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Local News

  • Rec center racquetball debate bounces back

    The topic of Evergreen racquetball is back in play, and at the Evergreen Park and Recreation board of directors meeting on April 15, competition was spirited.

  • The Natural: Earth Day dawns in Evergreen

    On Saturday, April 19, eco-centric folks from Crow Hill to Floyd Hill braved sunny skies, mild temperatures, gentle breezes and placid waters to celebrate Earth’s special Day in its most delightful setting.

  • Four vie for two seats on Indian Hills fire board

    On May 6, the good citizens of Indian Hills will cast their votes to fill a pair of impending vacancies on the Indian Hills Fire Protection District board of directors.

    The Indian Hills fire board oversees a district of about 12 square miles encompassing some 1,200 residents and protected by the 24-member, all-volunteer Indian Hills Fire and Rescue.

  • Fire district election: four seats in the balance

    Seven candidates are running in the regular election for the four available seats on the board of directors of the Evergreen Fire Protection District. The board consists of five regular members.

    The only incumbent who is not up for re-election is Jaine Hamilton, whose four-year term expires in 2010.

    Five people are running for two available four-year terms, while two are running unopposed for the two, two-year terms.

  • County gives tentative OK to church expansion

    The Rock of Southwest Baptist Church came closer Tuesday morning to realizing its plan to add a two-story teen center building after a crucial vote of the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners. After two lengthy public hearings, two of three members of the board voted to endorse a version of the March 26 planning commission decision approving an expansion from 26,000 square feet to about 48,000 square feet of floor area. The church argued that it had the legal right to build up to 63,000 square feet.

  • Proposed cell tower concerns Bear Mountain residents

    A company wants to erect an 80-foot cellular tower near the summit of Bear Mountain if it can obtain a variance from the 35-foot height limit under current zoning regulations.

    The idea is to erect a “monopine,” a cell-phone tower that looks like a pine tree and is supposed to blend into the scenery.

    After considering the matter April 2 for about two hours, the Jefferson County Board of Adjustment voted to table the proposal indefinitely, while the county works on the telecommunications master plan.

  • Local PFLAG contemplates a 15-year history of helping

    There’s no question that America’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities have achieved significant social and legal gains since the first formal meeting of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays was held in New York more than 35 years ago. All the same, few would argue that significant antagonism toward non-traditional gender roles no longer exists.

  • Quail Forever takes flight in Colorado

    “The people asked, and He sent them quail ee”

    — Psalm 105:40

  • Easy Living magazine honors memory of Brad Bradberry

    Former Evergreen Newspapers publisher Brad Bradberry spent his last months on Earth working to launch a magazine for people suffering from the very disease that took his life. In recognition of Bradberry’s remarkable courage, optimism and generosity of spirit, the publishers of Easy Living Magazine have dedicated the latest issue of their glossy quarterly in his honor.

  • Marshdale to bid three longtime teachers farewell

    Come summer, when Marshdale Elementary School’s fifth-grade class graduates to another stage of life, they’ll be joined by three of the elementary school’s most-beloved teachers.

    Between them, Joan Shilling, Susan Courtney and Sally Brant will bid a fond adieu to 77 years of book reports, Elmer’s glue and shiny gold stars, and say hello to some well-earned rest and recreation.