• Voters pick Shrader as Jeffco's next sheriff

    Jeffco voters overwhelmingly picked Jeff Shrader as the county’s next sheriff.

    Results showed the Republican Shrader with 73 percent of the vote over Libertarian candidate Brett Almy’s 27 percent.

    In the same fashion as Tuesday’s election, Shrader overwhelmingly captured the GOP nomination in June over Jim Shires, winning more than 60 percent of the primary vote.

  • Neville unseats Nicholson in Senate District 16 race

     Republican challenger Tim Neville edged out incumbent Democrat Jeanne Nicholson by 3 percentage points in the state Senate District 16 race, according to unofficial results from the secretary of state. 

    “I’m thankful to God for the opportunity, and for the people’s support,” Neville said.

    Although early returns did not show a clear winner in Senate District 16, sufficient votes had been counted by Monday, when Nicholson said she conceded to Neville.

  • A roundup of ballot races

    Democrat Janet Doyle, an Evergreen resident, is running against GOP candidate Jon Keyser of Morrison and Libertarian Jack Woehr in the state House District 25 race.

    The decision of Republican state Rep. Cheri Gerou not to seek a fourth term created an opportunity for the first-time contenders in this year's elections.

  • GOP Senate candidates swipe photo, logo for campaign fliers

    Three GOP candidates for the state Senate were threatened with legal consequences last week after their campaign fliers used the Jeffco Public Schools logo and a Denver Post photo without permission. 

    Fliers in support of Tim Neville in Senate District 16, Tony Sanchez in District 22, and Laura Woods in District 19 featured the same design and also included a doctored photograph from last month’s student protests in Jefferson County. 

  • County commission candidates debate pot sales, economic development, planning issues

    The three candidates for the District 3 seat on the Board of County Commissioners debated topics ranging from economic and property development to marijuana sales and county employee retention during a forum last Thursday evening. 

    The debate, co-sponsored by Evergreen Newspapers, drew a packed house to the Evergreen Fire/Rescue auditorium to listen to incumbent Republican Don Rosier, Democratic challenger John Flerlage and independent candidate Greg Standley.

  • Polis, Leing in battle for 2nd Congressional District seat

    Niwot lawyer George Leing, a Republican, is challenging incumbent U.S. Rep. Jared Polis in the 2nd Congressional District, which includes Evergreen and Conifer.

    The wide-ranging district includes Jefferson and Clear Creek counties, as well as mountain towns farther west and a broad swath of cities on the Front Range running all the way to Colorado’s northern border.

  • Legislative candidates tackle education, health care, gun control at forum

    Candidates for state House District 25 and Senate District 16 debated issues ranging from gun control to health care and education during an election forum last Thursday evening.

    The auditorium at Evergreen Fire/Rescue was filled with people who came to hear the views of incumbent state Sen. Jeanne Nicholson, her challenger, Tim Neville, and HD25 candidates Janet Doyle, Jon Keyser and Jack Woehr. 

  • Q&A with Senate District 16 Democratic candidate Jeanne Nicholson

    What are your qualifications for serving as a state senator from your district?
    My experience as a former nurse, small business owner, and county commissioner make me well qualified to serve in the Colorado senate.

    What do you see as the most critical issue for Senate District 16?
    Strengthening our small businesses and creating an economy that works for everyone not just the wealthy and well connected.

  • Q&A for Senate District 16 GOP candidate Tim Neville

    What are your qualifications for serving as a state senator from this district?
    Having served successfully in the State Senate before, I know firsthand how to restore balance in the legislature to create jobs and get the government off our backs. As a small businessman, I know how to help workers prosper by allowing citizens to keep more of their money.

  • GOP assessor candidate plagued with tax woes

    The Republican seeking the county office that plays a big role in determining residents’ annual property-tax bills apparently has had some tax problems of his own.

    County assessor candidate Ronald Sandstrom owes as much as thousands of dollars in unpaid state and federal taxes, according to court documents obtained by the Columbine Courier.

    The documents show both the IRS and state Department of Revenue took legal action against Sandstrom over the alleged unpaid taxes.