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Today's News

  • Conifer High hosts second Diversity Day

    Race. Ethnicity. Sex/gender. Political affiliation. Religious or spiritual beliefs. Sexual orientation. Family background. Income level. Disabilities.

    How are you the same or how are you different from your peers on paper? How do your experiences differ from your peers’?

    Those were some of the questions that Conifer High School students explored on Friday as the school hosted its second annual Diversity Day, organized by Conifer’s 16 peer counselors.

  • Evergreen girls repeat as 4A state basketball champions

    DENVER — The Evergreen girls basketball team is officially the best team in the state of Colorado in Class 4A. Again.

    On Saturday afternoon at the Denver Coliseum, the sixth-seeded Cougars, in a rematch of last year’s 4A title game against Pueblo South, repeated last year’s fortunes with a 46-38 victory over the No. 12 Colts. It’s Evergreen's second straight title in its third consecutive appearance in the championship game.

  • Evergreen girls return to the 4A state championship game

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    DENVER — Playing for the 4A girls basketball state championship trophy has become an annual event for Evergreen.

    Evergreen girls basketball coach Amy Bahl and her Cougars will play in a third-consecutive 4A title game on Saturday after Evergreen took a 48-32 victory over Widefield in the semifinals Thursday night at the Denver Coliseum.

  • Arrest made in fatal accident on Evergreen Parkway

    The driver of a silver Chevrolet Cavalier involved in a single-car rollover accident that killed 16-year-old Rachel Hern of Evergreen was arrested Tuesday evening.
    After more than a month-long investigation by the Colorado State Patrol, Daltyn Hollon, 20, faces a felony charge of reckless vehicular homicide, as well as several misdemeanors and traffic infractions, including third-degree assault, reckless driving and failure to drive in a designated lane. He will appear in court Tuesday to be advised of these charges.

  • The enemy within

    Recently my son and I watched the movie “The Darkest Hour” about Winston Churchill. We enjoyed it a great deal and, of course, came away with the realization that were it not for the leadership of Churchill World War II most likely would’ve had a different ending.

  • Where have all the adults gone?

    This is, indeed, a critical time for our country. Instances of incomprehensible violence are leveraged to produce an intended political agenda.
    Traumatized and grieving victims are given no time for healing. Rather, their very personal post-traumatic stress is sensationalized and publicized. Children are being used by adults to further an agenda, an agenda that is in direct conflict with the U.S. Second Amendment.

  • Ex-child welfare caseworker sentenced

    A former Jefferson County Human Services caseworker will serve two years of probation and 96 hours of community service for falsifying information in 12 child abuse and neglect complaints.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Canines consternated

  • The Well at Bradford Junction is welcomed shadow of the past

    The Well at Bradford Junction in Conifer, once Grow Your Own, continues to bloom with new and old customers in uplifting surroundings that shadow the past.
    With intentions to support the community, The Well was opened with a music venue in mind, and so far it hasn’t detoured from that original notion.
    This neighborhood bar maintains an open door seven days a week with guest performers appearing regularly. Wednesday night is open mic night and has gained tremendous popularity since the opening in February 2016.

  • The Echo of little ski boots at Clear Creek venue

    If you drop by the newly renovated lodge at Echo Mountain on Wednesday evenings, you might see a spirited passel of kids cruising down the mountain with shiny helmets reflecting the bright spotlights lining the slope.  
    Inside a sparkling, newly renovated lodge, their parents enjoy the inviting fireplace, “really, really good burgers,” and perhaps a frosty beer.