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Today's News

  • Elk Creek Fire looks to halt Conifer development until fees established

    Elk Creek Fire Protection District is asking the Jefferson County commissioners for a moratorium on new development in Conifer — at least until it can establish an impact fee agreement for developers.

    “The developer would pay into a fund that would just be dedicated for … purchasing fire engines or stations or things that are needed as you grow. So that the existing people that live here don’t have to pay for … the impacts of the new development,” said Elk Creek Fire Chief Bill McLaughlin.

  • ‘A little bit of light in the darkness that they have’

    When Ramsey Turner first walked in to meet with the victim specialists at the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, she was overwhelmed.

    The process is intimidating. It requires reliving a traumatic experience with a stranger. For Turner, it meant detailing years of domestic abuse, and she had trouble opening up at first. But once she committed to the process, her victim specialist, Sabrina Martinez, became family.

  • Cougar girls soccer defeats Lobos in sudden-death overtime

    CONIFER — The Evergreen girls soccer team may have been favored to win heading into its April 2 game at Conifer High, but the Lobos sure didn’t play like it.

    After coming out hot on the pitch, Conifer earned the early 2-0 advantage over its mountain foes, but Evergreen coach Peter Jeans and the rest of the Cougars were playing the long game. Senior Luisa Weiner netted the equalizer with 1:44 left in regulation, and then she played hero for her team when she sunk the golden goal in a sudden-death overtime, earning the Cougars a 3-2 victory.

  • Husky baseball falls to Clear Creek’s hot bats

    EVERGREEN — Platte Canyon baseball’s Saturday game at Clear Creek may not have gone the way it wanted, but it saw some positives the team can lean on as the 2019 season gets into full swing.

    At their rival’s home field, the Huskies fell to the Golddiggers 15-1 after just four and a half innings. Their bats couldn’t keep up with Clear Creek nor the hot pitching from Golddigger ace Reese Onago.

  • Evergreen’s Urbas sinks an eagle at Broadlands

    BROOMFIELD — The season may still be young for girls golf, but Evergreen is already getting off to a great start.

    At the Broadlands Golf Course on April 3, the Cougars finished second in 4A of the 10 teams in attendance. Their high placement with a collective 390 score was bolstered by the stellar performance of senior Kate Lisle, who finished second with 88 strokes on the par-72 course.

  • Conifer girls lax takes out mighty Columbine Rebels

    LAKEWOOD — Conifer girls lacrosse cannot be stopped.

    In starting out the 2019 season with a stellar 8-0 record, the Lobo girls added to their resume on Thursday when they faced a lacrosse giant in Columbine and won 20-14. It was one of the closest games they’ve had all season.

  • Chatfield girls lax disrupts Cougars in shooting frenzy

    LAKEWOOD — The Chatfield girls lacrosse team wasn’t messing around when it came to play against Evergreen on Thursday.

    At Trailblazer Stadium, the Chargers took the early lead and shook off the offensive drive from the Cougars, eventually winning 15-6. It was Evergreen’s first loss of the season and Chatfield’s fourth win.

  • Climber injured on Urban Alpine Crag

    The Inter-Canyon Fire Department helped rescue a climber from a rock wall along Deer Creek Canyon Road on Saturday afternoon.

    According to Dan Hatlestad, a department spokesman, a man climbing the Urban Alpine Crag fell about 30 feet and significantly injured a leg. The area is a flat wall on the north side of the road that is popular with climbers.

    Rescuers were able to get to him quickly, but because of the difficult terrain, the Alpine Rescue Team was called in to make a rope rescue, Hatlestad said. The man was transported to an area hospital.

  • Two motorcycle accidents close northbound U.S. 285 Saturday afternoon

    Two accidents involving motorcycles on Saturday afternoon closed northbound U.S. 285 near South Turkey Creek Road. The highway has since reopened.

    The first accident, according to Cpl. Ivan Alvarado with the Colorado State Patrol, happened at 1 p.m. and involved only minor injuries, and the parties exchanged information.

  • Driver gets four years for crash that killed Hern

    For the Hern family of Evergreen, April 4 marked a new chapter in the story of their grief. That’s because Daltyn Hollon, 21, was sentenced to four years in prison. 

    Hollon was sentenced for a Jan. 20, 2018, one-car accident on Highway 74 where he was driving between 65 and 80 mph in El Rancho when the speed limit is 40 mph. Rachel Hern, who was in the car when Hollon lost control, was ejected and later died from her injuries.