Today's News

  • Church renovations lead to pew giveaway

    Apparently, traditional pews are not ideal for a forward-thinking house of worship — or at least not for Evergreen’s Ascent Church.

    About a year after the 60-year-old Baptist church underwent a name change to better reflect greater openness to any and all who pass through its doors, renovations are under way, and they include trading decades-old pews for the flexibility of chairs.

  • Jeffco residents join Women's March in Denver

    A divorced mother of two. 

    A veteran and member of the first class of women to graduate from West Point.

    A breast cancer survivor. 

    A Jewish native of Florida. 

    An LGBT woman. 

    Some are passionate about the environment; others feel strongly about human rights or health care or education. 

  • Teaching new dogs old tricks

    Friday night, five students at Wulf Rec Center learned to sit patiently on their circular mats and wait for their teachers’ instructions. When the students succeeded, they were rewarded with food.

    Despite all the noise and distractions of new people in the room, the students learned to “find the face” by paying attention to their teachers and nothing else.

  • Balanced attack sparks short-handed Lady Diggers

    No Samantha O’Brien and no Jac Harvey proved to be no problem for the Clear Creek Lady Golddiggers. Missing their starting point guard (sprained ankle) and a key reserve (disciplinary reasons) had little effect on CCHS, which had three players score in double figures and 10 score in all in a 66-23 rout of Platte Canyon on Jan. 21 at Clear Creek High School.

  • Diggers fend off slow start, roll in 2nd half

    When Platte Canyon’s boys’ basketball team opened its Jan. 21 road game at Clear Creek on a 12-1 run, the host Golddiggers had to question what exactly they were doing. They knew they had to settle down and play their game, and that’s exactly what they did.

    A 14-0 CCHS run between the first and second quarters turned the tables and a later 18-3 surge between the third and fourth quarters opened the floodgates as the Golddiggers pulled away for a 78-59 victory.

  • Golden hands EHS first loss of the year

    One could name any number of reasons for second-ranked Evergreen’s first loss of the season, a 43-41 setback to No. 5 Golden on Jan. 20 at Lo Hunter Gymnasium at EHS. There was the early foul trouble for sophomore standout Claudia Dillon. There could be the lack of outside shooting. There could be a second-quarter scoring drought that benefitted the Lady Demons’ early success.

  • Cougars’ balance, zone add up to upset

    The challenge in front of them, namely 6-foot-6 Adam Thistlewood and 6-5 Kayden Sund, stood tall, but the Evergreen Cougars weren’t intimidated. If anything, they embraced the daunting task and tackled it head on Jan. 20 at Lo Hunter Gymnasium at EHS.

  • Flinging the ball around

    Seven, eight, maybe nine balls line the center line. Players, as many as eight to 10 on a side, race up from the baseline, picking up or swatting as many balls back toward their side of the court. 

    Once back, then it’s on. The dodgeballs fly. Lots of them. Not necessarily all at the same time, but enough to pick off the opposition one at a time.

  • Users of off-leash area brainstorm solutions for Elk Meadow dog park

    Close to 200 Jeffco residents, canine lovers and regular Elk Meadow off-leash area patrons attended a community meeting last week to discuss potential solutions to the many problems facing the popular dog park in Evergreen.

  • Jeffco district proposing to close several schools over next two years

    Jeffco Public Schools is proposing a plan that will close several schools throughout the district over the next two years as part of its efforts to find $20 million to $25 million for employee compensation in the district budget.

    According to Superintendent Dan McMinimee, the proposal will be presented at the school board meeting on Thursday and is part of a wider plan that proposes cuts across the entire school system.