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Today's News

  • Conifer’s Condit, Payne capture regional titles

    ENGLEWOOD — One was methodical, taking what was given to him; the other a furious scramble late to take back what was temporarily taken away from him. No matter, the end result was the same: regional wrestling championships for Conifer’s Zander Condit and Captain Payne on Saturday at Englewood High School.

  • Evergreen wrestling sending two boys to state

    By Craig Harper

    GOLDEN — Not long after advancing to the third-place match at 120 pounds in the 4A Region 4 wrestling tournament on Saturday at Golden High School, Rylie Sharp could breathe a sigh of relief. Win or lose, he had become Evergreen’s first state qualifier for 2018.

  • Evergreen High sends five to collegiate athletics

    EVERGREEN — Five Evergreen High School students signed on to play college sports on Feb. 7 as they have completed or are nearing completion of their high school athletic careers.

    Sidney Fairbanks, Mayville State

    After a successful four-year career for the Cougars on the mound and in the infield, Sidney Fairbanks will take her talents to Mayville State University in Mayville, N.D., as a pitcher.

  • All around, in every way

    Editor’s note: This story is part of a series celebrating exceptional student-athletes at area schools.

    Every so often, a student-athlete dominates in both sports and the classroom. At Platte Canyon High School, senior Alison Kulesza checks all the boxes for what it truly means to be a student-athlete. 

    Since her freshman year with the Husky athletics program, Kulesza has played basketball and volleyball, and competed in track, both as a runner and a thrower.

  • All around, in every way

    Editor’s note: This story is part of a series celebrating exceptional student-athletes at area schools.

    Every so often, a student-athlete dominates in both sports and the classroom. At Platte Canyon High School, senior Alison Kulesza checks all the boxes for what it truly means to be a student-athlete. 

    Since her freshman year with the Husky athletics program, Kulesza has played basketball and volleyball, and competed in track, both as a runner and a thrower.

  • Conifer family escapes house fire that destroyed garage

    A father and son living on Meyer Parkway in Conifer escaped a house fire late Feb. 6 after a passersby at the King Soopers across U.S. 285 alerted first responders to the blaze.

    According to Jacob Ware, deputy fire chief for Elk Creek Fire, Jeffco sheriff’s deputies were called about a structure fire in the 9700 block of Meyer Parkway at 10:14 p.m. Feb. 6, and discovered an attached garage and several trees on fire. Deputies Denise Denuzzi, James Huffman and Jacy Gardner were able to wake the homeowner, who told deputies that his teenage son was in the basement.

  • Jeffco Conservation District seeks board nominations

    The Jefferson Conservation District is seeking nominations for four board of supervisor seats that are up for election this year. Those seats are currently occupied by Janet Bell, Julio Iturreria, Gayle Gordon and Celia Greenman.

    Board supervisors oversee the activities of the JCD, including forest and weed management projects, education and outreach events and more. Board supervisors are unpaid and serve four-year terms.

  • Judge seals Hudson’s records

    A Jeffco district judge last week ruled in favor of sealing all court records related to the investigation and trial of Mark E. Hudson, the Evergreen man and former Clear Creek music teacher who was acquitted last October on charges of sexually assaulting a child at his home in 2015.

  • Kids learn winter essentials while outdoors as Junior Rangers

    When helping someone with hypothermia, wrap them up in a sleeping bag like a burrito; more layers is better when traveling in the cold; and, when packing for a hike, it will never be necessary to bring a VHS version of “Home Alone.”

    About 30 kids and their parents discovered these winter fundamentals and more on Sunday as part of their curriculum to become Jeffco Open Space Winter Junior Rangers.

  • Parks Briefs: Ongoing, upcoming trail projects and other news items

    • Jeffco Open Space will be working with a contractor on a restoration project at the former Elk Meadow dog park. During its Feb. 6 hearing, the Board of County Commissioners approved a $114,000 contract with Western States Reclamation, Inc., for design and construction services. Open Space anticipates it will take three years to completely restore the site. For the first few months, the contractor will help JCOS understand the ecology and water flow. The agency doesn’t anticipate any heavy land work until the fall to minimize impacts on the nearby stream.