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Today's News

  • Volunteers pack 250 soldier boxes

    About 35 volunteers on Friday morning filled 250 soldier boxes at The Wild Game in Bergen Park, providing toiletries and other items to 2,500 soldiers all over the world.

    Each box is filled with 10 of each item, and the packages should arrive at their destinations in time for Christmas.

    The project, which is spearheaded by Gail Sharp, owner of TallGrass Aveda Spa & Salon, started nine years ago, when volunteers filled 10 boxes. Last year, 227 boxes were sent overseas.

  • Evergreen Vision Clinic to honor Hock

    Evergreen Vision Clinic is hosting a ceremony to honor Dr. Daniel Hock, who was named Colorado's Optometrist of the Year, on Friday afternoon, starting at 5 p.m. The ceremony will be at Evergreen Vision Clinic, located at 30960 Stagecoach Blvd., Suite 200 in Evergreen. To attend, please RSVP to manager@evergreenvision.com.
     

  • With the help of new votes, Jeffco Public Schools is successful on both ballot initiatives

    As more votes are counted, it appears there has been a shift in fate for Jeffco Public Schools. 

    While it initially appeared that one of the school district's two ballot measures failed in Tuesday's election, it is now looking as though Jeffco might pull out a victory on both. 

    Unofficial results, updated around 11 p.m. Nov. 9, indicate both ballot measure 5A and ballot measure 5B will pass. The first is $33 million mill levy override, while the second is a $567 million bond.  

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  • EPRD voters defeat bond, mill-levy questions — for now

    Votes are still being counted in Jefferson County, and as of noon Friday, the Evergreen Park & Recreation District was 241 votes away from getting a proposed mill-levy increaseand 324 votes away from getting a bond measure passed.

    Rec district officials are hoping for a miracle – that the vote will still go their way.

    As of noon Friday, 7,083 people voted against and 6,842 people voted for 6C, a proposal to increase property taxes by 2 mills for operational expenses.

  • Dahlkemper unseats Francone in Jeffco commissioners race

    Unofficial results show Lesley Dahlkemper defeating Tina Francone in the race for the sole available seat on the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners.

    Dahlkemper, a Democrat, will represent District 3, which covers the southern part of Jefferson County, including Littleton, Ken Caryl, Morrison, Conifer and part of Evergreen. She will replace Francone, a Littleton resident and Republican who was appointed to the seat earlier this year by a GOP vacancy committee after Commissioner Don Rosier stepped down.

  • Story chosen for SD 16

    Democrat Tammy Story has been chosen by voters to serve in Senate District 16, beating incumbent Republican Tim Neville for the spot.

    Story received 55.34 percent of the vote, 35,061 votes, compared with Neville’s 42.09 percent, or 26,668 votes. Libertarian James Gilman garnered 2.57 percent, or 1,629 votes.

    Story, a Conifer resident, previously told the Courier that she wants to focus on improving public education, transportation infrastructure and environmental protection.

  • Cutter wins in House District 25 race

    Democrat Lisa Cutter has won the House District 25 race over Republican Steve Szutenbach.

    Cutter took 52.51 percent of the vote, or 20,016 votes, compared with 47.49 percent for Szutenbach, or 18,100 votes. 

    House District 25 encompasses the vast majority of Jefferson County, including unincorporated Southwest Jeffco, Evergreen and Conifer.

  • Fire districts successful in Gallagher-related initiatives

    In a strong statement against the Gallagher Amendment, preliminary results show that the ballot initiatives presented by all South Jeffco and mountain-area fire protection districts will pass.

    West Metro, Inter-Canyon, Evergreen and Indian Hills fire protection districts all went for some version of “de-Gallagher-ization,” with Inter-Canyon also asking residents for a 3-mill property tax increase. While results are not yet official, all initiatives are poised to pass with ease.

  • Controlled burn planned in Indian Hills on Monday

    There will be a controlled burn with an air curtain burner in the upper end of the Indian Hills valley on Monday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. if there is enough snow still on the ground.

    Smoke will be visible from Genesee, Evergreen, Lookout Mountain, Parker and the West Denver metro area, according to Indian Hills Fire Chief Emery Carson.

    Anyone with questions can contact the Indian Hills Fire Department at 303-697-4568.