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Today's News

  • A treasure comes to town

    Pueblo-based artist Philip J. Spanier knows no bounds. As a Picasso-esque painter, surrealist, relief artist, sculptor and published author, Spanier’s work is now at Epic Estate Treasures in downtown Evergreen.

    Among this self-taught artist’s creations is his second sculpture of Liberace. The first was presented and sold to Liberace when Spanier met him in person. He also met Paul McCartney and “wowed” him with his sculpture of the Beatles.

  • Jeffco school board incumbents retain seats

    Voters Tuesday overwhelmingly re-elected incumbents Ron Mitchell, Susan Harmon and Brad Rupert to the Jeffco school board in a race that pitted the latter two against last-minute challengers Erica Shields and Matt Van Gieson. Of the more than 423,000 people registered to vote in Jefferson County, only 30.1 percent — or about 130,000 people — turned out.
    As of 10 p.m. Tuesday, results showed:
    · Rupert in District 1 won 60.4 percent of the votes, compared to rival Van Gieson, who garnered 39.6 percent.

  • Foothills Park and Rec District mill levy gets voters’ approval

    South Jeffco voters approved a 2.75-mill increase for the Foothills Park and Recreation District, marking the district’s first successful bid for a mill levy increase since 2000.

    Though the ballot issue led in early returns, official results came in just before midnight Tuesday, showing 58.2 percent approval for the increase. Approximately 42 percent voted against the measure.

    Of the district’s 70,576 registered voters, 23,567 cast votes in the 2017 election.

  • Van Gieson’s upbringing plays a role in his desire to join the Jeffco school board
  • Pragmatism or ideology … an election choice
  • Wildfire victims ponder the question

    Where do we even start?
    For people in Northern California right now who’ve been sifting through the ashes of their lives that’s what they’ve got to be asking: Where do we start? How do we begin to rebuild? When will we ever again feel normal? And our question here in the high country of Colorado is will we ever have to ask something similar ourselves?

  • Sheriff's Calls

    La femme fugitive

  • Eagles’ Vancil takes third at state cross country

    COLORADO SPRINGS — After an incredibly strong season for the Dakota Ridge cross country team, Austin Vancil put the exclamation point on his junior running career when he finished third overall at the 5A state meet on Saturday at the Norris Penrose Center.

  • Chargers are looking solid heading into regionals

    LITTLETON — On the cusp of what could be a highly successful postseason for Chatfield volleyball, the Chargers finished their regular season on a high note after they defeated a talented Fort Collins team 3-1 at home on Oct. 25.

    Going into Wednesday’s match, the Lambkins boasted a 15-2 record, while the Chargers sat at 16-3 overall. That meant the match was poised to be a battle, and from the second through fourth games, it was.

  • Four area schools find success at state cross country

    COLORADO SPRINGS — D’Evelyn, Chatfield, Front Range Christian and Columbine all sent runners to represent their schools at the state cross country championships on Saturday at the Norris Penrose Center.

    D’Evelyn’s boys and girls teams both finished seventh, the only area school to send both teams to the meet.

    Chatfield’s Drew Johnson finished 20th overall at 16:19.20, and Cole Nash came in 18 seconds later at 35th. Sydney Williams placed 76th and Elizabeth Cothran placed 96th at 20:22.40.