Today's News

  • Evergreen skiers, Jeffco dominate slalom race

    WINTER PARK — In a show of force on Thursday at the Winter Park Resort, the Evergreen High School ski team dominated on the mountain in its first slalom race of the season.

    The girls’ team won the race, and the boys finished second.

    The team, which represents members from all Jeffco high schools, saw immense success from a wide range of skiers, as four girls finished in the top 10 and three boys followed suit. In all, 19 skiers qualified for state in that discipline.

  • Car-theft suspect no longer believed to be in El Rancho area

    Authorities are searching for a man suspected of stealing two cars, including one from an Evergreen residence on Wednesday, though he is not believed to still be in the Evergreen area.

    The suspect was believed to be in the El Rancho area this morning after he abandoned a car he allegedly initially stole in Gilpin County.

    Then, a gray truck was stolen from a residence in the 28000 block of Meadowlark Drive, the Jeffco Sheriff's Office confirmed via Twitter. The 2017 Dodge Ram with the license plate COD 084 has black tool boxes in the bed.

  • Amid rebuilding year, Husky skiers off to fast start

    WINTER PARK — The Platte Canyon ski team fared well on the slalom course at a meet featuring eight schools at Winter Park Resort on Thursday.

    On the more difficult-than-normal course, the Huskies boys and girls both finished seventh.

  • No. 4 Evergreen devours Eagles

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — Going into Wednesday’s game at No. 3 Golden, the fourth-ranked (per CHSAANow.com) Evergreen girls basketball team needs all the momentum it can get.

    On Friday night at then-No. 6 Valor Christian, it got just that as it defeated the Eagles handily, 52-33, to advance to 13-1 on the season.

  • Depleted Huskies take their lumps in double dual

    EVERGREEN — For Ruger Bixler, the start to the wrestling season was difficult. After all, the Platte Canyon junior was coming back to the team after taking a year off. He needed to knock the rust off, you could say.

    So getting two matches in the Huskies’ double dual with Battle Mountain and Byers on Thursday night at Clear Creek High School was crucial.

    “You can learn from anything I guess, any match,” Bixler said. “Whether it’s a win or a loss, it’s good to have that experience to build off of.”

  • Lady Huskies suffer tough loss to rival Clear Creek

    BAILEY — In a season that’s been up and down for the Platte Canyon girls’ basketball team, the Huskies fell to their rivals, the Clear Creek Golddiggers, at home in rough fashion 77-36.

    Platte Canyon senior point guard Alison Kulesza came back from an illness to lead the Huskies with nine points, followed by senior guard Abby Schmidt, who added six more.

  • Platte Canyon boys’ hoops no match for visiting Clear Creek

    BAILEY — In a season filled with struggles, the Platte Canyon boys’ basketball team continued the trend when rival Clear Creek came to town on Saturday afternoon.

    Following the pattern of their turnaround season, the Diggers went into rival Husky territory and showed no mercy to their hosts, commanding the pace of the game from start to finish as the Diggers defeated them, 67-27.

  • Community gathers to remember beloved EMS teacher

    Evergreen Middle School teacher Dale Lidicker loved to talk about politics, music and a host of other topics, but his eyes softened when he talked about his students who were so dear to his heart.

    “He was all about the kids,” principal Tim Vialpando told EMS community members who gathered Saturday to celebrate the legacy of Lidicker, who died Dec. 24 of a heart attack. “He loved his kids as only a soul like Dale could.”

  • No snow, no problem

    As the adage goes: When there’s a will, there’s a way.

    On Saturday before the snowstorm, Mount Vernon Canyon Club still managed to have its snowless Winter Fun Day with some creative ways for families to enjoy themselves outdoors.

    “Mother Nature is not going to defeat me,” Leatha LeBlanc, the club’s director of recreation and activities, said of holding the event despite the dearth of the white stuff covering the ground. “Mother Nature wasn’t going to help us out, so we had to do something else.”


    Roofer injured in fall at the Yellow Barn

    A roofer was injured Saturday afternoon after falling from the roof of the Yellow Barn in Conifer.

    According to Michael Davis with Elk Creek Fire Protection District, the department was called about 1:25 p.m. and transported the worker to an area hospital. Davis said he was unable to share more information about the injured party, and the owners of Magpie Mercantile, which operates out of the Yellow Barn, did not respond to phone calls for comment.