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Today's News

  • Armed man who died after barricading self is identified

    The armed man who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after barricading himself in a home in the 12500 block of southbound U.S. 285 last week has been identified as 37-year-old Charles Moore by the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

  • Platte Canyon releases interim superintendent job description

    Platte Canyon Schools has formally released an official job description for an interim superintendent position, which the district seeks to fill prior to the July departure of outgoing superintendent Brenda Krage.

    According to the two-page job description, which is currently posted on the school district’s main webpage, Platte Canyon is seeking an experienced educator who meets certain soft-skill requirements as opposed to hard-skill requirements, such as a masters degree or minimum number of years of experience.

  • Krage to go on medical leave

    Brenda Krage, the outgoing superintendent of Platte Canyon Schools, will finish out the remainder of her contract on medical leave. Announced Monday night during the Platte Canyon school board’s regular meeting, Krage said the decision came after she and her family were “thrown a curve ball” regarding her health over the past month.

  • CCHS AP students create place settings, choose figures to join ‘The Dinner Party’

    A climber rescued from Clear Creek Canyon on May 5 is the most recent example of the growing collaboration between the Alpine Rescue Team and the Clear Creek Fire Authority.

    The man was extricated from The Catslab climbing area near Tunnel 5 and transported safely across Clear Creek on a high-line rope system operated by both agencies.

  • Learning about potential careers

    Evergreen High School seniors have learned that experience is the best way to find out about a possible career or to explore a passion.

    About 174 students used demonstrations, posters, presentations and a host of other methods to display what they learned through their capstone projects, and the possible career paths they studied were as diverse as the students’ interests: theater, 3-D animation, nursing, coaching, advertising, personal training, photography, marine biology, forensic science, real estate and veterinary medicine.

  • Retiring RMAE teachers worked well together

    Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen is saying goodbye to its two second-grade teachers, who’ve been at the school almost since its inception.

    Karen Hines and Ann Hushen, who retire this month, are not only co-workers but good friends. They taught in neighboring classrooms for years, and this year, when there was only one second-grade class at the school, they decided to job share.

    Hines has been at RMAE since it opened in 2001, and Hushen joined the school in 2002. Back then, Hushen taught third grade and Hines taught second grade.

  • At state, Conifer girls gain valuable experience

    By Christopher Bolin

    For Conifer girls tennis, the Class 3A state tournament was a learning experience.

    The Lobos may have finished with zero points, but what they lacked in results, they more than made up for in experience.

    Of the four qualifiers — Hattie Dahlin and Ava Dalton at No. 1 doubles and Jessie Levesque-Etling and Marissa Rocconova at No. 2 doubles — none had ever played in a state match.

    None of them are not seniors, and Dalton is just a freshman.

  • Aspen boys finish off Evergreen

    By Austin Colbert

    ASPEN — The Aspen High School boys lacrosse team used a strong second-half push in the nightcap of Wednesday’s AHS playoff trifecta to beat visiting Evergreen, 10-5, in the first round of the Class 4A state tournament.

  • Sailors sink Conifer boys

    By Joel Reichenberger

    STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Conifer High School boys lacrosse coach Dak Riecke said his team had studied Steamboat Springs on film, and when the Lobos and Sailors met Wednesday evening in Steamboat, they knew what to stop: the most skilled Sailors from curling around the back of the net to work in the alleys in front of the goal.

    “We talked about it all week,” Riecke said. “We saw it on film. We knew they’d run with that, but they ran it perfectly.”

  • Evergreen soccer continues to best Wheat Ridge

    By Dennis Pleuss/Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — The Evergreen and Wheat Ridge girls soccer teams had been here before.

    The Class 4A Jeffco League teams faced off in the Class 4A state tournament quarterfinals a year ago with Evergreen hanging on to a 2-1 victory that led to an eventual state runner-up finish. The two conference rivals met up again in the postseason on Saturday at Lakewood Memorial Field, this time in the second round.