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Today's News

  • West Jeff principal wins award

    West Jefferson Elementary principal Wendy Woodland has been honored with a national 2017 Healthy School Hero award from Action for Healthy Kids, an organization focused on childhood health through partnerships with schools and educators across the country.

  • Lot in El Rancho area to be divided for 18 houses

    A 10-acre parcel in the El Rancho area has been subdivided into 18 lots for single-family homes, and construction could begin soon.

    The land, which is on the southwest side of the intersection of Red Moon Drive and Hotel Way, is zoned planned development. PIII Evergreen LLC plans to build 18 single-family homes there called Valley View Estates.

    The Jeffco Board of County Commissioners approved the final plat for the project during its Jan. 23 meeting.

  • Locals participate in Denver, national pro-life marches

    A cross-section of Colorado — young, old, men, women, and people of various racial and ethnic groups — participated in mid-January’s Celebrate Life March & Rally in Denver.

    “There were families pushing young kids in strollers and very elderly people who had a hard time walking,” Janet Hill of South Jeffco said, adding that she marched near a group of dancers in traditional Mexican garb. “It was a very diverse group. It makes you realize how these issues touch us all throughout our society.”

  • It’s a cell-a-bration: RMAE comes together to have a good time with its food-friendly science unit

    Fourth- and fifth-graders at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen gathered on Jan. 30 to eat a smorgasbord of cells.

    Even though the students understand that everything is made up of cells, this cell-a-bration’s cells consisted of fruits, vegetables and desserts.

    Each student was tasked with creating a plant or animal cell made out of food, labeling the various parts and bringing it to school for everyone to eat. Cells were made out of carrots, watermelon, Jell-O, tomatoes, kiwi, cookies, brownies and more.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Backup by the back door

  • ‘A plea for equal justice’

    As a conservative columnist, I have always tried to focus on constitutionally based concepts of personal responsibility and accountability supported by the belief that our country is founded on the principle of equality of opportunity.
    My numerous columns always attempt to support these views with appropriate facts and historical connections thereby providing a somewhat logical and rational basis for the opinions. Given the very nature of Op/Ed columns, these positions welcome opposing views.

  • Colorado's Olympic talent reigns supreme

    Growing up in Steamboat Springs in the 1960s and ‘70s, the Winter Olympics were a big deal. We’d earned the name, “Ski Town USA” as more winter Olympians had (and still have) been produced in Steamboat than anywhere else in the United States. We all had everyday interactions with Olympic athletes, and I had friends who would become Olympians.

  • Lobos wrestler Condit breaking barriers

    ENGLEWOOD — Cayden Condit walked off the mat and fell into the embrace of her older brother, Zander, as the two shared a hug.
    This wasn’t just a simple show of support between a brother and sister. It was a teammate, a fellow wrestler recognizing the work that has been put in since Cayden was 6 years old.
    “It’s just amazing to see her succeed. It’s well-deserved,” said Zander Condit, a Conifer High School sophomore, and 132-pounder.

  • Evergreen, Conifer excel at state swim meet

    THORNTON — Especially after overcoming illnesses, the Evergreen and Conifer girls’ swim and dive teams exceeded expectations last weekend at the 4A and 3A state meets at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center.

    At the 3A finals on Friday, Conifer placed 19th out of 26 teams with 34 points, and Evergreen placed 10th with 126 points after being seeded 18th prior to the meet.

    Conifer

  • 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.