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  • Magical ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ to energize Venue

    Take a trip back to the 1950s in Sweet Apple, Ohio, to see singing sensation Conrad Birdie serenade and kiss Kim MacAfee on the “Ed Sullivan Show.”

    It all happens in “Bye, Bye Birdie” being performed by the Senior Company at Venue Theatre in Conifer.

    The show is fun, energetic with great songs, according to director Amy Fletcher.

  • Evergreen Fire Board candidate profile: Holly Roberts

    Originally from Texas, Holly Roberts is the only non-incumbent running for the Evergreen Fire Board. This a positive, she said, because she doesn’t have any preconceived notions and is open to everyone’s opinions.

    Roberts and her family moved to Evergreen about a year ago from Maryland, but she previously lived in Colorado and worked as director of marketing for Telluride.

    She works as a real estate broker, and while she isn’t a firefighter herself, her father-in-law was a firefighter in Harlem.

  • Evergreen Fire Board candidate profile: Mike Gregory

    Mike Gregory, the current secretary of the Evergreen Fire Protection District’s Board of Directors, has served on the board since 2014. This is his first time up for re-election.

    Gregory is originally from Naperville, Ill., a suburb of Chicago. He and his wife, Diane, moved to Evergreen in February 2002. He previously worked as an electrical contractor and became a home-builder when he moved to Evergreen.

    Gregory started as a volunteer firefighter for Evergreen in 2002 because he wanted to serve his community. He retired in 2014.

  • Evergreen Fire Board candidate profile: Jeff deDisse

    Jeff deDisse, treasurer of the Evergreen Fire Protection District’s Board of Directors, served on the board since he was elected during a November 2007 recall election. This May will be his fourth time on the ballot.

    A rancher and project manager, deDisse grew up in Evergreen around people who were involved in the fire department. He became a firefighter at age 33 and retired this year.

    The Canyon Courier recently asked deDisse about his candidacy for one of the board’s three open seats in the May election.

  • Evergreen Fire Board candidate profile: John Anderson

    John Anderson, president of the Evergreen Fire Protection District’s Board of Directors, has served on the board since 2014. This is his first time up for re-election.

    Anderson, who is originally from Philadelphia, has 38 years of experience in public safety, serving as a firefighter, 911 dispatcher, sheriff’s deputy and fire warden. He is executive director for the Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation.

    He and his wife moved to Evergreen 14 years ago from the Grand Junction area. They have two children in middle school.

  • Young Writers Conference an opportunity for kids to share creative works

    As fun as it is for writers to dream up things in their imaginations, they know that their creations will only come alive once they’ve been shared with others through the written word.

    Thus, last Thursday, students from across the mountain area gathered to impart their creative works on one another.

    By the end of the night, each youngster’s short story or illustrated book had a golden “published” sticker on its cover denoting its contents had been shared and celebrated.

  • Development projects ongoing in mountain area

    With several continuing development projects in various stages around the mountain area, Heather Gutherless, a case manager with Jeffco Planning & Zoning, provided updates on some active or proposed projects.

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  • Evergreen fire district to hold election on May 8

    Evergreen Fire Protection District will conduct an election for its Board of Directors on Tuesday, May 8.

    Four candidates are vying for three seats on the board: challenger Holly Roberts and three incumbents, John Anderson, Jeff deDisse and Mike Gregory.

    The election will be conducted at two polling places — the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway, and the Wulf Recreation Center, 5300 S. Olive Road. There is no mail-in ballot.

    Board members serve four years, and the positions are not paid.

  • Youngsters share their insights at annual Earth Day event

    Fourth-grader Brady Dewil and his teammates donned green capes Saturday because, much like their favorite superheroes, they were on a mission to save the earth.

    Several youngsters both attended and helped with the 29th annual Earth Day Fair on Saturday at the Evergreen Lake House, including Wilmot Elementary School’s Green Team.

  • Facebook … the good, the bad and the ugly

    I was not an early adopter of Facebook. Like many my age, I thought it was for kids. Now, I am a user, and I enjoy the networking benefits it brings.
    I commonly communicate with friends and business associates, many of whom I haven’t seen for years. My sister is a well-known artist, but she lives in Cincinnati. With her postings, I can enjoy her artwork.