Local News

  • Forum slated March 27 for EPRD candidates

    The Mountain Area Democrats will sponsor a candidates forum at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 27, at the United Methodist Church, 3757 Ponderosa Drive in Evergreen.

    Three members of the current board of directors are up for re-election and are planning to attend. Five other candidates have also submitted their names for the three four-year terms.

    The candidates are: Andrew Adamowski, Pat Callahan, Allan Casey, Brett Champine, Kit Darrow, Roger Hoaglund, Mark Footer and Barb Scripps.

    — Vicky Gits


  • MALT gains state approval to keep preserving land

    The Mountain Area Land Trust is one of 27 land trusts that have been certified by the Colorado Real Estate Division to continue to hold conservation easements in Colorado.

    Certification is crucial, because after Jan. 1 land trusts in Colorado are required to be certified or they could be subject to a hearing and disciplinary action.

  • Incumbents land top 3 lines on park district ballot

    In defiance of all odds, the park district’s random selection process produced a ballot for the May 4 election in which the three incumbent candidates are at the top of the list.

    There are eight candidates in all, including five challengers.

    “We realized it each time. When the third name came up, we thought, ‘Holy cow, this is absolutely crazy, but that’s the way it came out,’ ” said Dick Wulf, park district election official.

  • Bowling alleys proposed at vacant Albertsons

    A group of Evergreen area investors is exploring the possibility of leasing the vacant Albertsons supermarket building at 30931 Stagecoach Blvd. for a bowling alley and family entertainment center.

    “We are looking to provide something for all age levels from toddlers to seniors — someplace for teenagers to go without driving all the way to Golden,” said Mike Shannon, a longtime Evergreen real estate investor, Realtor and developer who expects his own 16-year-old to get a driver’s license soon.

  • Boundary change will send all Parmalee kids to Evergreen schools

    Students at Parmalee Elementary School will now move on to attend Evergreen schools when they start sixth grade, as a result of a boundary change approved recently by the Jeffco school board.

    Currently, some Parmalee students, depending on their home address, are part of the West Jefferson Middle School/Conifer High School attendance area and are bused to those schools. With the board’s ruling, all students now will attend Evergreen Middle and High Schools.

  • Two lanes of I-70 reopen in Glenwood Canyon

    Two lanes of Interstate reopened in Glenwood Canyon on Thursday afternoon just a few days after a massive rockslide closed the highway.

    Monster boulders covered I-70 in in the canyon on Sunday, closing the highway and forcing detours.


  • Arts, businesses join to promote Evergreen

    A new arts group has formed with the idea of promoting the area’s artistic, historic and recreational resources as a cultural destination and artistic platform, in the way that Taos and Santa Fe have defined the arts and images of New Mexico.

    Since July, the Evergreen Arts and Cultural Alliance, spearheaded by Steve Sumner, executive director of the Center for the Arts Evergreen, has been meeting almost monthly to come up with a vehicle for marketing the arts.

  • New face Christensen will replace Goldbach on fire board

    David Christensen of Evergreen and Clear Creek County will become the newest member of the board of the Evergreen Fire Protection District in May.

    A former volunteer firefighter for 11 years, Christensen, 61, will take the seat that became available when George Goldbach decided not to run for re-election.

    Since there were only three candidates in the running, the district legally canceled the regular May 4 election and named as elected the three candidates who submitted self-nomination forms: incumbents Jeff DeDisse and Charles Simons, and Christensen.

  • Historic ranch house becoming problem property for park district

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District board continues to wrestle with the costs of maintaining the historic 1894 Alderfer House as a year-round residence.

    Under his current employment contract with the district, executive director John Skeel and his family are entitled to live in the residence rent-free. But heating the house with propane gas is costing about $900 a month, even after a faulty boiler was replaced last year. Before Skeel moved in, it was the home of Pat Shea, former park operations manager.

  • Senate hopeful Romanoff stops in Evergreen




    Andrew Romanoff, one of two Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate from Colorado — the one not in favor with the Democratic establishment and the Obama administration — is running as a candidate who can stand up against other Democrats.

    Romanoff’s main opponent is Michael Bennet, the former Denver school superintendent Gov. Bill Ritter picked to succeed Ken Salazar when he became secretary of the interior. Bennet and Romanoff are likely to face off for the first time in the Democratic primary Aug. 10.