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Today's News

  • Lobos get on a winning streak

    Cold weather greeted the Conifer tennis team on April 11 as it hosted Englewood. But it didn’t deter the Lobos, who showed dominance over the Pirates, picking up their first win of the season with a 6-1 victory.

    “I expected our one singles and two doubles to win today,” said head coach Dennis Knopf. “Our No. 1 single Hailey Janson has been a great player for us. She’s undefeated and just continues to be a strong player.”

  • Conifer’s fast start slows down Evergreen

    By Craig Harper

    For the Courier

    CONIFER — Paul Taylor offered a one-word impression of his initial Conifer-Evergreen boys lacrosse game: Intense. 

    Imagine the adjective the first-year Lobos coach would use if the Cougars were a bit more competitive in the heated rivals’ battle for the King of the Hill trophy, established in 2016. 

  • Late rally not enough for Huskies

    EVERGREEN — The start and finish of the Platte Canyon vs Clear Creek game went in favor of the Huskies, but the score ended with the Golddiggers having the advantage in a wild shootout.

    Trailing 14-6 entering the top of the seventh inning, the Huskies did everything they could to erase the deficit in a game that took three hours to finish.

  • Cougar baseball falls short against Wheat Ridge Farmers

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    WHEAT RIDGE — Keeping within reach of the 4A Jeffco League baseball leaders was the task for Evergreen and Wheat Ridge on Saturday.

    While the conference schedule is only about a third of the way done, the Cougars and Farmers can’t afford to fall too far behind league-leading and defending 4A state champion Valor Christian (9-3, 3-0 in league).

  • ‘Footloose’ comes to Conifer StageDoor Theatre

    The 1984 hit movie “Footloose” is especially remembered for its sizzling, first-rate dancing that virtually brought it to fame.
    Although dance will again fill the stage in Conifer, the StageDoor Theatre’s production of “Footloose” will focus on its rich storyline, while developing each character to the fullest. The play centers on the spirit of youth, the effects of rebellion and for sure romance.

  • Defendant receives suspended sentence

    The fourth and final defendant charged in a 2016 Golden home invasion and stabbing was sentenced Friday in Jeffco District Court to six years in the Colorado Youthful Offender System.
    Tyler Gorringe of Lafayette, who was 17 last May when the crime occurred, pleaded guilty in December to one count each of felony first-degree assault, first-degree burglary and attempted aggravated robbery. He received a suspended 24-year prison sentence conditional  successfully completing a six-year stint in the youthful offender program.

  • The healing continues: Jefferson County hosts 24th annual Courage Walk

    It’s often said that grief is a silent burden to carry.

    For some, the grief was a little less burdensome last Saturday during the 24th annual Courage Walk. The walk, which coincides with Crime Victims’ Rights Week, honors crime victims and those who have lost loved ones to violence.

    Victim advocates and other supporters joined crime victims, families and loved ones for a half-mile walk around the Jeffco Courthouse to the onsite Courage Garden, where a short service recognized crime victims across Jefferson County.

  • Agencies collaborate during emergency response training exercise

    Two overturned cars. Four blood-covered people. Nine responding agencies.
    The scene on Saturday at Lair o’ the Bear Park on Highway 74 looked like a tragic car accident, but in reality, it was the scene of a joint emergency response training exercise hosted by Jeffco Open Space. This was the first coordinated training of this magnitude in the Jeffco foothills.

  • Community Voices: PCSD looks to the future on budget

    Dr. Brenda Krage, Platte Canyon Schools Superintendent

  • America’s pastime with a hot dog to boot

    Greg Dobbs