Today's News

  • Hicks: Sorry kids but summertime is over

    Thursday started probably like most other school days. Parents woke up at the crack of dawn, if not earlier, to get things in order and children followed suit — I’m sure some a bit grumpy, others happy as could be that another school year was upon us.

    Wait, what? It’s time for school already. But it’s only Aug. 15. How could this be?

    Wait, you’re telling me some kids have already been in school for at least a day, some even longer in other parts of the state or country. How can this be? It is still summertime.

  • Kids triathlon draws over 100 competitors

    EVERGREEN — Nothing quite says “community” like a kids triathlon.

    On Sunday morning at the Buchanan Park Recreation Center, 120 local kids aged 5 to 10 got to experience the three-pronged sport firsthand as they enjoyed the outdoors. The distances for the swim, bike and run varied by age group, shorter for the young ones and longer for the older ones.

  • Evergreen gymnast rising through ranks

     By Alissa Noe 

    Sports Editor

    Sometimes, the youngest athletes can have the brightest future.

    Cambry Haynes, a 10-year-old out of Evergreen, is working her way up through the national gymnastics ranks with the hopes of one day becoming an Olympic athlete. Already, she’s off to a great start.

  • Glass: Back to school

    August means back-to-school for students in Jeffco. Teachers, principals and staff have been hard at work for weeks getting ready for this coming school year, and students report back Aug. 14.

    Thanks to Jeffco voters, who passed construction bond question 5B in 2018, there are also some exciting changes coming to Jeffco schools this school year. Construction crews have been busy across our community this summer, hard at work on the first wave of projects and improvements.

  • Rohrer: It’s not the economy, stupid

    People are feeling better about the economy, and there is an incumbent president in the race for 2020. It’s just our nature to feel good about a president when the economy is good, but is that a fact-based approach?

    While presidents often receive the blame or credit, economists believe that the availability of capital and labor and technological advancement drive our economy. The two most important measures of our economic state are the number of jobs being created and the resulting unemployment rate. What is the true economic story of our country?

  • Evergreen's Burke called up to Triple-A

    It may have taken him five years, but Evergreen graduate Brock Burke can now say he’s a Triple threat.

    A Triple-A threat, that is.

    Last week, after working his way up through the minors since he graduated in 2014 from EHS, the left-handed pitcher got the call up to the final stage of minor league baseball, just in time to possibly make it to the Major League when rosters expand in September. 

  • Conifer, Evergreen golf start season on high note

    GOLDEN — Now that the 2019 high school boys golf season is in full swing, Conifer and Evergreen high schools have plenty to look forward to in the months that lie ahead.

    On Monday at the Applewood Golf Course, both the Cougars and the Lobos showcased their talent in the 4A/5A Jeffco League tournament, their first of the new season. Though some players shone more than others, the teams displayed improvement from last year, especially in some players who moved into the top-four spots.


  • Romberg: Conservation easements need to remain in place

    About the worst tool out there for land preservation is the term conservation easement. Such an easement allows the owner of a property to be paid not to develop a property for a specific period of time that will expire at the end of the term.

    When I was a member of the Board of Great Outdoors Colorado, we were asked to consider such term easements. The vast majority of the Board, including me, believed it was a terrible idea. We concluded that such term easements did nothing more to pay someone for a relatively short period of time to delay development.

  • Rohrer: Perspective

    There are a lot of things to be upset about today. There were two shootings within a few hours, one in El Paso, Texas, and the other some 20 miles from my hometown in Dayton, Ohio. Thirty-one innocent Americans were killed and 50 more were wounded.

  • Evergreen cyclists place high at nationals

    Robbie Day and Trevor Coppock made a name for themselves last week in Winter Park when the Evergreen locals finished fourth and second in their respective races of the USA Cycling Mountain Biking Championships.

    In the cross country competition, incoming Evergreen High School junior Day finished second overall with a final time of one hour, 32 minutes. On Tuesday, he made the USA Mountain Bike World Championships Team.