Today's News

  • Town of Morrison hires interim police chief

    There’s a new face at the helm of the Morrison Police Department.

    George Mumma, a former senior investigator with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, is now serving as the interim chief of the police department. The town officially hired him Oct. 10 after former chief Rudy Sandoval retired in late September.

  • Morrison’s Forest of Doom incites fear, the spirit of Halloween

    Imagine taking a walk down a dimly lit, wooded path on a chilly, fall night. For many, the thought alone would incite fear.

    Add in spooky props and actors in bloodied makeup and ripped costumes, who feed off the fear of those who dare to venture down the trail. Then you’ll have the Forest of Doom.

    The haunted trail on North Turkey Creek Road in Morrison was founded last year by Ryse Bush, a Morrison resident and Halloween lover.

  • The making up of Frankenstein

    Frankenstein’s monster wouldn’t be the same without the right makeup and costume.

    That’s true with Evergreen High School’s production of “Frankenstein,” a new adaptation of the original work by Mary Shelley. Sophomore Alex Weary is in charge of the actors’ makeup for the show that’s just right for Halloween, and junior Angelica Walters is the costume mistress. They are vital to the show just like the actors, director, stage and lighting crew.

  • Lesson Plans: Sixth-grader spends a day as principal at King-Murphy

    King-Murphy Elementary School’s new principal — if only for a day — had a whirlwind agenda on Thursday.

    Sixth-grader John Shriner’s day began with bus duty, followed by checking external doors to make sure they were locked, attending a meeting with the specials teachers to discuss the International Baccalaureate curriculum, visiting classrooms and talking with students. He also met with representatives from the PTA and student council, and he supervised a fire drill, recess and afternoon bus duty.

  • After early exit from state, Lobos look to next year

    AURORA — The state softball tournament at the Aurora Sports Complex may not have ended the way Conifer had hoped on Friday, but with the full team returning the next year, it still has plenty to smile about — especially considering it was the Lobos’ first appearance at state since 2009.

    After coming out slowly and nervously in the first inning of their first matchup in the tournament, the Lobos ultimately fell to Silver Creek in the fifth inning, 16-6. Thus ended their state tournament run.

  • Cougars, Lobos and Huskies sending runners to state

    After a long season of hard work and many miles, Evergreen, Conifer and Platte Canyon cross country will be sending runners to the state competition on Saturday in Colorado Springs.

    In a highly successful 4A Region 1 race in Frisco on Thursday, Evergreen managed to qualify both of its teams for state after the boys took first place in their competition, and the girls placed fourth to barely make the cut.

  • Platte Canyon fumbles into Clear Creek victory

    IDAHO SPRINGS — In a football battle that had the combined score topping 100, the Clear Creek Golddiggers defeated the undefeated Platte Canyon Huskies 62-42 during Friday night’s senior game.

    With the win, the Diggers (7-1) not only bested the Huskies for the first time since 1998, but they handed Platte Canyon (6-1) its first loss of a very successful season. If anything, they proved just how good they are this year, with their only loss coming against the always-formidable Bennett.

  • Evergreen volleyball finishes regular season strong

    GOLDEN — Nearing the end of its regular season and with a lot to prove going into the postseason, the Evergreen volleyball team made a statement at Golden High School on Oct. 17 as the Cougars took down the Demons in four sets, 3-1.

    All season, the Cougars boasted strong team play and sat at No. 10 in Class 4A in the CHSAANow.com rankings as of Oct. 23, but with a 12-6 record, they’ve still had their fair share of setbacks this year.

    Tuesday’s game was a near-perfect metaphor for the way their season has gone.

  • JCSO’s detention deputies graduate

    Editor’s note: This is the third of a three-part series.

    After a long day of classes at the Jeffco Sheriff Office’s detention deputy academy, recruit Casey Buell-Schoenman was excited to go to his son’s karate class with his wife Ari.

    For the Buell-Schoenman family, who live in the Lakewood area, the 10-week academy has gone by fast.

  • Jeffco’s 2018 proposed budget raises concerns

    Jeffco has proposed another budget in which its expenditures are outpacing its revenues, which the commissioners stressed is not sustainable.

    “Do we forego long-term stability for short-term gain?” Commissioner Don Rosier asked Oct. 17 at a Jeffco Board of County Commissioners formal hearing on the 2018 proposed budget. “Everybody needs to be on that same page when we go through (the budget).”