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Today's News

  • Local land preservationist Bud Simon dies

    Bud Simon, 62, a longtime Evergreen resident known for his volunteer work in land conservation, died in the early hours of April 21 after an eight-month battle with cancer.

    Simon was “hugely responsible” for protecting Noble Meadow at Highway 103 and Evergreen Parkway, said his friend and close associate Mike Strunk, a land conservation specialist with the Mountain Area Land Trust.

    Simon also led the first master plan for Beaver Brook Watershed, which MALT helped to preserve.

  • Fire district ponders investment in new training facility

    A committee of volunteer firefighters is researching options and costs for a new training building behind the maintenance building at 1802 Bergen Parkway north of the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building.

    Wayne Shephard, deputy chief of fire operations, unveiled a range of designs in a PowerPoint presentation at the regular meeting of the Evergreen Fire Protection District board on April 13 at the Administration Building.

  • Newer Subarus failing emissions test in cold-weather conditions

    Some Subaru owners are having trouble passing the Colorado air emissions tests during cold weather, but not when the weather gets warmer.

    As a result, the state is advising motorists to wait for a warm day before they get a test, with temperatures in the mid-60s or higher. Otherwise, they could wind up seeking costly and unnecessary repairs. The problem is surfacing in 2010 because Subarus that were new in 2006 did not have to be tested for four years.

  • Four in running for 3 seats on West Jeff Metro District Board

    Four candidates — three incumbents and one challenger — are running for three, four-year seats on the West Jefferson County Metropolitan District board of directors.

    Guy M. Santo of Wah Keeney Park is challenging incumbents J. Kelly Garrod, Scott W. Smith and Robert J. Zavodsky.

    The special wastewater district includes Wah Keeney Park, Hiwan, The Ridge, Promontory and Bergen Park. West Jefferson County Metro District operates a wastewater treatment plant near the end of Lewis Ridge Road.

  • Lesson Plans: ‘Make every day like Earth Day - protect the planet’

    A manatee, two pandas and three tigers had some important words for young students at Montessori School of Evergreen.

    “Make every day like Earth Day. Protect the planet.”

    The animals — 18 in all — were sixth-graders at the school who created masks and gave Earth Day presentations on April 22. Their goal was to educate the students in kindergarten through third grade about animals that could face extinction and to motivate them to help the environment in some way, according to teacher Linda Engelhart.

  • For grade-schoolers, the jig is up

    “Tap, cross, under, back two, three four.”

    That cadence echoed through the halls and playground of Bergen Meadow Elementary School this week as students learned the Irish Jig.

    The students repeated the words and performed the movements, practicing not only in physical education class but as they walked down the halls and played on the playground.

  • Victim of crash on Myers Gulch Road ID'd as Indian Hills woman

    A woman who died in a car crash on Myers Gulch Road on Wednesday afternoon has been identified as Wanda Budding, 77, of Indian Hills.

    Budding was involved in a head-on collision about 2 p.m. a half-mile south of Highway 74 in Kittredge, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

    A woman identified as Kimberly Taylor, 33, of Evergreen and two 6-month-olds were taken to the hospital. There is no word on the extent of their injuries or whether they have been released.

  • Park and rec board candidate Andrew Adamowski

    Andrew Adamowski

    Occupation

    Assistant landscape manager/Shea Properties

    Election to political office

    None

    Experience on nonprofit boards

    None

    Educational background

    Bachelor’s degree in landscape horticulture, Colorado State University; master’s degree in organizational leadership from University of Denver.

    Family information

    Married, Christine, two children, Finneghan,3, Kelsey, 1 ½. Wife works at Wulf Recreation center two nights a week.

    Age: 36

  • Park and rec board candidate Barb Scripps

    Barbara Scripps

    Occupation

    CPA and business owner, president, Scripps Taylor and Associates; owned business 18 years in Evergreen

    Experience on nonprofit boards

    Mount Evans Hospice, 1994-2001, 2006 to present; Center for the Arts Evergreen, 2003-2009 (no longer on the board); Evergreen Chamber of Commerce, 2003 to 2005; Evergreen Mountain School board of trustees, 2001 to 2005; Evergreen Country Day School, 2006 to present; Buchanan Park master plan committee 2007-2008

    Educational background

  • Park and rec board candidate Pat Callahan

    Pat Callahan

    Occupation

    Trail guide/adult leader, stay-at-home parent; hockey coach. Former deputy director, Evergreen Park and Recreation, Dec. 2005 to March 2008; supervisor Buchanan Park Rec Center, 2004 to 2005; former YMCA recreation manager, 1989 to 1998

    Educational background

    B.A. criminal justice, Michigan State University

    Family information

    Married, three children, 18, 23 and 30

    Age: 52

    Length of residence in Evergreen

    The Island since June 1998

    Why you are running for the park board?