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Today's News

  • Bubonic plague found in a pair of Conifer cats

    The Jeffco health department is warning area residents to be on the lookout for signs of the bubonic plague in their pets after a cat in Conifer recently died from the disease.

  • Importance of a nonpartisan school board race

    Jason Glass

  • Widening the great divide

    John Newkirk

  • Hickenlooper denies request for pardon

    Gov. John Hickenlooper has denied Ingrid Encalada LaTorre’s request for a pardon after reviewing her application and history over the last couple of weeks.

    In a statement released Sept. 14, Hickenlooper said that while he was moved by LaTorre’s dream of being an American and her work to support her family while in the United States, he couldn’t discount the impact of her crime — criminal impersonation — on her victim.

  • Learning curve is steep for youthful Huskies

    By Michael Hicks

    BAILEY — The learning curve is a steep one for the Platte Canyon Huskies. With 10 underclassmen and seven first-year players on this year’s roster, softball coach Bob Ikola has his work cut out for him.

    “To develop a player in a period of five weeks that takes a lot of doing. They’ve got to learn on the fly,” Ikola said.

    And that learning on the fly doesn’t happen overnight.

  • Conifer football falls to Woodland Park for third loss

    By Craig Harper

    CONIFER — Larry Fitzmaurice must really relish a challenge. Otherwise, how can you explain why the only head football coach since Conifer High School opened in 1996 returned to guide one of his youngest teams rather than ride into the sunset following one of his most successful seasons?

    Now 63 and a part-time teacher, Fitzmaurice admits he considered retiring from coaching after his 2016 senior-laden squad went 9-2, won the 3A Metro West League championship and snapped a six-year drought against rival Evergreen.

  • PCHS football takes down Demons in dog fight

    BAILEY — Up until last week, the Platte Canyon High School football team enjoyed two very easy wins in which it never once trailed against Sheridan (41-12) and Wiggins (26-6). On Friday, however, that changed when Buena Vista High School came to town to give the Huskies a run for their money.

    The Huskies, despite adversity from start to finish, still snuck away with a narrow victory, 22-20, behind the charge of senior running back Trevor Sander.

  • Car, credit cards stolen from Buchanan Rec Center

    Authorities are asking for the public's help to identify a man suspected of stealing a vehicle from the parking lot of the Buchanan Recreation Center last month. The suspect also allegedly used credit cards in the vehicle to purchase more than $2,400 of gift cards.
    According to Jeffco Sheriff's Office spokesman Mark Techmeyer, the suspect was at the Buchanan Recreation Center on Tuesday, Aug. 29 around 10:30 a.m. He reportedly stole the car after swiping the keys out of an unlocked locker.

  • Lots of fun for all at Canyonfest

    Canyonfest in Kittredge has something for everyone.

    From the kids games to the beer garden, the duck races to the vendor booths, the annual event sponsored by the Kittredge Civic Association is all about building community. And every year, it achieves its goal: whether you’re a Kittredge old-timer or a newcomer to the area, everyone is greeted as family.

  • Sheriff's Office kicks off second detention deputy academy

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

    First, he served as a marine. Then, he worked as a massage therapist. Now, Casey Buell-Schoenman is taking on a new challenge — becoming a Jeffco Sheriff’s detention deputy.

    After months of taking ride-alongs with various departments in the Denver metro area, Buell-Schoenman applied for JCSO’s detention deputy academy in the hopes of gaining valuable law enforcement experience.