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  • Sheriff's Calls

    You may know his wife, ‘Cher’

  • Commission hopeful criticizes incumbents

    Editor’s note: Democrat Casey Tighe is challenging incumbent County Commissioner John Odom, a Republican. An upcoming issue will include a story focusing on Odom.

    County commission candidate Casey Tighe, a former CDOT auditor, told Lookout Mountain residents last Wednesday night that they might not be happy with all his decisions, but he would do a better job of listening to the community than the incumbent commissioner.

  • Messiah Mountain Retreat seeks rezoning

    Some Indian Hills residents don’t mind if the Messiah Mountain Retreat Center continues to host camping and church groups, as long as the property isn’t commercially developed and its fire mitigation isn’t neglected.

  • Lundberg, Polis have close encounter

    The liberal incumbent of Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District met his conservative opponent in public for the first time at an Aug. 29 citizens meeting in Larimer County.
    Democrat Jared Polis and his Republican challenger, state Sen. Kevin Lundberg, did not debate at Forks Food and Fuel in Livermore but answered questions from a largely conservative audience at the low-key meeting.

  • Mountain Area Land Trust earns national accreditation

    As they celebrate 20 years of existence, staff members at the Mountain Area Land Trust also are excited about receiving national accreditation for the organization.

     

    After an extensive process involving 1,000 pages of documentation, MALT has been accepted by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. 

    “This accreditation is so important to make sure everyone knows we’re here forever,” said Betsy Hays, MALT development director.

  • Mountain Area Land Trust earns national accreditation

    As they celebrate 20 years of existence, staff members at the Mountain Area Land Trust also are excited about receiving national accreditation for the organization.

     

    After an extensive process involving 1,000 pages of documentation, MALT has been accepted by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. 

    “This accreditation is so important to make sure everyone knows we’re here forever,” said Betsy Hays, MALT development director.

  • Sculptured House makes Forbes' ugliest list

    What’s a mansion to do when it's named one of the ugliest in the country? 

     

    Get an extreme architectural makeover? Or perhaps decide to live with the dubious honor Forbes magazine has bestowed upon it.

    The 7,000-square-foot Sculptured House in Genesee — also known as the Clamshell House or the Spaceship House — is among several unusually styled dwellings featured in a recent Forbes article titled “America’s Ugliest Mansions.”

  • Spicing things up for firefighters

    This year’s 11th annual Big Chili Cook-off again supports mountain firefighters while offering folks a chance to sample spicy cuisine.

    The setting for this year’s event on Sunday, Sept. 9, will be Evergreen Lake, where the Chili Cook-off competition, Firefighter Challenge and a juried art show will take place. Children’s activities at the event include face painting, jump castles and an arts and crafts tent.

  • Park district's proposed 2013 budget reflects flat revenues

    Board members took a first look at the proposed Evergreen Park and Recreation District budget for 2013 during their Aug. 28 meeting at Kittredge Community Bible Church.

     

    With property-tax revenues projected to stay flat in the coming year, the draft budget focuses on basic operational expenses and modest capital improvement projects.

    The projected total income for the park district in 2013 is $5,201,282 — a decrease of $62,917 over the current year. The budget draft reflects $4,608,847 in total expenses for 2013.

  • Polis discusses federal budget, taxes with mountain residents

    U.S. Rep. Jared Polis focused on issues relating to the federal budget, tax reform and human rights during an informal gathering at Java Groove in Evergreen last Thursday morning.

    Democrat Polis is seeking a third term in the 2nd Congressional District, which now includes Conifer and Evergreen.

    Polis said it’s difficult to predict what will happen in Congress regarding the federal budget and income taxes. Congress could decide to delay a decision until the first of next year rather than take action before the election, he said.