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Today's News

  • Education briefs

    Healthy Kids Colorado will soon be opt-out

    Starting next school year, Jeffco Public Health hopes to have access to additional health-related data from a more representative group of Jefferson County students.

  • Conifer High School hosts third-annual Diversity Day

    As a black man growing up in Ohio, Effley Brooks can remember three teachers who impacted life as he knows it today.

    One recognized the racism Brooks experienced at his mostly white school but never took action; another completely overlooked Brooks, making him feel unworthy and invisible; and the last saw Brooks’ pain and allowed him to share his thoughts, to open up and be vulnerable.

  • AT&T tower could be on its way to Idledale

    A new telecommunications tower is being proposed in Idledale as a means of bringing AT&T wireless service to the area and providing infrastructure for additional service providers.

    The tower, which would be northwest of the intersection of Highway 74 and Grapevine Road, is being proposed by Nexius, a telecommunications service provider based in Texas. If approved, it will be on private land owned by Steven and Dianne Palaschak. The tower will be some 90 feet tall and fashioned to look like a tree.

  • Off-duty firefighter saves boy in Pine fire

    Off-duty Platte Canyon Fire Protection District firefighter Kyle Chavez was standing in the kitchen of his Pine Junction home on Feb. 18 when he noticed smoke billowing out of a nearby home.

    “I ran over to their property, knocked on doors and windows,” Chavez recalled in a phone interview. “Finally, a lady answered and was pretty panicked. I heard a kid screaming in the back room, ran in and grabbed him.”

  • Fresh snow makes for a fun 285 WinterFest

    With a fresh blanket of snow and a clear, blue sky, Saturday proved to be the perfect day to celebrate winter.

    And what better way to do so than a community tubing competition? Dozens filled Meyer Ranch Park for an adrenaline-packed start to 285 WinterFest.

    “That was awesome,” said Pine Junction resident Jackie Gibson as she made it to the bottom of the Meyer Ranch tubing hill. It was her third time attending the event.

    “We love it,” she said.

  • Condit earns third place at state wrestling

    DENVER — Conifer junior Zander Condit may have faced his fair share of adversity this season, but he overcame it all when he finished nearly at the top of 3A wrestling over the weekend at the Pepsi Center.

    On Saturday in the state wrestling tournament, Condit — who competes for Jefferson — battled his way up through the consolation bracket to place third in the 138-pound weight class. In his final winning match, he dominated Moffat County’s Daniel Caddy with a 16-0 tech fall.

  • Evergreen’s Davis earns a W at state wrestling

    DENVER — Evergreen coach Luke Burrier has been waiting a while for a wrestler like Ethan Davis to come into his program.

    On Friday afternoon at the Pepsi Center, the 152-pound senior phenom earned the Cougars’ first victory of the Burrier era at the 4A state tournament with a dominating 9-2 decision over Harrison’s Nestor Torrez in the first round of the consolation bracket.

    Davis wouldn’t let Torrez score until the last seven seconds of the third period.

  • Cougar girls hoops advances to the Sweet 16

    EVERGREEN — The Evergreen girls basketball team is still rolling.

    On Friday night on their home court, the Cougars — seeded No. 5 in the Class 4A state tournament — defeated No. 37 Falcon 57-42 in the second round and will now advance to the regional semifinals. They hosted Erie on Tuesday night.

    Senior phenom Claudia Dillon proved key to the Cougars’ big win. In securing another double-double, she scored 36 points and grabbed 15 of Evergreen’s 36 rebounds.

  • Evergreen skiers battle tough state conditions

    A little snow is great for competitive skiing. A lot of snow? Not so much.

    On Thursday and Friday at the Purgatory Ski Resort in Durango, the Evergreen High School ski team learned that the hard way when, amid a massive snow storm, it competed at the state ski meet. The Lady Cougars finished seventh as a team out of 15 with a score of 480 between the alpine and Nordic racers.

  • Evergreen skiers battle tough state conditions

    A little snow is great for competitive skiing. A lot of snow? Not so much.

    On Thursday and Friday at the Purgatory Ski Resort in Durango, the Evergreen High School ski team learned that the hard way when, amid a massive snow storm, it competed at the state ski meet. The Lady Cougars finished seventh as a team out of 15 with a score of 480 between the alpine and Nordic racers.