Today's News

  • Trail at Matthews/Winters designated bike-only

    Jeffco Open Space has announced it will be designating two trails in its system, including the Matthews/Winters’ Dakota Ridge Trail, as bike-only starting this summer.

    The pilot program will last approximately a year, and JCOS said it will help inform how to manage designated-use and multi-use trails.

  • Lane of eastbound I-70 to be closed this week

    One lane of eastbound Interstate 70 will be closed this week in the Mount Vernon Canyon area, as traffic approaches the Dinosaur Ridge/Morrison exit.

    The lane will be blocked off as the Colorado Department of Transportation stabilizes the shoulder between mile points 257.5 and 258.5. The area is starting to be undermined by a washout below the culvert pipe, CDOT said in a release.

    The lane is expected to be closed until 3 p.m. Friday, and motorists will be notified of the closure as they approach it.

  • Survey says: Jeffco community members, employees support direction and potential election questions

    Dr. Jason Glass

  • The president got the Korean talks going

    The news in the last six months that Korea is near having the capacity to hit our country with a long-range missile carrying a nuclear weapon has certainly gotten the attention of all of us. Not since the Cold War have we had the possibility of an attack of our country on our minds.
    The strange exchange of personal attacks between President Trump and Kim Jong Un served to further unnerve us, making the two leaders seem to be somewhat unhinged. To be sure, we have not witnessed similar interactions between an American president and a world leader.

  • After stroke, Shirley can’t leave rodeo behind

    Not long ago, local cowboy and rodeo star Tim Shirley was on top of the world.

    A pro-rodeo athlete since 2001, everything started clicking for the now 36-year-old Conifer resident in the bareback competition. He kept winning around 2007, after he joined National Finals Rodeo and before retiring in 2012.

    Then a near-tragedy struck in 2014, just days before Christmas. Following a competition out of town, Shirley returned home and went to bed. He didn’t wake up the next morning.

  • Rugby in the Foothills: Mountain Youth Rugby

    By Alissa Noe

    Sports Editor

    MARSHDALE — Every summer for the past 11 years, rugby coach Hugh Miller and his son have donned the pitch with their talent and love for the sport.

    The past few weekends at Marshdale Field, the Mountain Youth Rugby teams hosted several jamborees for players ranging from 5 to 14, in which athletes play a 7s version of the sport for an hour each age group.

    The co-ed program runs a six-week season during the summer and hosts about 80 kids from the surrounding area.

  • Inaugural event brings western art to Evergreen

    Sunday’s damp weather didn’t deter art lovers from stopping by the second day of the inaugural Evergreen Western Art Celebration.

    The two-day event in the Evergreen Christian Outreach Resale Store parking lot had more than 50 artists showing and selling their work — photography, jewelry, paintings, bags, ceramics, metal and more.

    Those walking around as they dodged the raindrops remarked that the art was high quality, and many stayed until 1 p.m., when there was a drawing for a $1,000 gift certificate to be spent at the show.

  • All-Conference Lists



    Girls Soccer

    -First Team

         • Lauryn Jeans

    -Second Team

         • Sydney Westgard

    -Honorable Mention

         • Louisa Weiner

         • Rachel Stup

    Girls lacrosse

    -Second team

         • Margo Miller

         • Mallory Bowman (mid)

         • Emily Zucker

  • The annual Evergreen Rodeo Parade draws a crowd early and often

    Before the Rodeo Parade, it’s tailgate party time — Evergreen style.

    Folks arrive as early as 5:30 a.m. to get spots in the downtown parking lot, where they set up tents and chairs in anticipation of the 10 a.m. parade start.

    The families from the Herzman Mesa subdivision were in full-swing party mode at 9:30 a.m. with about two dozen adults and kids eating breakfast, listening to country music and socializing.

  • Eagle Rock Fire near Buffalo Creek 100 percent contained

     A wildfire that ignited Friday afternoon four miles east of Buffalo Creek is 100 percent contained after burning a half acre.

    According to the U.S. Forest Service, the Eagle Rock Fire was first reported at 1:55 p.m. Friday and required the support of the Forest Service and other agencies to extinguish. Two helicopters, additional air support and one fire truck were used to tame the blaze, which was declared contained at 7 p.m.