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Today's News

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Game over

  • Concealed weapons bill fails in committee

    A GOP bill that would have allowed concealed carry on Colorado school grounds was lost in committee last Wednesday after House Democrats rejected the measure in a 6-3 vote along party lines.

  • SPECIAL SECTION: Tattoo shop owner making a living as an artist

    Editor's note: This story is part of a special section published in the Courier on March 1. The section highlights ten women working in traditionally male-dominated fields across Jefferson and Clear Creek counties.

    Lisa Kyle fills her life with art.

    Art covers her body and the walls of her tattoo shop. It ordains the outside of the hearse she drives.

    As a child born into a family of artists, Kyle, 60, had a natural artistic ability. She was constantly drawing.

  • SPECIAL SECTION: Optometrist seeing shift in her chosen profession

    Editor's note: This story is part of a special section published in the Courier on March 1. The section highlights ten women working in traditionally male-dominated fields across Jefferson and Clear Creek counties.

    Nicole Wellensiek grew up with an affinity for math and science.

    She considered a few routes in the health care industry, but, ultimately, optometry won out. Now, Wellensiek, 45, of Evergreen is one of two optometrists at Evergreen Vision Clinic.

  • SPECIAL SECTION: Steinman embraces role of deputy as a chance to have an impact

    Editor's note: This story is part of a special section published in the Courier on March 1. The section highlights ten women working in traditionally male-dominated fields across Jefferson and Clear Creek counties.

    Every shift is a bit different for Kristin Steinman.

    That is a huge part of why she loves her job as a deputy in the Jefferson County Jail. The jail averages about 1,200 inmates on a daily basis and is the central detention facility for law enforcement agencies across Jefferson County.

  • SPECIAL SECTION: Ranch managing rewards the body, mind and soul

    Editor's note: This story is part of a special section published in the Courier on March 1. The section highlights ten women working in traditionally male-dominated fields across Jefferson and Clear Creek counties.

    It’s a family affair at Evergreen Memorial Park, so there was never much doubt in Jaymee Lewis’ mind that she would somehow play a role in the business.

  • SPECIAL SECTION: Alpine Rescue Team Member is making a difference

    Editor's note: This story is part of a special section published in the Courier on March 1. The section highlights ten women working in traditionally male-dominated fields across Jefferson and Clear Creek counties.

    When a hiker loses the group or a backcountry skier sets off an avalanche, the Alpine Rescue Team is there.

  • SPECIAL SECTION: Confidence is key for female K-9 officer

    Editor's note: This story is part of a special section published in the Courier on March 1. The section highlights ten women working in traditionally male-dominated fields across Jefferson and Clear Creek counties.

    Krista Hanstrom loves helping people, and she also loves dogs.

    As the newest K-9 officer with the Littleton Police Department, the 28-year-old Littleton resident and three-year employee of the department is able to combine both of her passions.

  • SPECIAL SECTION: It’s a lifestyle for this female whitewater rafting guide

    Editor's note: This story is part of a special section published in the Courier on March 1. The section highlights ten women working in traditionally male-dominated fields across Jefferson and Clear Creek counties.

    In the rushing waters of Clear Creek, Eva Lambert found a home.

  • SPECIAL SECTION: Female pilot changing the course of aviation

    Editor's note: This story is part of a special section published in the Courier on March 1. The section highlights ten women working in traditionally male-dominated fields across Jefferson and Clear Creek counties.

    Despite years in the aviation industry, Erika Armstrong still feels a thrill the moment a plane she is piloting breaks through the clouds and levels off.

    “It’s indescribable, right? … You get that feeling of speed going over the top of the clouds,” she said.