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Today's News

  • Affordable Care Act sparks friction at Polis town hall

    Congressman Jared Polis' visit to the mountain area on Saturday was by turns contentious and congratulatory.

    The Boulder Democrat spoke to about 70 people in a town hall meeting at The Place in Evergreen, and personal privacy and the Affordable Care Act were on the minds of the audience members.

    Polis’ 2nd Congressional District covers all or parts of Jefferson, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Eagle, Gilpin, Grand, Larimer, Summit and Park counties. The district was redrawn after the 2010 census to include Conifer and Evergreen.

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  • Inter-Canyon theft prompts newcomer to run for board

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of profiles of candidates running for the Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District board in May’s election.

    Morrison resident Kerry Prielipp decided to run for the Inter-Canyon Fire District board after hearing about the theft and embezzlement allegations against former fire chief David MacBean.

    “I don’t understand how this could’ve happened if there was the right oversight,” Prielipp said. “As a taxpayer and as a citizen, I want to be a part of the solution.”

  • Community members describe ideal school superintendent

    Being a collaborator and understanding Jeffco’s diverse school district were just two qualities mentioned during community sessions held to gather input on the hiring of a school superintendent.

    Ray and Associates facilitated 35 meetings last week with parents, teachers, students, business leaders and faith organizations to understand the priorities of the district’s stakeholders.

    Last month, the Jeffco school board hired Ray and Associates to conduct the search for a new superintendent after former superintendent Cindy Stevenson departed Feb. 21.

  • March’s crazy weather brings spring birdsong to foothills

    I started this article four days ago. It was the vernal equinox, and the day was balmy and sunny. Since then, we have had new snow. It is cold, and winter has returned with just enough snow to make everything white and sparkly in the morning sunlight.

  • Home is green with sustainability

    Bill Yearsley talks about his house with a sense of pride.

    It’s more than simple ownership. He designed his home off Kerr Gulch Road, and it's about as green as a home can get.

    “This house came out of my passion for sustainable design,” said Yearsley, who was in the engineering and construction industry for 30 years. “It’s built using materials that will last. I’d like to think there’s nothing else like it in the Jeffco community.”

  • Gregory to focus on training, equipment on fire board

    Editor's note: This is the first of a series on the two new members joining the board of the Evergreen Fire Protection District.

    Retired Evergreen firefighter Mike Gregory wants to make sure proper equipment and training are available to the volunteer firefighters at Evergreen Fire/Rescue.

  • Former Indian Hills fire chief seeking seat on district board

    Editor's note: This is the first in a series of stories about candidates for the Indian Hills Fire District board in the May election.

    Former Indian Hills fire chief Don Schoenbein says the “firehouse fiasco” is the reason that he decided to run for the district fire board in the May 6 election.

    The $5 million bond issue, which the Indian Hills fire board asked residents to support to build a new station, prompted him to challenge incumbent board members, Schoenbein said.

  • Residents protest shortened hours at Buchanan Rec Center

    A group of residents who meet at Buchanan Recreation Center to use the swimming pool and sauna on the weekend came to the March18 meeting of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board to protest shortened hours at facility.

    As a cost-saving measure, park district staff recently changed closing times at the center from 9 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and from 7 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

  • Ellis brings community service experience to park board candidacy

    Editor's note: This is the first in a series of profiles of candidates for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board in the May election.

    Evergreen native John Ellis says he would like to serve on the board of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District as a liaison for communication.

    “In the groups I’m in, we can work together,” says Ellis, one of five candidates for three open seats on the board. “They’re all important, and blend things together.”