Today's News

  • Husky football brings the heat in loss to Peyton

    By Kevin Carmody

    For the Courier

    PEYTON — Except for only a few plays and possessions, Platte Canyon went toe-to-toe with state power Peyton in Saturday’s 1A first-round playoff game, a matchup that earlier this season produced a 36-point blowout.

    Although the No. 15-seeded Huskies held the No. 2 Panthers to a season-low in points and limited leading rusher J.D. Hart to nearly 100 yards below his average, the final outcome was still the same in a 22-8 loss on a blustery afternoon on the eastern plains.

  • EHS football cruises past Kennedy and into playoffs

    By Levi Waddell

    For the Courier

    On a night that saw the Evergreen football team potentially playing its last game of the season, the Cougars were firing on all cylinders. With a strong effort from start to finish, they easily put away the Kennedy Commanders, 46-6.

    After a tough loss to Green Mountain three weeks back, the Cougars weren’t in the best position to secure a playoff spot. The Cougars knew they’d have to bring the intensity the final two games to have a chance at the playoffs.

  • Cougars show claws in volleyball regionals

    By Alex Purcell

    For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — There is almost no greater feeling than finishing the regional volleyball season with a win. Just ask the Evergreen Cougars. 

    The Cougars emerged victorious after going to battle against the Thompson Valley Eagles and the Titans of The Classical Academy in the postseason volleyball tournament.

    The Cougars went undefeated in their two matches, winning three sets in a row to best the Titans (25-19, 25-14, 25-21) and later repeating the feat to put down the Eagles (25-14, 25-22, 25-14).

  • Fritsche shines for EHS gymnastics at state

    THORNTON — Going into her final gymnastics meet with the Evergreen High program, senior Jackie Fritsche feared she would finish her high school career flat.

    After all, she could barely talk with the cold that had plagued her for the few days leading up to and including the 4A state gymnastics meet at Thornton High School.

    But on Friday and Saturday, she didn’t act like she was sick.

  • With the help of new votes, Jeffco Public Schools is successful on both ballot initiatives

    As more votes are counted, it appears there has been a shift in fate for Jeffco Public Schools. 

    While it initially appeared that one of the school district's two ballot measures failed in Tuesday's election, it is now looking as though Jeffco might pull out a victory on both. 

    Unofficial results, updated around 11 p.m. Nov. 9, indicate both ballot measure 5A and ballot measure 5B will pass. The first is $33 million mill levy override, while the second is a $567 million bond.  

  • EPRD voters defeat bond, mill-levy questions — for now

    Votes are still being counted in Jefferson County, and as of noon Friday, the Evergreen Park & Recreation District was 241 votes away from getting a proposed mill-levy increaseand 324 votes away from getting a bond measure passed.

    Rec district officials are hoping for a miracle – that the vote will still go their way.

    As of noon Friday, 7,083 people voted against and 6,842 people voted for 6C, a proposal to increase property taxes by 2 mills for operational expenses.

  • Dahlkemper set to unseat Francone in Jeffco commissioners race

    Unofficial results show Lesley Dahlkemper defeating Tina Francone in the race for the sole available seat on the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners.

    Dahlkemper, a Democrat, will represent District 3, which covers the southern part of Jefferson County, including Littleton, Ken Caryl, Morrison, Conifer and part of Evergreen. She will replace Francone, a Littleton resident and Republican who was appointed to the seat earlier this year by a GOP vacancy committee after Commissioner Don Rosier stepped down.

  • Fire districts successful in Gallagher-related initiatives

    In a strong statement against the Gallagher Amendment, preliminary results show that the ballot initiatives presented by all South Jeffco and mountain-area fire protection districts will pass.

    West Metro, Inter-Canyon, Evergreen and Indian Hills fire protection districts all went for some version of “de-Gallagher-ization,” with Inter-Canyon also asking residents for a 3-mill property tax increase. While results are not yet official, all initiatives are poised to pass with ease.

  • Cutter wins in House District 25 race

    Democrat Lisa Cutter has won the House District 25 race over Republican Steve Szutenbach.

    Cutter took 52.51 percent of the vote, or 20,016 votes, compared with 47.49 percent for Szutenbach, or 18,100 votes. 

    House District 25 encompasses the vast majority of Jefferson County, including unincorporated Southwest Jeffco, Evergreen and Conifer.

  • Story chosen for SD 16

    Democrat Tammy Story has been chosen by voters to serve in Senate District 16, beating incumbent Republican Tim Neville for the spot.

    Story received 55.34 percent of the vote, 35,061 votes, compared with Neville’s 42.09 percent, or 26,668 votes. Libertarian James Gilman garnered 2.57 percent, or 1,629 votes.

    Story, a Conifer resident, previously told the Courier that she wants to focus on improving public education, transportation infrastructure and environmental protection.