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  • Hurlbert launches campaign for state Senate

    Mark Hurlbert, the district attorney for Clear Creek and Summit counties, has decided to run for the state Senate in District 16, which covers most of the mountain resort communities and parts of Boulder and Jefferson counties.

    As a Republican, Hurlbert could wind up facing Evergreen real estate developer Tim Leonard in the primary, assuming both can win enough votes at the Republican Assembly on May 22.

  • Local resident Dan Maes takes campaign for governor to Evergreen library

    If Evergreen resident Dan Maes succeeds in getting elected governor of Colorado, he would immediately lay off 4,000 state workers, downsize government, undo all Bill Ritter’s energy/environment rules and try to bring back the traditional oil and gas businesses.

    At a regular monthly meeting of the Evergreen Conifer Tea Party on Jan. 11 at the Evergreen Public Library, Maes boldly outlined his conservative credo of self-reliance, small government, lower taxes, traditional family, immigration enforcement, home-school vouchers and the sanctity of life.

  • Habitat opens building materials store in Bergen Park

    If you’re looking for a way to save money on building materials and help a nonprofit in the process, then Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity’s new ReStore is the place for you.

    The store, which is having its grand opening on Jan. 22, will be located in the back of the Evergreen Mercantile in Bergen Park. The building used to be BMC West and is across from King Soopers.

    The 4,600-square-foot store will have appliances, cabinets, hardware, tile and other building materials. Some will be new and some used.

  • Wilmot first-graders sending school supplies to Haiti

    Never underestimate the compassion first-graders have for other children.

    After hearing about the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the first-graders in Sue Queen’s class at Wilmot Elementary School decided to send their extra school supplies to help first-graders in Haiti.

    Queen explains that the students have been learning about weather, so recently they’ve seen a lot of pictures about floods, tornadoes and other weather-related events. Last week, they saw pictures of the results of the earthquake in Haiti.

  • Colorado Haiti Project says priest is safe

    The Colorado Haiti Project, which has numerous ties to Evergreen/Conifer area churches, has information that Father Kesner Gracia, and his family are safe.

    However, there is still no word from any of the 53 employees at the St. Paul mission 80 miles west of Port-au-Prince. Reports have said the area has been significantly damaged. A 15-member CHP medical mission team that was scheduled to depart for Petit Trou de Nippes from Colorado on Jan. 14 has delayed its planned trip indefinitely.

  • Ice Melt Contest banner found

    The banner for the Ice Melt Barrel Contest at Evergreen Lake was found behind the NAPA Auto Parts store on Highway 74 in downtown Evergreen. It had disappeared from the front of Evergreen National Bank around Dec. 12.

    Evan Davis, the store sales manager, said he noticed it behind the building on Sunday.

    “I saw the article in the Canyon Courier saying it was missing, and it made me look twice,” Davis said. “I have no idea how long it’s been there.”

  • Boundary change for Parmalee Elementary debated

    A small group of parents at Parmalee Elementary School in Indian Hills is proposing that all of the children go to Evergreen for middle and high school instead of some of them going to Conifer, an idea that is facing mixed reaction from other parents.

    The proposed boundary change would not affect students who attend Parmalee Elementary School, just the middle and high schools. The Indian Hills parents want their children to go to Evergreen Middle and High School rather than West Jefferson Middle School and Conifer High School.

  • Kidnapping suspect seeks reduction in $500,000 bond

    Joel Michael Herrin, the Kittredge man accused of kidnap and sexual assault, is asking that a date be set for a preliminary hearing and that his $500,000 bond be reduced.

    Robert Bernhardt, a private attorney in Golden, made the requests in County Judge Thomas Vance’s courtroom Jan. 6. Vance agreed to set a hearing on the matter for Jan. 19.

    When contacted by phone on Monday, Jan. 11, Bernhardt declined to comment on the matter.

    “We are very early in the litigation process, and anything we choose to say will be said in court,” Bernhardt said.

  • Hurlbert ponders run for state Senate in District 16

    Summit County District Attorney Mark Hurlbert, a Republican, hasn’t made it official yet, but he is seriously considering making a run in state Senate District 16 against Kittredge resident Tim Leonard.

    Hurlbert expects to make a final decision this week, he told the Canyon Courier on Jan. 6.

    As the chief law enforcement officer in the 5th Judicial District, Hurlbert supervises a staff of 11 lawyers covering four counties: Clear Creek, Eagle, Lake and Summit. He lives in Summit County.

  • 3 rec district board seats up in 2010

    Three seats on the board of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District will be up for re-election in May. Two of the five seats will turn over in 2012.

    The board members whose terms expire thus year are Kit Darrow, Roger Hoaglund and Allan Casey, president of the board. Directors Peter Eggers and Janet Heck Doyle were elected in 2008 and have terms expiring in 2012.

    Darrow indicated she would submit her name for a second term.