Today's News

  • Genesee organization sends first missionaries to Austria

    The word “missionary” conjures a variety of historical, cultural and religious connotations. But few likely would associate the word with college campuses in Austria — even though a local organization has sent eight young adults overseas for two years to minister to Austrian college students.

  • Sports briefs

    Pueblo West ends Cougars’ season in 4A quarterfinals
    — Cavan Sheehan’s goal late in the first half would be all that Pueblo West would need as the host and 12th-seeded Cyclones eliminated defending 4A state champion Evergreen 1-0 in the state quarterfinals on Nov. 5.
    It’s the first trip to the state semifinals in school history for Pueblo West (14-4).
    Michael Peters assisted on Sheehan’s goal.

  • Column: CHSAA’s flawed RPI postseason ranking system needs tweaking

    I’ve got to get this off my chest, and I’m not going to mince my words: CHSAA’s RPI system is flawed. It’s broken. It needs to be tweaked, if not just outright fixed — and fast.
    The system with its calculated setup to account for a team’s winning percentage, its opponents’ winning percentage and that of the opponents’ opponents is noble, but too much weight is put on how well one’s opponents play and that of their own opponents and not nearly enough on how a team does in the win-loss column.

  • EHS rolling going into the playoffs

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Good luck trying to figure out Evergreen’s regular season. It had more ebbs than flows with the Cougars finishing with more than two losses for just the second time in seven years.
    But because the Colorado High School Activities Association’s computerized RPI standards deemed Evergreen played one of the toughest football schedules in 3A, the 6-4 Cougars are bound for a fourth straight playoff appearance.

  • Cougars cap season with 5th-place finish

    THORNTON — There were no grand illusions. Evergreen didn’t come into the 4A state gymnastics meet expecting to win or even finishing too high. Simply put, on Nov. 4 at Thornton High School, the Lady Cougars were just happy to be at state.
    Just staying positive, having fun and maybe get somebody into the individual finals a day later would be a good step for a program working its way back under first-year head coach Tabor Cowden. They exceeded that.

  • Lobos ready for the postseason

    THORNTON — Matt Aceto and Abe Martin played a game of cat and mouse at the expense of host Skyview on Nov. 4 at George Ditirro Stadium.
    No matter how many times Aceto — Conifer’s senior quarterback — put the ball in the air to Martin, the Wolverines couldn’t chase down the speedy receiver.
    Three times the duo hooked up in the first quarter for 136 yards and a touchdown, and Conifer was well on its way to a 42-26 victory in the regular-season finale.

  • Szabo, Tighe re-elected to county commission

    Election night was good to at least one local incumbent as Libby Szabo won election to the District 1 county commission seat. In the District 2 race, incumbent Democrat Casey Tighe appeared to have narrowly won, event though some ballots still were counted.

    In the District 1 race, Szabo, the Republican candidate, had garnered 53 percent of the vote to win her first full term as commissioner. Her opponent, Marti Smith, earned 47 percent of the vote.

  • Jeffco voters turn out for Hillary; many just glad election is over

    The results for president of the United States were far from finalized late Tuesday when Republican Donald Trump took a comfortable lead over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

    But in Jefferson County, the results were the opposite. As of press time, Clinton was leading Trump 49 percent to 42 percent in Jeffco and 48 percent to 42 percent in Colorado. Colorado was designated a win for Clinton about 9 p.m.

  • Evergreen Fire wins approval for 3.5-mill tax increase

    Voters in the Evergreen Fire Protection District on Tuesday approved an increase in the district’s property tax. 

    Ballot question 4A, which increases the EFPD’s levy by 3.5 mills, was approved by 58.23 percent of district voters, with 41.77 percent opposed. 

    The tax hike is aimed at addressing financial deficits in emergency medical service operations, as well as covering the cost of implementing new community paramedicine legislation that became law earlier this year.

  • 2 Platte Canyon board members beat recall, retain seats

    Two Platte Canyon school board members have retained their seats after Park County residents rejected measures to recall them on Tuesday.

    Board President Chet Lawrence and board member Jon DeStefano were both up for recall on the Nov. 8 ballot after community members collected more than 650 signatures targeting each. The results:

    • 65.53 percent of those who cast ballots voted not to recall Lawrence, while 34 percent endorsed a recall.