Local News

  • 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.

  • Evergreen Newspapers honored by CPA, Top of the Rockies

    Evergreen Newspapers recently won 61 awards — 47 from the Colorado Press Association, including sweepstakes honors for photography and design for the Canyon Courier and Clear Creek Courant, and 14 more from the Society of Professional Journalists’ Top of the Rockies contest.

    The Colorado Press Association awards banquet was held April 14 at The Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs. The Top of the Rockies awards ceremony was Friday night at the Denver Press Club.

  • Glass defends multimillion bond issue conversations

    Nearly two years after Jeffco voters rejected a $535 million bond issue and $33 million property-tax increase campaigned for by Jeffco Public Schools, the school district is again considering a multi-million dollar bond issue — this time to the tune of $647 million over six years.

    Publicly discussed for the first time during the April 5 school board meeting, the district positioned the possibility of a bond issue as the answer to what it says are widespread maintenance, programming and safety issues at every Jeffco school, including charters.

  • Sichting, Alberga plead not guilty

    Wynn Ray Sichting and Daniel Alberga, the two men accused of beating and imprisoning a 21-year-old man in Conifer last September, both pleaded not guilty April 16 to charges associated with the incident.

    Sichting, of Conifer, is accused of trying to kill his nephew, Adonis Cherokee Gomez, on Sept. 11, 2017, after Gomez attempted to retrieve belongings he’d left behind after moving out of Sichting’s home in the 27000 block of Parsons Road a week before.