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Today's News

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Temper fideles

  • Body of missing man recovered from Wellington Lake

    The body of a man reported missing after a canoe accident at Wellington Lake last month was recovered Friday by Jeffco sheriff's deputies following an exhaustive search.

    Henry Wendel, 66, and his wife, Janice, of Bailey, were canoeing at the lake early on March 22 when the canoe overturned. While his wife was able to swim to shore and was later airlifted to an area hospital with severe hypothermia, Henry Wendel was not immediately located.

  • Man charged with second-degree arson in North Turkey Creek Fire

    The Jeffco District Attorney’s Office has filed charges against a man accused of lighting Roman candles that started the North Turkey Creek Fire on March 22.

    Andrew Askins, 18, has been charged with two class-4 felonies of second-degree arson in connection with lighting fireworks while Jeffco was in a stage-2 fire ban. A warrant was issued for his arrest, but Askins was not yet in custody as of Thursday afternoon.

  • Threat investigated at Conifer High School

    Officials at Jeffco Public Schools and the Jeffco Sheriff's Office are investigating a threat of violence made against Conifer High School earlier this week.
        According to Jeffco sheriff's spokeswoman Jenny Fulton, a threat written on a bathroom surface was discovered Monday and lead to increased law enforcement presence at the school midday Tuesday.

  • Gardening in the foothills is challenging, rewarding

    Christie Greene: Inside the Outdoors

  • NREL is paving the way for research

    Greg Dobbs

  • Sears failed to keep up with the times

    In 1973, Sears was the premier retailer in the U.S. It scoffed at upstarts Kmart and Walmart, calling them discounters as opposed to what Sears men called legitimate retailers. The company’s headquarters was housed on Chicago’s westside in a very tough neighborhood.

  • Lobos get on a winning streak

    Cold weather greeted the Conifer tennis team on April 11 as it hosted Englewood. But it didn’t deter the Lobos, who showed dominance over the Pirates, picking up their first win of the season with a 6-1 victory.

    “I expected our one singles and two doubles to win today,” said head coach Dennis Knopf. “Our No. 1 single Hailey Janson has been a great player for us. She’s undefeated and just continues to be a strong player.”

  • Conifer’s fast start slows down Evergreen

    By Craig Harper

    For the Courier

    CONIFER — Paul Taylor offered a one-word impression of his initial Conifer-Evergreen boys lacrosse game: Intense. 

    Imagine the adjective the first-year Lobos coach would use if the Cougars were a bit more competitive in the heated rivals’ battle for the King of the Hill trophy, established in 2016. 

  • Late rally not enough for Huskies

    EVERGREEN — The start and finish of the Platte Canyon vs Clear Creek game went in favor of the Huskies, but the score ended with the Golddiggers having the advantage in a wild shootout.

    Trailing 14-6 entering the top of the seventh inning, the Huskies did everything they could to erase the deficit in a game that took three hours to finish.