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Today's News

  • Progress means accepting new ideas

    You may be familiar with the idea that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. How about, one person’s progress is another person’s bad news?
    It seems that progress comes from the realization that there may be a better way of doing things. But, we humans may not be willing to immediately let go of the old way.

  • Platte Canyon’s Rayburn vaults to 2nd at state

    LAKEWOOD — Platte Canyon’s Hayley Rayburn was having a phenomenal season at pole vault, winning every single track and field meet she attended.

    On Friday night at Jeffco Stadium, she finally met her match.

    Following more than two hours of lightning delays and a few other hiccups, it came down to a battle between the No. 1-seeded Husky senior and Classical Academy’s Erika Willis, who set the 3A pole vault state track meet record last year at 12 feet, 5 inches. The duel lasted until about 8:30 p.m., long after 99 percent of the fans had left.

  • Evergreen falls to Valor Christian 1-0 in semifinals

    Highlands Ranch — After the game was over, more than the players huddled around coach Peter Jeans.

    The entire Evergreen girls soccer family gathered together to conclude the season with a final sendoff as parents, siblings and friends embraced their players.

    “Playing with heart is a memory that holds out,” Jeans told the group. “... To watch us go down to the wire fighting — I’m very proud of you guys.”

  • Legislative session a contentious one

    The 2018 session of the Colorado General Assembly ended last week. It was a contentious session that was distracted by sexual harassment allegations, but that ultimately made progress on the highest priority issues.

  • Disassociating from a falling star

    John Newkirk

  • Jeffco, Platte Canyon schools land on top 50 list

    Six Jeffco high schools have landed on U.S. News and World Report’s annual “Best High Schools” list, which ranks the top high schools at state and national levels based on college readiness, reading and math assessment scores, graduation rates, and more.

    Announced May 9, Evergreen High School, D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School, Chatfield High School and Bear Creek High School were among the top 50 high schools in Colorado, with Evergreen and D’Evelyn ranked among the top 10.

  • 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.

  • 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.”