Today's News

  • Pickleball club asks for dedicated courts at Marshdale

    About 35 Evergreen Pickleball Club members asked the Evergreen Park & Recreation District’s board of directors that the four courts at Marshdale Park be dedicated to pickleball. The members said that, considering the sport is growing in popularity, there should be dedicated playing areas outdoors as it’s an outdoor sport.

  • Million-dollar innovation fund requested for 2018-19 budget

    A number of high-dollar requests for the 2018-19 fiscal year have been submitted to the Jeffco school board as part of Jeffco Public Schools’ latest budget update, including funding a second round of the district’s $1 million innovation acceleration fund, creating a new chief strategy officer position for Superintendent Jason Glass’ district cabinet, adding six mental health support staff in elementary schools, and adding two mental health support staff for students in the gifted and talented program.

  • Commissioner Briefs: the latest news from Jeffco Board of County Commissioners

    Final plat for Willow Springs

    During its Feb. 27 hearing, the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners approved a final plat for 18 houses in Morrison.

    While members of the public who commented said they weren’t opposed to the development, they were concerned about the lot’s single access point. They described the entrance/exit as being at the bottom of a steep hill where vehicles frequently exceed 40 mph, and the visibility is low.

  • Wildfire near Staunton State Park extinguished

    Firefighters from the Elk Creek Fire Protection District extinguished a small fire near Staunton State Park on Monday afternoon after a resident of the Elk Falls neighborhood saw smoke on the hillside while walking his dog.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Canines consternated

  • Jeffco inmate dies after being found non-responsive

    The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of an inmate, who was found non-responsive in her cell early Thursday morning.

    Jennifer Marie Brooks, the 46-year-old Bailey resident who reportedly led Jeffco Sheriff's deputies on a chase that shut down U.S. 285 for about an hour last July, was found non-responsive with a trash bag over her head in her cell at the Jefferson County Detention Facility.

  • Former Morrison police officer sentenced to prison

    The former second-in-command at the Morrison Police Department was sentenced to prison Thursday morning.
    Anthony Paul Joiner, 38, pleaded guilty in December to four felony counts of embezzlement, attempt to influence a public servant, theft and forgery. He will spend 42 months in prison.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Chaos theory

  • Cougars stay dominant over Lobos

    EVERGREEN — Whenever Conifer and Evergreen face off in any given sport, spectators can generally expect a heated, competitive game.

    That was the case on Saturday night at Evergreen High School as, despite a highly defensive effort from both soccer squads, the Cougars — ranked No. 9 in the CHSAANow.com 4A poll — emerged victorious for the sixth year in a row against their rivals, 2-0. 

  • Cougar lacrosse defeats Lobos

    By Levi Waddell

    EVERGREEN — Behind a stellar performance from senior captain Nic Crosbie, the Evergreen Cougars’ lacrosse team overcame longtime rival Conifer 8-6 on March 14 on their home field. In a back-and-forth game that saw both teams go on big runs, Crosbie’s five goals were the difference.