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Today's News

  • After early exit from state, Lobos look to next year

    AURORA — The state softball tournament at the Aurora Sports Complex may not have ended the way Conifer had hoped on Friday, but with the full team returning the next year, it still has plenty to smile about — especially considering it was the Lobos’ first appearance at state since 2009.

    After coming out slowly and nervously in the first inning of their first matchup in the tournament, the Lobos ultimately fell to Silver Creek in the fifth inning, 16-6. Thus ended their state tournament run.

  • Cougars, Lobos and Huskies sending runners to state

    After a long season of hard work and many miles, Evergreen, Conifer and Platte Canyon cross country will be sending runners to the state competition on Saturday in Colorado Springs.

    In a highly successful 4A Region 1 race in Frisco on Thursday, Evergreen managed to qualify both of its teams for state after the boys took first place in their competition, and the girls placed fourth to barely make the cut.

  • Platte Canyon fumbles into Clear Creek victory

    IDAHO SPRINGS — In a football battle that had the combined score topping 100, the Clear Creek Golddiggers defeated the undefeated Platte Canyon Huskies 62-42 during Friday night’s senior game.

    With the win, the Diggers (7-1) not only bested the Huskies for the first time since 1998, but they handed Platte Canyon (6-1) its first loss of a very successful season. If anything, they proved just how good they are this year, with their only loss coming against the always-formidable Bennett.

  • Evergreen volleyball finishes regular season strong

    GOLDEN — Nearing the end of its regular season and with a lot to prove going into the postseason, the Evergreen volleyball team made a statement at Golden High School on Oct. 17 as the Cougars took down the Demons in four sets, 3-1.

    All season, the Cougars boasted strong team play and sat at No. 10 in Class 4A in the CHSAANow.com rankings as of Oct. 23, but with a 12-6 record, they’ve still had their fair share of setbacks this year.

    Tuesday’s game was a near-perfect metaphor for the way their season has gone.

  • JCSO’s detention deputies graduate

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

    After a long day of classes at the Jeffco Sheriff Office’s detention deputy academy, recruit Casey Buell-Schoenman was excited to go to his son’s karate class with his wife Ari.

    For the Buell-Schoenman family, who live in the Lakewood area, the 10-week academy has gone by fast.

  • Jeffco’s 2018 proposed budget raises concerns

    Jeffco has proposed another budget in which its expenditures are outpacing its revenues, which the commissioners stressed is not sustainable.

    “Do we forego long-term stability for short-term gain?” Commissioner Don Rosier asked Oct. 17 at a Jeffco Board of County Commissioners formal hearing on the 2018 proposed budget. “Everybody needs to be on that same page when we go through (the budget).”

  • Evergreen CBD-based business granted rezoning approval

    Despite negative public comments, the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved rezoning a property on Bryant Drive in Evergreen to allow a plant oil-extraction business.

    Hammer Enterprises makes products with cannabidiol hemp oil, a form of plant-oil extraction. There is no tetrahydrocannabinol, the active ingredient in marijuana, in its product or on the premises at 30616 Bryant Drive, which is in one of only two areas in Evergreen that is recommended for industrial use.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • Not immune to the fires

    Just because we’ve dodged some bullets over the years here in Evergreen, we’re not immune to fires. Fires like we’ve just seen in Northern California. Fires that flatten everything in their path. And kill people in the process. This year, they were out west. Next year, they could be in our own backyards.

  • Let’s give the president some credit

    If you’ve read my articles you know I’m not a big fan of the president. My objections are much more about character issues than policy. I just don’t believe he has a high level of integrity. However, recently he began to move in a new direction. I’m determined to keep an open mind and, like an umpire, call them as I see them.