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Today's News

  • Student at West Jeff Middle School says she’s a target of anti-Semitism

    The family of an eighth-grader at West Jefferson Middle School in Conifer is alleging that the student has been the target of anti-Semitic acts, and a discrimination complaint has been filed against Jeffco Public Schools with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights.

    According to Isabella Grunspan, who addressed the Jeffco school board at its regular meeting Thursday, West Jeff students have targeted her daily not only for being Jewish but also for standing up for other minorities.

  • Jeffco school board votes to search for new superintendent

    The Jeffco school board voted unanimously Thursday night to search for a replacement for Superintendent Dan McMinimee.

    Citing weaknesses in McMinimee's performance — including his communication skills and management expertise — as well as a lack of trust among the “district's constituents,” school board members expressed a desire for a leader that can take Jeffco Public Schools “to the next level.”

  • School board has 6 months to prove it’s up to the job

    With the new year, an election facing three members of the Jefferson County school board in November, and the failure of the bond and mill request in 2016, it’s time for the current board to take stock.

    This board, all five members, won their seats based on a call for increased transparency but has recently violated transparency principles in its handling of the employment of the current superintendent. It promised outreach to the community but received a resounding “you didn’t listen to us” message from citizens when the bond and mill went down.

  • Budget a key issue for lawmakers in 2017

    Day one! Today marks the opening of the 2017 session of the Colorado General Assembly. For the next 120 days, legislators from throughout Colorado will be responsible for doing the people’s business.

  • Evergreen Players, Aurora theater team up for production about RFK

    The Evergreen Players are teaming with Aurora’s Vintage Theatre to present “RFK: A Portrait of Robert F. Kennedy” for two weekends beginning Friday evening. Although Evergreen will be experiencing this play for the first time, it has been running continuously throughout the state for the past four years.
    Professional actor James O’Hagan-Murphy of Denver continues to enthusiastically portray Robert Kennedy and has established quite the reputation for doing so. In fact, author Jack Holmes was so moved by his performance that he sent him an autographed copy of the play.

  • Inside presence adds up to victory for Lady Huskies

    BAILEY — Coming off a three-week break can be difficult. Platte Canyon, however, was no worse for wear after leading from start to finish in a 42-25 victory over visiting Bruce Randolph on Jan. 6.

    Senior Victoria Moon came off the bench to score a game-high 13 points, and the Lady Huskies got back to .500 thanks to an offense that penetrated Bruce Randolph’s defense in the low post all game long.

  • Huskies’ tempo too much for Grizzlies

    BAILEY — Otis Schmidt kept his eye on the ball, anticipating the steal at any moment. And when it came, just like it did for the rest of his Platte Canyon teammates, it was off to the races for the Huskies on Jan. 6.

  • Their true passion

    Seventeen-year-old Ianna Debrunner and her 14-year-old sister, Elsa, swim for the Conifer Lobos’ girls swim team. But it’s no secret that competitive swimming isn’t their first love — it’s actually underwater hockey. 

    When Ianna and Elsa, both petite and unassuming with their blond curls and big blue eyes, tell people that underwater hockey in their favorite sport they get laughs or people insisting it’s a joke.

  • Lady Cougars get in a zone early 

    EVERGREEN — The fact that top-ranked Evergreen started out in a 2-3 zone against a D’Evelyn team built on its outside shooting was a peculiar decision. 

    It’s not what one would expect. But it worked like a charm for the Lady Cougars.

  • I-70 reopens after snowslide west of Eisenhower Tunnel closed lanes

    Interstate 70 reopened in both directions Tuesday afternoon after an avalanche on the west side of the Eisenhower Tunnel had closed the highway's westbound lanes for much of the day.

    The slide occurred about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday during avalanche mitigation work between mile markers 205 and 210.