Today's News

  • Red Barn rezoning case for lodging continued

     Wanting more information on water usage and monitoring, the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners has continued a rezoning proposal to allow overnight lodging at the Red Barn in Marshdale. The hearing will resume on May 15.

  • CDOT contractor dies in Clear Creek Canyon accident

    A CDOT contractor died after falling in Clear Creek Canyon on Tuesday afternoon.

    Jaime Sarinana-Herrera, 40, was part of a crew doing rockfall mitigation work along U.S. 6 when the accident occurred. Sarinana-Herrera fell between 50-70 feet.

    The scene of the incident was initially investigated by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. The specific cause of the accident will be determined during a future OSHA investigation.

    The rockfall work included rock-scaling efforts, rock anchors and adding 285,000 square feet of wire mesh.

  • Platte Canyon school board to hold special meeting Monday

    The Platte Canyon school board will hold a special meeting Monday night to discuss plans to search for a new superintendent. Members of the community will have the opportunity to provide input on the search and possible candidates. Randy Black, director of member relations with the Colorado Association of School Boards, will be presenting information to school board members about CASB's superintendent search process.

  • Realpolitik equals Fair Trade equals a new NAFTA

    Soon after the inauguration of President Trump, I wrote a column predicting that the tone and timber of his foreign policy would be that of Realpolitik. Certainly, the months since and the latest tariff pronouncement underscore the validity of this prognostication.

  • Shielded from their transgressions

    When the Colorado House of Representatives voted to expel Steve Lebsock, it ended a sorry saga, but did little to put to rest lingering discussions about sexual harassment at the State Capitol.
    After Lebsock was accused of sexual harassment by a fellow lawmaker, several other complaints against legislators were filed. Four additional complaints were filed against Lebsock and complaints were filed against one other representative and three senators.

  • EHS beats South in second straight title game

    DENVER — As the clock wound down at the Denver Coliseum on Saturday and Evergreen senior Baylee Galan-Browne dribbled the ball into the corner of the court, she couldn’t contain her excitement. When the final buzzer sounded, she jumped up and down out of pure joy.

    The Cougars had defeated Pueblo South 46-38 in the final game for the second year in a row to become state champions.

  • Back-to-back: Cougars secure second straight 4A title

    For the past three years, winning hasn't just been a trend for the Evergreen girls basketball team. It's been a way of life.

    On Saturday afternoon at the Denver Coliseum, the Cougars amplified that theme as they secured the 4A state title for the second year in a row, defeating Pueblo South in the championship once more, 46-38.

    The state victory comes after the Cougars won a very competitive Jeffco league, a feat they couldn't achieve last year.

  • Cougars outhit Lobos in season-opening victory

    LAKEWOOD — Throughout much of the offseason, the Evergreen baseball team had worked to maintain its success coming off last year’s state title game run. 

    On Thursday at All-Star Park, that hard work paid off when the Cougars downed their mountain rivals, Conifer, 14-4 in five innings.

    With 15 hits, their bats were hot the whole game.

  • Evergreen girls repeat as 4A state basketball champions

    DENVER — The Evergreen girls basketball team is officially the best team in the state of Colorado in Class 4A. Again.

    On Saturday afternoon at the Denver Coliseum, the sixth-seeded Cougars, in a rematch of last year’s 4A title game against Pueblo South, repeated last year’s fortunes with a 46-38 victory over the No. 12 Colts. It’s Evergreen's second straight title in its third consecutive appearance in the championship game.

  • Evergreen girls return to the 4A state championship game

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    DENVER — Playing for the 4A girls basketball state championship trophy has become an annual event for Evergreen.

    Evergreen girls basketball coach Amy Bahl and her Cougars will play in a third-consecutive 4A title game on Saturday after Evergreen took a 48-32 victory over Widefield in the semifinals Thursday night at the Denver Coliseum.