Today's News

  • Columbine boys lacrosse gives No. 1 Regis Jesuit a scare

    LAKEWOOD — In Colorado high school lacrosse, most teams might be intimidated to start out their season against No. 1-ranked defending state champion in Regis Jesuit. Good thing Columbine isn’t most teams.

    On Friday night at Trailblazer Stadium, the Rebel boys — ranked No. 9 in the CHSAANow.com preseason poll — came out hot and heavy-handed against the Raiders in their opening matchup of the 2019 season but eventually fell to Regis 11-10 in sudden-death overtime.

  • Lobo boys lacrosse falls to No. 4 Erie

     LAKEWOOD — Despite what the record book may suggest, Conifer lacrosse started out its 2019 season the right way.

    After the first week of play, the Lobos now sit at 0-2 after losses to Jefferson Academy and Erie, both solid squads. On Saturday at Trailblazer Stadium in the 10-1 loss to Erie, the Lobos learned what they’re capable of and what they need to work on.

  • Inter-Canyon working structure fire in Hilldale Pines

    Mountain-area fire departments continue to fight a structure fire that gutted the majority of a home off Crystal Drive in Hilldale Pines this afternoon.

    Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District first received the call at 1:50 p.m., and Indian Hills Fire Rescue and Elk Creek Fire Department provided mutual aid. Some 10 apparatus and 20 firefighters responded to the fire and found heavy smoke and flames upon arrival on scene in Morrison.

  • Community voice: Hope record justifies your faith in me

    Duke Dozier

    I am grateful to have had the opportunity to represent the interests of IREA members as IREA District 2 Director.

  • Community voice: The voice for renewable energy

    Steve Roescher

    Why am I running to be your representative on the IREA board? This is a question I have been asked many times during my outreach efforts.

    District 2 is a sprawling area that runs from the mountain towns of Bailey, Conifer and Pine to the southern outskirts of Castle Rock. While the area is geographically diverse, a common theme I heard was that our members didn’t realize they had a voice on the IREA board.

  • Rohrer: Take me out to the ball game

    Loyal Colorado Rockies fans watch as some of our best players leave to become New York Yankees. It’s obvious that the Yankees will just keep spending until they will once again hoist the World Series trophy.

    The top five payrolls in Major League Baseball are Boston at $203 million, Chicago Cubs $202 million, New York Yankees $189 million, L.A. Dodgers $167 million and L.A. Angels $166 million. The league average is $117 million with the Rockies coming in at $112 million.

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    Credibility flap

  • What’s in an idiom? Animals sprinkled through everyday language

    The images and sounds of animals are invisibly woven throughout human culture from cave paintings to social media. Animals are portrayed as the epitome of beauty, the embodiment of wilderness, the objects of our affections, and sources of food and entertainment.

    Making the rounds of social media might be an unlikely friendship between a hippo and a tortoise or a video about a New Zealand octopus taking photos of schoolchildren. A jaunty puppy out for a walk elicits so many smiles that it appears the sun just burst out from the clouds.

  • West Jeff’s TSA club teaches students about STEM

    It’s not always easy to convince to students to come to school early, but one organization at West Jefferson Middle School has no problem at all.

    The West Jeff chapter of the Technology Student Association has attracted some 60 members who frequently come to school early or stay late to participate. And though science, technology, engineering and math fields are generally male-dominated, more than half of West Jeff’s club members are girls.

  • School board approves contract extension for Glass

    The Jeffco Board of Education on March 7 unanimously agreed to extend the contract for Superintendent Jason Glass.

    Glass, who served as superintendent of Eagle County Schools prior to coming to Jeffco, was initially hired in May 2017. The original three-year contract is now extended until June 30, 2025. While the amended contract continues to provide yearly cost of living raises, it doesn’t include any compensation or benefit increases.