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Today's News

  • Appreciation for a wave of patriotism

    I’ve seen a man standing on the Genessee bridge over I-70 waving an American flag during morning rush hour several times over the last couple of months. At first I assumed he was a Donald Trump supporter celebrating the election of our new president. Other days, I wondered if he was expressing support for our country in response to concerns about things the new president had done. It then occurred to me that his display of patriotism could be driven by general support of our country, having nothing to do with current events.

  • Shadow Mountain Gallery observes Elementary Art Month

    It’s time for the elementary artists to sparkle as Shadow Mountain Gallery in Evergreen hosts the 24th anniversary of National Youth Art Month. The exhibit features works by students in kindergarten through fifth grade from seven schools in Jefferson and Clear Creek counties. 

    Local artist and past president of the gallery Don Fairchild has been involved in the event for all of its 24 years.

  • Lobos tune-up for state

    LAKEWOOD — The road to redemption is sometimes long and arduous as the Conifer boys’ basketball team can attest to. But with its 74-58 victory over host Alameda on Thursday, the Lobos feel fresh and ready for the journey toward the 4A state playoffs.

  • Lady Huskies advance to Frontier semifinals

    BAILEY — Platte Canyon had an inclination that Sequoia Garcia would be a problem with her outside shooting, and she was. Limiting her opportunities, especially after the first half, was crucial. The Lady Huskies did just that in the second half on Saturday.

  • Condit proves to be not your typical rookie

    DENVER — It may have been Zander Condit’s first trip to the 3A state tournament, but he’s proven this season that he’s not your typical freshman.

    “It’s just another tournament. Yeah, it’s state and everything. People are here to watch me, but not everybody’s here to watch me. I’m not letting that get to me. It’s just another tournament, another match.”

  • Evergreen man reported missing

    An Evergreen man has been reported missing after leaving his home Wednesday evening. 

    Gary Mills, 73, left his home in the 25300 block of North Turkey Creek Road at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday and has yet to return. He was driving a blue 1998 Ford F-150 pickup with Colorado license plate 380-CST. 

    Mills is 5-foot-9 and weighs 115 pounds; he has gray hair and hazel eyes. 

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is asking for help locating Mills and said he might be confused or disoriented.

  • StageDoor offers portal to TV Land in new play

    What do you get when you combine “Sherlock Holmes,” “Game of Thrones” and half a dozen other television shows with a coach-potato college kid, pop culture references and a stripped-down set reminiscent of MTV’s unplugged series? “T.V. Unplugged,” a new romantic comedy from StageDoor Theatre’s junior company.

  • State wrestling qualifiers

    The following is a list of area grapplers from Conifer, Evergreen and Platte Canyon high schools who’ve qualified for the 2017 state wrestling championships. Conifer and Platte Canyon will compete in the 3A competition, which begins Thursday at 3 p.m. with the preliminary rounds at the Pepsi Center. Evergreen will wrestle in the 4A meet, which starts Thursday at 7:15 p.m.

  • Lobos run circles around Arvada

    ARVADA — History repeated itself on Monday night when the Conifer Lobos captured a blowout win over the Arvada Bulldogs  57-27, but this time it was on Arvada’s home court.

    This certainly was a painful loss for the Bulldogs, especially since it was senior night. But it wasn’t nearly as painful as their last match-up against the Lobos where they were defeated 82-27.

  • Wilkins, Lady Lobos lay building blocks

    THORNTON — Megan Wilkins sees the 100-yard backstroke as both an enemy and a friend.

    “I have to work 10 times harder in that. It doesn’t come easy at all,” the Conifer High freshman said. “Sometimes it happens, and sometimes it doesn’t.”

    It’s also her biggest challenge, and she likes a good challenge. She got that at the 3A state swimming championships at Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center.