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Today's News

  • Jeffco achieves gold on AHA workplace index

    Jefferson County’s human resources department was recognized during a Dec. 4 meeting for receiving a gold award on the American Heart Association’s 2018 workplace health achievement index.
    According to information from the American Heart Association, the workplace health achievement index is a self-assessment scorecard. In addition to measuring the quality of a company’s workplace health program, it also looks at the overall heart health of its employees. In doing so, it asks a series of yes or no questions and utilizes three performance measures.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Evasion of privacy

  • Morrison briefs

    Morrison to allow commercial coffee roasting as special use
    Morrison Town Board unanimously approved an ordinance that includes commercial coffee roasting as a special use in the town’s commercial zone district.
    According to minutes from the Nov. 6 board meeting, the town directed Town Attorney Gerald Dahl to look into the matter after receiving a request to open a coffee roasting business in town.

  • Evergreen’s Holiday Walk draws a crowd, offers new sights

    Before traveling around the world on Christmas Eve, Santa made his annual stop in Evergreen on Friday night. He and Mrs. Claus let the reindeer have a break for the evening, and they rode into downtown atop a fire truck, as is their custom.

  • Open Space restricts campfires year-round, allows e-bikes on all trails

    Jeffco Open Space has updated its regulations to restrict campfires, charcoal grills, open flames and smoking, which will effectively put parks under a Stage 2 fire ban year-round.

    The agency also has allowed e-bikes in all parks after its pilot program this past year was successful.

    Both of these updates to park regulations are effective immediately.

  • Cougar poms take 11th at state

    DENVER — The entire season had been building toward the state spirit competition.

    On Saturday morning at the Denver Coliseum, the Evergreen poms team finished 11th in the 4A competition out of 23 teams, scoring an impressive 84.25.

    After winning the Top of the Hill competition earlier in the year and placing third at the league meet, the Cougars were shining at state. With a fairly large squad, the girls looked perfectly in-sync and rocked their routine.

    It was the best way to end a successful season.

  • Husky girls continue to struggle early in season

     EVERGREEN — After rough first games for both the Clear Creek and Platte Canyon girls basketball programs, the Golddiggers bounced back with a 47-31 win over the Huskies on the Digger home court on Dec. 5.

    In Clear Creek’s first game, it lost 28-21 to DSST. Platte Canyon fell to Buena Vista 54-19.

    “I think we improved immensely,” Clear Creek junior guard Paige Murphy said. “We were more patient with ourselves, and we ran our plays correctly. We did our offense just perfect. It was awesome.”

  • Husky boys hoops shows promise in loss

    EVERGREEN — After a sluggish start to the season, the Platte Canyon boys basketball team faced another setback with a 72-49 loss at Clear Creek on Dec. 5.

    The Huskies continued to struggle, having committed 36 turnovers in each of its first two contests.

  • Eagles topple Evergreen girls hoops

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    EVERGREEN — The blueprint every Class 4A girls basketball team might want to take notice of was drawn up Dec. 7 at Evergreen High School.

    Class 5A Dakota Ridge used a constant full-court pressure defense and drained a few key 3-pointers in the second half to defeat the two-time defending 4A state champion Evergreen 38-26.

  • EHS boys strut talent in loss

    EVERGREEN — The Evergreen boys basketball team may be young this year, but it will have plenty of skill to lean on once the Cougars get comfortable on the court.

    On Dec. 4 at Evergreen High School, the Cougars sparred with a talented Holy Family team — ranked No. 6 in the season’s first 4A CHSAANow.com poll — in their home opener and lost 53-43.

    With a new coach, they’re still learning a new style of play as they move away from the Princeton-style offense that former coach Scott Haebe made his mark with.