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Today's News

  • Evergreen girls basketball stuns Bear Creek

    LAKEWOOD — Evergreen girls basketball doesn’t know how to quit.

    On Monday night at Bear Creek High School, the Cougars took down the Bears in a show of stamina, outlasting the home team 55-29.

    Throughout the matchup, seven Cougars connected with the nylon as senior forward Claudia Dillon led with 20 points. Sophomore guard Nicole Levine and junior guard/forward Hayley Dillon trailed behind her with 14 and 12 points, respectively.

  • Legend shoots lights out against Chatfield boys

    LITTLETON — Sometimes the shots just don’t fall the way a team wants them to.

    On Jan. 8 against Legend on its own home court, Chatfield couldn’t hit its shots while at times it seemed like the Titans couldn’t miss. The Chargers fell 78-36.

    “They shot the ball really well, and they just came out with more intensity than we did,” sophomore Nate Jacobson said. “It shows that we’ve got to come out with more intensity, we’ve got to come out with more confidence.”

  • Five years after a horrific accident, Kai Bianco is thriving as a kindergartner at Wilmot Elementary

    Kai Bianco is a typical 5-year-old: an outgoing, talkative, imaginative, happy kindergartner at Wilmot Elementary School who his teacher calls an ambassador for the class.

    “He is a gift to our classroom,” teacher Kristin Manley said of Kai, who was bitten in the head by the family dog when he was 9 months old. “He greets everybody: kids, teachers, parents. He is the essence of friendship. He notices when kids are sad, and he takes the time to greet you, say “hi,” and remember things about you.”

  • Sculpture Evergreen raising funds to keep animal sculpture in the area

    Evergreen is a community that needs a horse — a horse sculpture, that is.

    That’s the mission of members of Sculpture Evergreen, who want to raise the $20,000 needed to keep Oliver the horse sculpture that stands at the corner of Evergreen Parkway and Stagecoach Boulevard.

  • Jeffco Sheriff's Office asking for help in identifying woman

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help identifying a woman who may have been involved in the assault of a 23-year-old man on Lookout Mountain Road last year. 

  • Deputy resigns amid investigation

     A deputy at the Jefferson County Jail submitted a resignation letter last week while the Sheriff’s Office investigates allegations of a relationship she had with a jail inmate. 

    The deputy has not yet been identified, but she is 30 years old and was hired in January 2016.

    “Other than that, I can’t give out any information,” said Mike Taplin, spokesman with the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office. 

  • Medical emergency slows traffic on I-70 eastbound

    A medical emergency slowed traffic on eastbound Interstate 70 on Wednesday afternoon.
    A 58-year-old Broomfield man was unconscious but breathing in his car on the side of the highway near Lookout Mountain. It was unclear whether the man drove off the side of the road or pulled over, but Colorado State Patrol Trooper Gary Cutler said the incident was not considered a crash.
    “We wouldn’t consider this as a crash just because it was medical,” he said.
    The man, who hasn't been identified, was transported to St. Anthony Hospital.

  • Cougar boys hoops staves off D’Evelyn’s late run from downtown

    EVERGREEN — When it comes to streaky basketball, sometimes a team’s runs are just too little, too late.
    On Thursday night at Evergreen High School, the Cougar boys basketball team stayed strong as the visiting D’Evelyn Jaguars ignited a charge from behind the arc in the second half to erase a major deficit. Evergreen won 52-45.
    For Evergreen, a win like that was a long time coming.

  • Conifer’s Jessica Oudakker shines in academics, athletics

    Every so often, a high school student-athlete comes along who seems like she can do everything. At Conifer High School, senior Jessica Oudakker isn’t just a multi-sport athlete; she’s on track to be valedictorian.
    Someday, she hopes the hard work she’s putting in now will help her pursue a career in medicine.

  • Conifer boys basketball falls to Niwot after missing last-second 3-pointer

    JOHNSTOWN — Sometimes, the last shot hurts the deepest.
    On Saturday night at Roosevelt High School, the Conifer boys basketball team fell to Niwot 51-48 in an absolute battle in the Lobos’ final game of the Roughridger Shootout tournament.
    But it almost didn’t end that way.
    After tying the game back up at 44 with just five minutes left in the contest, the Lobos found themselves in a familiar position. They had to play from behind to keep up with the Cougars, as they did throughout the entire 48 minutes of play.