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Today's News

  • Report: Crime on the rise in Jeffco

    Crime is trending up in Jefferson County, according to a quarterly law enforcement report from Sheriff Jeff Shrader.

    Violent crimes are up slightly in Jefferson County, but perhaps even more so are property crimes, including motor vehicle thefts and criminal trespass to motor vehicles.

  • Husky XC girls earn runner-up at state

    COLORADO SPRINGS — Oh what a difference a classification makes.

    Last year, as a 3A team in Colorado cross country, Platte Canyon was barely a blip on the state meet’s radar as only freshman Emma Dikken qualified for the big meet at the Norris Penrose Events Center.

    This year, in 2A, the Huskies not only qualified their full girls team, but they finished runner-up in the team competition on Saturday.

  • Cougar football crushes Conifer in Mountain Bowl

    By Levi Waddell

    For the Courier

    In a dominant performance, the Evergreen Cougars jumped on the Conifer Lobos early on in the annual Mountain Bowl and never looked back.

    With big contributions from running backs Ben Haefeli and Phillip Yaro and wide receiver/safety Gavan Foote, the Cougars secured their biggest win of the year, 48-26.

    Evergreen wasted no time getting on the board as Yaro ripped off a 37-yard touchdown run on the opening drive, the first of his three touchdowns.

  • Huskies beat up on Manual to win league title

    By Craig Harper

    For the Courier

    BAILEY — Platte Canyon left nothing to chance — or, to be more specific, RPI.

    Instead of having to rely on the Ratings Percentage Index to extend their season, the Huskies pounded Manual 43-6 on Oct. 27 to win the 1A Foothills League football title and its automatic spot in the state playoffs. The seven league champions advance along with the next nine highest in RPI.

  • Evergreen and Conifer XC represent at state

    COLORADO SPRINGS — Evergreen and Conifer may not have sent too many kids to the 4A state cross country meet last weekend, but that didn’t stop the Cougars and Lobos from giving it their all.

    At the Norris Penrose Event Center on Saturday afternoon, the Cougars and Lobos competed in difficult 4A races.

    Conifer

  • Cougar soccer ends comeback season at state tourney

    BROOMFIELD — Following a rough start to its 2018 season, Evergreen’s boys soccer team had to fight tooth and nail to make it to the 4A state tournament. But the Cougars did it.

    On Oct. 24 at 10-seeded Holy Family High School, their turnaround campaign ended with a thriller as they fell to the Tigers 2-1 in double overtime in the first round of the tourney.

  • Cougar volleyball tops a tough Jaguar team

    EVERGREEN — All season long, Evergreen volleyball has been a dominant force. D’Evelyn has been one of the only teams to challenge the Cougars.

    On Thursday at home, that trend was no different. The Cougars pounced on the Jaguars and won the exotic cat fight 3-1 behind the offensive efforts of the Dillon sisters. Earlier in the season, Evergreen beat D’Evelyn 3-2.

  • Two-vehicle accident snarls westbound I-70 traffic

    A two-vehicle accident near Lookout Mountain shut down westbound Interstate 70 on Tuesday afternoon.

    Colorado State Patrol received a call about the accident, which involved a 2006 Toyota SUV and a 2012 Peterbilt semi-truck, around 3 p.m., according to Trooper Josh Lewis with CSP. All three lanes of westbound I-70 at mile marker 256 were closed, but officials reopened two of the lanes about an hour after the accident.

    As of 4:30 p.m., one lane remains closed.

    According to reports, there is no indication of what caused the accident.

  • Community voice: Proposition 110 will help Clear Creek County

    Commissioners Tim Mauck, Sean Wood and Randy Wheelock

  • Community voice: Support Evergreen Rec District’s 6C, 6D

    Linda Dahl