Today's News

  • Cougars maul Jaguars to claim league championship

    LAKEWOOD — Evergreen coach Rob Molholm had plenty of restless nights preparing for D’Evelyn senior quarterback Owen Burke.

    “Owen is a heck of a quarterback,” Molholm said “He gave me nightmares all week long. Boy, did he have me stressed.”

    Molholm’s defense was the ultimate cure for his anxiety heading into the showdown against D’Evelyn on Nov. 6 that determined the Class 3A Metro North League champion.

  • One step away from title shot

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — With most of the pieces back from Evergreen’s 2014 boys soccer team, this year’s run to the Class 4A semifinals was not unanticipated.

    The return of Brock Anderson solidified it.

  • ‘9 to 5, the Musical’ hits comedic, poignant notes

    The high school cast at StageDoor Theatre in Conifer has been working overtime — much longer than 9 to 5 — to prepare for the opening of the musical “9 to 5,” which became famous in the 1980s thanks to the 1979 film and the music of Dolly Parton. Times have changed since the film, but anyone who follows the news knows that office politics and the role of women at work are still as fiercely debated in 2015 as they were in 1979.

  • Time for a lesson in conciliation

    The results in Tuesday’s school board recall were not surprising, but the vote margins were stunning: Ken Witt, John Newkirk and Julie Williams were recalled with about 64 percent of the votes in a county where registrations are evenly split among Democrats, Republicans and independents.

  • Cougars kick into quarterfinals

    EVERGREEN — Evergreen senior Hayden Cogswell hadn’t scored a goal in nearly two months.

    The speedy midfielder picked a perfect time to end his goal-scoring drought with the eventual game-winning goal Nov. 3 in the Class 4A boys soccer second-round playoff game at Evergreen High School. Cogswell scored his second goal of the season on a rocket of a shot past Palmer Ridge goalie Mason Cresap in the 20th minute to give the Cougars a 2-1 lead.

  • Jeffco library's tax increase wins approval

    The county’s voters approved a 1-mill property-tax increase for the Jeffco Public Library in Tuesday’s election.

    Results showed the ballot measure prevailed with 53 percent of the vote to 47 percent.

  • Voters recall conservative school board members

    Jeffco’s conservative school board majority was overwhelmingly recalled in Tuesday’s election, and the so-called “clean slate” of candidates backed by the Jefferson County Education Association and the recall organizers swept all five seats on the board.

    As of 9 p.m. Tuesday, results showed:

    ●   64.3 percent voted to recall Julie Williams in District 1. All voters participating chose Brad Rupert, the sole successor candidate, to replace her.

  • Autumn’s dry flowers are fodder for craft projects

    November is often referred to as the brown month. Nightly frosts have put an end to the green growing season, and meadows and prairies have slowly turned brown.

    Although we may have snow, there is seldom enough to stay on the ground for long, and before we settle into the black-and-white days of winter, we have about a month of brown frozen weeds and grasses. November is usually the month when the summer growth has matured and ripened seeds.

  • Jeffo Open Space lands grant for programs to connect with youths

    The Be Wild, Jeffco coalition of Jeffco Open Space has received a $75,000 grant to encourage youths to experience the outdoors.

    The funding from Great Outdoors Colorado is aimed at creating programs and expanding parks to improve access for young people, said Open Space spokeswoman Thea Rock.

    Many Jeffco youngsters live in areas with gaps in nature connections, Rock said — similar to people who live in “food deserts” that lack readily accessible grocery stores.

  • Pumpkin proves to be great geography teacher

    Marshdale Elementary fifth-graders decorated pumpkins for Halloween, though not in the traditional sense.

    The students turned 29 pumpkins into globes featuring continents, oceans, mountain ranges and rivers, and the pumpkin globes are displayed in businesses throughout Conifer, Marshdale and Evergreen.

    By creating the world pumpkins, the students learned about geography and working with partners, and they embraced the unique Halloween decorating experience.

    The globe pumpkins were not carved; rather, they were painted with bright colors.