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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.

  • PERA, school funding driving force behind walkouts

    As teachers in Jeffco, Clear Creek and across the state plan to walk out of classrooms and demonstrate at the state Capitol later this week, many are asking why.

  • 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.

  • Sichting, Alberga plead not guilty

    Wynn Ray Sichting and Daniel Alberga, the two men accused of beating and imprisoning a 21-year-old man in Conifer last September, both pleaded not guilty April 16 to charges associated with the incident.

    Sichting, of Conifer, is accused of trying to kill his nephew, Adonis Cherokee Gomez, on Sept. 11, 2017, after Gomez attempted to retrieve belongings he’d left behind after moving out of Sichting’s home in the 27000 block of Parsons Road a week before.

  • A dozen candidates running for Indian Hills Water District seats

    More candidates are vying for a spot on the Indian Hills Water District board of directors than in elections past, and many believe it’s a direct result of the district’s contentious year.

  • Glass defends multimillion bond issue conversations

    Nearly two years after Jeffco voters rejected a $535 million bond issue and $33 million property-tax increase campaigned for by Jeffco Public Schools, the school district is again considering a multi-million dollar bond issue — this time to the tune of $647 million over six years.

    Publicly discussed for the first time during the April 5 school board meeting, the district positioned the possibility of a bond issue as the answer to what it says are widespread maintenance, programming and safety issues at every Jeffco school, including charters.

  • 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.