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Today's News

  • Rohrer: ‘And that’s the way it is’

    Our editor has asked all of us who contribute to the Canyon Courier to tone down the divisive rhetoric. Readers can get that negative stuff many other places, and it’s not what they want from us.

    If you think about today’s news, it’s a confluence of entertainment and news, which is positioned to get our attention in an environment in which there is too little really important news to fill the 24-hour broadcast cycle.

  • Our Readers Write

    Thanks to the land development team

    Editor:

    I want to thank the land development team who presented at Conifer High School regarding the rezoning and development of the area behind Safeway. They were professional, patient and transparent in their process.

    The article in the Canyon Courier stated that no one spoke up in favor of the project. While that is true, please know there were those of us in the audience who came to listen and be educated.

  • Evergreen wrestling wins Jeffco league title

    WHEAT RIDGE — Amid a season chock-full of both individual and team accomplishments for the Evergreen wrestling team, the Cougars earned a higher-caliber victory on Friday night: 4A Jeffco league champions.

    In the round robin tournament at Wheat Ridge High School — which also featured Golden, Standley Lake, Littleton and Wheat Ridge — the Cougars not only won the league title with 115 team points, but they also had five individual league champions in Ryan Weber (113 pounds), Rylie Sharp (120), Gabe Benton (145), Liam Osborn (170) and Reese Gibson (220).

  • Cougar skiers continue to dominate the competition

    WINTER PARK — It seems the Evergreen ski team cannot be slowed.

    On Friday at the Winter Park ski resort, 12 Cougars — seven girls and five boys — finished their slalom races in the top 33 percent of their respective gender fields, meaning all of them qualified for state in the event.

  • Dakota Ridge charges back to defeat rival Chatfield

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LITTLETON — Dakota Ridge sophomore Alexis Thornton's 3-point shots looked like beautiful rainbows to Eagles girls basketball fans on Friday.

    "I was just praying that they all go in," Thornton said of her making a trio of 3-pointers on her way to a season-high 16 points. "I think that really got the team some energy and got us riled up."

  • Hardwood heart attack: FRCS boys drop a heartbreaker to Clear Creek

    LITTLETON — The Front Range Christian boys basketball team knows how to keep an audience on the edge of its seat.

    On Jan. 29 at Front Range Christian School, Clear Creek barely squeaked out a 63-61 victory thanks in large part to a missed last-second shot from the Falcons.

    The win perfectly epitomized the Golddiggers’ upward trend over the past couple weeks.

  • Platte Canyon skiers narrowly miss qualifying marks

    WINTER PARK — In a growing season, the Platte Canyon ski team has been seeing great improvement as of late.

    Although Michael Dean is the Huskies’ only state qualifier to date, five skiers just barely missed the mark during Friday’s slalom competition at Winter Park.

    Dean and Palmer Lyons, the Huskies’ top male skiers, both crashed on the steep and narrow course. Twenty-eight male skiers crashed out of 63.

    Head coach Bob Feroldi has enjoyed watching his kids work their way up the pecking order as the season progresses.

  • Evergreen, Conifer swimmers headed to state

    The 3A Evergreen girls swim and dive team won the 4A Jeffco League championship on Friday. This weekend, the Cougars will send 19 girls to the state meet in Fort Collins: Remi Gucker, Taylor Jacobsen, Quinn Kelly, Erin Sweeney, Maggie McDonald, Hope Atkins, Sophia Gurrieri, Kayleigh Evans, Via Zipp, Emma Mahoney, Wren Ewing, Val Ryan, Jackie Fritsche, Christina Crane, Shiela Crane, Caitlin Smith, Faith Hellard, Morgan Cook and Natalie Kenchel. Conifer will be sending Megan Wilkins, Rachel Ley and Elsa Debrunner.

  • Rockwell: Finding common ground

    In my last column, I issued a call for our local officials to work against the polarization we are witnessing at the national level, to maintain civility in our public life and to cooperate on solving problems. That’s asking a lot. We should ask no less of ourselves.  
    Imagine you are a state legislator, and all the calls and letters you receive on an issue can easily be put in two stacks — vote for this bill, vote against this bill. Many of us encourage partisanship by being unwilling to compromise ourselves.  

  • Beth Foster: Evergreen woman is creativity in action

    I met Beth Foster through a synchronicity: I had received a call from my friend Sheralyn Austin-Gagne that she wanted to have coffee. That’s what we did.

    We brought each other up to date on our lives, and I told her I had written a book and had no idea of how to publish it. She, in turn, told me of a woman who had visited her at the Chamber of Commerce and left a business card. That person was Beth Foster, and, in her own words, she helped me “release my inner book,” which is currently for sale on Amazon.