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  • Park and rec board candidate Kit Darrow

    Kit Darrow

    Occupation or former occupation if retired

    Former director of special needs recreation program; former faculty member Metro State College of Denver in recreation; 30 years in parks and recreation

    Elected offices

    Park district board of directors (2006 to present)

    Experience on nonprofit boards

    Evergreen Recreation and Park Foundation, president (2006 to present); Colorado Park and Recreation Foundation, board member (1996 to 2006)

    Educational background

  • Evergreen, Clear Creek national banks seek merger

    Evergreen National Bank has applied to banking authorities for approval to merge with Clear Creek National Bank, which is headquartered in Georgetown and has a branch and a drive-up bank in Idaho Springs.

    All of the existing locations are expected to continue operating.

    Both banks are owned by the same holding company, Evergreen Bancorporation of Evergreen but have been operated as independent banks for many years.

  • Cassin’s finches return to area after long hiatus

    Oh, how good it is to see green again. Today was a beautiful clear day. With a flow of warm air from the southwest, it was the first really warm day here in the mountains. Yesterday was clear and sunny, but the cold wind did not make it feel like spring.

  • A republic, if you can keep it

    As the Constitutional Convention wrapped up in September 1786, a woman approached Benjamin Franklin and asked him, “Well, doctor, what have we got — a republic or a monarchy?”

    “A republic,” Franklin replied, “if you can keep it.”

  • Rally comes Jess in time

    ENGLEWOOD ee" Cody Jess doesn’t think of himself as hitting at the bottom of the Evergreen batting order.

    The reality, however, is that the No. 9 hitter propped up an Evergreen lineup April 14 that was in danger of falling over on itself at Harry Wise Field.

    Jess, a sophomore center fielder, was 4-for-4 at the plate and delivered a one-out, game-tying single in the top of the seventh inning and would score later as the Cougars rallied for a 10-8 Class 4A Jefferson County League victory over the Englewood Pirates.

  • Demons live up to their name

    ARVADA — The Evergreen Cougars expected to get hit at least once by the talented Golden Demons.

    That, the Cougars hoped, was something they could handle.

    What Evergreen coach Whitney Walker didn’t expect April 16 was the referees to take a few of their own shots.

    Although the No.5-ranked Demons were the better side in terms of talent on the pitch, they defeated the Cougars 5-2 thanks to two penalty kicks, two free kicks right outside the penalty area and a corner kick.

  • Evergreen drops mighty Arapahoe

    LITTLETON — Seeing that the Evergreen Cougars beat the Arapahoe Warriors in lacrosse would cause most fans to do a double take.

    After all, the Warriors are the No. 1-ranked team in the state in class 5A and the Cougars were 3-5 in class 4A heading into Monday’s game.

    But the Cougars didn’t get the top Warriors squad as they traveled to Littleton. Instead they battled Arapahoe’s Varsity II squad and beat them soundly 8-2 on April 19 at Powell Middle School.

  • Equine food bank seeks grant for haying equipment

    The Colorado Horsecare Foodbank, which was started last year by Evergreen resident Juliana Lehman, continues to help horse owners who are down to their last straw.

    And now the organization is looking for a little help from local residents in an effort to land a $50,000 grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project. The money would enable the nonprofit to buy haying equipment and harvest donated fields of hay for horse owners in need.

  • Park and rec candidate Brett Champine

    Brett Champine


    American Family Insurance agent

    Experience on nonprofit boards

    Christ the King Church, finance board

    Educational background

    University of Colorado at Boulder, business/real estate

    Family information

    Married, two kids

    Age: 46

    Length of residence in Evergreen/neighborhood you live in

    The Island, five years, Evergreen for 15 years

    Why you are running for the park board?

  • Park and rec candidate Roger Hoaglund

    Roger Hoaglund


    Business owner, Sage Telecommunications

    Experience on nonprofit boards

    Incumbent member of park district board, elected in 2006; treasurer, Tanoa Homeowners Association, eight years

    Educational background

    BA in math, MBA in finance from Vanderbilt University

    Family information

    Married, two dogs

    Age: 47

    Length of residence in Evergreen/neighborhood you live in

    In Evergreen 12 years, Tanoa

    Why you are running for the park board.