NEWS

GYPSUM DEMOCRAT RUNNING FOR THIRD DISTRICT SEAT

Gypsum—Veterinarian Steve Sheldon has announced his plans to run for congress. The owner of the Gypsum Animal Hospital is looking to unseat longtime Republican incumbent Scott Tipton in Colorado’s sprawling 3rd Congressional District. In order to get on the ballot, Sheldon will need to win the nomination at the Democrat Party Convention in Loveland, April 16th. Sheldon describes himself as a fiscal conservative.

LONGTIME GLENWOOD SPRINGS RESIDENT DIES

Glenwood Springs—For years, she kept the Glenwood Springs City Council on it’s toes, especially when it came to urban design. Lisa Newman, who was often the first one to speak up, unabashedly sharing ideas and opinions during council meetings, died this past Saturday after a long battle with cancer. Newman, often seen in a ball cap and a hoodie, moved to Glenwood Springs in 1989 to live a simpler life than one she knew in her hometown of Los Angeles. The UCLA landscape architecture and planning alum went on to work in Hollywood for Disney and Universal designing sets for movies like “Back to the Future” and “Dragnet.” Newman’s ideas and concepts were instrumental in the design of the Glenwood Springs downtown parking structure as well as the new pedestrian bridge, currently under construction. Lisa Newman was 62 years old. Funeral arrangements are pending.