Today's News

  • JCSO searching for suspects in coffee shop arson

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two suspects accused of lighting chairs on fire and shooting guns outside of Tomari’s Coffee across from Tiny Town in late January.

    The suspects were caught on surveillance video lighting furniture on fire outside of the Morrison coffee shop around 7 p.m. Jan. 31. Before putting out the flames, the video shows the men shooting their guns at the ignited furniture.

  • Realpolitik equals Fair Trade equals a new NAFTA

    Soon after the inauguration of President Trump, I wrote a column predicting that the tone and timber of his foreign policy would be that of Realpolitik. Certainly, the months since and the latest tariff pronouncement underscore the validity of this prognostication.

  • Shielded from their transgressions

    When the Colorado House of Representatives voted to expel Steve Lebsock, it ended a sorry saga, but did little to put to rest lingering discussions about sexual harassment at the State Capitol.
    After Lebsock was accused of sexual harassment by a fellow lawmaker, several other complaints against legislators were filed. Four additional complaints were filed against Lebsock and complaints were filed against one other representative and three senators.

  • EHS beats South in second straight title game

    DENVER — As the clock wound down at the Denver Coliseum on Saturday and Evergreen senior Baylee Galan-Browne dribbled the ball into the corner of the court, she couldn’t contain her excitement. When the final buzzer sounded, she jumped up and down out of pure joy.

    The Cougars had defeated Pueblo South 46-38 in the final game for the second year in a row to become state champions.

  • Back-to-back: Cougars secure second straight 4A title

    For the past three years, winning hasn't just been a trend for the Evergreen girls basketball team. It's been a way of life.

    On Saturday afternoon at the Denver Coliseum, the Cougars amplified that theme as they secured the 4A state title for the second year in a row, defeating Pueblo South in the championship once more, 46-38.

    The state victory comes after the Cougars won a very competitive Jeffco league, a feat they couldn't achieve last year.

  • Cougars outhit Lobos in season-opening victory

    LAKEWOOD — Throughout much of the offseason, the Evergreen baseball team had worked to maintain its success coming off last year’s state title game run. 

    On Thursday at All-Star Park, that hard work paid off when the Cougars downed their mountain rivals, Conifer, 14-4 in five innings.

    With 15 hits, their bats were hot the whole game.

  • Evergreen girls repeat as 4A state basketball champions

    DENVER — The Evergreen girls basketball team is officially the best team in the state of Colorado in Class 4A. Again.

    On Saturday afternoon at the Denver Coliseum, the sixth-seeded Cougars, in a rematch of last year’s 4A title game against Pueblo South, repeated last year’s fortunes with a 46-38 victory over the No. 12 Colts. It’s Evergreen's second straight title in its third consecutive appearance in the championship game.

  • Evergreen girls return to the 4A state championship game

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    DENVER — Playing for the 4A girls basketball state championship trophy has become an annual event for Evergreen.

    Evergreen girls basketball coach Amy Bahl and her Cougars will play in a third-consecutive 4A title game on Saturday after Evergreen took a 48-32 victory over Widefield in the semifinals Thursday night at the Denver Coliseum.

  • The enemy within

    Recently my son and I watched the movie “The Darkest Hour” about Winston Churchill. We enjoyed it a great deal and, of course, came away with the realization that were it not for the leadership of Churchill World War II most likely would’ve had a different ending.

  • Where have all the adults gone?

    This is, indeed, a critical time for our country. Instances of incomprehensible violence are leveraged to produce an intended political agenda.
    Traumatized and grieving victims are given no time for healing. Rather, their very personal post-traumatic stress is sensationalized and publicized. Children are being used by adults to further an agenda, an agenda that is in direct conflict with the U.S. Second Amendment.