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  • Drawing the line: Parmalee boundary change rankles many

    A decision to send all Parmalee Elementary students on to middle school and high school in Evergreen has prompted Conifer High students to plan a protest at the school board meeting March 25.

    “We were surprised that the board could make such a drastic change,” said Zach Fuller, who is Conifer High’s senior class president, head of the School Relations Committee and a member of student government.

  • Mountain schools closed today

    All mountain schools in Jefferson County, including all Jeffco schools in Evergreen and Conifer, will be closed Friday because of the snowstorm.

    Check the district website for updates and details.

  • Commissioners apparently violate open-meetings law - again

    The Jeffco commissioners may have violated the Colorado open-meetings law once again by holding at least one closed-door meeting with a lawyer who does not represent the county.

    Columbine Courier attorney and media-law expert Chris Beall sent a letter concerning the alleged violation March 11 to the commissioners and to County Attorney Ellen Wakeman. The board was scheduled to hold on Monday another closed-door meeting specifically to discuss the legal implications of the alleged violation.

  • Park and rec board candidate Casey

    Allan Casey

    Occupation

    Business owner, Strategic Linkages Inc., business consulting

    Election to political office

    Evergreen Park and Recreation District board of directors (elected 2006 to present)

    Experience on nonprofit boards

    WildAgain Wildlife Rehabilitation Inc., vice president, (1993 to present)

    Educational background

    Southern Methodist University-Dallas, BBA in accounting and MBA

    Family information

    Married to Shirley; one cocker spaniel, Maggie

    Age: 58

  • Forum slated March 27 for EPRD candidates

    The Mountain Area Democrats will sponsor a candidates forum at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 27, at the United Methodist Church, 3757 Ponderosa Drive in Evergreen.

    Three members of the current board of directors are up for re-election and are planning to attend. Five other candidates have also submitted their names for the three four-year terms.

    The candidates are: Andrew Adamowski, Pat Callahan, Allan Casey, Brett Champine, Kit Darrow, Roger Hoaglund, Mark Footer and Barb Scripps.

    — Vicky Gits

     

  • MALT gains state approval to keep preserving land

    The Mountain Area Land Trust is one of 27 land trusts that have been certified by the Colorado Real Estate Division to continue to hold conservation easements in Colorado.

    Certification is crucial, because after Jan. 1 land trusts in Colorado are required to be certified or they could be subject to a hearing and disciplinary action.

  • Incumbents land top 3 lines on park district ballot

    In defiance of all odds, the park district’s random selection process produced a ballot for the May 4 election in which the three incumbent candidates are at the top of the list.

    There are eight candidates in all, including five challengers.

    “We realized it each time. When the third name came up, we thought, ‘Holy cow, this is absolutely crazy, but that’s the way it came out,’ ” said Dick Wulf, park district election official.

  • Bowling alleys proposed at vacant Albertsons

    A group of Evergreen area investors is exploring the possibility of leasing the vacant Albertsons supermarket building at 30931 Stagecoach Blvd. for a bowling alley and family entertainment center.

    “We are looking to provide something for all age levels from toddlers to seniors — someplace for teenagers to go without driving all the way to Golden,” said Mike Shannon, a longtime Evergreen real estate investor, Realtor and developer who expects his own 16-year-old to get a driver’s license soon.

  • Boundary change will send all Parmalee kids to Evergreen schools

    Students at Parmalee Elementary School will now move on to attend Evergreen schools when they start sixth grade, as a result of a boundary change approved recently by the Jeffco school board.

    Currently, some Parmalee students, depending on their home address, are part of the West Jefferson Middle School/Conifer High School attendance area and are bused to those schools. With the board’s ruling, all students now will attend Evergreen Middle and High Schools.

  • Two lanes of I-70 reopen in Glenwood Canyon

    Two lanes of Interstate reopened in Glenwood Canyon on Thursday afternoon just a few days after a massive rockslide closed the highway.

    Monster boulders covered I-70 in in the canyon on Sunday, closing the highway and forcing detours.