.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Conifer football upstages Woodland Park

    CONIFER — A year ago, Conifer’s football team epitomized the Babes in the Wood tale.
    With eight sophomore starters, the Lobos were sort of like children being led to slaughter, and it was reflected in a 3-7 record.
    They’re not all grown up yet. But after opening the 2018 season with a convincing 35-12 win over Woodland Park on Friday, the Lobos are alive and well — and convinced they’re poised to return Conifer football to its usual lofty status.

  • Husky girls win their own cross country invite

    Throughout much of last season, the Platte Canyon cross country team had a very small, yet talented, team.

    On Thursday at their own home course off of Rosalie Road at the Platte Canyon Husky Invitational, they flexed their muscles as the girls won their race and the boys finished third behind DSST: Stapleton and Clear Creek. Despite a tough course, the girls dominated with 35 team points and the boys scored 73.

  • Candidates vying for congressional seats spar at Jeffco debate

    A congressional debate hosted last Thursday by the Jeffco Liberty Coalition — a conglomerate of several Jeffco Tea Party chapters — pitted five candidates running for Colorado’s various congressional districts against one another.

    The nearly two-hour debate saw them argue about everything from the role of government to gun violence, to Russian meddling in the 2016 election and even the declassification of the FBI’s UFO files.

  • Evergreen Chamber taking over Skate the Lake

    New Year’s activities at Evergreen Lake will see big changes this year.

    Skate the Lake on New Year’s Eve now will be operated by the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce rather than Drive Smart, which conceived of and ran the non-alcoholic family friendly event for more than 20 years.

    In addition, the New Year’s Day Polar Plunge and the youth pond hockey tournament on New Year’s Eve, also run by Drive Smart, have been canceled.

  • Fundraiser launched for Conifer chamber board member after serious fall

    A GoFundMe campaign has been launched for a longtime Conifer resident and Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce board member after she sustained serious injuries in a fall Aug. 17.

    Annette Aldridge, who has served on the board since 2016 and is also director of sales and marketing for CornerStone Auto Glass, fell from her second-story deck onto concrete and was airlifted to an area hospital.

  • Evergreen Middle teacher placed on administrative leave

    Michael Kuzava, a physical education teacher at Evergreen Middle School and the head golf coach at Evergreen High School, has been placed on paid administrative leave after allegedly making inappropriate comments to a student at the middle school.

  • Jeffco health official confirmed to federal post

    Lynn Johnson, executive director at the Jefferson County Department of Human Services, has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to the position of assistant secretary for family support in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

    Nominated for the post by President Donald Trump in June 2017, Johnson was confirmed in a 67 to 28 vote on Aug. 28 with all Republicans voting in favor as well as 19 Democrats, including U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet.

  • Lookout Mountain woman sentenced in infant’s death

    Bethany Joy Smith, the Lookout Mountain woman accused of killing her 3-month-old son in May 2016, was sentenced to 17 years in prison last week after pleading guilty on June 29 to one felony charge of negligent child abuse causing death and one felony charge of first-degree assault.

    Smith, 23 also received a mandatory five-year parole sentence, which she will serve at the end of her sentence.

  • POLITICAL BRIEFS

    Neguse endorsed by DC animal rights lobbying firm

    The Humane Society Legislative Fund, the lobbying branch of the Humane Society of the United States, has endorsed Democrat Joe Neguse in his bid for Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District seat.

  • King-Murphy students finding answers during Genius Hour

    Shortly after the morning bell rang on Thursday, second-grade teacher Alicia Needham began telling her students about how she woke up last night to the smell of smoke.

    She explained that there were wildfires burning throughout Colorado, and she asked her students how she might find out information about them.

    The students suggested web browsers Google and Wonderopolis, digital assistants Alexa and Siri, and reaching out to knowledgeable people who are near where the fires are burning.