessori School of Evergreen.

    “Make every day like Earth Day. Protect the planet.”

    The animals — 18 in all — were sixth-graders at the school who created masks and gave Earth Day presentations on April 22. Their goal was to educate the students in kindergarten through third grade about animals that could face extinction and to motivate them to help the environment in some way, according to teacher Linda Engelhart.

  • For grade-schoolers, the jig is up

    “Tap, cross, under, back two, three four.”

    That cadence echoed through the halls and playground of Bergen Meadow Elementary School this week as students learned the Irish Jig.

    The students repeated the words and performed the movements, practicing not only in physical education class but as they walked down the halls and played on the playground.

  • Victim of crash on Myers Gulch Road ID'd as Indian Hills woman

    A woman who died in a car crash on Myers Gulch Road on Wednesday afternoon has been identified as Wanda Budding, 77, of Indian Hills.

    Budding was involved in a head-on collision about 2 p.m. a half-mile south of Highway 74 in Kittredge, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

    A woman identified as Kimberly Taylor, 33, of Evergreen and two 6-month-olds were taken to the hospital. There is no word on the extent of their injuries or whether they have been released.

  • Park and rec board candidate Andrew Adamowski

    Andrew Adamowski

    Occupation

    Assistant landscape manager/Shea Properties

    Election to political office

    None

    Experience on nonprofit boards

    None

    Educational background

    Bachelor’s degree in landscape horticulture, Colorado State University; master’s degree in organizational leadership from University of Denver.

    Family information

    Married, Christine, two children, Finneghan,3, Kelsey, 1 ½. Wife works at Wulf Recreation center two nights a week.

    Age: 36

  • Park and rec board candidate Barb Scripps

    Barbara Scripps

    Occupation

    CPA and business owner, president, Scripps Taylor and Associates; owned business 18 years in Evergreen

    Experience on nonprofit boards

    Mount Evans Hospice, 1994-2001, 2006 to present; Center for the Arts Evergreen, 2003-2009 (no longer on the board); Evergreen Chamber of Commerce, 2003 to 2005; Evergreen Mountain School board of trustees, 2001 to 2005; Evergreen Country Day School, 2006 to present; Buchanan Park master plan committee 2007-2008

    Educational background

  • Park and rec board candidate Pat Callahan

    Pat Callahan

    Occupation

    Trail guide/adult leader, stay-at-home parent; hockey coach. Former deputy director, Evergreen Park and Recreation, Dec. 2005 to March 2008; supervisor Buchanan Park Rec Center, 2004 to 2005; former YMCA recreation manager, 1989 to 1998

    Educational background

    B.A. criminal justice, Michigan State University

    Family information

    Married, three children, 18, 23 and 30

    Age: 52

    Length of residence in Evergreen

    The Island since June 1998

    Why you are running for the park board?

  • Park and rec board candidate Kit Darrow

    Kit Darrow

    Occupation or former occupation if retired

    Former director of special needs recreation program; former faculty member Metro State College of Denver in recreation; 30 years in parks and recreation

    Elected offices

    Park district board of directors (2006 to present)

    Experience on nonprofit boards

    Evergreen Recreation and Park Foundation, president (2006 to present); Colorado Park and Recreation Foundation, board member (1996 to 2006)

    Educational background

  • Equine food bank seeks grant for haying equipment

    The Colorado Horsecare Foodbank, which was started last year by Evergreen resident Juliana Lehman, continues to help horse owners who are down to their last straw.

    And now the organization is looking for a little help from local residents in an effort to land a $50,000 grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project. The money would enable the nonprofit to buy haying equipment and harvest donated fields of hay for horse owners in need.

  • Park and rec candidate Brett Champine

    Brett Champine

    Occupation

    American Family Insurance agent

    Experience on nonprofit boards

    Christ the King Church, finance board

    Educational background

    University of Colorado at Boulder, business/real estate

    Family information

    Married, two kids

    Age: 46

    Length of residence in Evergreen/neighborhood you live in

    The Island, five years, Evergreen for 15 years

    Why you are running for the park board?