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Politics

  • GOP candidate Keyser seeking political balance in legislature

    Colorado native Jon Keyser says he's running for the House District 25 seat to help restore political balance to the state legislature. 

    “We’re coming off of a couple of years of control by the same party,” he said. “There are no checks and balances.”

    Keyser, a Morrison resident, said he would like to serve the state as a “citizen legislator” representing the interests and concerns of those in his district. 

  • U.S. Senate candidate visits mountain area

    Independent U.S. Senate candidate Steve Shogan unveiled his first TV ads at a fund-raiser Saturday at Nick’s Pro Fitness in Evergreen.

    Supporters laughed at an ad that shows a male actor with eyes pointing in different directions and a voice-over saying, “What if your two eyes didn’t work together?” as an allusion to partisan bickering between Democrats and Republicans in Congress.

    “It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to fix Congress … or maybe it does,” is the theme of the second ad, a cartoon.

  • Doyle kicks off campaign in House District 25

    Evergreen resident Janet Doyle, a member of the park district board, is entering the state political arena as the Democratic candidate in House District 25. 

    “I am a moderate, pragmatic person, and I have been disappointed by the extremism in the state legislature. I think that interferes with forward progress,” Doyle said in an interview Saturday.

  • Incumbent Reddy loses Inter-Canyon seat

    Newcomer Kerry Prielipp and incumbents Leslie Caimi and Karl Firor captured the three available seats on the Inter-Canyon Fire District board, according to Tuesday’s unofficial election results.

    Two-term incumbent Michael Reddy lost his bid for re-election.

    The unofficial vote totals:

    • Leslie Caimi: 49 votes

    • Karl Firor: 45 votes

    • Kerry Prielipp: 39 votes

    • Michael Reddy: 32 votes

  • Inter-Canyon incumbent Reddy seeks third term

     Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles of candidates running for the Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District board in May’s election.

    Inter-Canyon Fire board President Mike Reddy never intended to run for a third term. He had served two four-year terms and was ready to step down. 

    That was until the theft and embezzlement of more than $647,000 by former fire chief David MacBean came to light last year.

  • Walton stresses need for community involvement in Indian Hills fire district

    As a board member for the Indian Hills Fire Protection District, Ron Walton says that involving residents in decisions is desirable but challenging.

    “How can we get people involved before there is a problem?” he asks. “Let’s see the issues, and see the solutions.”

    Walton is one of three incumbents seeking re-election to the board of the Indian Hills district, which has three seats up for election and two challengers.

  • Rosenberg cites dedication, experience in re-election bid for Indian Hills fire board

    “My heart really is in the fire department,” said Marc Rosenberg, a board member of the Indian Hills Fire Protection District who is seeking re-election in May.

    Rosenberg is a certified firefighter and first responder who has served as a volunteer with Indian Hills Fire Rescue for the past 11 years, seven of which he has been a board member. He also is assistant fire chief for the department.

  • Inter-Canyon candidate wants 'to see this through'

    Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of profiles of candidates running for the Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District board in May’s election.

    After serving on the Inter-Canyon Fire District board for nearly a year, Deer Creek Canyon resident Leslie Caimi wants to serve a full four-year term.

    “Serving on the board has been a great experience,” Caimi said. “I really want to see this board and this district continue to move in the right direction.”

  • Park board candidate would like to increase facility hours, services for residents

    Evergreen resident Monty Estis says he would like to contribute his combined experience in recreation and financial management as a board member of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

    A systems analyst in the IT area who actively participates in recreational activities, Estis is vying for one of three open seats on the park district board in the May 6 election.

    Although he says park district staff are doing an adequate job of managing the district, Estis sees room for improvement. 

  • Indian Hills fire board candidate concerned with needs of firefighters

    Editor's note: This story is part of a series on candidates for the board of the Indian Hills Fire Protection District in May's election.

    Indian Hills resident Ty Robbins says he decided to seek a seat on the fire district board to support volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians.

    “I want those guys to know someone cares about them,” Robbins said. “I’m doing this because they deserve fair representation.”