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Politics

  • Barris clarifies comments on building border wall

    Roger Barris, the Libertarian candidate for Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District seat, is clarifying his response to an August debate question about support for building a border wall between the United States and Mexico.

  • Leonard withdraws bid for re-election

    State Rep. Tim Leonard, the current incumbent and Republican nominee for House District 25, has withdrawn from the November election after a judge ruled last month against his request to reduce his alimony and child support payments as determined by the terms of his divorce. 

    In an exclusive interview with the Courier on Thursday Leonard, who lives in Evergreen and has six children, said it wasn’t financially feasible for him to work as a legislator and still fulfill the requirements of the courts.

  • Unofficial results favoring incumbents at Evergreen Metro, EFPD

    Unofficial results Tuesday night had three incumbents — John Ellis, James Viellenave and Stephen Bond — retaining their seats on the Evergreen Metropolitan District board of directors.

    As of 9 p.m., Ellis has received 25 votes, Viellenave 22 and Bond 18. Challenger James Steven Beck had received 13 votes.

    Evergreen Metro also asked residents whether they would approve consolidating with the Upper Bear Creek Water & Sanitation District. Early returns were in favor of consolidation by a 27-4 count.

  • Jeffco Commissioner Casey Tighe survives close election

    After almost a week of watching the polls, a Jeffco candidate in one of the closest races of 2016 finally decided Monday night to concede the election to his opponent.

  • Szabo, Tighe re-elected to county commission

    Election night was good to at least one local incumbent as Libby Szabo won election to the District 1 county commission seat. In the District 2 race, incumbent Democrat Casey Tighe appeared to have narrowly won, event though some ballots still were counted.

    In the District 1 race, Szabo, the Republican candidate, had garnered 53 percent of the vote to win her first full term as commissioner. Her opponent, Marti Smith, earned 47 percent of the vote.

  • Jeffco voters turn out for Hillary; many just glad election is over

    The results for president of the United States were far from finalized late Tuesday when Republican Donald Trump took a comfortable lead over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

    But in Jefferson County, the results were the opposite. As of press time, Clinton was leading Trump 49 percent to 42 percent in Jeffco and 48 percent to 42 percent in Colorado. Colorado was designated a win for Clinton about 9 p.m.

  • Evergreen Fire wins approval for 3.5-mill tax increase

    Voters in the Evergreen Fire Protection District on Tuesday approved an increase in the district’s property tax. 

    Ballot question 4A, which increases the EFPD’s levy by 3.5 mills, was approved by 58.23 percent of district voters, with 41.77 percent opposed. 

    The tax hike is aimed at addressing financial deficits in emergency medical service operations, as well as covering the cost of implementing new community paramedicine legislation that became law earlier this year.

  • 2 Platte Canyon board members beat recall, retain seats

    Two Platte Canyon school board members have retained their seats after Park County residents rejected measures to recall them on Tuesday.

    Board President Chet Lawrence and board member Jon DeStefano were both up for recall on the Nov. 8 ballot after community members collected more than 650 signatures targeting each. The results:

    • 65.53 percent of those who cast ballots voted not to recall Lawrence, while 34 percent endorsed a recall.

  • Polis elected to fourth term in 2nd Congressional District

    Incumbent Democrat Jared Polis retained his seat in Congress, besting both Republican Nic Morse and Libertarian Richard Longstreth in the 2nd Congressional District.

    According to final results, Polis won his fifth term with 56.7 percent of the vote. Morse took 37.7 percent, and Longstreth took 5.6 percent.

  • Voters reject bond issue, tax hike for schools

    Voters on Tuesday rejected Jeffco Public Schools' ballot initiatives 3A and 3B, which would have resulted in a $535 million bond issue and generated $33 million annually in increased property taxes.