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Today's News

  • Elk Creek Elementary pays tribute to local veterans

    “I am a Warrior and a member of a team. ... I will never accept defeat. I will never quit. I will never leave a fallen comrade. ... I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.

    “I am an American Soldier.”

    Students, staff and community members of Elk Creek Elementary honored veterans Thursday afternoon with the school’s annual Veterans Day Play. This year, the play’s theme was the Soldier’s Creed, which the cast members — many in military-based costumes — recited during the performance.

  • Cougars fall in first round of football playoffs

    By Levi Waddell

    LAKEWOOD — Despite being the higher seed headed into Saturday’s first-round playoff matchup at Trailblazer Stadium, the Evergreen Cougars (9-2) were unable to stop the Rifle Bears’ (9-2) potent rushing attack as they fell 37-10. This marks the second year in a row the Cougars were unable to reach the second round of the playoffs.

    It was evident from Rifle’s first drive that the Cougar defense was going to struggle with the Bears’ Wing T offense.

  • Five Cougars will continue sports into the next level

    Five Evergreen High School athletes signed their letters of intent to continue their sporting careers in college for soccer, cross country, baseball and swimming on National Signing Day on Wednesday.

    Lauryn Jeans, soccer

    Lauryn Jeans, the daughter of girls soccer coach Peter Jeans, will head to Claremont McKenna College in California next year to play soccer.

  • Boy band performs at Conifer High School pep rally

    In the weeks leading up to Friday’s pep rally, Conifer High School students kept hearing that something big was coming. There were hints on social media and posters in the hallways.

    Each school day, a song played over the P.A. system, and some students began to make the connection.

    On Nov. 7, it was officially announced: boy band In Real Life would perform at the pep rally.

  • 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.

  • Spodyak wins re-election in Platte Canyon school board election

    Incumbent Katie Spodyak will continue serving on the Platte Canyon school board after Park County residents overwhelmingly voted Tuesday to re-elect her.

    According to unofficial election results, Spodyak captured 19.69 percent of the total votes, and will be joined by newcomers Frank VanDeHey and Joe Burgett, who defeated three other challengers for seats on the school board.

    Roughly 4,300 people voted in the election, or about 30.46 percent of registered voters in Park County.

  • Idledale passes ballot issues for water and sanitation district

    Idledale residents approved both a mill levy override and bond issue for its water and sanitation district by a wide margin Tuesday night.
With all precincts reporting, the measures passed with 72 and 71 percent of voters in favor, respectively. There are 219 registered voters in the Idledale Water & Sanitation District; 106 votes were cast in the mill levy issue and 101 in the bond issue.

    Mill levy override


  • Jeffco jail opens new housing unit for veterans

    As soon as Dale Murphy heard about the new veterans’ housing unit at the Jefferson County Jail, he signed the papers to join.

    “I wanted to help perpetuate the program,” the four-year Army veteran said.

    “I don’t want to expect anything too much, but I do have high hopes. Man, I really have high hopes for people to come later,” Murphy added. “With it being so new, I’m not going to be able to get the full benefits, but I wanted to be here to help kick it off.”

  • Red Rocks Elementary celebrates Veterans Day

    For students at Red Rocks Elementary School, last Friday was a day of remembrance as students, teachers and community members gathered for the school’s annual Veterans Day celebration.

    After a formal flag ceremony with an honor guard posting of the flag outside of the school, various veterans stopped by classrooms to share stories of their time in the military.

  • MRC honored for professional development activities

    The Mountain Resource Center in Conifer has been recognized by the Colorado Nonprofit Association as one of the first nonprofits in the state to achieve the association’s Excellence in Nonprofit Principles and Practices Recognition — a commendation awarded when a nonprofit sends its members to trainings on nine of 10 topics listed in the CNA’s handbook for “nonprofit excellence,” including advocacy, governance, communications, fund development and more.