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Today's News

  • Crews contain two wildfires on Green Mountain

    Crews from West Metro Fire contained two blazes on Green Mountain in Lakewood early Monday. As of Monday afternoon, the fire department had reported that its investigators said both fires are suspicious, however there is no official cause released.

    According to West Metro spokeswoman Ronda Scholting, the first fire was on the north side of the mountain. It was reported about 1:30 a.m., and ended up burning about 1.7 acres, she said. The second was on the east side and started about 5 a.m., charring approximately 5.8 acres.

  • 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.

  • McCaffrey’s late 3 holds off Evergreen

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    Dylan McCaffrey is recognized for his pinpoint passing with a football, but he proved on Friday night that he can also shoot the 3-ball.

    McCaffrey, one of the best prep quarterbacks ever to come out Colorado, buried a last-minute and eventual game-winning 3-pointer in the corner for Valor Christian’s boys basketball team at Evergreen.

  • EHS senior swimmers cap an amazing run

    FORT COLLINS— One last time Kara Coughlin, Kate McDonald and Katelyn Kenchel swam together. 

    It was the final race of the 4A state championship meet — the 400-yard freestyle relay — at the Edora Pool Ice Center. The emotions were high and the finish was somewhat ironic.

  • You can help with Great Backyard Bird Count

    (Reprinted from March 4, 2009)

    Editor’s note: This year’s Great Backyard Bird Count will be Feb. 17-20)

    I have just mailed in a count for the Great Backyard Bird Count to the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology at Ithaca, N.Y. This count is a joint effort of the Laboratory of Ornithology and Audubon. It is such an easy count to do that I thought some of you might be interested in taking part next year.

  • Peterson shoulders the pain, wins Frontier title

    SHERIDAN — Connor Peterson was in position to switch the advantage when his left shoulder popped out. For a brief moment, it looked as if the Platte Canyon senior’s chances of winning the 3A/2A Frontier League wrestling championship on Feb. 4 at Sheridan High School had gone by the wayside.