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Today's News

  • Clear Creek commission candidate facing road-rage charges

    Clear Creek Board of Commissioners candidate Christopher Trainor has been charged with first-degree burglary and other offenses by the Jefferson County district attorney’s office in connection with a traffic incident in Golden last July.
    Trainor, a Republican, also has been charged with menacing, false imprisonment and criminal mischief. The burglary charge, which is a class 3 felony, could carry a non-mandatory prison sentence of between four and 12 years, DA’s spokeswoman Pam Russell said.

  • GOOD FOR YOU: Mountain Area Science Fair winners

    The Mountain Area Science Fair was held Feb. 10-11 at Evergreen Country Day School. Entries were judged in two divisions: second and third grade, and fourth through sixth grade.

    Schools participating this year were Bergen, Carlson, Dear Creek, Elk Creek, Evergreen Country Day, Marshdale, Parmalee, Ralston, West Jeff and Wilmot. More than 200 projects were judged.

     

  • Crash on Highway 74 closes lane; wind making driving hazardous

    A two-car crash at 5 p.m. was affecting traffic on Highway 74 at Lewis Ridge Road where an earlier accident closed one lane about 3:30 p.m.  

    High winds are making driving conditions treacherous, especially near Elk Meadow Open Space.

    The northbound lane was closed on Evergreen Parkway at Lewis Ridge Road due to the previous accident. South of Lewis Ridge Road at Ponderosa Drive, across from Safeway, traffic was slowed due to a herd of 25 to 30 elk crossing the highway at 4:45 p.m., a motorist said. 

  • Whom do you want in front of your kids?

    It’s an election year, and many of us have a big question on our minds: “Whom do we want in front of our country?” While work in the White House is clearly imperative, we might consider asking ourselves something that’s probably just as important: “Whom do we want in front of our kids?”

  • Right advice on wrong end of horse

    You never know when you’re going to have a life changing experience.
        Stories about both the untimely death of former CU and CSU track coach Jerry Quiller at the age of 69 and his funeral in the last couple of weeks reminded me of the impact Quiller had on my development in a way that I’m sure he never even realized.

  • Hint of spring can be found on the plains

    Friday, Feb. 17, was an amazing day. A friend called to say she wanted to go out on the plains to search for the snowy owl that many have seen just east of Barr Lake and asked if I would like to go with her. She didn’t want to go alone and was willing to put up with me, my oxygen, etc., so I went and had a great day.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Lost and found

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Golden sends Evergreen into state tourney on a down note

    Brad Chacho scored a game-high 22 points as Golden upset Evergreen in the fifth-place consolation game of the 4A Jeffco League tournament 53-45 on Feb. 17.
    Nate Hill added 12 points for the visiting Demons (14-9).
    Andre Lane led Evergreen (14-8) with 13 points. Konnor Propst and Chase Kelley scored nine each.
    The loss was the Cougars’ second in three tournament games.

  • Evergreen stuns Valor, takes third in Jeffco

    LAKEWOOD — Any coach or athlete will tell you some wins are better than others. That’s exactly how Ali Meyers, head coach for the Evergreen girls’ basketball team, felt after the Lady Cougars beat Valor Christian 47-45 on Feb. 17 at D’Evelyn High School.
    The win secured Evergreen third place in this year’s 4A Jeffco League tournament.
    “This is the proudest win of my career,” said Meyers, who, at the end of the game, was awestruck by how much her team dedicated themselves to getting the win.

  • Injury-riddled season too familiar for Kay

    DENVER — Jake Kay could pass for a picture of the walking wounded.
    The Evergreen junior walked onto the mat at the 4A state wrestling tournament with his left elbow taped up after tweaking it in practice last week. This doesn’t even consider the fact that he was already nursing a nagging shoulder.
    “He’s working with it, living with it. It affects him I think,” Evergreen head coach Lane Williams said. “(He’s) trying to learn how to wrestle with it.”