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Today's News

  • Inaugural Parmalee Fun Run is a rousing success

    Every time Maya Killough rounded the corner to complete another lap of Parmalee Elementary School’s Fun Run she paused to hug the school’s new panther mascot.

    “She’s my mom,” the second-grader said with a grin.

    For the first time, the Indian Hills elementary school hosted the before-school fun run in an effort to transform its annual fund-raising effort. Typically, the school organizes a check challenge and asks parents to write donation checks.

  • Platte Canyon school board candidates stump for seats at candidate forum

    With less than a month until the November elections, campaign season is in full swing in the Platte Canyon community as six people vie for one of three open seats on the school board. On Oct. 9, all six candidates faced off at a candidate forum hosted by the Platte Canyon Chamber of Commerce at Platte Canyon High School.

  • Election 2017: 5 questions with Jeffco school board candidate Erica Shields

    Littleton resident Erica Shields was a late-comer to the 2017 race for three Jeffco school board seats. Filing the required signature petitions just before the Sept. 1 deadline, Shields is challenging incumbent Susan Harmon in District 2 and counts herself a newcomer to public office. The mother of four Jeffco students, Shields is perhaps most recognizable from her reign last year as Mrs. Colorado America 2016, as well as her participation in the Littleton Leadership Academy.

  • JCSO's detention deputy academy in full swing

    Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part series.

    The instructor shouted, “Taser, Taser, Taser.”

    There was a short pop as probes shot into Casey Buell-Schoenman’s left hamstring. Thousands of volts of electricity coursed through his body, and his muscles went rigid.

    After a few seconds, the voltage ceased and his fellow recruits gave him a small round of applause as Buell-Schoenman pushed himself off the mat and stood up.

  • A bewitching good time

    Witches of every shape and size went to the Platte Canyon Community Partnership Resale Boutique in Bailey on Friday to have a good time for a good cause.

    The sixth annual Witches Tea brings together about 20 women who nosh on refreshments and socialize — all while raising money for Mountain PeaceWorks, which operates the Mountain Peace Shelter for women and their families who are domestic violence victims.

  • Evergreen golf finishes runner-up at state

     

    LITTLETON — For the first time in school history, in a rally from Bridger Tenney, Clayton Whitton, Xan Anderson and Nolan Miller, the Evergreen golf team finished runner-up in last week’s 4A state tournament, with Tenney coming in second place in the individual competition.

    “I’m extremely thankful that I was a part of this,” head coach Mike Kuzava said. “These guys kind of did their own bonding and coaching, and I was just along for the ride.

  • EHS athletic director, football coach placed on administrative leave

    Ryan Alsup, the athletic director at Evergreen High School, and Rob Molholm, longtime head football coach at Evergreen High School, have been placed on administrative leave in connection with a recent disciplinary issue that may’ve been handled improperly. Alsup was placed on leave last Thursday, while Molholm was suspended indefinitely from his coaching duties Monday afternoon.

    According to a letter from Evergreen High principal Brandon Brekke, Molholm’s suspension doesn’t affect his duties as a social studies teacher at the school.

  • Allegations in Hudson case destroyed victim’s family, relationship

    Family ties dominated the third day of trial proceedings in the case against Mark E. Hudson, the Evergreen man and former Clear Creek music teacher accused of sexually assaulting the teenage daughter of family friends over Thanksgiving in 2015.

  • Trial begins in case of Evergreen man accused of sex assault

        Trial proceedings began Tuesday morning in the case against Mark Edward Hudson, the Evergreen resident and former Clear Creek music teacher accused of sexually assaulting the teenage daughter of family friends while they stayed overnight at his home during the Thanksgiving holiday in 2015.
        Hudson, 59, is charged with one count of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust, a Class 4 felony. He pleaded not guilty to the charges in January.

  • Evergreen High grad follows in his dad’s footsteps through the Journey of Hope

    A college student from Evergreen spent the summer learning the meaning of selflessness by participating in the Journey of Hope.

    Layton Rogers, a sophomore at Texas Christian University, road a bike across the United States with fraternity brothers from around the country, raising money for people with disabilities and bringing awareness to their situations through The Ability Experience, a philanthropy of fraternity Pi Kappa Phi.