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Today's News

  • Put out boxes so birds can build nests

    Spring is here, even if March, as usual, is producing snowstorms. However, the snow has delayed the arrival of the first bluebird.

    Or perhaps they have arrived and my network of reporters hasn’t informed me about it. If no one has seen a bluebird yet, it is most unusual. They often arrive in late February and usually are here in good numbers by the first week of March. These early birds are followed by the laggards, and by the end of March the main migration is finished and our nesting birds are here.

  • Legislature focusing on finances

    This week marks the halfway point of the Colorado General Assembly’s 120-day 2010 session. The state’s fiscal woes have dominated the session to this point. The legislature has adopted a package of bills that raised revenues by eliminating a variety of tax exemptions as well as approving a 32-bill package that reduced spending by state agencies for the current fiscal year that ends June 30.

  • Cougars rally, then get rallied on

    The Evergreen Cougars’ fortunes shifted like a career politician March 12.

    Facing an experienced and salty Boulder Panthers squad, the Cougars started out like cones that the visitors danced around before scoring. In the second quarter, the Cougars came out like wild dogs, hitting and grinding and scoring fluid goals seemingly at will.

    But the back-and-forth eventually ended with the visitors getting more votes as the Cougars suffered a 7-6 defeat on their home field.

  • Perfect start slips away in error-filled seventh

    ARVADA — Tom Aramovich threw a complete game, gave up no unearned runs, struck out eight and hit a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh inning March 13.

    And yet the Cougars walked away unhappy after they were dropped 4-1 by Faith Christian at Ralph Nance Field, where Evergreen was the home team after the nonleague game was moved from Lakewood’s All-Star Park.

  • Park and rec board candidate Casey

    Allan Casey

    Occupation

    Business owner, Strategic Linkages Inc., business consulting

    Election to political office

    Evergreen Park and Recreation District board of directors (elected 2006 to present)

    Experience on nonprofit boards

    WildAgain Wildlife Rehabilitation Inc., vice president, (1993 to present)

    Educational background

    Southern Methodist University-Dallas, BBA in accounting and MBA

    Family information

    Married to Shirley; one cocker spaniel, Maggie

    Age: 58

  • 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.