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Today's News

  • Cold facts on ice safety

    A Chatfield State Park ranger who rescued a fisherman who fell through the ice in early February says the incident calls to mind the precautions necessary for recreation on frozen water.

    Michael Judd, the ranger, said in a statement that the fisherman had walked about 50 yards out onto the ice at Chatfield Reservoir, but the surface was unstable due to recent warm temperatures. The angler, who has not been identified, was not wearing a life jacket or any other personal flotation device, and was fishing alone.

  • Jefferson Economic Council announces board officers, new board members

    The Jefferson Economic Council elected its 2009 board officers in December.

    Kristen Anderson, senior vice president for Wells Fargo, is JEC’s new board chair. Mike McGinnis, a partner with Brownstein Hyatt Farber & Schreck, will serve as vice chair, and Karen Lind, executive director of Elk Valley Public Improvement Corp., will serve as past chair. Mike Partheymuller, vice president of Carma Colorado, will serve as treasurer, and E.F. “Buddy” Douglass Jr., president with FirstBank of Lakewood, was elected board secretary.

  • Coffman calls Obama's stimulus ‘agenda-driven,’ says it won't boost economy

    U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman said the economic stimulus package signed by President Obama in Denver on Feb. 17 will do little to pull the country out of its economic doldrums.

    "I'm obviously very disappointed in the legislation itself, that seemed to be strong on agenda-driven policy and light on economic stimulus," Coffman said in an interview hours before Obama signed the legislation at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

  • An ageless romance: Couple meet and marry in sight of adopted family at Elk Run

    Cupid works in mysterious ways.

    Like cooking up a match between a Costa Rican chef and a Colorado math major who grew up Italian.

    A 34-year-old woman doesn’t necessarily go to work in an assisted-living facility thinking she’s likely to run into romance, especially after a virtual lifetime of singledom.

    Nevertheless, Angela Pedotto, the activities director at Elk Run Assisted Living, who graduated with a degree in accounting, met her husband, Cristian Chaverri, 26, when she went to work at the Evergreen facility over a year ago.

  • Divided park board votes for feasibility study on arts center

    A divided park district board ultimately voted after a six-hour meeting Feb. 10 to push ahead with a feasibility study for a combination community and arts center in Buchanan Park.

    Board President Allan Casey and directors Roger Hoaglund and Peter Eggers voted in favor of completing the feasibility study before a needs assessment. Board members Kit Darrow and Janet Heck Doyle voted against first conducting the feasibility study, which would cost $37,000 — $12,000 from the Center for the Arts Evergreen and $25,000 from the park district.

  • Glenelk homeowners win condemnation case

    A judge has vetoed developer Ron Lewis’ petition to have the court condemn a 700-foot strip of land so he could build a road across the Glenelk Association’s private property to his landlocked ranch south of Shaffers Crossing.

    The judge based her ruling largely on grounds that Lewis failed to prove the property could be used for residential purposes under existing zoning regulations.

  • Free seminar designed to help those looking for work

    Judaism in the Foothills and the Canyon Courier are co-sponsoring free seminars in the Evergreen area to help people who are looking for work in the ailing economy.

    Rabbi Levi Brackman will give a presentation designed to help people as they transition to new careers or businesses. The lessons, wisdom and advice that Brackman offers come from the Torah and Judaism’s other ancient texts, but the seminars are open to all people no matter their religion or background.

    Brackman will help the attendees to:

  • CARE appeals Mount Morrison decision to higher court

    A homeowner group is taking its battle against the Jeffco county commissioners and a horizontal TV tower on Mount Morrison to the state court of appeals for the second time since 2006.

    Attorney Richard Westfall of Denver filed a 30-page opening brief Feb. 2 on behalf of Canyon Area Residents for the Environment, a homeowner group that is behind the campaign against a bigger Mount Morrison tower.

  • Private tennis club to go public Feb. 21

    The private tennis club that has operated in the tennis bubbles for 20 years will become the Evergreen Sports Center public tennis center as of Feb. 21, under the ownership of real estate investor Brett Champine.

    Last year, Champine abandoned his plan to take down the tennis bubbles and build an Office Depot and small retail center on the Lewis Ridge property.

  • Chorale offers an evening with Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Each spring the Evergreen Chorale stages its annual musical, but this year the Chorale is trying a new format: Rather than one staged musical, the Chorale will feature musical excerpts from 10 of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most famous shows. The songs will be staged with costumes and choreography so the audience gets the best and brightest from Lloyd Webber’s signature works.