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Today's News

  • They changed the face of Evergreen

    It was just about this time of year, 20 years ago, that Scott Mackenzie was getting ready to change the face of Evergreen. The professional contractor and longtime Herzman Mesa resident was beginning one of the most challenging — and most rewarding — projects of his career.

  • Opponents of fire training facility initiate recall of board members

    In the wake of failed negotiations regarding a fire training facility at Fire Station 2 in Bergen Park, residents opposed to the plan have initiated a recall of members of the Evergreen Fire Protection District board.

    The petition, which was delivered to Evergreen Fire/Rescue staff and to the Jeffco elections office on Monday, seeks support to recall board members Jeff DeDisse, David Christensen and Charles Simons. Board President George Kling and member Charles Dykeman were not included because they have not served the required six-month term of office to be recalled.

  • Opening of Staunton State Park delayed until spring

    The opening of Staunton State Park has been delayed until late spring 2013, park officials have revealed.

    The 3,500-acre state park near Shaffers Crossing in Conifer was slated to open this month, but construction delays have pushed the opening back about six months, said park manager Jennifer Marten.

    “We knew this was going to be a tight timeline for construction when we started the project. … As with any construction project, it didn’t go perfectly,” Marten said.

  • If it is broke, then by all means, please fix it

    By Jim Rohrer

  • Really: This is a critical election

    Every four years we hear it, but this time it just might be true: This could be the most important election in a generation.

  • Kingfishers make their home along area streams

    Driving along the canyon road between Evergreen and Morrison the other day, it was a pleasure to see a belted kingfisher rattling his way along Bear Creek. They are such predictable birds. You can almost always find a kingfisher in the same places you have seen them before.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    Full house beats flush

  • Attendees flip over Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast

    The pancakes were flipping, the sausages were warming and the coffee was hot on Saturday as members of the Evergreen Kiwanis served up breakfast, fund-raising and friendship at the Evergreen High School cafeteria.

    Two dozen club members gathered in the wee hours to prepare the meals, set out silent auction items, and prepare raffle and other prizes. Proceeds from the event plus sponsorships from area businesses were expected to net the Kiwanis Foundation more than $13,000. The money is given to two dozen local nonprofits and schools.

  • Would-be artists needed to paint bowls for MRC’s annual fund-raiser

    You don’t have to be a Monet or a Degas to have fun splashing some paint on ceramics.

    That’s what Karen Verdier tells the timid-hearted when she’s encouraging them to decorate bowls for the Mountain Resource Center’s Empty Bowls fund-raiser.

    “Can you pick up a paintbrush? You can paint it one monochromatic color,” said Verdier, who is the center’s health services director. 

    The MRC is hosting its fourth annual fund-raiser on Nov. 7 in Conifer for lunch or dinner, and Nov. 8 in Evergreen for lunch.

  • Ballots arriving in the mail this week

    There are multiple ways to vote in the Nov. 6 general election. In addition to Election Day precinct polling places, there will be mail-in voting and early voting.

    Early voting is available from Oct. 22 to Nov. 2 in the Department of Motor Vehicle locations and Jeffco public libraries listed below.

    To register to vote, visit one of the DMV voter service centers listed below. Or, to register online, visit www.GoVoteColorado.