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  • Elk Creek team to compete in global Destination Imagination contest

    After placing third at state, one of Elk Creek Elementary School’s Destination Imagination teams is heading to the global finals.

    The Mountain Eagles, comprised of seven third- and fourth-graders, will compete with 1,500 teams from 16 countries on May 23-26 in Knoxville, Tenn.

    Destination Imagination competitions include both long-term problems that the teams have been working on all school year, such as community service, as well as instant challenges that require quick thinking, team manager Laurie Woulfe explained.

  • Candidate Profiles for EPRD Board: Rob Sontag

    Rob Sontag, who was born in Minnesota, is one of the two challengers. He decided to run because the Evergreen Park & Recreation District is a major part of his family's life and the community.

    Sontag and his family have been involved in several EPRD athletics programs, including swimming and basketball, and also enjoy attending the district's special events.

  • Candidate Profiles for EPRD Board: Peg Linn

    Peg Linn is the president of the Evergreen Park & Recreation District's Board of Directors, and she has been on the board since 2014. She is running for her second and final term.

    Linn, who grew up in Boulder and moved to Evergreen 15 years ago, uses the recreation centers to work out and enjoys the EPRD parks. She is involved with Trout Unlimited and Evergreen Audubon, and volunteers at the Nature Center. She and her significant other Ron Belak also enjoy traveling, camping, Nordic skiing, hiking and photography.

  • Candidate Profiles for EPRD Board: Peter D. Lindquist

    Peter D. Lindquist is the secretary of the Evergreen Park & Recreation District's Board of Directors and has been on the board since he was appointed in fall 2011. He was elected to his first full term in 2014.

    Lindquist, who is originally from the Golden area, moved to Evergreen in 1989. He uses EPRD services to work out daily and is a volunteer coach for the youth mountain biking program. He and his wife, Pam, have two sons, who have been involved with various EPRD athletic programs. The family also skis, hikes and camps.

  • Candidate Profiles for EPRD Board: John Ellis

    John Ellis, an Evergreen native, is the second vice president of the Evergreen Park & Recreation District's Board of Directors and has been on the board since 2014. He is running for his final term.

    He is an avid fisherman and helps with EPRD's fishing camps. He also enjoys attending internal EPRD events for staff and special events the district hosts, such as the lake concert series. He also frequents the district's parks.

  • Candidate Profiles for EPRD Board: Kathy J. Fasold

    Kathy J. Fasold, originally from Florida, is one of the two challengers. Fasold said she's running, in part, because she wants to ensure there's an improvement in communications between district staff and residents.

  • Five candidates running for Evergreen Park & Rec board

    Evergreen Park & Recreation District is holding an election for its Board of Directors on Tuesday, May 8.

    Five candidates are running for three open seats — challengers Kathy J. Fasold and Robert Sontag and incumbents Peg Linn, Peter D. Lindquist and John Ellis.

    The election will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 8 at the Buchanan Recreation Center, 32003 Ellingwood Trail, and the Wulf Recreation Center, 5300 S. Olive Road. There is no mail-in ballot.

  • Four candidates running for Indian Hills Fire board

    Three current Indian Hills Fire Protection District board members will face one newcomer in the upcoming special district election.

    Indian Hills resident and third-grade teacher Chris Vigil is challenging incumbents Marc Rosenberg, Ron Walton and Kelley Lehman for one of three open seats on the board.

    Residents can vote in the May 8 election from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the firehouse, 4476 Parmalee Gulch Road. Voters will select three candidates, and each will serve a four-year term.

  • Motorcyclist killed in Saturday morning accident

    A 23-year-old motorcyclist died Saturday morning after being ejected from his bike on U.S. 285 near Raven Gulch Road in Morrison.

    According to Colorado State Patrol, Emanuel Munoz-Tobon of Englewood was driving southbound on a 2010 Harley Davidson when he changed lanes and began to skid onto the roadway.

    “The rider was essentially ejected from the bike itself, ended up sliding into the dirt shoulder and colliding with a street sign,” said CSP Trooper Josh Lewis.

    Munoz-Tobon was declared dead on scene.

  • Burn ban in effect for all of Park County

    A burn ban affecting all fire districts in Park County went into effect Monday morning at 10 a.m. due to red flag warnings from the U.S. National Weather Service and critical to extreme fire danger associated with dry conditions, warm temperatures and high winds.

    According to an alert from the county, the burn ban is in effect until further notice and may last throughout the week. No burning of any kind is allowed.