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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Education briefs

    Outdoor Lab Foundation donates $900k to Jeffco
    Jeffco’s Outdoor Lab Foundation provided Jeffco Public Schools with more than $900,000 in support during the 2017-18 school year.
    During a presentation of a check to the school board on Thursday, the foundation’s executive director Shannon Hancock announced that the organization was able to provide $910,916.58 in support to Jeffco’s Outdoor Lab schools at Mount Evans and Windy Peak — largely due to the generosity of community donors.

  • Morrison board briefs

    Initial budget talks underway

    Initial budgets talks in Morrison indicate the town will end 2019 with a budget deficit of more than $533,000 — despite having $3.77 million in its general fund balance.

    The Morrison Town Board took a first look at next year’s budget during its Sept. 4 meeting. The initial proposal presented in the board packet estimates the town will bring in approximately $2.51 million while spending about $3 million.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Adding injury to insult

  • Amendments have my vote; what about yours?

    It takes at least two-thirds of the members of both the House of Representatives and Senate to refer proposed constitutional amendments from Colorado’s legislature to its people.  
    In addition to those super majority votes, all of the proposals are subject to a public hearing with testimony from interested members of the public and debate with two votes on the floor of both the House and Senate. With all of those criteria, it’s usually a safe bet that amendments referred by the legislature deserve support.

  • A lot to chew on with ballot questions

    Dr. Jason Glass

  • Platte Canyon girls XC wins Golddigger Invite

    EVERGREEN — The weather and course conditions may not have been ideal on Sept. 11, but that didn’t stop the Platte Canyon girls cross country team from blowing away the competition.

    During the Golddigger invite at Clear Creek High School, the lady Huskies scored a 28 through the top four finishers and won. The closest team, Middle Park, earned a 37.

  • Demon football outpaces Lobos

    By Mike Vidakovich

    GLENWOOD SPRINGS — On a warm Friday evening that felt more like summer than fall, the Glenwood Springs Demons took care of their football business by defeating the Conifer Lobos 41-20 to garner the first win of the 2018 football season.

     “I told the kids on Monday that I just wanted to hear them sing that Demon fight song,” said head coach Pat Engle following the game. “I got to hear the fight song tonight. This is a special place to coach football.”

  • Evergreen squeaks out victory at Wheat Ridge

    WHEAT RIDGE — The Evergreen tennis team is off to a hot start.

    Following a 4-3 victory against Wheat Ridge at Everitt Middle School on Thursday and a subsequent loss at Steamboat Springs, the Cougars sat at 4-2 on the season.

    Much of that talent comes from freshmen, a far cry from the norm in varsity sports.

  • Wildfire contained at Staunton State Park

    Firefighters from Elk Creek Fire have contained a small wildfire that burned a half acre at Staunton State Park in Conifer on Saturday afternoon.

    According to Elk Creek Deputy Chief Jacob Ware, the fire was first reported at 2:11 p.m. and was found in an area about 3 miles from the West Meadow Trail. Nine firefighters responded to the fire, which was 100 percent contained as of 7 p.m.

    Ware said that the fire was human-caused, stemming from an illegal campfire started at an illegal campsite in the park, separate from Staunton's official camping sites.