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Today's News

  • Lobos win handily in “Fire Game,” raise money for ECFD

    CONIFER — After adding an extra game to the end of its regular season schedule, Conifer softball wanted to make sure its contest against Lakewood meant something.

    Whether defeating Lakewood 12-3 or tossing rubber ducks sold onto the mound after the game, neither the Lobos nor the Tigers will forget the “Fire Game” they played to raise money for the Elk Creek Fire Department on Saturday morning.

  • Szuch, Cougars’ XC getting ready for upcoming regional and state contests

    NORTHGLENN — After just half the team competed in Friday’s Pat Amato Classic at Northwest Open Spaces, Evergreen cross country felt pretty good heading into regionals.

    Midway through the boys’ race on the sunny afternoon, the wind picked up to what felt like gale-force levels as a storm cell moved into the area. About 30 minutes later, midway through the girls’ race, coaches and officials pulled the competitors off the course due to nearby lightning, and they weren’t able to complete their course.

  • Golddiggers fall to Middle Park after battle

    By Alissa Noe

    EVERGREEN — All season long, Clear Creek volleyball has been rolling, but after a tough three-game skid that ended with a loss to Middle Park at home on Thursday, it’s hoping it can get back on track before the league and, eventually, state tournaments.

  • Community invited to meet Platte Canyon school board candidates on Tuesday

    Members of the public are invited to meet the six people running for the Platte Canyon school board at a meet-and-greet Tuesday evening. Hosted by the Platte Canyon Chamber of Commerce, the event will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Canyon Room at Platte Canyon High School. The Canyon Room is located in the center of the middle and high school buildings at 57093 U.S. 285 in Bailey.

  • EHS athletic director, football coach placed on administrative leave

    Ryan Alsup, the athletic director at Evergreen High School, and Rob Molholm, longtime head football coach at Evergreen High School, have been placed on administrative leave in connection with a recent disciplinary issue that may’ve been handled improperly. Alsup was placed on leave last Thursday, while Molholm was suspended indefinitely from his coaching duties Monday afternoon.

    According to a letter from Evergreen High principal Brandon Brekke, Molholm’s suspension doesn’t affect his duties as a social studies teacher at the school.

  • Former Morrison police officer pleads not guilty

    A former Morrison police officer pleaded not guilty Thursday morning to charges of theft, attempt to influence a public servant, embezzlement and forgery.
    Anthony Joiner, 38, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury in July on 29 counts. He is accused of stealing more than $132,000 from the town of Morrison between December 2010 and February 2016 through a private fund he created called the “5280 Police Motors Memorial Fund,” according to a news release from the Jeffco District Attorney’s office.

  • A taxing situation that shouldn’t have been

    Joe Webb

  • Journalists gathering the info you want

    One night last month, when Hurricane Irma was beginning to bear down on Florida, I was being honored along with five other far-more deserving journalists by being inducted into the Denver Press Club Hall of Fame. But at the last minute, three friends who had bought tickets to the banquet, all journalists themselves, had to cancel. They were on their way instead to Florida.

  • Owner of Go Paint! works to save elephants

    Karen Belmont, owner of Go Paint!, pretty much never stops. Just one weekend after the Evergreen Enchanted Faeries Festival, she hosted another evening of go-paint-a-pachyderm. The Paint an Elephant for Conservation project was a fund-raiser for the Katie Adamson Conservation Fund, with half of the proceeds dedicated to saving pachyderms in Nepal and Tanzania. This is the second of such, with rhinos the focus of the first event last May.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    A royal pain