Today's News

  • New school board members take seats

    Jeffco’s three newly elected school board members wasted no time getting comfortable in their positions at last Thursday’s meeting.

    After Julie Williams, John Newkirk and Ken Witt were sworn in, the new board elected officers, addressed the community and tried to put at ease parents and teachers, who raised concerns during public comment.

    How we got here

    Williams, Newkirk and Witt captured three seats on the Jeffco Board of Education in the Nov. 5 election, dramatically changing the political orientation of the board.

  • Assistance still available for flood victims

    Jeffco’s Colorado Spirit flood support team wants residents of mountain communities affected by September’s flooding to know a variety of assistance is still available.

    And that includes emotional support.

    The three-person support team, funded for a year by a grant from FEMA, has worked its way through the county door to door offering help to residents dealing with the aftermath of the flooding.

  • Jumping Jack splash: Elk tries local trampoline, gets launched into cyberspace

    It all happened so fast.

    One second the young elk buck was sticking his nose through the half-closed safety netting surrounding Greg and Shauna Chase’s backyard trampoline, licking snow off the canvas. The next he was bouncing around inside it, looking equal parts surprised, confused and delighted.

    “It never happened before,” says Greg. “We have elk in the yard all the time, but they never showed any interest in the tramp.”

  • Jeffco sheriff warns of threat to drivers along C-470 and U.S. 285

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office is warning drivers to be on the lookout after receiving several complaints about car windows being shattered while motorists are driving along C-470, U.S. 285 and I-70.  

    The first incident, on July 24, involved a vehicle traveling east on C-470 at Alameda Parkway. 

    The most recent incident, on Nov. 19, happened while a woman was driving west on C-470 at Alameda. 

  • 4A All-Jeffco boys soccer, volleyball

    The following is fall season all-conference selections for the 4A Jeffco League in boys soccer and volleyball:

    Darwin de La Rosa, Alameda; Drew Williams, Conifer; Nate Flack, D’Evelyn; Christian Denton, D’Evelyn; Alex Wormer, Evergreen; Matt Hornbecker, Evergreen; Jack Breer, Golden; Daniel Brughelli, Green Mountain; Troy Fairbanks, Wheat Ridge; Max Sweeney, Wheat Ridge; Connor Gronski, Wheat Ridge

  • EHS ready to embark on new challenges

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Nine months later, the pain still lingers for the Evergreen girls swim team. A disqualification in the opening final of the 4A championships erased a second-place finish in the 200 medley relay and, for all intents and purposes, ended the Lady Cougars’ bid for their first state title.

  • Hanson steps into leadership position

    Take one look at Lane Hanson now, as a 106-pound junior, and from when he first started wrestling for Evergreen High School a couple of years back as a 90-pound soaking-wet freshman, and one can tell the difference.

  • We’re better when working together

    By Jim Rohrer

  • Berry brings boisterous approach to bid for Jeffco sheriff

    John Berry wants to be the face of the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.
    Berry, a Republican running in 2014 to replace Ted Mink as sheriff, said a change in philosophy is needed in the department. And he says that change starts with the sheriff himself.

  • Why are some plants weeds and others not?

    We hear a lot about noxious weeds these days, which makes me wonder why some plants are called weeds, and others are not. Just what is a weed?