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Today's News

  • An artist by nature works with nature's art

    Dave Voth has woodworking in his genes. His great-great-great-grandparents’ relatives were woodworkers in Prussia. His great-grandfather was featured in a book on Mennonite furniture making. The aged black-and-white photograph shows Voth’s ancestor standing next to the wooden house that he built by hand in Minnesota.

  • Gibbs running — literally — to reclaim state Senate seat

    Dan Gibbs’ secret weapon in his campaign to reclaim the state Senate seat in District 16 is the stamina of a long-distance runner.

    A marathoner and ultra-marathoner who survived the Leadville 100-mile race in 2007, Democrat Gibbs is well qualified to knock on as many doors as possible in his vast district, which ranges from Grand County to Jefferson County.

    If he isn’t running or walking, Gibbs is driving his thrifty Ford Focus with 90,000 miles on it to a couple of meetings a day.

  • Ytterberg touts business experience in Senate race

    As a longtime businessman in Colorado, Don Ytterberg identifies with the economic problems faced by the state in terms of maintaining the transportation network and creating jobs.

    A 21-year resident of Hiwan in Evergreen, Ytterberg is challenging Democrat Dan Gibbs in state Senate District 16.

    Ytterberg has raised five children, now ages 17 to 31, in the area and has been a participant in numerous community groups. All of his children went to Evergreen schools. He.

  • Evergreen dominates

    The Cougars are coming off arguably their best game of the season, just in time for the most important part of their season.

    Evergreen routed Summit in three games Oct. 16 to finish the volleyball regular season on a three-match win streak. Next up is a re-aligned district tournament this weekend that will pit the Cougars against some tough competition and a familiar face – Conifer.

  • Tennis team ready to reach next level

    Adrian Games had given his tennis players a single mission heading into this season:

    Play your best at regionals.

    The Cougars did that, and then some.

    In fact, the team’s strong play started a few weeks before regionals. Games knew following a close 4-3 loss to D’Evelyn in a Class 4A Jefferson County League dual match, that his team was ready to compete against the state’s top players.

  • Crew removes dog's body from lake

    A recovery team from the Evergreen Metro District on Tuesday retrieved the body of a dog that had fallen into Evergreen Lake on Sunday night and drowned.

    The team had tried on Monday to reach the body, but it was lodged against the top of the spillway, and the technicians couldn’t safely reach it at the time, said Gerry Schulte, executive director of the water district.

  • Jeffco elections office inundated with calls the first day of early voting

    The Jefferson County elections office was inundated with calls Oct. 20, Colorado's first day of early voting in the 2008 general election.

    "They're experiencing a large volume of calls, but since it's the first day of early voting, that's not unexpected," said Kathryn Heider, spokeswoman for Jefferson County.

    Heider said people can still call the elections office at 303-271-8111 or check www.votejeffco.com for information on voter registration or on early-voting locations.

    "We're trying to put up as much on the website as we can," Heider said.

  • County projects spending boost, lagging revenue in 2009

    Jefferson County's projected 2009 budget calls for $395 million in spending, while projecting only $363 million in revenues.

    The budget, unveiled Oct. 14, could change by the time the final version is approved in December. The county commissioners will be meeting with elected officials, division heads and the public as they fine-tune the spending plan.

    The budget plans on spending $394.9 million in 2009, a 3.3 percent increase over 2008. To balance the budget, the county will have to use $32 million in past surpluses and cash from savings.

  • Jeffco feeling the effects of economic downturn

    The recent economic news has been unsettling at best, and Jefferson County isn’t immune.

  • Motorcyclist killed in Bear Creek Canyon

    Conor P. McMahon of Boulder was killed Oct. 19 when his motorcycle hit a car on Highway 74 west of Morrison.

    McMahon, 27, was several cars back from an Audi sedan that was preparing to make a left turn. McMahon apparently tried to pass the cars and collided with the Audi as it began its turn, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

    McMahon hit the brakes, and the motorcycle went on its left side before colliding with the Audi. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Jefferson County coroner. McMahon was wearing a helmet