Today's News

  • Expenditures outpacing revenues for Indian Hills Fire in 2019

    After making changes during a Nov. 28 board meeting, Indian Hills Fire board is close to finalizing its 2019 budget, a $485,000 spending plan that requires a transfer from the district’s reserves.
    Capital expenditures top the list for Indian Hills with the district budgeting $120,000 to purchase a new ambulance and $70,000 to purchase new diesel exhaust removal systems for each apparatus to protect first responders from dangerous exhaust gases such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen and sulfur compounds.

  • Husky girls continue to struggle early in season

     EVERGREEN — After rough first games for both the Clear Creek and Platte Canyon girls basketball programs, the Golddiggers bounced back with a 47-31 win over the Huskies on the Digger home court on Dec. 5.

    In Clear Creek’s first game, it lost 28-21 to DSST. Platte Canyon fell to Buena Vista 54-19.

    “I think we improved immensely,” Clear Creek junior guard Paige Murphy said. “We were more patient with ourselves, and we ran our plays correctly. We did our offense just perfect. It was awesome.”

  • Husky boys hoops shows promise in loss

    EVERGREEN — After a sluggish start to the season, the Platte Canyon boys basketball team faced another setback with a 72-49 loss at Clear Creek on Dec. 5.

    The Huskies continued to struggle, having committed 36 turnovers in each of its first two contests.

  • Eagles topple Evergreen girls hoops

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    EVERGREEN — The blueprint every Class 4A girls basketball team might want to take notice of was drawn up Dec. 7 at Evergreen High School.

    Class 5A Dakota Ridge used a constant full-court pressure defense and drained a few key 3-pointers in the second half to defeat the two-time defending 4A state champion Evergreen 38-26.

  • EHS boys strut talent in loss

    EVERGREEN — The Evergreen boys basketball team may be young this year, but it will have plenty of skill to lean on once the Cougars get comfortable on the court.

    On Dec. 4 at Evergreen High School, the Cougars sparred with a talented Holy Family team — ranked No. 6 in the season’s first 4A CHSAANow.com poll — in their home opener and lost 53-43.

    With a new coach, they’re still learning a new style of play as they move away from the Princeton-style offense that former coach Scott Haebe made his mark with.

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  • Glass: 5A, 5B will bring a positive impact to Jeffco schools

    Dr. Jason Glass

    The results of the 2018 election have finally been certified and they mean improved opportunities for students, better pay for our educators and staff, and improved buildings in Jeffco.
    During this election cycle, I talked extensively with people in our community about their choices on the ballot.
    With ballot questions 5A and 5B as local measures and Amendment 73 at the state level, voters in Jeffco had important and meaningful options to consider.

  • Riddell: Politics and the judicial system

    Many of us like to take comfort in the illusion that we are all equal in the eyes of the law. We like to think that the law is simply a matter of white or black, a clarity of justifiable correctness.
    Yet we see daily that its application results in varying shades of oftentimes confusing and confounding grayness. Have you ever wondered what affects the degree of shading?

  • Posner: Holiday healing

    Steve Posner

  • Evergreen girls hoops sticks to tradition, pummels Spartans in opener

    EVERGREEN — Following the exit of its head coach and seven seniors, the Evergreen girls basketball program faced a lot of uncertainly coming into this season. On Nov. 28 on its home court against Thomas Jefferson, the Cougars put all of that unease to rest.

    From the opening minutes to the end of the matchup, the Cougars maintained control of the game and wouldn’t let TJ touch them with a 39-and-a-half-foot pole, sealing an easy 63-17 victory to start out their 2018-19 campaign.