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Today's News

  • Faust has a way with side-splitting songwriting

    What do a 2-foot wooden Viking named Sven, a song about Mad Cow disease and three follicularly challenged men singing “Bald guys are happenin’ ee” have in common? One man ee Wayne Faust.

    The talented singer/songwriter/comedian is appearing at Sammy’s Tavern on Oct. 11. And as disparate as those three things may seem, Faust has a way of making his audiences roll with laughter at all of them.

  • A new approach to holiday decorating, by design

    Only 79 days left until Christmas. And if the thought of decorating is already getting you down, Redesignology may have a solution.

    The company will take your interior holiday decorations and create displays in your house. It will also help people prepare for holiday parties, said Carole Lofing, owner of the company.

  • Candidates discuss community plans, immigration at forum

    The question of how closely Jefferson County should follow community plans took center stage at a forum for political candidates Oct. 2 at the Evergreen Lake House.

    District 2 county commission candidate Jason Bane, a Democrat, seized on the issue to turn up the heat on his opponent, Republican incumbent Kevin McCasky.

    "Community plans must be respected," Bane said. "There were a couple of cases where, by and large, they were ignored."

  • A new home for Jeffco's homeless pets

    When it comes to replacing Jeffco’s aging and crowded animal shelter, County Commissioner Kevin McCasky has set an ambitious goal: Groundbreaking for the new $9 million facility will take place by Nov. 1.

    "How's that for an optimistic schedule?" McCasky asked the assembled crowd Oct. 1 at the northwest corner of the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, where the 30,000-square-foot shelter will be built. The Table Mountain Animal Center — the name of the current shelter and of the new one — serves Jefferson County and its municipalities.

  • Fire destroys large home in Brook Forest Estates

    A wind-whipped fire destroyed a three-story wood-frame home in Brook Forest Estates on Oct. 4.

    No one was home at the time of the fire, and there were no injuries.

    A couple of neighbors noticed smoke and flames and called in the alarm at 3:23 p.m. Saturday. The first two firefighters to arrive, at 3:27, were Deputy Chief Jeff Ashford and Matt Swinden, a neighbor and rookie volunteer firefighter, said Chief Garry DeJong of Evergreen Fire/Rescue.

  • A new approach to holiday decorating, by design

    Only 79 days left until Christmas. And if the thought of decorating is already getting you down, Redesignology may have a solution.

    The company will take your interior holiday decorations and create displays in your house. It will also help people prepare for holiday parties, said Carole Lofing, owner of the company.

  • Q&A with HD25 candidate Jack Woehr

    How much money have you raised from donors?

    $0, as my reports to the secretary of state show, which are online at http://www.sos.state.co.us.

    How much from your own resources?

    $0 ... It's not fun raising money, and I see no reason why a candidate can't walk to office without it. I've run five times, and people kinda know I 'm there at this point fighting for their civil rights and against the rise of authoritarian government in Colorado.

    What should be the role of state government?

  • Q&A with HD25 candidate Andrew Scripter

    How much money have you raised from donors?

    To date, our campaign has raised $ 23,471  and we have had 207 individuals contribute to our campaign.

    How much of your own money have you contributed to your campaign?

    About $15,000

     

    What should be the role of state government?

  • Q&A with HD25 candidate Cheri Gerou

    How much money have you raised from donors?

    As of Sept. 4, $49,507.00

    How much from your own resources?

    $45,000

    What should be the role of state government?

    I believe the state government should:

    • protect the rights of the individual, including the education of our children to give our kids the tools to succeed in a global economy; protect the rights of the free enterprise system to keep Colorado friendly to business and job growth;

  • Take advantage of the changing seasons

    It is a warm “summer” day, even if fall has arrived. While out on the patio enjoying the warm temperature, I noticed several patches of pine resin that were gathering the fallen scales of pine cones in their viscous, gooey puddles. Why, I wondered, are they oozing sap in the fall? Then I remembered that evergreen trees, unlike deciduous trees, retain sap in their evergreen needles (modified leaves) all year. The resin acts like an antifreeze to prevent the needles from being damaged by frost.