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  • New recreation supervisor hoping to expand programs

    While settling into his new position as recreation supervisor for athletics at the Wulf Recreation Center, Joe Gonzales is also looking at the possibility of expanding program offerings.

    “We do look to areas where we can expand,” Gonzales said. “It would be nice to explore options.”

    Meanwhile, Gonzales is busy scheduling and managing current teams, and also coaching volleyball.

  • New recreation supervisor hoping to expand programs

    While settling into his new position as recreation supervisor for athletics at the Wulf Recreation Center, Joe Gonzales is also looking at the possibility of expanding program offerings.

    “We do look to areas where we can expand,” Gonzales said. “It would be nice to explore options.”

    Meanwhile, Gonzales is busy scheduling and managing current teams, and also coaching volleyball.

  • Gerou setting priorities for third term as House District 25 representative

    After winning a third term in last week’s election, House District 25 Rep. Cheri Gerou began making trips down the hill to meet with Joint Budget Committee members.

    Gerou has been serving as JBC chairman for the past year. However, with a Democratic majority now in the state legislature, her new role is as a minority member.

    “I think a lot of us were in shock,” Gerou said while talking about the election results.

  • Rotary clubs raise funds for statue at veterans walk

    Five area Rotary clubs have contributed funds for a statue to be placed at the Veterans Commemorative Walk in Buchanan Park.

    During a breakfast meeting of the clubs at Evergreen Country Day School last Friday, Rotarians presented an $8,000 check to American Legion Post 2001 in Evergreen. Half of the amount was raised by the Evergreen, Mountain Foothills, Conifer, Clear Creek and Peak-to-Peak clubs. The remainder of the contribution was in the form of a Rotary Foundation grant.

  • Evergreen's wilderness warrior, Bill Mounsey, dies at age 94

    Longtime Evergreen resident William Bird Mounsey, who died Sunday at age 94, was a wilderness man at heart, said his daughter Diana Donovan. 

    After retiring from a career in the Army in 1964, Mounsey settled in Evergreen with his wife, Louise. 

    “He started his own wilderness university,” Donovan said. “He traveled all over the world teaching people about the wilderness … That was his legacy: the wilderness and the environment.”

  • Planning Commission approves site plan for fire training facility

    The Jefferson County Planning Commission has approved a site plan for a fire training facility at Evergreen Fire Station 2 in Bergen Park, allowing the project to move forward.

    Jeffco planner Aaron McLean, who managed the case, recommended that the commission approve the plan, which he said is compatible with community uses.

    During his testimony at the Nov. 8 hearing, Evergreen Fire Chief Mike Weege said that building the facility is necessary to improve firefighter training. The new building will replace an existing smaller one with limited capacity.

  • Jeffco Planning Commission OKs site plan for fire training facility

    The Jeffco Planning Commission on Wednesday night approved a site plan for a fire training facility at Evergreen Fire Station 2 in Bergen Park.

    Before voting 6-1 to approve, board members listened to more than two hours of testimony from residents, most of whom voiced strong opposition to the burn building. Some Evergreen residents did speak in support of it. Bergen Meadow Elementary School principal Peggy Miller also told the board that the school district did not see the facility as a concern, and that she had heard comments about it from only two parents.

  • Republicans win Clear Creek commission races

    Republicans won both seats in the hotly contested Clear Creek County commissioner races, giving the GOP a majority on a body controlled for several years by Democrats.
    Republican Phil Buckland won in District 3, defeating Democrat Randy Wheelock with 52 percent of the vote, while  Republican Tom Hayden bested Democrat George Clark in District 2 with 51 percent of the vote.

  • Commission race still too close to call

    More than a week after Election Day, the county commission race in District 2 between incumbent John Odom and challenger Casey Tighe remains undecided, with thousands of provisional ballots still unrecorded.

  • Odom, Tighe dead even in Jeffco commission race

    Republican incumbent John Odom and Democratic challenger Casey Tighe were running neck and neck in early returns Tuesday night in the District 2 race for Jefferson county commissioner.

    Although inexperienced politically, Tighe brings a legal background and a career as a CDOT auditor to the race. Odom, a Republican who was appointed to fill the seat vacated by former commissioner Kevin McCasky, has the benefit of incumbency and a background as owner of a small business.