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Today's News

  • Community voice: Informing the next generation

    Last month, at the state Capitol I heard testimony regarding HB19-1032, “The Youth Wellness Act.” The bill’s stated goal is to provide age-appropriate, culturally-sensitive, inclusive, positive (not punitive) and comprehensive educational resources to public schools that choose to offer sex education.

  • Rohrer: Listening to each other

    In his inaugural address, Abraham Lincoln said, “We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection.” Yet, we are quite divided. We focus on what divides us rather than the things we agree on. We consider our political opponents to be enemies. We see our side as driven by virtue, while those Americans who see things differently are ruining the country. How did this happen? Consider the following:

  • Cougar girls soccer defeats Lobos in sudden-death overtime

    CONIFER — The Evergreen girls soccer team may have been favored to win heading into its April 2 game at Conifer High, but the Lobos sure didn’t play like it.

    After coming out hot on the pitch, Conifer earned the early 2-0 advantage over its mountain foes, but Evergreen coach Peter Jeans and the rest of the Cougars were playing the long game. Senior Luisa Weiner netted the equalizer with 1:44 left in regulation, and then she played hero for her team when she sunk the golden goal in a sudden-death overtime, earning the Cougars a 3-2 victory.

  • Husky baseball falls to Clear Creek’s hot bats

    EVERGREEN — Platte Canyon baseball’s Saturday game at Clear Creek may not have gone the way it wanted, but it saw some positives the team can lean on as the 2019 season gets into full swing.

    At their rival’s home field, the Huskies fell to the Golddiggers 15-1 after just four and a half innings. Their bats couldn’t keep up with Clear Creek nor the hot pitching from Golddigger ace Reese Onago.

  • Evergreen’s Urbas sinks an eagle at Broadlands

    BROOMFIELD — The season may still be young for girls golf, but Evergreen is already getting off to a great start.

    At the Broadlands Golf Course on April 3, the Cougars finished second in 4A of the 10 teams in attendance. Their high placement with a collective 390 score was bolstered by the stellar performance of senior Kate Lisle, who finished second with 88 strokes on the par-72 course.

  • Conifer girls lax takes out mighty Columbine Rebels

    LAKEWOOD — Conifer girls lacrosse cannot be stopped.

    In starting out the 2019 season with a stellar 8-0 record, the Lobo girls added to their resume on Thursday when they faced a lacrosse giant in Columbine and won 20-14. It was one of the closest games they’ve had all season.

  • Chatfield girls lax disrupts Cougars in shooting frenzy

    LAKEWOOD — The Chatfield girls lacrosse team wasn’t messing around when it came to play against Evergreen on Thursday.

    At Trailblazer Stadium, the Chargers took the early lead and shook off the offensive drive from the Cougars, eventually winning 15-6. It was Evergreen’s first loss of the season and Chatfield’s fourth win.

  • Deputies crack down on drivers without seat belts

    Jeffco sheriff’s deputies were set up at various locations in Evergreen and Conifer last week in an effort to get more drivers to wear seat belts.

    The effort to increase seat belt usage in rural areas was funded by a grant, according to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office. Statistics show that in 2018, 86 percent of Colorado drivers wore seat belts, which is below the national average of 90 percent. In addition, 53 percent of the fatalities involved a driver or occupant who wasn’t wearing a seat belt.

  • Rohrer: America is looking for a little respect

    I laughed out loud when I read that a man leading the Alaskan dogsled Iditarod race had his dogs stop pulling after he spoke harshly to one of them. Although he had a significant lead, he lost it because the dogs were upset enough by the man’s actions to refuse to pull the sled. Disrespect one dog and you disrespect all of them.

  • Romberg: More civility and respect needed

    There’s always a tension between the majority and minority in legislative bodies and the minority has limited tools. At the federal level, the fact that most actions of the United States Senate can be stopped unless 60 percent of senators agree for them to move forward is an important tool for incremental change.