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Politics

  • Park district candidate is former fitness center executive, bodybuilder

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of profiles of the five candidates running for three seats on the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board.

    As a candidate for the board of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, Tim Kimber says he can offer his experience as a former executive of a national fitness enterprise. He is among five candidates seeking three seats up for election on May 6.

    “With my business background and passion for fitness and health, I could bring some good things to the board,” Kimber said.

  • Gerou won’t seek re-election

    State Rep. Cheri Gerou, a prominent Evergreen Republican who is in her sixth year at the statehouse, will not run for re-election in November.

    Gerou, the first female member of the House to chair the powerful Joint Budget Committee, has represented District 25 in western Jeffco since first being elected in 2008. She is planning to return to her architecture career.

  • Five candidates vying for three open seats on EPRD board

    Evergreen residents will choose among five candidates for three seats up for election on the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board in the May 6 election.

    Park board member Peter Lindquist is the only incumbent among the candidates, which include new and familiar faces. Evergreen native John Ellis is joining Lindquist in the race, along with 12-year resident Peg Linn, Tim Kimber and Monty Estis, who are relatively new to the area.

    Board members Mark Footer and Kit Darrow decided not to seek re-election this year.

  • Fire district won’t need spring election

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District will not have a spring board election because there are no contested seats.

    Instead, Colorado election laws allow the fire district to cancel the election and declare the four candidates for the four available positions elected. The fire district will save about $80,000. The four will take over the positions in May.

  • Four candidates running for three Inter-Canyon board seats

    Four candidates, including three incumbents, will vie for three four-year terms on the Inter-Canyon Fire District board in May's election.

    Kerry Prielipp turned in a self-nomination form and will challenge incumbents Leslie Caimi, Karl Firor and Michael Reddy.

    Another seat up for election on the Inter-Canyon board with a two-year term had only one candidate, incumbent Joe Marcus, and so he will remain on the board, said Dana Retterer, Inter-Canyon’s election official. Board member Ralph Dreher’s seat is not up for election.

  • Indian Hills fire board members facing two challengers in May election

    Former Indian Hills fire chief Don Schoenbein and resident Timothy Robbins will be challenging three incumbent board members in the May election for the Indian Hills Fire Protection District.

    The terms of fire district board members Marc Rosenberg, Ron Walton and Kelley Lehman are expiring this year. All three have decided to seek re-election, according to information from Dana Retterer of Toussaint, Nemer and Coaty, designated election official for the fire district.

  • Inter-Canyon board president talked out of resigning

    Inter-Canyon Fire board president Michael Reddy was talked out of resigning Saturday by fellow board members in the wake of the district’s financial difficulties.

    Reddy started the board meeting by offering to step down amid criticism over five years of overspending and the disappearance of $643,000 in district funds. 

  • Fire district elections to be held in May

    Special districts across Colorado will be holding elections this May, including the Elk Creek and Inter-Canyon fire districts.

    Elk Creek’s five-member board has three seats up for election. Incumbents Stan Foxx, Len Wisneski and President Mike Rogers all signed self-nomination forms at last Thursday’s board meeting.

    The terms of Alec Schwartz and Greg Branch expire in May 2016.

  • Indian Hills fire board has 3 seats up for election in May

    Indian Hills residents who are interested in serving on the board of directors for their fire district have an opportunity to run for three seats in the May 6 election.

    The terms of Indian Hills Fire Protection District board members Marc Rosenberg, Ron Walton and Kelley Lehman are expiring in May.

    Rosenberg and Lehman have said that they intend to seek re-election to the five-member board. Walton was not reached for comment.

  • 3 seats up for election on EPRD board

    Three seats will be up for election in May on the board of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, and longtime board member Kit Darrow will be leaving as a result of term limits. 

    “I feel I’ve accomplished most of what I wanted to, and served the community in the best way I know how,” said Darrow who was first elected in 2006. “I have a very strong belief in people taking turns, and it’s somebody else’s. So even if there were no term limits, I would step aside so someone else could take a turn.”