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Today's News

  • Platte Canyon has showing at Mercury Classic in Brighton

     BRIGHTON — Platte Canyon showed strength as a team during the Mercury Classic in Brighton on Thursday.

    On the girls side, Hayley Rayburn led Platte Canyon with a second-place finish as she cleared 9 feet, 6 inches with her highest jump. Kaylynn MacGill placed fourth while Kenny Thomas finished ninth.

  • Conifer girls blank Wheat Ridge

    The Conifer girls lacrosse team showed perfection on defense Thursday night in a 12-0 victory over Wheat Ridge.

    Junior goalkeeper Caitlin Estill faced little adversity in the win as Wheat Ridge took just two shots on goal, both stopped by Estill.

  • Evergreen swimming wins Chatfield Invitational

    LITTLETON — In the believe-it-or-not category, Jack Moranetz and Josh Gauvain, the star junior swimmers for D’Evelyn and Evergreen, who competed in the 200-yard freestyle at last year’s 4A Jeffco and state meets, have never met formally and say they are, at the most, only vaguely familiar with each other’s accomplishments.

  • Evergreen girls find success against Rangeview

    In sports, success often comes after years of building a strong program. For the Evergreen girls lacrosse team, winning is becoming a familar thing and the program is only in year one.

    On March 22, the Cougars picked up its second win of the season with a 20-2 victory over Rangeview.

    “I thought the girls played good,” said Evergreen head coach Kevin Krum. “It is early in the season so we still have quite a bit to work on.”

  • No. 5 Conifer lacrosse ends losing streak

    LAKEWOOD — Scoring goals shouldn’t be much of a problem for Conifer’s boys lacrosse team this spring.

    The Lobos, No. 5 in last week’s CHSAANow.com Class 4A boys lacrosse poll, showed off their offensive skill March 24 at Trailblazer Stadium scoring a season-high 16 goals in the non-league victory over 5A’s Ralston Valley. The 16-5 win ended a 3-game losing streak for Conifer, a 4A state quarterfinalist last season.

  • RMAE to cut five teaching positions for next year

    In its continuing effort to balance its budget, Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen is planning to have five fewer classroom teachers for the 2017-18 school year.

    With around 250 students and 12 teachers, the average student-teacher ratio next year will be about 21:1. This year’s average student-teacher ratio is 15:1.

    Interim executive director Gary Stueven informed staff about the non-contract renewals on Thursday and sent a letter to parents on Friday explaining his decisions.

  • Elk Meadow dog park set to close completely

    Jeffco Open Space announced Friday that it will close the Elk Meadow Dog Off-leash Area in Evergreen in its entirety on Tuesday, April 4.

    The Elk Meadow dog park has multiple safety and environmental challenges that need to be addressed immediately, an Open Space news release stated. Earlier this month, Open Space evaluated keeping an eight-acre parcel open for park visitor enjoyment. It has become apparent that this would help address some concerns, but not all, the release stated.

  • 2 arrested in connection with North Turkey Creek Fire

    Two men have been arrested, accused of lighting fireworks that started the North Turkey Creek Fire on Wednesday.

    Andrew Askins and Riley Costello, both 18, face second-degree arson charges for lighting fireworks while Jeffco is in a stage-2 fire ban. The pair have been booked and are no longer in custody, said Jenny Fulton, spokeswoman for the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

    The 7-acre fire began around 1 p.m. Wednesday at U.S. 285 and North Turkey Creek Road.

  • Two teens injured but safe after illegally rock climbing at Red Rocks

    Two teenagers were injured Wednesday night while illegally rock climbing atop a cliff in Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre.

  • Trump’s proposed budget just doesn’t add up

    Greg Dobbs