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Today's News

  • Democrat Hartman tries to beat the odds with re-election

    Jeffco Commissioner Kathy Hartman was the first Democrat elected to the board in 14 years when she won the seat in 2006. And if re-elected this year, she would trump historical odds be becoming the first in 50 years to win two consecutive terms.

    But even in a Republican stronghold, it may not be entirely surprising that some conservative voters supported her. Hartman is a former Republican — she crossed the aisle in 2004 and took a number of Republican ideals with her.

  • Political newcomer Rosier touts private sector experience

     South Jeffco resident Don Rosier doesn’t have a political background, but the Republican says his experience as a government outsider makes him uniquely qualified to run for the District 3 seat on the Board of Commissioners.

    Rosier, a Jeffco Public Schools graduate, has worked for two decades as a civil engineer, dealing with development, water use and budgeting. Rosier is challenging incumbent Democrat Kathy Hartman in the November election.

  • DOW officer kills bear after it bites Bailey man inside his home

    An early-morning home invasion by a bear has left a Bailey resident with bite wounds and the Colorado Division of Wildlife with a message for residents: Don’t mess with a bear.

    Homeowner Jack Hansel, 51, heard a noise in his house just after midnight Wednesday and contacted the Park County Sheriff’s Office, according to DOW spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill.

    A 320-pound black bear had entered the family’s garage, where a trash can and an open refrigerator beckoned.

  • Arts Alive! offers eye-catching visual arts

    Last week, we took a look at the performing arts events scheduled for Evergreen’s inaugural Arts Alive! week. This week, we’ll focus on the visual arts events that make up this week-long celebration of arts and culture in our mountain community.

    The week kicks off Friday, July 16, with Evergreen’s traditional Last Friday Gallery Walk taking place two weeks early. The local galleries will be open on Friday and Saturday evenings from 4 to 7 p.m. offering refreshments and a chance to peruse all of their latest artwork.

  • Artist, woodworker Tolman was well known in arts community

    Evergreen resident Ray Tolman, an artist, teacher, musician and woodworker, died Monday, June 28, at his home west of Bergen Park following a brief illness.

    Tolman, 93, had been a resident of Evergreen since the early 1970s.

    Tolman was a former instructor of construction technology at Fullerton College in Fullerton, Calif., where he also taught art, history, sociology and fine woodworking. Prior to that, he taught high school industrial arts and woodworking in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

  • ‘Yellow peril’ makes its June appearance

    Have you been miserable the past two weeks? If you are allergic to pine pollen, you probably have been most uncomfortable for this has been a very heavy pollen year.

    We have jokingly called it the “yellow peril.”

    The warm, dry weather produced an abundant crop of pollen, which blew around until we finally had two rainstorms in our area that washed most of it down to the ground where it seems to stay.

  • Ballot items: Consider the source

    By any account, Colorado has a robust citizen initiative process. Both by law and practice, we are asked to vote on more proposed constitutional amendments and initiated laws than people in other states.

  • County bans medical marijuana dispensaries

    Jeffco officials on Tuesday morning approved an outright ban on medical marijuana dispensaries, voting unanimously to keep the businesses out of unincorporated areas of the county.

    The move came weeks after the passage of state legislation that granted autonomy to local governments in either regulating medical marijuana businesses or prohibiting them altogether.

  • Mustangs rally late to topple Cougars

     

  • Brand takes swimming act from the pool into coaching

     

    Andrew Brand can’t recall why exactly he got into swimming. All he knows is that he likes it.