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Today's News

  • Conifer falls to Rocky Mountain

     Five goals wouldn’t be enough for the Conifer girls lacrosse team as it fell 17-5 against Rocky Mountain on Friday night.

    Both teams did their best to fight snowy conditions, which brought more than a foot of fresh powder to the Conifer area that night. The Lobos were led by sophomore Lena Heaney, who finished the game with two goals on five shots. 

  • Cougars proud despite loss

    LAKEWOOD — The seventh-ranked Dakota Ridge girls lacrosse team flexed its muscle on April 27 in a 20-9 victory over Evergreen.

    “I’m very pleased with our team after today,” said Evergreen head coach Kevin Krum. “We have a very young team, first year program and I’m proud of how good this young team played against a strong program like Dakota Ridge.”

  • Foundation built: Lobos win league title

    There may have been snow on the ground, but it was Gatorade that showered Conifer head coach Justin DeBerry on April 26. The Lobos celebrated their first league championship in more than 10 years after they defeated Skyview 15-2 at Conifer High School.

  • EPRD budget exceeds first-quarter projections

    The Evergreen Park & Recreation District exceeded projected revenues for the first quarter of 2017.

    Financial Controller Jason Leslie told the EPRD Board of Directors at its monthly meeting April 25 at Wulf Recreation Center that the district exceeded projected revenues by approximately $96,000. The district’s expenses also were below what was budgeted for the first quarter.

    Leslie told the board that this news “bodes well” for the district, as the busier months tend to fall in the second and third quarters.

  • Library, JCOS team up for self-defense class

    Evergreen Library was filled with shouts of “Get back,” “Get away from me,” and various grunts and yells as during a self-defense taught by Jeffco Open Space rangers.

    The 14 participants — 12 women and two men ranging in age from teenagers to seniors — took turns practicing palm-heel strikes, hammer fists, and elbow and knee strikes on the punching bags at the class on April 26.

  • Third-graders learn about Sand Creek Massacre

    As West Jefferson Elementary School third-graders took their seats in front of an assortment of Native American artifacts and instruments, local composer and historian Jonathan Skyler asked them why they should learn about history.

    Kevin Sanchez shot up his hand, and said they should “study history to be smart.”

    Bristol Diedrich added that it’s “so we don’t make the same mistakes.”

  • SUV crashes into garage of Morrison home

    An SUV smashed into the garage of a Morrison home Sunday night.
    Jessica Trujillo, 32, was driving the SUV at the time of the accident, according to Trooper Nate Reid with the Colorado State Patrol.
    “She was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and taken to a detox facility and released to them,” Reid said.
    Nobody was injured in the crash.

  • The first hundred days of a Trump presidency

    Jim Rohrer

  • An injustice with superintendent hiring secrecy

    I wonder if there’s something in the water at the Jefferson County School Board headquarters that makes people averse to transparency and compliance with Colorado’s Open Meetings Law. How else could you explain a Board of Education that came into office on the heels of a recall election where one of the biggest issues was lack of transparency, saying at a public board meeting that ensuring candidates to head the district can apply without fear that their names will become public is a high priority?

  • Remembering Columbine 18 years later

    The phone rang at my one-bedroom apartment. It was my wife-to-be, even though at this point we weren’t dating. I could hear the tremble in her voice. Tears trickled down her cheeks. The horror was all too real for her to bear.
    We were a world away it seemed, residing in Rock Hill, S.C. It was where we met, but, on this day — April 20, 1999 — we were more than a couple-to-be. We were a part of a much bigger being — a nation mourning the most horrific high school shooting that our country had ever witnessed.