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Today's News

  • Jeffco teacher walkouts lead to school closures April 26

    Hundreds of teachers in Jefferson County, as well thousands of others across Colorado, are expected to participate in statewide walkouts late next week to demand better compensation and increased school funding from state legislators.

    According to Scott Kwasny, spokesman for the Jeffco Education Association, hundreds of Jeffco teachers are planning to participate in “day of action” activities at the state Capitol April 26 in tandem with a statewide call for action by the Colorado Education Association the following day.

  • I Love U Guys Foundation to sell Crow Hill property

    Eight years after 15 acres of land near the top of Crow Hill was donated to the I Love U Guys Foundation, foundation board directors have voted to sell the property in an effort to address the organization’s ongoing financial challenges.

  • Lawsuit against Jeffco Public Schools alleging ADA violations settled

    A lawsuit brought against Jeffco Public Schools by a former employee who alleged the school district discriminated against him on the basis of a disability was settled last month with both parties paying for their own costs and attorney fees.

    Michael Kiley of Conifer was employed by Jeffco Public Schools from March 2016 to December 2016 as a school bus driver in a service area that included Evergreen High School, Conifer High School and Ralston Elementary in Golden.

  • Platte Canyon to hold superintendent search forum Tuesday

    The Platte Canyon school board will hold two community forums Tuesday night to gather feedback from district staff and community members about the district’s search for a new superintendent. According to board President Katie Spodyak, the forum is intended as an opportunity for staff and community members to be included in the search process — namely by providing insight into the school district’s strengths, challenges and opportunities. Spodyak said the forum isn’t for interim candidates.

  • EHS boys basketball coach Haebe to coach at Clear Creek

    After nearly three decades coaching the boys’ basketball team at Evergreen High School, head coach Scott Haebe has decided to take his talents to nearby Clear Creek High School.

  • Cougars can’t match Eagles

    LAKEWOOD — There’s nothing quite like a top-three baseball matchup. A fierce rivalry makes it all the more exciting.
    On Monday at All-Star Park, the Evergreen Cougars — ranked No. 3 in the latest CHSAANow.com poll — couldn’t stack up against No. 2 Valor, falling 18-6.
    Throughout the contest, errors and shaky pitching plagued the Cougars. After a second-inning, three-run bomb from Valor, Evergreen just couldn’t recover.

  • Conifer, Evergreen girls golf excel at Jeffco tourney

    BROOMFIELD — Throughout the spring sports season, the weather can be a burden for teams that rely on it to allow their busy schedules.
    On April 14 at the Broadlands Golf Course, that weather got in the way early and hindered play for many in attendance at the Jeffco League 4A/5A tournament, which saw girls from 18 teams hit the links. Many girls cited the morning frost delay as a setback to their games.

  • Cougars stun Demons in first big test of year

    LAKEWOOD —The Evergreen girls lacrosse team is rolling early in the season.
    Following a strong start against relatively noncompetitive teams, the Cougars faced their first test on Thursday at Trailblazer Stadium against Golden, a team that beat them by 12 goals last year.
    The Cougars passed with flying colors.

  • O’Connor pleads not guilty in deadly U.S. 285 crash

    The man accused of causing an Aug. 28 crash that killed a 53-year-old motorcyclist pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning and will return to court in September for a two-day jury trial.
    Ian Fitzgerald O’Connor, 32, is charged with leaving the scene with death, vehicular homicide and reckless vehicular, as well as a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence and several traffic infractions, including reckless driving, no proof of insurance, fictitious plates and more.

  • Venue Theatre’s youngest actors look at the animal kingdom, environment

    Young thespians will take to the Venue Theatre stage April 20-22 to show off their acting and singing skills.
    Kindergartners through second-graders will perform a 20-minute show called “Big Beautiful Planet,” a compilation of songs by Raffi that talk about the importance of protecting the planet.
    That will be followed by “Lion King Jr.,” based on the 1994 movie about a lion cub named Simba and his adventures with lioness Nala, meerkat Timon and warthog Pumbaa.