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Today's News

  • Evergreen’s Phillips headed to Junior National skiing

    In her final season of high school skiing, Evergreen’s Jaden Phillips will have more to boast about than just a trip to the state ski meet.

    Next week, the Cougar senior will ski for the Junior National Nordic Ski Team in Alaska in a range of cross country competitions. It’s something she’s been working toward since last year when she joined the Summit Nordic Ski Club in Frisco.

  • Dillon eclipses 1,500 career points in Cougars' victory

    Claudia Dillon’s high school basketball career may not yet be over, but her contribution to Evergreen’s program won’t soon be forgotten.

    On Tuesday night, the senior phenom forever enshrined herself in the history books when she surpassed the 1,500 career point mark in the Cougars' 46-32 victory over visiting Erie. With the Sweet 16 win, the Cougars advanced to the Great Eight of the 4A state girls basketball tournament.

  • Arraignment set for former Jeffco deputy

    An arraignment has been scheduled for the former Jefferson County Jail deputy accused of having an inappropriate relationship with an inmate.

  • Part of Bear Creek Avenue closed for rock mitigation

    A portion of Bear Creek Avenue in Morrison is closed Wednesday and Thursday as the Colorado Department of Transportation works on rock mitigation in the area.

    The segment, which is currently coned off, is near the intersection with Highway 8 west of the Morrison Liquor Store. Both sides of the street are closed. According to a press release from the Morrison Police Department, the mitigation is scheduled to last at least two days.

  • Webb: Take a peek into TRACER

    Several years ago I was attending the opening of a GOP Victory office here in Jefferson County. I got into a conversation with one person when a woman walked up to me with a big smile.

    She informed me: “I know how much you give to political campaigns. You are very dedicated.”

    When I asked how she knew, she told me that late at night when she couldn’t sleep, she got onto the Secretary of State’s website and looked up the contributions her friends gave to political campaigns on TRACER.

  • Doyle: Your vote matters with SB 42

    Over the years, I have heard a number of people express the sentiment that they don’t vote in presidential elections because their vote doesn’t matter. This view always has frustrated me because I believe that one of the greatest rights all Americans have is the right to vote.

    It is true, of course, that the candidate I vote for isn’t always the winner, yet that doesn’t stop me from continuing to exercise my right to vote and to speak up for candidates in whom I believe.

  • The Weisenborns: Globe trotters now settled in Evergreen

    I met Bill Weisenborn well over a decade ago when, after hearing AT HOME in Evergreen Inc., the affordable housing initiative, present to the Pathfinders group, Bill elected to join the AT HOME board.

    It wasn’t until very recently that I discovered just how active he is in our community. In addition to Pathfinders, he sits on the Evergreen Christian Outreach board, mentors a public school student in the “Leaping into Literacy” program and is a regular church attendee. 

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Empty threat

  • WJMS students pitch ideas for South Platte Hotel

    By Deb Hurley Brobst

    Staff Writer

    Some students in Frank Reetz’s English classes at West Jefferson Middle School have been trying to generate interest in the South Platte Hotel, which is now a shadow of its former self.

    Their goal is to preserve history — a topic near and dear to Reetz’s heart. He believes that historic sites need champions, so the sites don’t fade from memory and society doesn’t lose part of its heritage.

  • Wilmot Elementary students show off their skills with the help of Home Depot buckets

    The rat-a-tat-tat of drums resounded in Evergreen’s Home Depot on Friday morning as Wilmot Elementary second- and third-graders showed off their new skills on bucket drums.

    They weren’t just any bucket drums, but buckets donated by Home Depot to music teacher Abigail Lantz. Thirty buckets were used by the Wilmot students and another 30 by Lantz’s students at Bergen Meadow.