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Today's News

  • Jeffco launches web-based, interactive financial transparency program

    Jefferson County last month launched a digital platform aimed at providing residents, elected officials and staff access to data about how the county is using taxpayer money.
    Powered by OpenGov, the platform transforms complex financial data into an interactive, digital format that enables better analysis and understanding of the county’s finances, according to a Jeffco news release. The design also makes it easier to explore how taxpayer money is collected and spent.

  • Hendrix finishes prep career at state

    Evergreen senior Seth Hendrix finished his prep career on Saturday at the class 4A state swim meet in Colorado Springs.
    Hendrix had a succeessful day on Friday during preliminary races. He finished fourth in the 200-yard freestyle, first in the 100-yard freestyle, and led Evergreen to a third-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relays.
    On Saturday, Hendrix opened with a third-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle event with a time of 1 minute, 39 seconds. Hendrix finished just three seconds behind the champion from Thompson Valley.

  • Conifer falls in semifinals

    LAFAYETTE — As his athletes got off the bus on May 17, Conifer head coach Paul Taylor became emotional and for a good reason.
    His Lobos had just been eliminated in the 4A state boys’ lacrosse state semifinals with a 17-4 loss against top-seeded Dawson. One-by-one, his seniors walked over and embraced in a hug along with words of encouragement.
    “This is the last time I’ll see some of these guys,” Taylor explained. “We’ve already had our banquet, and man, this is a special group.”

  • Evergreen reaches title game for first time since 1997

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — Rocket shots from Evergreen’s Elise Adreon and Sofia Weiner in the first half May 20 were enough to send the Cougars to their first girls soccer state championship game in 20 years.
    No. 7 Evergreen took a 2-1 victory over No. 6 Windsor at Shea Stadium in the second 4A girls soccer state semifinal. The Cougars (12-6 record) now face rival D’Evelyn in the championship game at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.

  • Evergreen combines for nine medals at state meet

    LAKEWOOD — Evergreen’s Weston Donati-Leach and Brandon Swenson stood side-by-side on the awards podium following the 800-meter race Sunday at Jeffco Stadium. The senior teammates nearly finished back-to-back with Donati-Leach placing seventh and Swenson ninth at the 4A state track & field championships.

  • Coryell vaults to new heights

    LAKEWOOD — With the bar set at 11 feet, 3 inches, it took just one try for Evergreen junior Tameryn Coryell to clear it. The jump had two significant meanings for Coryell. First, clearing 11 feet is an accomplishment in itself, but the second meaning was a little bigger. It marked the first 4A state pole vault title in school history.

  • Our Readers Write

    Hiring of Jeffco superintendent
    Editor:

    In a recent Courier column, John Newkirk, one of the former Jeffco school board members, recently recalled by 65 percent of the voters, made inaccurate comparisons with former and current school boards regarding the hiring of the county’s superintendent.

  • Airline customer service … an oxymoron

    Highly respected Evergreen based airline consultant Mike Boyd told our Rotary Club that we should not anticipate the airline industry improving its customer service. Boyd pointed out that the airlines have rationalized the routes resulting in full airplanes all the time. Therefore, he explained, there is no incentive for airlines to improve customer service. He’s right as domestic airline  ravel has become similar to riding a bus. Perhaps airlines will soon sell tickets in which passengers stand in the aisle hanging onto a strap.

  • Legislature compromises in the 11th hour

    After a flurry of activity in the waning days of the session, the accomplishments of the 2017 Colorado legislature may well be the most productive with a split legislature in the history of our state.

  • Boosters hope to build multipurpose room at CCHS

    The Clear Creek Booster Club hopes this will finally be the year it will build a multipurpose room onto the high school.
    The proposed 42-foot by 42-foot steel building would become the wrestling team’s practice room, and it also would be used by other teams, according to athletic director Dave Schuessler.