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  • 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.

  • Voters in District 2 return Jared Polis to Washington

    Incumbent Democrat Jared Polis retained his seat in Congressional District 2, defeating challenger Kevin Lundberg in the district that now includes Evergreen and Conifer.
    Polis won with 55 percent of the vote to Lundberg’s 40 percent.
    Polis, who said Lundberg called to concede about 9 p.m. on Election Night, commented that he was “honored and excited” to be re-elected.

  • Gerou wins third term in House District 25

    Republican Cheri Gerou will continue representing House District 25, after capturing 55 percent of the vote in the race against Democratic challenger Lorna Idol.

    According to unofficial results, Idol received 40 percent of the vote, and Libertarian Jack Woehr garnered 5 percent.

    Nearly 42,000 people voted in the district, which has approximately 62,000 registered voters.

    “I’m impressed with the turnout in the district,” said Gerou, who was watching results of other state House races Tuesday night.

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  • Memorial Pathway designed to honor loved ones

      The recently developed Memorial Pathway at Mt. Evans Home Health and Hospice offers family members a way to honor and remember their loved ones.

    “It’s not an original idea, but it fits our mission perfectly,” says Sallie Wandling, Mt. Evans’ senior community relations director.