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Today's News

  • Key election information

    There are multiple ways to vote in the Nov. 6 general election. In addition to Election Day precinct polling places, there will be mail-in voting and early voting.

    Early voting is available from Oct. 22 to Nov. 2 at the Department of Motor Vehicle locations and Jeffco public libraries listed below.

    To register to vote, visit one of the DMV voter service centers listed below. Or, to register online, visit www.GoVoteColorado.

  • 3A/3B critical to providing Jeffco kids the best education

    By Pam Linquist
    In November, Jefferson County voters have very important decisions to make. The outcome on ballot measures 3A and 3B will affect Jefferson County Public Schools forever, because if they fail, we all lose.
    Both sides have valid points regarding Jeffco’s education, but one side doesn’t solve our immediate need today.

  • Pumpkin patch tradition carves lasting memories

    Jack-o’-lantern aficionados from the tall to the small gathered at JP Total’s pumpkin patch on Sunday to pick the perfect pumpkin, an activity that has become an Evergreen tradition for some families.

    Children walked up and down the rows of pumpkins, their thoughts churning as they decided the perfect use. Some children planned to create jack-o’-lanterns, while others wanted to use the pumpkins intact as decorations.

  • Natural Grocers expanding in Bergen Park

    Construction began last week to double the size of the Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage in Bergen Park, with the expanded store expected to be open by late spring 2013.

    The current store, which opened in 2004, will continue to do business during construction. When completed, the expanded store will be about 16,800 square feet.

    The new store will be similar to the stores being built elsewhere, said Scott Smith, a representative for Natural Grocers.

  • Ballot items: some good, some bad

    For as long as I can remember, the Colorado state personnel system has been characterized as being overly bureaucratic and restrictive. This year, we have a chance to do something about it.
    Based upon Tammany Hall-type scandals involving government employees around the country in the last half of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries, governments across the United States enacted merit-based personnel systems that made it all but impossible for politicians to reward their political allies with government jobs as rewards for their loyalties.

  • Clark’s nutcracker makes first appearance in foothills

    On Monday, Oct. 15, Mike Krieger phoned to let me know that he and Kathy had their first Clark’s nutcracker at their bird feeder near Bailey. These big, gray, black and white members of the crow family look like a small gray crow with black wings and tail. They are strange birds that act like they couldn’t decide whether to be a crow or a woodpecker.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

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  • Clear Creek commission candidates debate economy, opportunity

    Editor’s note: Clear Creek County's Distrtict 2 encompasses a portion of west Evergreen. This story focuses on the county commission race between Republican Tom Hayden and Democrat George Clark.

    Both Clear Creek County commissioner candidates in District 2 agree that a major piece of the county’s economic puzzle is getting young families into the county, but they differ on how that can be accomplished. 

  • Romney, Ryan rock supporters at Red Rocks

    Red Rocks Amphitheatre felt more like it was hosting a concert than a political event when presidential candidate Mitt Romney addressed supporters there Tuesday evening.

    The thousands packed into the Colorado landmark had enthusiasm to spare, as the appearance by the GOP candidate and running mate Paul Ryan was reminiscent of highly produced entertainment.

  • Sports briefs

    FOOTBALL
    Junior QB Curtis throws for 4 TDs in Cougars’ win over Demons

    Junior quarterback Jack Curtis completed 11-of-16 passes for 260 yards and four touchdowns — two of them to former starting quarterback John Cassell — as Evergreen upended Glenwood Springs, 38-32, on Oct. 19 at Evergreen High School.
    Ryan Hays caught six passes for 167 yards and a score, while Marcus Cassin and Connor Kissler also had touchdowns for the Cougars (4-4).