Today's News

  • Platte Canyon boys hoops excited for upcoming year

    Platte Canyon boys basketball looks like it’s sitting pretty this year.

    The team lost only two seniors last year, and senior Logan Blevins, a 6-8 post master, will return. Naturally, he’ll be one of the team leaders alongside Josh Rummelhart, Ryder Bayman and Evan Batzer.

    “I feel like we’re going to have a pretty good chance of going somewhere this year,” Blevins said. “We have a lot of focus when it comes to practice, and everybody just puts their heads down and works.

  • Giles, blue team stand out at All-State volleyball

    ARVADA — Alana Giles’ entire high school career had led up to this point.

    After years of hard work and leadership, Conifer’s senior phenom earned an invite to the 4A All-State volleyball game at Arvada West High School on Sunday, during which her blue team defeated the red team, 2-1.

    She was also named the MVP for the 4A Colorado 7 League.

  • Conifer’s Sims, Betsch sign for college athletics

    On Nov. 14, as thousands of athletes all across the country were signing their letters of intent, two hit close to home for Conifer softball with seniors Drew Sims and Elizabeth Betsch.

    The two girls represented Conifer well.

    Drew Sims

    Throughout a very successful year for Conifer softball, Sims produced the most offense for her Lobo sisters as she batted .605 across 97 plate appearances. She produced 49 runs and 17 RBIs.

  • Evergreen athletes sign away to play in college

    Six Evergreen student-athletes signed letters of intent on Nov. 14, planning to continue their careers in a variety of sports, everything from volleyball, swimming and baseball to lesser-known sports such as squash and rowing.

    Here’s a little bit about the athletes and their plans.

    Claudia Dillon

    Claudia Dillon, who’s been a powerhouse in both basketball and volleyball the past few years, signed to play volleyball at the University of Missouri.

  • Morrison working on ‘clean up’ annexation

    Morrison is working on two annexation projects, one of which could provide jurisdictional clarity and include a small piece of property on Highway 8 into town limits.

    If approved, the Highway 8 annexation project, which has been in the works since 2006, would include the portion of the road from the new Town of Morrison sign and moving east toward the Conoco gas station near the C-470 intersection.

  • Jeffco Briefs

    JCOS receives Starburst Award

    Jeffco Open Space received a Starburst Award for its work on the segment of the Peaks to Plain Trail that’s in Clear Creek Canyon.

    The award, which was presented during the Jeffco commissioners’ Nov. 13 hearing, is given by the Colorado Lottery. The Colorado Lottery Starburst Awards recognize entities making good use of lottery proceeds in outdoor recreation and conservation to enhance a community’s environment. Clear Creek County Open Space also won the award for the joint project.

  • County commissioners approve $586.4 million budget

    Last week, the Jeffco commissioners approved a $586.4 million budget that looks largely the same as it did about a month ago when it was first presented publicly.

    Salaries and benefits continue to be the primary expense for the county. At $268.5 million, the category marks a 4 percent increase from last year. This amount has gone up since the first public hearing on Oct. 16 due to final adjustments to the total personnel cost calculation and other minor revisions. 

  • WJMS students tackle issues as part of Social Change Day

    Eighth-graders at West Jefferson Middle School learned firsthand that they can express their ideas about social issues.

    Students participated in Social Change Day after they chose topics, researched them and then came to conclusions on how to make the world a better place. Their topics ranged from teen suicide to ocean pollution to child abuse to homelessness.

  • Early Thanksgiving meal brings ‘seniors together’

    The Evergreen Lake House on Friday was filled with smiles — from both Rotary volunteers and the senior citizens who filled themselves with a Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings.

    The fifth annual Thanksgiving meal fed 180 people at two seatings.

  • Students, staff at Evergreen Middle celebrate principal’s birthday with a flash mob

    It’s rare that Evergreen Middle School principal Tim Vialpando cries to start the school day.

    But that was his reaction when more than 700 of his students joined in a flash mob Friday morning to wish him a happy 39th birthday.

    “I’m overwhelmed by these kids — as I always am,” Vialpando said as students filed out of the gymnasium after their dance. “All I needed was that. I feel very lucky to be here.”