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Today's News

  • 14 nominees in running for downtown eco-devolopment board

     

    Candidates galore are turning out for the opportunity to be one of nine members of the inaugural board of the downtown Evergreen Economic Development Council. With nominations closed, 14 people have submitted their names for nine available positions.

    Candidates will be featured guests at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 3 at Mountain Home in the Evergreen Design Center, 27965 Meadow Drive.

  • Fire chief’s termination prompts lawsuit

    Former Foothills fire chief John Kilpatrick has filed a lawsuit in federal district court, asking for $500,000 plus attorney fees for various damages, including loss of wages and benefits.

    The board hired Kilpatrick to be its full-time chief at a salary of $65,000 a year as of Jan. 1, 2010, but he was fired without warning at a special meeting of the board of directors on Aug. 30.

    Kilpatrick was accused of improperly authorizing to himself payments for insurance and overtime, consisting of $2,372, and $2,500, respectively.

  • Evergreen's holiday shopping alternative

     

    Annual Alternative Gift Fair benefits charities around the world

     

    By Vicky Gits

    Staff Writer

    The 10th annual Alternative Gift Fair, formerly known as the Alternative Christmas Fair, sets up shop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, and Sunday, Nov. 14, at Evergreen Lutheran Church, 5980 Highway 73.

  • Golf course takes aim at neighborhood elk

    A bow hunter legally killed an elk on a fairway at the Hiwan Golf Club on Oct. 11 with the approval of golf course officials, infuriating some of the homeowners who live on the fringe of the golf course.

    “I think it's like hunting fish in a barrel. They are tame. They don't know. … We chose to live here with the wildlife, but we did not choose to live in a hunting range,” said Gloria Bradfield, whose property borders the golf course.

  • SEEN AND HERD: Evergreen’s elk population has a history as captivating as the animals themselves

    By Burdette “Bud” Weare
    A hundred years ago, Colorado’s elk herd appeared to be following the fate of the bison. Locally, the Evergreen Elks outnumbered the Evergreen elk. And thereby hangs a tale.

  • County eases fire restrictions

    The fire ban in unincorporated Jefferson County was lifted as of Thursday, Oct. 14, and new stage 1 temporary fire restrictions have been issued for all areas, according to the Jeffco Sheriff's Office. The fire danger condition continues to be high within the county.

    Under the restrictions, campfires are allowed in charcoal fire grates in a developed park or campgrounds, but smoking in most places except a car or building continues to be prohibited.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Young – Brown

    Lindsey Marie Young and Spencer Hudson Brown are engaged to be married.

    Lindsey is the daughter of Kristie (Young) McGuire of Evergreen and Steve Young of Atlanta.  Spencer is the son of Cheryl Hastings of Evergreen and Dr. Mark Brown of Maine.  

    Lindsey is a 2002 Evergreen High School graduate and is employed with  The Steadman Clinic of Vail as a private operating room nurse. Spencer is a 1996 Evergreen High School graduate and is employed with NOVA guides in Vail as a back-country guide.

  • Metro districts oppose 60, 61 and 101

     

    By Mark Davidson

  • Life’s most important lesson

    Several weeks ago, I wrote a column about the ways in which a great teacher can change lives. Since then, I’ve seen countless instances of just how true it is. Most recently, I received an e-mail from a friend, a lifetime classroom teacher in the Denver Public Schools, who signed his note simply, “Teacher-Servant”.
    What a title: Teacher-Servant. How countercultural. How bracing. How refreshing!

  • Take advantage of the changing seasons

    From Oct. 1, 2008

     

    It is a warm “summer” day, even if fall has arrived. While out on the patio enjoying the warm temperature, I noticed several patches of pine resin that were gathering the fallen scales of pine cones in their viscous, gooey puddles.