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Today's News

  • Evergreen girls hoops returns to quarterfinals, loses to Pueblo South

    PUEBLO — In her first year as head coach of the Evergreen girls basketball program, Maddy Hornecker had big shoes to fill. After all, former coach Amy Bahl led the Cougars to three straight state title appearances and back-to-back championships.

    Hornecker more than lived up to the pressure this year. On Friday night at the Colorado State Fairgrounds, the Cougars — seeded No. 5 in the Class 4A girls state tournament bracket — ended their season in the Great 8 with a 48-42 loss to No. 4 Pueblo South.

  • Eagle hockey falls to Regis Jesuit in title game

    DENVER — Midway through the season, not many expected the Dakota Ridge hockey team to make it far in the playoffs.

    Not only did the sixth-seeded Eagles prove the doubters wrong, but they played their hearts out and made it to the championship matchup at the Pepsi Center. On Monday night, they fell to defending state champion Regis Jesuit 5-2 to earn the runner-up spot in Colorado hockey this year.

  • Chatfield girls wrestling takes the gold at state

    “Wrestling is the sports of gods and champions.”

    As assistant wrestling coach Justin Koontz spoke to the masses of the Chatfield Senior High student body on Feb. 20 in the school commons, the crowd roared. After all, he got the pleasure of introducing Colorado’s first-ever girls state wrestling champions.

    Girls wrestling is still a new concept in Colorado, and the rest of the state has a lot of catching up to do.

  • Evergreen’s Phillips headed to Junior National skiing

    In her final season of high school skiing, Evergreen’s Jaden Phillips will have more to boast about than just a trip to the state ski meet.

    Next week, the Cougar senior will ski for the Junior National Nordic Ski Team in Alaska in a range of cross country competitions. It’s something she’s been working toward since last year when she joined the Summit Nordic Ski Club in Frisco.

  • Evergreen man hosts inaugural math competition for middle-schoolers

    By Deb Hurley Brobst

    Staff Writer

    An Evergreen man wants to make math fun for area middle-schoolers, and he began moving in that direction last week when he hosted a friendly math competition.

    Teams from Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen and Evergreen County Day School answered 12 questions in an effort to win gift cards from The Wild Game, Papa Murphy’s and HearthFire Books & Treats. In the end, the Evergreen County Day team won 16-10.

  • Evergreen’s Phillips headed to Junior National skiing

    In her final season of high school skiing, Evergreen’s Jaden Phillips will have more to boast about than just a trip to the state ski meet.

    Next week, the Cougar senior will ski for the Junior National Nordic Ski Team in Alaska in a range of cross country competitions. It’s something she’s been working toward since last year when she joined the Summit Nordic Ski Club in Frisco.

  • Dillon eclipses 1,500 career points in Cougars' victory

    Claudia Dillon’s high school basketball career may not yet be over, but her contribution to Evergreen’s program won’t soon be forgotten.

    On Tuesday night, the senior phenom forever enshrined herself in the history books when she surpassed the 1,500 career point mark in the Cougars' 46-32 victory over visiting Erie. With the Sweet 16 win, the Cougars advanced to the Great Eight of the 4A state girls basketball tournament.

  • Arraignment set for former Jeffco deputy

    An arraignment has been scheduled for the former Jefferson County Jail deputy accused of having an inappropriate relationship with an inmate.

  • Part of Bear Creek Avenue closed for rock mitigation

    A portion of Bear Creek Avenue in Morrison is closed Wednesday and Thursday as the Colorado Department of Transportation works on rock mitigation in the area.

    The segment, which is currently coned off, is near the intersection with Highway 8 west of the Morrison Liquor Store. Both sides of the street are closed. According to a press release from the Morrison Police Department, the mitigation is scheduled to last at least two days.

  • Webb: Take a peek into TRACER

    Several years ago I was attending the opening of a GOP Victory office here in Jefferson County. I got into a conversation with one person when a woman walked up to me with a big smile.

    She informed me: “I know how much you give to political campaigns. You are very dedicated.”

    When I asked how she knew, she told me that late at night when she couldn’t sleep, she got onto the Secretary of State’s website and looked up the contributions her friends gave to political campaigns on TRACER.