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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Don't miss the spring visit of the ibis

    April is such a promising month. This year it has been an exceptional month, with very little snow and some truly summery weather. Many birds are streaming northward, and with the lake free of ice, waterfowl and shorebirds are arriving daily.

    Sunday, April 20, brought a broad-tailed hummingbird back to our yard and six white-faced glossy ibis to Evergreen Lake. Tuesday, April 22, brought the first chipping sparrow returning to our feeder. Wednesday, April 23, brought white-crowned sparrows, yellow-headed blackbirds and yellow-rumped warbles stopping on their way north.

  • Lobos fly by Jaguars

    The hills were about to be alive with singing April 25. Dancing, too.

    With prom set for that evening or the next for many of the swimmers on the confederate Conifer squad, the dual meet with D’Evelyn was all about finishing as fast as possible.

  • Forbes ends regular season as top 4A golfer

    GOLDEN — There were suggestions April 28 that Chance Forbes was mentally at prom two days after the fact, while her body, meanwhile, was competing at the 14th annual Ashley Forey Invitational.

  • Cougars get best of rival

    LAKEWOOD — Sometimes it’s the ones you expect the least from that turn out to be the big go-getters.

  • 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.

  • Romanoff has a full plate during his last two weeks

    Term-limited House Speaker Andrew Romanoff is attempting to address conflicts in our state constitution during his last two weeks of active legislative service. If he is successful, it will cap discussions he began five years ago.

    Romanoff became the House minority leader in 2003 when Sen. Doug Linkhart resigned after being elected to the Denver City Council. Jennifer Veiga left her post as House Democratic leader and replaced Linkhart. As dominoes continued to fall, Romanoff assumed Veiga’s leadership position.