Today's News

  • Developers meet with community on El Rancho rezoning case

    Dozens of El Rancho community members filled a room at Evergreen Country Day School on May 1 to share their frustration with Jefferson County and developers over a high-density development plan for their neighborhood.

    Moreover, they’re discouraged by the fact that they’re going through the process again less than 10 months after their protests helped kill the project.

  • Conifer High School surprises student with first-ever braille yearbook

    RJ Sampson never forgot his conversation with Conifer High School yearbook teacher Leslie Thompson, the one where he requested a yearbook in braille.

  • Conifer baseball poised for postseason run with recent win

    CONIFER — When it comes to the Colorado 4A baseball playoff standings, Conifer is sitting pretty as the regular season winds down. On Saturday on their home field, the Lobos boosted their resume with a 5-4 walk-off thriller over visiting Woodland Park.

    After that victory — their sixth straight — the Lobos moved up to No. 22 in the CHSAANow.com ratings percentage index (RPI) poll. The top 32 teams make it into the postseason.

  • Evergreen baseball barely hanging on to regional playoff spot

    WESTMINSTER — The Evergreen baseball team may not have gotten the outcome it wanted at Standley Lake on Thursday, but the Cougars’ performance moved them up a couple valuable spots in the 4A RPI (ratings percentage index) ratings as the regular season comes to a close.

    Per CHSAA postseason rules, only the top 32 RPI teams in the state can make it to regionals in each classification. Prior to Thursday’s game, the Cougars barely made the mark at No. 31. With an eight-inning 3-2 loss to the Gators followed by two victories, they moved up to No. 29.

  • Evergreen track preps for season’s last few meets

    LAKEWOOD — The spring sports season hasn’t been kind to the Evergreen track team, but the Cougars have made the most of what little outside time they’ve been awarded.

    On Saturday at Jeffco Stadium, the Cougar ladies finished middle of the pack in fourth place at the 4A Jeffco League meet with 124.5 points. The boys finished seventh at 76.5 points.

  • Chatfield girls soccer stuns rival Columbine

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — It took a perfect corner kick, followed by a pin-point placed header on May 1 to end a five-year girls soccer dynasty in the Class 5A Jeffco League.

    Chatfield ended rival Columbine’s remarkable conference winning streak at 24 games at Lakewood Memorial Field.

  • EHS swimmers get big win versus Demons

    EVERGREEN — Evergreen’s boys swimming team may be small, but the athletes seem to be peaking at just the right time.

    On Thursday at the Wulf Rec Center, the Cougars narrowly defeated their Jeffco foe in Golden 87-86, thanks in part to a scratched relay from the Demons. Evergreen also got an extra lift from its divers, whereas Golden had none.

  • Mother pleads not guilty in I-70 crash

    The Westminster mother who allegedly caused the Interstate 70 crash that killed her 2-year-old daughter has pleaded not guilty.

    Samantha Maestas, 29, is scheduled for a three-day jury trial from Sept. 30-Oct. 2. A pre-trial conference is scheduled for June 3, followed by a motions hearing on July 11.

    In January, Maestas was charged with vehicular homicide-DUI and child abuse resulting in death, both class 3 felonies, and several other counts.

  • Hicks: He's our Messenger

    Tony Messenger recollected stories from yesteryear as if they had happened in the here and now. As he did so, I was hanging on his every word, fascinated to learn of his past.

  • Romberg: Immunization debate rages on

    Before I met her, the mother of the woman I dated in my last year of college was in a horrific car accident. She was thrown from the car and would’ve been killed if she had been wearing a seat belt and remained in the vehicle, which was totally destroyed. As a result, and counter to all research to the contrary, she and her whole family swore never to wear seat belts.