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  • Q&A with HD25 candidate Jack Woehr

    How much money have you raised from donors?

    $0, as my reports to the secretary of state show, which are online at http://www.sos.state.co.us.

    How much from your own resources?

    $0 ... It's not fun raising money, and I see no reason why a candidate can't walk to office without it. I've run five times, and people kinda know I 'm there at this point fighting for their civil rights and against the rise of authoritarian government in Colorado.

    What should be the role of state government?

  • Q&A with HD25 candidate Andrew Scripter

    How much money have you raised from donors?

    To date, our campaign has raised $ 23,471  and we have had 207 individuals contribute to our campaign.

    How much of your own money have you contributed to your campaign?

    About $15,000

     

    What should be the role of state government?

  • Q&A with HD25 candidate Cheri Gerou

    How much money have you raised from donors?

    As of Sept. 4, $49,507.00

    How much from your own resources?

    $45,000

    What should be the role of state government?

    I believe the state government should:

    • protect the rights of the individual, including the education of our children to give our kids the tools to succeed in a global economy; protect the rights of the free enterprise system to keep Colorado friendly to business and job growth;

  • Evergreen gets a new backyard

    Bergen Meadow Elementary was built in 1969 with a giant, flat gravel patch for a backyard. The 115,000-square-foot gravel patch was a perfect rectangle, already graded, and in a central location in our community. School administrators, park and rec personnel, sports clubs, and parents all recognized the great potential of the field. But for 39 years, Evergreen kids played recess games and sports in the dirt.

  • Marshdale promotes literacy with birthday book giveaway

    At most elementary schools, birthdays are a special day for students. Sometimes the principal acknowledges birthdays with a card or a visit.

    Marshdale Elementary School principal Christie Frost goes a step further — she gives each student a book.

    Frost, a former librarian, says she uses student birthdays as a way to help improve literacy and to alleviate some students' fears of the office.

  • Gilt complex: On the trail of Colorado's fleeting golden age

    Though rigorously prudent and deliberative in most things, even I am not immune to the powerful “gold fever” that grips Colorado each autumn.

    In the past, I’ve been content to enjoy the high country’s ephemeral fall fashions in the traditional way, through my car’s bug-dappled windshield. This year, however, my artistic nature and native patriotism suggested another course. I would mine the gilded realms on foot, wandering free among the whispering glades and quenching my thirsty soul with deep, aromatic draughts from the aspens’ sparkling cup.

  • Elk kill in Paradise Hills deemed legal

    The bow-and-arrow shooting of an 800-pound trophy elk in Paradise Hills on Lookout Mountain Sept. 20 may have outraged neighbors, but an investigation by the state Division of Wildlife determined the kill was legal.

    “Technically, you can shoot a deer from your backyard,” said John Murphy, district wildlife officer for the DOW.

    Paradise Hills consists of about 180 homes on approximately 1-acre lots. The shooting took place on private property north of the subdivision.

  • 22 units approved for Village at Elk Rest

    The Jeffco commissioners voted 2-1 on Sept. 30 to approve rezoning 7 acres at Swede Gulch and El Rancho roads to allow a mixed-use development consisting of 22 residential units and 5,000 square feet of commercial space in a 36,000-square-foot building.

    The project, east of Wal-Mart in the El Rancho Center, was back in front of the county commissioners after the planning commission concluded Sept. 10 that 12 units, not 22, were justified.

  • Griffin accused of campaign finance violation

    Jefferson County Treasurer Faye Griffin will go before an administrative judge Sept. 30 after being accused of a campaign finance violation in her quest to become the next District 1 county commissioner.

    Nancy C. Johnson, a Lakewood attorney, filed a formal complaint with the Colorado secretary of state's office Sept. 17 alleging that Griffin broke the law by not listing the occupations and employers of 11 donors who gave her campaign $1,550. The donations were listed in a state campaign-finance filing through July 17.

  • Harlie R. Bacon, 77

    Harlie R. Bacon died on Sept. 10, 2008, from an aortic aneurism following a very brief illness. He was 77.

    Harlie moved to Evergreen in 1974 to open and manage a Sims Tire and Automotive store on State Highway 74 at Bryant Drive. In 1985, he became a partner in the Swis Auto Glass business in Denver. Later, he moved to Elite Auto Glass in Denver. He retired from Elite in 2005.