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  • Coffman calls Obama's stimulus ‘agenda-driven,’ says it won't boost economy

    U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman said the economic stimulus package signed by President Obama in Denver on Feb. 17 will do little to pull the country out of its economic doldrums.

    "I'm obviously very disappointed in the legislation itself, that seemed to be strong on agenda-driven policy and light on economic stimulus," Coffman said in an interview hours before Obama signed the legislation at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

  • An ageless romance: Couple meet and marry in sight of adopted family at Elk Run

    Cupid works in mysterious ways.

    Like cooking up a match between a Costa Rican chef and a Colorado math major who grew up Italian.

    A 34-year-old woman doesn’t necessarily go to work in an assisted-living facility thinking she’s likely to run into romance, especially after a virtual lifetime of singledom.

    Nevertheless, Angela Pedotto, the activities director at Elk Run Assisted Living, who graduated with a degree in accounting, met her husband, Cristian Chaverri, 26, when she went to work at the Evergreen facility over a year ago.

  • Divided park board votes for feasibility study on arts center

    A divided park district board ultimately voted after a six-hour meeting Feb. 10 to push ahead with a feasibility study for a combination community and arts center in Buchanan Park.

    Board President Allan Casey and directors Roger Hoaglund and Peter Eggers voted in favor of completing the feasibility study before a needs assessment. Board members Kit Darrow and Janet Heck Doyle voted against first conducting the feasibility study, which would cost $37,000 — $12,000 from the Center for the Arts Evergreen and $25,000 from the park district.

  • Glenelk homeowners win condemnation case

    A judge has vetoed developer Ron Lewis’ petition to have the court condemn a 700-foot strip of land so he could build a road across the Glenelk Association’s private property to his landlocked ranch south of Shaffers Crossing.

    The judge based her ruling largely on grounds that Lewis failed to prove the property could be used for residential purposes under existing zoning regulations.

  • Free seminar designed to help those looking for work

    Judaism in the Foothills and the Canyon Courier are co-sponsoring free seminars in the Evergreen area to help people who are looking for work in the ailing economy.

    Rabbi Levi Brackman will give a presentation designed to help people as they transition to new careers or businesses. The lessons, wisdom and advice that Brackman offers come from the Torah and Judaism’s other ancient texts, but the seminars are open to all people no matter their religion or background.

    Brackman will help the attendees to:

  • CARE appeals Mount Morrison decision to higher court

    A homeowner group is taking its battle against the Jeffco county commissioners and a horizontal TV tower on Mount Morrison to the state court of appeals for the second time since 2006.

    Attorney Richard Westfall of Denver filed a 30-page opening brief Feb. 2 on behalf of Canyon Area Residents for the Environment, a homeowner group that is behind the campaign against a bigger Mount Morrison tower.

  • Evergreen resident nominated for U.S. attorney

    Evergreen resident Stephanie Villafuerte, 43, is one of three people whose names have been sent to President Barack Obama for consideration as a candidate for U.S. attorney for Colorado.

    Villafuerte, deputy chief of staff for Gov. Bill Ritter, would replace Troy Eid, who resigned as the state’s chief prosecutor to return to private practice before possibly launching a run for attorney general in 2010. The state’s incumbent attorney general, John Suthers, is planning to seek the nomination for governor or U.S. senator from Colorado in 2010.

  • Fire destroys house on Blue Sky Trail; 3 dogs saved

    A three-story house at 10060 Blue Sky Trail was leveled by fire on Feb. 6, but an alert deputy who spotted the flames raced to the scene and saved the lives of three golden retrievers that were trapped in the burning home.

    The deputy, who was patrolling on U.S. 285, saw smoke near Shadow Mountain, followed the smoke and reported the fire. Once he arrived, the deputy kicked in the door of the burning home and freed the three canines, according to a news release from the Elk Creek Fire District. 

  • Shadow Mountain home lost; family, pets uninjured

    A fire Sunday night destroyed a house on Shadow Mountain Drive in Conifer belonging to a family of six.

    The family and their two German shepherds were uninjured. A firefighter was reported to have sustained minor injuries that did not require medical attention.

    Jody Wagner, spokeswoman for the Elk Creek Fire Protection District, said there were conflicting reports on whether any family members were inside the home when the fire broke out.

  • ‘Stealth monopine’ tower will go up along Brook Forest Road

    A 45-foot, state-of-the-art cell phone tower supposedly designed to look like the ultimate ponderosa pine tree has been approved for installation at 6106 S. Brook Forest Road in Evergreen.

    Verizon Communications has obtained approval for a “stealth monopine” tower that will replace the existing 45-foot tower and will have significantly more camouflaging material.

    The tower will be on property owned by Evergreen Supply Co. but will not be easily seen from Brook Forest Road.