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  • 2 new board members plan to promote progress in Indian Hills Fire District

    A paid firefighter with the Westminster fire protection district is one of two new members elected to the board of the Indian Hills Fire Protection District.

    Westminster firefighter Paul Amundson and Bret Roller were the two favorites of Indian Hills voters May 6, garnering 74 and 78 votes, respectively. Two other candidates running for the four-year seats were Cara Self, with 37 votes, and Pody Hunnicutt, with 27 votes.

    Amundson is a former volunteer with Indian Hills, and Roller is a former rookie firefighter with the agency. Both men are in their 30s.

  • Fire district eyes a thrifty makeover for aging stations 1 and 4

    The Evergreen fire district is looking at ways to improve the appearance of fire stations 1 and 4, which are in basically good shape but are beginning to show their age.

    Station 1 at 4751 Highway 73 is closest to the downtown business district, south of Evergreen Dam.

    Formerly the administrative headquarters, No. 1 was vacated when the new building at 1802 Bergen Parkway was built about four years ago. Today, Station 1 is mainly used as a garage, housing seven types of fire vehicles.

  • Ruth Seeber was a lover of music, of theater, of life

    Ask anyone who knew Ruth Seeber to describe her, and you’ll hear words like tenacious, fun-loving, kind-hearted, charismatic and talented. Seeber was a singer, an actress, a teacher, a writer and a mother of six. She left an indelible mark on Evergreen when she and her husband, Roy, founded the Evergreen Chorale. More importantly, she left an indelible mark on the world with her enthusiasm and authentic love of life.

    Ruth Seeber died on April 19, three days short of her 84th birthday.

  • Mountain schools to start 2008-09 year Aug. 18

    Evergreen and Conifer schools will start the next school year on Aug. 18, while schools in the rest of Jefferson County will start nine days earlier than normal, on Aug. 12.

    Jefferson County also is bringing back a fall mini-break, with schools closing Thursday and Friday, Oct. 23 and 24.

    A group of parents from the mountain schools successfully petitioned the school board over the last few months for a later start date, said district spokeswoman Lynn Setzer.

  • HIstoric agreement ends I-70 stalemate

    In a historic agreement that ends a decade-long stalemate between CDOT and the mountain corridor, members of the I-70 collaborative effort agreed to partial widening through Clear Creek while allowing for a transit option.

    The general agreement that will be put to paper in June and submitted to the Federal Highway Administration for approval designates highway improvements from Floyd Hill to the Twin Tunnels, Empire Junction and west of Silver Plume to the Eisenhower Tunnel.

  • Local, state, national races on '08 ballots

    In a year with heightened political activity nationally, it would be easy to overlook local issues, but residents ignore them at their peril. Local and regional ballot items from May through November range from district-level tax increases to the race to replace Republican Congressman Tom Tancredo.

    Jeffco Public Schools

    The Jeffco school district announced April 18 that it likely will seek a tax increase on the November ballot.

  • Puma kills two llamas in Morrison

    A Morrison family was disheartened to discover that their two prized llamas had been killed at their home April 12 by a mountain lion.

    The animals were nowhere in sight when Larry Cummings went to feed them early that morning in a pen about 400 feet from the family’s house. When he searched the property, he discovered they had been killed.

    “They were born and raised here, trained here, we showed them — they have just been wonderful animals,” Susan Cummings said Monday. “It’s just hard to get used to the idea that they are gone.”

  • 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.