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Politics

  • 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.” 

  • Tancredo slams Hickenlooper in local appearance

    Evergreen’s one-time congressman, Tom Tancredo, brought his gubernatorial campaign to Marshdale on Jan. 27, and the Republican hammered away at Democratic incumbent John Hickenlooper.

    Tancredo — whose lengthy political career has included a run for president and a previous bid for governor as nominee of the American Constitution Party — got a warm reception at the 285 Corridor Tea Party meeting on a snowy late-January evening.

  • Longtime officer Shires running for sheriff

     For Jim Shires, his candidacy for Jeffco sheriff came down to putting up or shutting up. 

    Shires, a sergeant with the Sheriff’s Office, said he wanted to lead the agency he’s been part of for more than 28 years in a much-needed turnaround. He pointed to the high employee turnover rate in the Sheriff’s Office as a sign the organization needs new leadership. 

  • Berry brings boisterous approach to bid for Jeffco sheriff

    John Berry wants to be the face of the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.
    Berry, a Republican running in 2014 to replace Ted Mink as sheriff, said a change in philosophy is needed in the department. And he says that change starts with the sheriff himself.