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Today's News

  • Forum slated March 27 for EPRD candidates

    The Mountain Area Democrats will sponsor a candidates forum at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 27, at the United Methodist Church, 3757 Ponderosa Drive in Evergreen.

    Three members of the current board of directors are up for re-election and are planning to attend. Five other candidates have also submitted their names for the three four-year terms.

    The candidates are: Andrew Adamowski, Pat Callahan, Allan Casey, Brett Champine, Kit Darrow, Roger Hoaglund, Mark Footer and Barb Scripps.

    — Vicky Gits

     

  • MALT gains state approval to keep preserving land

    The Mountain Area Land Trust is one of 27 land trusts that have been certified by the Colorado Real Estate Division to continue to hold conservation easements in Colorado.

    Certification is crucial, because after Jan. 1 land trusts in Colorado are required to be certified or they could be subject to a hearing and disciplinary action.

  • Incumbents land top 3 lines on park district ballot

    In defiance of all odds, the park district’s random selection process produced a ballot for the May 4 election in which the three incumbent candidates are at the top of the list.

    There are eight candidates in all, including five challengers.

    “We realized it each time. When the third name came up, we thought, ‘Holy cow, this is absolutely crazy, but that’s the way it came out,’ ” said Dick Wulf, park district election official.

  • Bowling alleys proposed at vacant Albertsons

    A group of Evergreen area investors is exploring the possibility of leasing the vacant Albertsons supermarket building at 30931 Stagecoach Blvd. for a bowling alley and family entertainment center.

    “We are looking to provide something for all age levels from toddlers to seniors — someplace for teenagers to go without driving all the way to Golden,” said Mike Shannon, a longtime Evergreen real estate investor, Realtor and developer who expects his own 16-year-old to get a driver’s license soon.

  • Former Tanglewoods owner now taking a frank approach to sales

    A new hot-dog guy has come to Evergreen.

    Tom Becker has planted his rolling hot-dog cart — Tom’s Daily Dog — near Safeway. He loves to chat with customers, and buying a hot dog from him is quite entertaining.

    He opened his stand on Feb. 3, and business has been pretty good so far. It’s just a matter of letting folks know they can get a simple hot dog with mustard or a fancy hot dog with all the fixin’s, including caramelized sauerkraut.

  • Boundary change will send all Parmalee kids to Evergreen schools

    Students at Parmalee Elementary School will now move on to attend Evergreen schools when they start sixth grade, as a result of a boundary change approved recently by the Jeffco school board.

    Currently, some Parmalee students, depending on their home address, are part of the West Jefferson Middle School/Conifer High School attendance area and are bused to those schools. With the board’s ruling, all students now will attend Evergreen Middle and High Schools.

  • ‘Seussical’ is lyrical and delightful

    In the hands of Evergreen High School, “Seussical the Musical” is an infectious delight.

    The show is based on the beloved works of Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. The story weaves elements from 15 of Dr. Seuss’ books and incorporates familiar characters such as Horton the Elephant, the Sour Kangaroo, Mayzie LaBird, Yurtle the Turtle and many more. Kids of all ages — including the adult variety — will enjoy this comical and light-hearted musical treat.

  • Two lanes of I-70 reopen in Glenwood Canyon

    Two lanes of Interstate reopened in Glenwood Canyon on Thursday afternoon just a few days after a massive rockslide closed the highway.

    Monster boulders covered I-70 in in the canyon on Sunday, closing the highway and forcing detours.

     

  • Arts, businesses join to promote Evergreen

    A new arts group has formed with the idea of promoting the area’s artistic, historic and recreational resources as a cultural destination and artistic platform, in the way that Taos and Santa Fe have defined the arts and images of New Mexico.

    Since July, the Evergreen Arts and Cultural Alliance, spearheaded by Steve Sumner, executive director of the Center for the Arts Evergreen, has been meeting almost monthly to come up with a vehicle for marketing the arts.

  • Conifer girls eliminated from playoffs

    BOULDER — The most beautiful season in Conifer girls basketball history ended with an ugly loss March 10 at the University of Colorado’s Coors Events Center.

    The No. 2-seeded Lobos (25-2), in the Class 4A final four for the first time, seemingly couldn’t buy a basket and were methodically dismantled 59-32 by three-time defending state champion Broomfield (26-1).