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  • 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.

  • PERA, school funding driving force behind walkouts

    As teachers in Jeffco, Clear Creek and across the state plan to walk out of classrooms and demonstrate at the state Capitol later this week, many are asking why.

  • A dozen candidates running for Indian Hills Water District seats

    More candidates are vying for a spot on the Indian Hills Water District board of directors than in elections past, and many believe it’s a direct result of the district’s contentious year.

  • Eleven recognized by Kiwanis as Teachers of the Year

    Eleven area teachers were recognized on Thursday as the Teacher of the Year at their schools — an honor bestowed by Blue Spruce Kiwanis.

    While they were lauded for their work in classrooms, Wilmot Elementary principal summarized the awards presentation: “Every person has been recognized for being more than a professional educator. They are good people in all aspects of what we consider good.”

    He talked about how they were good colleagues, parents and friends — just adding to their success in their classrooms.