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Today's News

  • Dakota Ridge charges back to defeat rival Chatfield

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LITTLETON — Dakota Ridge sophomore Alexis Thornton's 3-point shots looked like beautiful rainbows to Eagles girls basketball fans on Friday.

    "I was just praying that they all go in," Thornton said of her making a trio of 3-pointers on her way to a season-high 16 points. "I think that really got the team some energy and got us riled up."

  • Hardwood heart attack: FRCS boys drop a heartbreaker to Clear Creek

    LITTLETON — The Front Range Christian boys basketball team knows how to keep an audience on the edge of its seat.

    On Jan. 29 at Front Range Christian School, Clear Creek barely squeaked out a 63-61 victory thanks in large part to a missed last-second shot from the Falcons.

    The win perfectly epitomized the Golddiggers’ upward trend over the past couple weeks.

  • Platte Canyon skiers narrowly miss qualifying marks

    WINTER PARK — In a growing season, the Platte Canyon ski team has been seeing great improvement as of late.

    Although Michael Dean is the Huskies’ only state qualifier to date, five skiers just barely missed the mark during Friday’s slalom competition at Winter Park.

    Dean and Palmer Lyons, the Huskies’ top male skiers, both crashed on the steep and narrow course. Twenty-eight male skiers crashed out of 63.

    Head coach Bob Feroldi has enjoyed watching his kids work their way up the pecking order as the season progresses.

  • Evergreen, Conifer swimmers headed to state

    The 3A Evergreen girls swim and dive team won the 4A Jeffco League championship on Friday. This weekend, the Cougars will send 19 girls to the state meet in Fort Collins: Remi Gucker, Taylor Jacobsen, Quinn Kelly, Erin Sweeney, Maggie McDonald, Hope Atkins, Sophia Gurrieri, Kayleigh Evans, Via Zipp, Emma Mahoney, Wren Ewing, Val Ryan, Jackie Fritsche, Christina Crane, Shiela Crane, Caitlin Smith, Faith Hellard, Morgan Cook and Natalie Kenchel. Conifer will be sending Megan Wilkins, Rachel Ley and Elsa Debrunner.

  • Rockwell: Finding common ground

    In my last column, I issued a call for our local officials to work against the polarization we are witnessing at the national level, to maintain civility in our public life and to cooperate on solving problems. That’s asking a lot. We should ask no less of ourselves.  
    Imagine you are a state legislator, and all the calls and letters you receive on an issue can easily be put in two stacks — vote for this bill, vote against this bill. Many of us encourage partisanship by being unwilling to compromise ourselves.  

  • Beth Foster: Evergreen woman is creativity in action

    I met Beth Foster through a synchronicity: I had received a call from my friend Sheralyn Austin-Gagne that she wanted to have coffee. That’s what we did.

    We brought each other up to date on our lives, and I told her I had written a book and had no idea of how to publish it. She, in turn, told me of a woman who had visited her at the Chamber of Commerce and left a business card. That person was Beth Foster, and, in her own words, she helped me “release my inner book,” which is currently for sale on Amazon.

  • Forum: Time to think about zero-waste recyling

    By Lachlan Hyatt, For the Courier

    Climate solutions should include a zero-waste recycling lifestyle, not just transportation and energy, an expert on recycling told participants at a forum on Thursday.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Highly suspicious

  • News briefs

    Renovations to Wulf pool

    could cost $900,000

    It will cost about $900,000 to renovate the Wulf Recreation Center pool so it will last another 15 to 20 years, a consultant told the Evergreen Park & Recreation District board on Jan. 22.

    An audit of the pool was done after voters rejected a bond in the November election that would have included $10 million to replace the pool, add four swim lanes and a hot tub, and renovate the locker rooms.

    The pool was built in 1973 and is nearing the end of its life.

  • Webb: Standing up for small businesses, education

    Republicans took a pretty hard beating in last November’s election, especially in Jefferson County. However, we actually did elect a new Republican officeholder last November.

    Rep. Colin Larson is one of Jefferson County’s new representatives in the Colorado General Assembly. He represents House District 22, which is in South Jeffco and the Ken Caryl area. He grew up in South Jeffco and graduated from Colorado College.