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Today's News

  • Lobos ready for the postseason

    THORNTON — Matt Aceto and Abe Martin played a game of cat and mouse at the expense of host Skyview on Nov. 4 at George Ditirro Stadium.
    No matter how many times Aceto — Conifer’s senior quarterback — put the ball in the air to Martin, the Wolverines couldn’t chase down the speedy receiver.
    Three times the duo hooked up in the first quarter for 136 yards and a touchdown, and Conifer was well on its way to a 42-26 victory in the regular-season finale.

  • Szabo, Tighe re-elected to county commission

    Election night was good to at least one local incumbent as Libby Szabo won election to the District 1 county commission seat. In the District 2 race, incumbent Democrat Casey Tighe appeared to have narrowly won, event though some ballots still were counted.

    In the District 1 race, Szabo, the Republican candidate, had garnered 53 percent of the vote to win her first full term as commissioner. Her opponent, Marti Smith, earned 47 percent of the vote.

  • Jeffco voters turn out for Hillary; many just glad election is over

    The results for president of the United States were far from finalized late Tuesday when Republican Donald Trump took a comfortable lead over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

    But in Jefferson County, the results were the opposite. As of press time, Clinton was leading Trump 49 percent to 42 percent in Jeffco and 48 percent to 42 percent in Colorado. Colorado was designated a win for Clinton about 9 p.m.

  • Evergreen Fire wins approval for 3.5-mill tax increase

    Voters in the Evergreen Fire Protection District on Tuesday approved an increase in the district’s property tax. 

    Ballot question 4A, which increases the EFPD’s levy by 3.5 mills, was approved by 58.23 percent of district voters, with 41.77 percent opposed. 

    The tax hike is aimed at addressing financial deficits in emergency medical service operations, as well as covering the cost of implementing new community paramedicine legislation that became law earlier this year.

  • 2 Platte Canyon board members beat recall, retain seats

    Two Platte Canyon school board members have retained their seats after Park County residents rejected measures to recall them on Tuesday.

    Board President Chet Lawrence and board member Jon DeStefano were both up for recall on the Nov. 8 ballot after community members collected more than 650 signatures targeting each. The results:

    • 65.53 percent of those who cast ballots voted not to recall Lawrence, while 34 percent endorsed a recall.

  • Polis elected to fourth term in 2nd Congressional District

    Incumbent Democrat Jared Polis retained his seat in Congress, besting both Republican Nic Morse and Libertarian Richard Longstreth in the 2nd Congressional District.

    According to final results, Polis won his fifth term with 56.7 percent of the vote. Morse took 37.7 percent, and Longstreth took 5.6 percent.

  • Votes are in: Evergreen’s Tim Leonard retains HD 25 seat

    The Jeffco Elections Office appears to have caught up on its outstanding Election Day ballots, making it safe to declare Republican Tim Leonard the winner in the race for state House District 25.

  • Incumbent DA Weir wins re-election

    Jeffco District Attorney Pete Weir won re-election Tuesday over Democratic challenger Jake Lilly.

    With almost 290,000 total votes cast, Weir won 53 percent of the vote in the 1st Judicial District, which covers Jefferson and Gilpin counties. Lilly, an Evergreen resident and an attorney in Lakewood, had 46 percent.

    Weir said he would continue “working on prevention and intervention programs,” and would form coalitions with community stakeholders.

  • Trial begins in case of Evergreen man who shot bear cubs

    After more than a year, trial proceedings are finally under way in the case against Daniel C. Williams, the Evergreen man who shot and killed two bear cubs on the morning of Sept. 1, 2015.

  • Experts: Parents should watch RMAE students for signs of stress

    Parents of students affected by the turmoil at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen — and all parents whose children are going through change — should watch for signs that the children aren’t handling the change well, mental health experts say.

    They say communication is key, and parents should especially be good listeners as students might express their anger or frustration with changes they are experiencing.

    In short, it’s been a tumultuous few weeks for some RMAE students.