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Today's News

  • Community voice: Support Evergreen Rec District’s 6C, 6D

    Linda Dahl

  • Newkirk: Another billion-dollar beast

    John Newkirk

  • Doyle: Time for elected officials to work together

    Janet Heck Doyle

  • Roberts pleads guilty to pair of felonies

    An Evergreen man has pleaded guilty to two felony counts after he attacked three people and then barricaded himself inside his home last December.
    David Charles Roberts, 31, is scheduled to be sentenced at 1 p.m. on Nov. 13, and  could face up to six years in prison.
    Roberts was charged with 20 counts, including three counts of attempted murder and three counts of assault.

  • Evergreen man scheduled for jury trial

    An Evergreen man has been scheduled for a jury trial after he pleaded not guilty of shooting and killing his tenant on May 20.
    David Donald Claussen, 46, has been charged with second-degree homicide in connection with the death of 33-year-old Alexander Hudspeth, who was a house tenant at the time.
    Bond was set at $75,000 cash/surety after Claussen’s first court appearance on May 21. He made bond that same day.

  • 2018 Voter Guide

        Election Day is less than two weeks away and for most Coloradans, this year’s ballot is lengthy. What follows is an overview of some of the races and questions Jefferson and Park County voters are going to face at the ballot box.

    COUNTY OFFICES
    JEFFERSON COUNTY
     Commissioner, District 3

    • Tina Francone, Republican, who was appointed to the seat earlier this year by a GOP vacancy committee after Don Rosier stepped down early.

  • Community Voices: Proposition 110 will help Clear Creek County

    By Clear Creek Commissioners Tim Mauck, Sean Wood and Randy Wheelock

    Living along the I-70 Mountain Corridor, Clear Creek County residents understand the necessity of good transportation infrastructure.

    We require safe, accessible roads and bridges to drive our kids to school, to commute to work, to move products and food to our stores, and to access the recreational amenities that make Colorado one of the best places to live, work and raise a family.

  • Community Voices: Support Evergreen Rec District’s 6C, 6D

    Excellent parks and recreation opportunities support wellness and community cohesion. Ours, managed on our behalf by the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, have flourished over time, but they have not kept pace with community needs.

    Who says so? You did, in five years of community polling. And then confirmed by a 38-member Citizen Task Force comprised of business and civic leaders, HOAs, seniors, and other stakeholders who helped shape Measures 6C and 6D.

  • Newkirk: Another billion-dollar beast

    It’s ballot season in the Rockies and — once again — the push is on for higher taxes.

    Among the larger requests are several initiatives to get more money into the public school system: a $1.6 billion statewide tax increase (Amendment 73) along with two local measures (5A and 5B) that come with $1 billion in taxpayer repayment obligations.

  • Doyle: Time for elected officials to work together

    My husband and I recently returned from a wonderful vacation. Our time away was made all the more enjoyable because we were untouched by the daily onslaught of national political news about the outrage du jour and, closer to home on the state and local fronts, the avalanche of political mailers, radio talk show rants and television commercials.