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Today's News

  • An honor and privilege to serve Jeffco residents

    By Jeffco Sheriff Ted Mink

    As my term in office approaches its final days, I’m experiencing a great deal of personal reflection. I’m sure everyone goes through a similar process of recounting how they reacted to a situation or event, sorting out in their mind if they could have done something different — while recalling the successes and failures along the way.

  • Courage, grace and no self-promotion

    Olli Maatta, a 20-year-old hockey player from Finland, was living the dream. A year ago, he broke into the Pittsburgh Penguins’ lineup as a teenager and became one of their regular defensemen, and he was widely recognized as being among the National Hockey League’s top rookies.

  • Finding red in a sea of fall gold

    We have very little in the way of red fall colors in this area. However, we do have a native heuchera, closely related to the coral bells that are known to every gardener.

    It bears a spike of greenish-white flowers in summer and grows in a dinner plate-size clump of leaves that turn a bright orange-red in fall.

    Wild strawberries also produce a few red leaves in fall, and some of the many varieties of potentilla also have red leaves, but all of these are so well concealed among the grasses and other plants that they are often overlooked.

  • 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.

  • Polis wins re-election to Congress

    Incumbent Democrat Jared Polis defeated Republican challenger George Leing 55 percent to 45 percent in the 2nd Congressional District, which includes Evergreen and Conifer.

    Tallies from the Colorado Secretary of State's office showed Polis's win to be 54.7 percent of the vote over Leing's percent at 45.3 percent of the vote.

  • Keyser a decisive winner in state House District 25

    Morrison Republican Jon Keyser scored a decisive victory over Democratic challenger Janet Doyle of Evergreen and Libertarian candidate Jack Woehr in his first-time bid for state House District 25.

    Keyser captured 52.5 percent of the vote, and Doyle had 43 percent. Woehr garnered 4.5 percent, according to results posted by the secretary of state for the Nov. 4 election.

  • Rosier wins re-election to Board of County Commissioners

    Republican Don Rosier’s bid to win a second term on the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners was successful. Rosier captured 50 percent of the vote to 42 percent for Democratic challenger John Flerlage. Independent candidate Greg Standley had about 8 percent.

  • 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.

  • What happens after happily ever after

    The age-old quest for “happily ever after” has unfolded in fairy tales, stories and movies throughout time. In 1986, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine set out to create a musical that asked the next question: What happens after happily ever after? The result was a Tony Award-winning musical that presents a new twist on fairy tales. This weekend, the high school company of StageDoor Theatre in Conifer sets out to answer the question of life after happily ever after in its production of “Into the Woods.”

  • ‘Grease’ is many words, including a moral

    “Grease” is the word around our mountain towns these days. Grab your leather jackets and bobby socks and take a trip down memory lane with the original high school musical! This sock-hop show performed by the Venue Theatre’s high school company is sure to have audiences hand-jiving the night away.