Today's News

  • Conifer home games delayed for field construction

    Conifer High School’s outdoor fall sports teams hope to see their first home games by mid-October.

    That’s because renovations to the softball, football and baseball fields have been delayed thanks to weather. All three fields are getting artificial turf, and the track and tennis courts are getting all-weather, post-tension surfaces. 

  • Evergreen volleyball outlasts the Lobos

    CONIFER — Following a slow start to the season in which Evergreen volleyball was still searching for its identity, it seems the Cougars have finally found their groove.

    On Sept. 10 at rival Conifer, the Cougars (5-3) made quick work of the Lobos (3-6) by taking three straight sets: 25-17, 25-13 and 25-18. It was their fourth straight win following three consecutive losses. Since hitting their winning streak, the Cougars have lost just one set.

  • Platte Canyon’s diamond standard

    Platte Canyon softball needed just three innings to reach a feat it hadn’t achieved in seven years.

    On Sept. 11 at Englewood High School, the Huskies won their fourth game of the season for the first time since head coach Bob Ikola took over the program in 2014. In commanding fashion, they mercy-ruled the Pirates 25-4 in just three frames.

    Senior pitcher Jadin DiMeo, who started the game, believed the team’s newfound success has been building throughout her high school career.

  • Two found dead at Mount Lindo

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation after two young men were found dead Tuesday morning at Mount Lindo Cemetery.

    Tyler Swindler, 19, and Ryan Rees, 22, were identified Wednesday in a coroner's investigation. They both died by gunshot wound. Although the Jeffco Sheriff's Office is continuing its investigation into what happened, it maintains no third party was involved so there is no threat to the public. 

  • Rohrer: Health care for Americans

    Imagine how desperate you would be if your spouse, the most important person in your world, had no health care available because he or she had some medical condition which, while not life threatening, made them uninsurable?

  • Hicks: Remembering 9/11

    Good morning. Have you checked the calendar to see what today is? When I started thinking about writing this column last week and looked at the calendar to see when it would hit the newsstand, I immediately remembered 18 years ago.

    I remembered where I was, who I was with and the feeling of helplessness.

  • Greene: Chimpanzees, elephants and …. fish?

    Fish are all-purpose animals, at least to human beings. Perhaps a fish is a meal, a brightly hued aquarium pet or a sport animal to be caught and released (or devoured).

    But for a growing international body of scientists, the simple fish has become the subject of groundbreaking research on animal sentience. Results are astonishing and suggest that previously unknown intelligence lives just behind those unblinking eyes and fish lips.

  • Husky football shows promise in home opening loss

    BAILEY — A 45-minute lightning delay couldn’t stop the Platte Canyon football team from playing its heart out in the home opener, even if it didn’t get the outcome it wanted.

    On Friday afternoon, thanks to a few bad snaps and other simple errors, the Huskies fell 21-8 to the visiting Buena Vista Demons, though they never gave up the fight. After all, they’re only playing with a small, 22-man squad.

  • Conifer and Evergreen XC show off their top guns

    After spending an earlier, smaller meet helping pace his teammate, Evergreen senior Colin Szuch stunned the competition at the state’s biggest cross country meet of the year on Saturday morning.

    In the Division-II boys race of the Liberty Bell Invitational at Heritage High School, Szuch won with an astonishing 15:29.40 time. The runner-up didn’t come in until 36.50 seconds later. In doing so, Szuch set the school record for the fastest 5K time.

    Just two days earlier at the Standley Lake Gator Invitational in Arvada, he was a great team player.

  • EHS bikers showcase talent at Leadville meet

    The season may be young for the Evergreen High School mountain bike team, but the Cougars are already positioning themselves as state contenders.

    On Sunday at their race in Leadville, despite missing out on three levels of girls races due to weather, Evergreen took third place as a team in the Division-I competition.

    Sophomore Julia Wordley, who came out for the sport just this year, was one of the casualties of the thunderstorm, as only the varsity girls got to compete earlier in the day.

    Still, she was happy to be there to support her teammates.