Today's News

  • Cemetery tour to return for second year

    Mix one part local history with one part genealogy and a dash of fear, and you’ll get the recipe for a little fun.

    The Conifer Historical Society’s annual historical cemetery tour returns for a second year this weekend, and, according to Suzi Morris, president of the society, the tour comes with a bigger history component this year.


    School district lands thousands for lead testing

    The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has awarded Jeffco Public Schools $10,528 to test the district’s drinking water for lead over the 2016-17 school year.

  • Kidney patient trying hard not to put his life on hold

    Neal Hurley looks less like a patient and more like a young up-and-comer in his slacks, dress shoes and button-down. The 36-year-old spends his days putting his computer engineering degree to work at Guaranty Bank and Trust in Denver, and makes time for his girlfriend, Angie. Autumn is one of his favorite times of the year — the changing foliage makes for great photographs.

  • Area artists take to the parks

    Artists find inspiration everywhere, even their own backyard.

    Last week, Jeffco Open Space parks hosted more than 25 professional painters from Colorado and other states as part of the first ever In Plein Sight — an outdoor “plein air” event and art sale organized by PLAN Jeffco.

    Organizers said the idea came from one of the participating artists, who had done a plein air painting event in Douglas County parks, and suggested that PLAN Jeffco and Jeffco Open Space could host one as well.

  • Express lane improves summer travel times

    The eastbound express lane on I-70 from Empire through Idaho Springs was a benefit to travelers in its first summer, state officials report.

    The Colorado Department of Transportation said the toll lane’s added capacity led to a 38 percent improvement in travel times.

  • Sports briefs

    Evergreen wins league opener to stretch winning streak to three
    THORNTON — Evergreen is back on track.

    The Cougars opened conference play with a 33-7 road win at Skyview on Oct. 7. The win was Evergreen’s third straight after tough back-to-back road losses earlier in the year at Lewis-Palmer and Harrison. 

  • Kuzava, Cuntz capture regional title

    DENVER — Blake Kuzava had his reasons for playing tennis this season. The Evergreen senior not only wanted to see what he could do, but to test himself. Also, he thought that it might help his golf game.

  • Cougars, Rams fit to be tied

    LAKEWOOD — The look on their faces didn’t tell the whole story. No, the Evergreen Cougars didn’t walk out of Lakewood Memorial Field on Oct. 5 on the losing end of things. They also, however, weren’t victorious, either.

    The 1-1 tie with Green Mountain snapped a stretch in which the defending 4A state champion Cougars had won four of their previous five games, and they knew that a golden opportunity for another win had slipped out of their grasp.

  • High school students learn in high-tech sandbox

    Evergreen High School students haven’t outgrown playing in a sandbox. In fact, the students have been using their Augmented Reality Sandbox to study volcanoes and topographical maps.

    Science teacher Stephanie Seevers had her freshmen earth science class use the sandbox last week as they worked on group projects to build “shield” volcanoes and “stratovolcanoes.”

  • LESSON PLANS: RMAE introduces students to art of woodworking

    Students at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen have been learning to measure, saw and nail as part of a new woodworking class offered to its middle-schoolers.

    The first task for this class of seven students — five girls and two boys — was to create its workshop inside a shed. The students installed windows and wallboard, and teacher Ian Dunbar will add work stations and a demonstration table.

    Dunbar, the school’s technology teacher, has an affinity for woodworking and has taken classes at Red Rocks Community College.