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Today's News

  • Students escape comfort zones at Lab School

    Members of the Raccoon Group carefully made their way onto the rustic teeter-totter, sidestepping across and providing more room for the next person. Some of the kids quoted the “Cha Cha Slide” song: “Slide to the left. Slide to the right.”

  • State wrestling qualifiers

    The following is a list of area grapplers from Conifer, Evergreen and Platte Canyon high schools who’ve qualified for the 2017 state wrestling championships. Conifer and Platte Canyon will compete in the 3A competition, which begins Thursday at 3 p.m. with the preliminary rounds at the Pepsi Center. Evergreen will wrestle in the 4A meet, which starts Thursday at 7:15 p.m.

  • Lobos run circles around Arvada

    ARVADA — History repeated itself on Monday night when the Conifer Lobos captured a blowout win over the Arvada Bulldogs  57-27, but this time it was on Arvada’s home court.

    This certainly was a painful loss for the Bulldogs, especially since it was senior night. But it wasn’t nearly as painful as their last match-up against the Lobos where they were defeated 82-27.

  • Wilkins, Lady Lobos lay building blocks

    THORNTON — Megan Wilkins sees the 100-yard backstroke as both an enemy and a friend.

    “I have to work 10 times harder in that. It doesn’t come easy at all,” the Conifer High freshman said. “Sometimes it happens, and sometimes it doesn’t.”

    It’s also her biggest challenge, and she likes a good challenge. She got that at the 3A state swimming championships at Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center.

  • McCaffrey’s late 3 holds off Evergreen

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    Dylan McCaffrey is recognized for his pinpoint passing with a football, but he proved on Friday night that he can also shoot the 3-ball.

    McCaffrey, one of the best prep quarterbacks ever to come out Colorado, buried a last-minute and eventual game-winning 3-pointer in the corner for Valor Christian’s boys basketball team at Evergreen.

  • EHS senior swimmers cap an amazing run

    FORT COLLINS— One last time Kara Coughlin, Kate McDonald and Katelyn Kenchel swam together. 

    It was the final race of the 4A state championship meet — the 400-yard freestyle relay — at the Edora Pool Ice Center. The emotions were high and the finish was somewhat ironic.

  • Anti-Semitic acts took place at West Jeff Middle School, district confirms

    Jeffco Public Schools has confirmed it found evidence that an eighth-grader at West Jefferson Middle School in Conifer was the target of anti-Semitic acts and discrimination.

    And while the school district says it took immediate action regarding the anti-Semitic comments against eighth-grader Isabella Grunspan, it remains unclear how or when it learned about the allegations or what exact steps it took to address the issue beyond implementing social awareness lessons at the school.

  • You can help with Great Backyard Bird Count

    (Reprinted from March 4, 2009)

    Editor’s note: This year’s Great Backyard Bird Count will be Feb. 17-20)

    I have just mailed in a count for the Great Backyard Bird Count to the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology at Ithaca, N.Y. This count is a joint effort of the Laboratory of Ornithology and Audubon. It is such an easy count to do that I thought some of you might be interested in taking part next year.

  • Driver escapes injury in rollover crash on U.S. 285

    A motorist escaped injury Monday evening when his truck rolled down an embankment off northbound U.S. 285 at mile marker 247 near Morrison Road.

    According to a State Patrol trooper at the accident scene, Tyler Ratzlaff was traveling north on U.S. 285 at 5 p.m. when his white Ford F-250 went out of control, veered off the road and rolled several times before landing in Turkey Creek.

    Ratzlaff, who was on his way to visit his father at a Denver hospital, was uninjured and said that passers-by helped pull him from the vehicle.

  • Jeffco delays grade shuffling, school closures

    Two weeks after proposing the closure of five elementary schools to free up funds for teacher compensation, the Jeffco school board voted early Friday to close just one school — Pleasant View Elementary in Golden — and to delay plans to shuffle sixth-graders to middle schools.