Today's News

  • No election needed in fire district

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District received board nominations from only two potential candidates, both of whom are also incumbents, George Kling and Charles Dykeman.

    Since there were no more candidates than there were vacant seats to be filled, both are declared elected to the board for four-year terms ending in 2016. The scheduled May 8 election has been canceled.

  • Three running for two seats in park district election May 8

    Three candidates have submitted their names for two four-year seats on the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board: Janet Heck Doyle, George Keith Parker and Andrew Adamowski.

    Doyle, an incumbent, was first elected in 2008. Parker is a project manager for an architectural firm and has lived in Evergreen for 13 years. He has been chairman of The Bergens Leadership Council for five years.

    Adamowski, a landscape manager, ran unsuccessfully for the park district board in 2010.

  • Turnout fairly slim at Dem caucuses

    About 55 people turned out at the Evergreen High School cafeteria on March 6 for the Democratic precinct caucus meetings, one of the benchmarks of American democracy at the grassroots level.

    Those present were residents of 11 area precincts from Hiwan Hills, Bergen Park, Upper Bear, Wah Keeney, El Pinal, South Evergreen and Kittredge.

    The turnout was tiny compared to 2008, at the height of the battle between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for the Dem nomination, when there were nearly 1,000 people jammed into the high school.

  • Evergreen house approved as short-term vacation-rental unit

    A house on Bear Mountain in Evergreen is the first in unincorporated Jefferson County to be approved for use as a legal short-term vacation rental. The unit is expected to open for vacationers in June, now that the popular grassroots practice has been deemed legal with certain restrictions — namely, eligible houses must be on a minimum 1-acre lot.

  • Red Cross to honor Alpine Rescue Team

    The Alpine Rescue Team, based in El Rancho, is topping off another busy year of 111 missions accomplished, as the recipient of a Red Cross award at the Breakfast of Champions in Denver on March 15.

    In 2010, the all-volunteer search and rescue group logged a record 116 missions.

    Of the 111 missions in 2011, two-thirds were in Clear Creek County, where last year the group responded to seven deaths.

  • Jeffco seeking applicants for boards and commissions

    The Jefferson County commissioners are seeking applicants to fill vacancies on numerous commissions and boards, many of which have vacancies or have seats up for appointment in late March.

    Among the entities with vacancies are the audit committee, library board, CSU Extension Advisory Board and Tri-County Workforce Investment Board. The audit committee, which was disbanded by the commissioners last year, has been reincarnated with an official charter, a detail the commissioners said the previous committee lacked.

  • Good citizens embrace their freedoms

    Editor’s note: Columnist Greg Romberg’s space this week is being taken by his daughter Rebekah Romberg. Rebekah, a senior at Evergreen High School, recently won the Mountain Rendezvous Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution’s Good Citizen Scholarship for her essay on being a good citizen. Rebekah was given up to two hours to write the following essay based just on her own knowledge and without either prior knowledge of the question or access to any research or resource materials.

  • Women aren’t going anywhere

    “Now I know it’s a national law in America that women are more evolved than men, but if that’s true, how come they are still so impressed by shiny objects?” quips Bill Maher. Oh, ha, ha. Like a blonde joke, I guess?

  • Ducks will arrive soon at Evergreen Lake

    Soon the ice will break up on Evergreen Lake, and migrating ducks will begin to appear. Usually blue-winged teal are the first to arrive. It is interesting to keep track of the large variety of ducks that can be seen on this little lake.

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