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Today's News

  • Youngsters share their insights at annual Earth Day event

    Fourth-grader Brady Dewil and his teammates donned green capes Saturday because, much like their favorite superheroes, they were on a mission to save the earth.

    Several youngsters both attended and helped with the 29th annual Earth Day Fair on Saturday at the Evergreen Lake House, including Wilmot Elementary School’s Green Team.

  • Evergreen fire district to hold election on May 8

    Evergreen Fire Protection District will conduct an election for its Board of Directors on Tuesday, May 8.

    Four candidates are vying for three seats on the board: challenger Holly Roberts and three incumbents, John Anderson, Jeff deDisse and Mike Gregory.

    The election will be conducted at two polling places — the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway, and the Wulf Recreation Center, 5300 S. Olive Road. There is no mail-in ballot.

    Board members serve four years, and the positions are not paid.

  • Evergreen Fire Board candidate profile: John Anderson

    John Anderson, president of the Evergreen Fire Protection District’s Board of Directors, has served on the board since 2014. This is his first time up for re-election.

    Anderson, who is originally from Philadelphia, has 38 years of experience in public safety, serving as a firefighter, 911 dispatcher, sheriff’s deputy and fire warden. He is executive director for the Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation.

    He and his wife moved to Evergreen 14 years ago from the Grand Junction area. They have two children in middle school.

  • Evergreen Fire Board candidate profile: Jeff deDisse

    Jeff deDisse, treasurer of the Evergreen Fire Protection District’s Board of Directors, served on the board since he was elected during a November 2007 recall election. This May will be his fourth time on the ballot.

    A rancher and project manager, deDisse grew up in Evergreen around people who were involved in the fire department. He became a firefighter at age 33 and retired this year.

    The Canyon Courier recently asked deDisse about his candidacy for one of the board’s three open seats in the May election.

  • Evergreen Fire Board candidate profile: Mike Gregory

    Mike Gregory, the current secretary of the Evergreen Fire Protection District’s Board of Directors, has served on the board since 2014. This is his first time up for re-election.

    Gregory is originally from Naperville, Ill., a suburb of Chicago. He and his wife, Diane, moved to Evergreen in February 2002. He previously worked as an electrical contractor and became a home-builder when he moved to Evergreen.

    Gregory started as a volunteer firefighter for Evergreen in 2002 because he wanted to serve his community. He retired in 2014.

  • Evergreen Fire Board candidate profile: Holly Roberts

    Originally from Texas, Holly Roberts is the only non-incumbent running for the Evergreen Fire Board. This a positive, she said, because she doesn’t have any preconceived notions and is open to everyone’s opinions.

    Roberts and her family moved to Evergreen about a year ago from Maryland, but she previously lived in Colorado and worked as director of marketing for Telluride.

    She works as a real estate broker, and while she isn’t a firefighter herself, her father-in-law was a firefighter in Harlem.

  • Development projects ongoing in mountain area

    With several continuing development projects in various stages around the mountain area, Heather Gutherless, a case manager with Jeffco Planning & Zoning, provided updates on some active or proposed projects.

    Evergreen area

  • Young Writers Conference an opportunity for kids to share creative works

    As fun as it is for writers to dream up things in their imaginations, they know that their creations will only come alive once they’ve been shared with others through the written word.

    Thus, last Thursday, students from across the mountain area gathered to impart their creative works on one another.

    By the end of the night, each youngster’s short story or illustrated book had a golden “published” sticker on its cover denoting its contents had been shared and celebrated.

  • Annual Courage Walk an opportunity for crime victims to join together

    Despite moving out of state, Tiffany Segura and her family return to Colorado every year for the Jefferson County Courage Walk.

    For Segura, the annual walk is a means of healing and way to remember her 2-year-old son, Donny Ro’Mello Romero, who was murdered in Lakewood in 2015. Last Saturday, she and a large group of family and friends made the short trek around the Jefferson County courthouse to the on-site courage garden, carrying flowers and a large banner honoring Donny.

  • Jeffco teacher walkouts lead to school closures April 26

    Hundreds of teachers in Jefferson County, as well thousands of others across Colorado, are expected to participate in statewide walkouts late next week to demand better compensation and increased school funding from state legislators.

    According to Scott Kwasny, spokesman for the Jeffco Education Association, hundreds of Jeffco teachers are planning to participate in “day of action” activities at the state Capitol April 26 in tandem with a statewide call for action by the Colorado Education Association the following day.