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Today's News

  • It was their first rodeo

    In honor of the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo, a local elementary school on Friday hosted its annual “rodeo” as well.

    The rodeo at West Jefferson Elementary in Conifer doesn’t include live animals, but rather creates obstacles or challenges for kindergartners and their fourth- and fifth-grade mentors to compete in. This year, approximately 60 students participated.

  • Head-on collision on U.S. 285 injures at least two

    Two vehicles collided head-on Tuesday evening on U.S. 285 at Kings Valley Road in Conifer.

    According to State Patrol Trooper Nate Reid, the crash occurred at 9:11 p.m. and initially shut down the highway in both directions. Reid said an extrication procedure was under way, and a Flight for Life helicopter was standing by to transport one person to Swedish Medical Center in Englewood; a second person was transported by ambulance.

    Elk Creek Fire responded to the crash and requested mutual aid from the Evergreen and Platte Canyon fire departments.

  • Elk Meadow dog park lovers ‘doggedly determined’ to keep off-leash area open

    A group of local dog lovers and regular patrons of the Elk Meadow off-leash area are busy organizing a movement to save the popular dog park in Evergreen in the wake of news that Jeffco Open Space plans to close it amid myriad public safety and environmental concerns.

  • 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.