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Today's News

  • Learning curve is steep for youthful Huskies

    By Michael Hicks

    BAILEY — The learning curve is a steep one for the Platte Canyon Huskies. With 10 underclassmen and seven first-year players on this year’s roster, softball coach Bob Ikola has his work cut out for him.

    “To develop a player in a period of five weeks that takes a lot of doing. They’ve got to learn on the fly,” Ikola said.

    And that learning on the fly doesn’t happen overnight.

  • Conifer football falls to Woodland Park for third loss

    By Craig Harper

    CONIFER — Larry Fitzmaurice must really relish a challenge. Otherwise, how can you explain why the only head football coach since Conifer High School opened in 1996 returned to guide one of his youngest teams rather than ride into the sunset following one of his most successful seasons?

    Now 63 and a part-time teacher, Fitzmaurice admits he considered retiring from coaching after his 2016 senior-laden squad went 9-2, won the 3A Metro West League championship and snapped a six-year drought against rival Evergreen.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    People who know people

  • Tesoro Cultural Center celebrates the Old West

    This coming weekend offers the opportunity to experience a day in the Old West at the 16th annual 1830s Rendezvous at The Fort in Morrison.
    The event is designed to commemorate the American mountain men and frontier women of the Bent’s Fort era, 1833 to 1849. Both days are loaded with entertainment and education for all ages.
    It is presented by the Tesoro Cultural Center, a nonprofit organization created to protect Colorado’s history. The foundation is dedicated to organizing events and educational outreach programs for adults and K-12 students.

  • Sacrificing time to make it a better place

    Joe Webb, Chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Party

  • DACA program deserves a just answer
  • EHS takes thrilling home opener vs. Lewis-Palmer

    By Seth Kahn

    It was standing-room-only at Evergreen High School as a packed house cheered on its varsity football team in its home opener against the Lewis-Palmer Rangers on Friday night. Coming off a 22-19 road victory over Northridge High School six days earlier, the Cougars were looking to carry the momentum and avenge a 42-0 loss handed to them by the Rangers almost exactly a year ago.

    The Cougars redeemed themselves from last year with a thrilling 16-15 victory after a battle with the Rangers that went down to the wire.

  • EHS, PCHS girls steal the show at Liberty Bell Invitational

    LITTLETON — In a meet of grand proportions that saw nearly 100 teams from around Colorado and Wyoming, two local high school teams held their own amid stiff competition at the Liberty Bell Invitational 5K cross country competition at Heritage High School on Friday.

    The Evergreen High School girls placed third out of 14 teams in Division III with a score of 105, whereas the boys struggled a bit, finishing 10th out of 18 with a 231 score.

  • Conifer softball eyes perhaps its best season in years

    By Craig Harper

    CONIFER — Carrie Oletski tasted near-instant success when her second Conifer softball team reached the state tournament in 2009, but a long drought ensued and the Lobos didn’t come close until a one-run 4A regional loss last season.

    Now it’s state-or-bust.

    Now, the 10th-year head coach said she likes the Lobos’ chances of returning in 2017 — and beyond.

  • Conifer tennis downs Standley Lake nearly effortlessly

     

    WESTMINSTER — After a slow start to its season, the Conifer High School boys tennis team has picked up steam in its last two matches, including a 7-0 sweep at Standley Lake High School on Monday afternoon.