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Politics

  • DA candidate Carey wants more specialty courts to reduce recidivism

    Bruce Carey, the Republican candidate for district attorney in November’s election, wants to see less focus on what he calls unnecessary convictions and more attention directed at keeping people from relapsing into criminal behavior.

    The Eagle-based criminal defense attorney is running in the 5th Judicial District, which consists of Clear Creek, Eagle, Lake and Summit counties.

  • Commission candidate Wood focused on county finances

    County commission candidate Sean Wood says the county needs to continue to tighten its belt to prepare for an economic future without the Henderson Mine.

    The Evergreen resident, financial adviser and longtime volunteer with the Evergreen Fire Department is running for the District 2 commission seat in November's election.

    The District 2 position is currently held by former school board president Peter Monson, who was appointed in March by the governor to fill the late Tom Hayden's seat. Monson is not running for election.

  • Commission hopeful Judge looks to future challenges

    County commission candidate Nancy Judge said county officials are moving in the right direction to prepare for the economic impact of the pending closure of the Henderson Mine.

    The Evergreen resident and longtime county resident with experience as PTA president at King-Murphy Elementary and Clear Creek Middle School is running for the District 2 commission seat in November’s election.

  • Wheelock set to give it another run

    Randy Wheelock said he is invested in the county and wants to keep it healthy.

    The Empire resident, a general contractor for more than four decades and a longtime leader in the Clear Creek Democrats, has announced his candidacy for the District 3 county commission seat currently held by Republican Phil Buckland.

    In 2012, Wheelock ran for a commission seat, defeating opponent Tom Bennhoff in a combative primary. He ultimately lost the race to Republican Phil Buckland, but said he is ready for another campaign.

  • GOP selects Condon, Wood in county’s commission races

    Clear Creek Commissioner Phil Buckland announced at the March 19 Republican county assembly that he won’t seek a second four-year term.

    Buckland, who initially registered to run for re-election, said he decided to step down to help mentor younger members of the Republican Party looking to run.

  • Dems nominate Wheelock, Judge to run for county commission seats

    The Clear Creek Democrats nominated Randy Wheelock and Nancy Judge at the March 19 county assembly to contend for two county commission seats in the November election.

    County delegates also favored Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton by a narrow margin in the presidential race.

    U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, arrived at the start of the assembly to gear up his supporters for the campaign. Polis is being challenged by Republican Nicholas Morse in the 2nd Congressional District.

  • Former school board president Monson appointed to county commission

    Former school board president Peter Monson was appointed March 9 by the governor to fill the late Tom Hayden’s county commission seat.

    “It was quite an honor, and I hope to do the job to the best of my abilities,” Monson said, adding that he doesn’t plan to run for the seat in November’s election.

    Hayden died unexpectedly Feb. 29; his term on the commission was to expire this year. Only unaffiliated residents of District 2 were eligible for the appointment.

  • Turnout strong at county’s Super Tuesday caucuses

    Local party officials reported strong attendance at the March 1 caucuses.

    Republican vice chair Steve Schultz said turnout “exceeded expectations” and yielded several resolutions that will go to the March 15 county assembly. The party was not able to provide attendance numbers.

  • Commission candidate focuses on economic development

    Clear Creek’s Democratic Party has its first official contender for next year’s county commission race.
    Georgetown resident Steve Morse, who has chaired the county’s Democratic Party since 2013, has announced his candidacy for the District 3 seat currently held by Republican Phil Buckland. Morse said he wants to help develop Clear Creek’s economy to help it survive tough years ahead.

  • Springs residents reject city's ballot measures; G-town voters OK marijuana tax

    Idaho Springs residents rejected all three ballot measures brought forward by the city in Tuesday's election, according to early results.