.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Lobos tame Tigers for third win

    CONIFER — Conifer senior Chase Phelps was nearly perfect on Saturday. Phelps took seven shots on goal, connecting on six of them while adding two assists as the Lobos defeated Summit 16-1 at Conifer High School.

    A combined eight Lobos found the back of the net in the win, while six finished with assists. Conifer jumped out to an early 6-0 lead after the first period and stretched it to 12-0 by halftime.

  • Offense lifts Conifer past Fort Morgan

    CONIFER — Jackson Hale finished with just one hit, but boy was it a big one. The sophomore crushed a double into the gap, bringing home a pair of Lobos as Conifer rolled past Fort Morgan 11-5 on Friday at Conifer High School.

    Hale finished with a team-high three RBIs.

    Sophomores Sam Nease, Cody Brown and Avery Fulford combined to tally five RBIs, along with six hits.

  • Questionable calls haunt Evergreen

    LAKEWOOD — Evergreen head coach Steve Jones isn’t one to make excuses. The veteran skipper knows a thing or two about baseball and understands when his team fails to capitalize on scoring chances. 

    On Saturday, the Cougars had several chances to manufacture runs, but couldn’t overcome a tough pitching performance by Ponderosa’s Sam Beecher in a 5-2 loss at All-Star Park.

  • Fire ban lifted in Jeffco

    The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has lifted the temporary fire-restriction order for Jefferson County.

    Weather conditions have reduced the danger of wildfire, however the Sheriff's Office encourages residents to remain vigilant and use caution when starting and extinguishing campfires, disposing of lit cigarettes, and using open flames.

    "Warm and windy days can quickly lower the fuel moisture content of trees and grasses, making them susceptible to ignition," a release from the Sheriff's Office stated.

  • Evergreen’s Bark Park founder removes son’s plaques

    Judi Quackenboss visited the Elk Meadow Dog Off-leash Area on Thursday to perform the emotional task of removing two plaques placed there in her son’s honor before Jeffco Open Space closes the popular Evergreen dog park for good on Tuesday.
    “He was a dog lover, an animal lover really; he was just so good with them,” Quackenboss told a group of reporters. “It’s a tough day, but I feel John with me.”

  • Despite devastation, animal rescue group brings hope

    By Caroline Joan Peixoto
    For the Courier
    The Jefferson County Horse Evacuation Assistance Team began in 2002, when local firefighter Scott Halladay witnessed the destruction of the Hayman Fire.
    “I had just started doing animal rescue and just realized (that) we need to start getting educated about this,” Halladay said.
    The organization strives to help animals in time of disaster: From wildfires to floods, cruelty cases to vehicle accidents, this member-supported nonprofit has saved hundreds of animal lives in its 15 years of existence.

  • Jeffco commissioners sign off on revamped fire plan

    Earlier this month, the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners signed off on an abbreviated version of the 2017 Annual Fire Operating Plan that mirrors similar documents in all of Colorado’s 64 counties.

  • Slow-developing bill finally paid restitution

    On March 26, 2012, former Colorado House District 25 Rep. Cheri Gerou, R-Evergreen, was in a Joint Budget Committee meeting trying to close the state’s budget for the year.
    Gerou kept her laptop open to keep tabs on what was going on in the world outside the walls of the Capitol. Eventually, she received an e-mail from a friend who said a wildfire had ignited south of Conifer.

  • Man convicted for striking wife with hatchet

    A Clear Creek County man, who attacked his wife with a hatchet in 2015, pleaded guilty on Monday.
    Leland Thomas Kintzele, 69, pleaded guilty to attempting to commit second-degree murder, a class three felony, and was sentenced to 20 years in prison by District Court Judge D. Wayne Patton.
    According to the arrest affidavit, in May 2015, Kintzele struck his now former wife 30 times in the back of the head because she planned to leave him.

  • 9-year-old Rankin found his passion for midget racecars early

    You’re never too young to find your passion.
    Elvis Rankin of Evergreen discovered his passion at 3 1/2 when his grandfather introduced him to his first midget racecar.
    Today at age 9, he has won an abundance of awards competing in Quarter Midget Racing and has a car in the American Museum of Speed in Lincoln, Neb.
    Elvis, along with his parents, Randy and Lisa Rankin, joined Rocky Mountain Quarter Midget Association after Elvis turned 5, and he has been racing every since.