Today's News

  • Jeffco schools could receive $30 million in new state funding

    Recent revisions to Gov. John Hickenlooper’s 2018-19 state budget could land Jeffco Public Schools nearly double what it received in new state funding last year.

  • Locals participate in Denver, national pro-life marches

    A cross-section of Colorado — young, old, men, women, and people of various racial and ethnic groups — participated in mid-January’s Celebrate Life March & Rally in Denver.

    “There were families pushing young kids in strollers and very elderly people who had a hard time walking,” Janet Hill of South Jeffco said, adding that she marched near a group of dancers in traditional Mexican garb. “It was a very diverse group. It makes you realize how these issues touch us all throughout our society.”

  • Lot in El Rancho area to be divided for 18 houses

    A 10-acre parcel in the El Rancho area has been subdivided into 18 lots for single-family homes, and construction could begin soon.

    The land, which is on the southwest side of the intersection of Red Moon Drive and Hotel Way, is zoned planned development. PIII Evergreen LLC plans to build 18 single-family homes there called Valley View Estates.

    The Jeffco Board of County Commissioners approved the final plat for the project during its Jan. 23 meeting.

  • 400 homes proposed in meadow on Floyd Hill

    A local developer has started the pre-application process with Clear Creek County to rezone lots near the high school with a long-term goal of building 400 townhomes, condominiums and single-family houses at the base of Floyd Hill. However, he’s facing some opposition from neighbors.

  • Cougar swimmers finish 2nd, Lobos take 9th

    By Levi Waddell

    ARVADA — In the 4A Jeffco league swim and dive championships at Meyers Pool on Saturday, plenty of state qualifiers from Evergreen and Conifer were in action throughout the day as they prepare for the state finals this weekend.

    Overall, the Cougars placed second as a team and the Lobos finished ninth, in last place. With her strong showing all season, the Cougars’ Lauren Vilims was in the running for swimmer of the year.

  • Cougars secure first Mountain Cup victory in years

    EVERGREEN — The decade-long drought for the Evergreen wrestling team is officially over.

    For the first time in that timespan, the Cougars brought home a decisive 60-23 victory over the visiting Conifer wrestlers on Jan. 30, securing the Mountain Cup.

  • At season’s end, PCHS swim looks ahead to youth

    Almost always on the short end of the numbers game, team results don’t mean much to the Platte Canyon girls swimming team.

    “I tell them swimming is an individual sport ultimately,’’ sixth-year coach Alicia Gumm said prior to last week’s Tri-Peaks League championships. “If you look at our results, we often have girls who place in the top five or 10. But in most meets, we only swim in five events.’’

  • Evergreen hoops completes season sweep of Jaguars

    By Michael Kelly

    DENVER — The D’Evelyn Jaguars were right there with the ninth-ranked Evergreen Cougars on Jan. 31 when, with 1:08 left in the first quarter, the Jaguars boys basketball team tied the game on two free throws by Charles Dinegar.

    But then Evergreen’s defense got tough, holding D’Evelyn to four points over the next 7:51, grabbing a nine-point lead and never relinquished it in a 68-56 win at D’Evelyn High School.

  • Atop the ‘hierarchy’: Wilmot fourth-grader Daniel Buddin wins the Mountain Area Spelling Bee for a second year

    By Rebekah Nestingen

    For the Courier

    Wilmot fourth-grader Daniel Buddin did it again, and this time he stands alone. For the second year, he won the Mountain Area Spelling Bee.

    On Jan. 31 at Bergen Valley Elementary School, 15 third- through seventh-graders spelled words such as “boroughs,” “pneumatic,” “entrepreneur,” “endeavor,” “spinster” and “premonition” in 15 rounds.

  • It’s a cell-a-bration: RMAE comes together to have a good time with its food-friendly science unit

    Fourth- and fifth-graders at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen gathered on Jan. 30 to eat a smorgasbord of cells.

    Even though the students understand that everything is made up of cells, this cell-a-bration’s cells consisted of fruits, vegetables and desserts.

    Each student was tasked with creating a plant or animal cell made out of food, labeling the various parts and bringing it to school for everyone to eat. Cells were made out of carrots, watermelon, Jell-O, tomatoes, kiwi, cookies, brownies and more.