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Today's News

  • Jackknifed semi causes traffic detour on U.S. 285

    A jackknifed semi-truck caused traffic to be rerouted on southbound U.S. 285 for about two hours Thursday afternoon, and the highway has since reopened.

    Around 1:40 p.m., the Colorado State Patrol received a call about a jackknifed truck near Brookmont Road in Morrison, according to Trooper Josh Lewis.

    CSP troopers and the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office responded to the call.

    “We had to get the heavy wrecker to basically straighten it out and get it moved,” Lewis said.

  • Go Paint your way to save animals

    If you are searching for something distinctive, uncommon and creative to do while in Evergreen, why not go paint a rhino? Karen Belmont, owner of Go Paint, puts it another way: “Step into your imagination!” Go Paint Rhinos is the latest project of the paint-your-own pottery studio, which also includes a build-your-own miniature garden called WeeScapes. Belmont took over ownership of the business two years ago from original owner Lisa Wood. Soon thereafter, she incorporated WeeScapes and has been hard at work ever since.

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  • Community voices: Together we are moving Jeffco Schools forward

    Ron Mitchell
    President, Jefferson County Board of Education

    The Jeffco Board of Education is very proud of the achievements gained this year to make Jeffco Schools one of the best in the nation. Our students and staff have demonstrated tremendous accomplishments in arts, sports and academics.

  • Don’t cut the cord because they do

    Greg Dobbs

    A really bad guy might be coming to the White House. President Donald Trump late last month invited his Filipino counterpart, Rodrigo Duterte, to pay a visit.

    Duterte is the tough-talking tyrant who actually encouraged the “slaughter” by his own police of drug suspects — not just dealers, but even users. They’re called “extrajudicial killings.” That means no arrest, no trial, no jury, no conviction. Just death. An estimated 7,000 so far.

  • Holley and Prey plan to ‘aim high’ at 4A state golf

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    ARVADA — Two of the top girl golfers in Jeffco will play in their final state tournament Monday and Tuesday at Colorado National Golf Course in Erie before heading in different directions.

  • Lobos reach the state semifinals

    In only his first year as head coach, Conifer’s Paul Taylor has led his team, and school into uncharted territories.

    For the first time in school history, the Lobos have advanced into the state semifinals.

    The fifth-seeded Lobos knocked off 12th-seeded Durango 25-2 in the opening round. Conifer continued its dominance in the second round, defeating fourth-seeded Vail Mountain 15-3.

  • Cougars, Lobos compete at state

    Both the Conifer and Evergreen tennis teams had athletes qualify for the state tournament. 

    The Lobos had several advance to the Class 3A tournament, including regional champion Hailey Janson.

    In No. 1 singles play, Janson fell in her opening match in two sets to Mae Thorp of Steamboat Springs. Janson then lost in the playback round to Julia Giltner of Holy Family in two sets.

  • Cougars advance to Elite Eight

    The three-hour drive home from Palisade was a little easier for the Evergreen baseball team on Saturday.

    The Cougars won the Palisade regional, topping Fort Morgan 16-5 in the championship game.

    Evergreen defeated top-seeded Palisade in the playoff opener 3-2.

    With the wins, the Cougars advance to the Class 4A state tournament starting on Friday.

  • Evergreen places second in league championships

    By Craig Harper

    For the Courier

    ARVADA — After watching Evergreen beat his team along with 5A Jeffco League power Chatfield and Littleton in a quadrangular meet in late March, D’Evelyn boys swimming coach Mark Collings alerted the rest of the conference’s 4A teams.