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Today's News

  • Heartbreaker: Evergreen soccer falls just short in state title game

    COMMERCE CITY — Evergreen girls soccer had all the right weapons in its arsenal.

    Throughout a storied season, the Cougars’ artillery on the pitch earned them a spot in the 4A state title game on May 22 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, their second appearance in just three years. But on that chilly Wednesday night, Cheyenne Mountain outgunned them in a heartbreaker, 2-1.

    Evergreen finished its 14-4-2 season just short.

  • Evergreen, Conifer golfers give it their all at state

    WINDSOR — The weather was anything but picture perfect on the golf course May 20 for the 4A girls state golf tournament.

    Evergreen’s three golfers and Conifer’s lone ambassador made the best of what little course time they had and represented their schools well in spite of the rainy, 38 degree weather at the Pelican Lakes Golf Club. They just wish it didn’t snow the following day to cancel their scheduled second rounds.

  • Community voices: Chad Mott

    Do one thing every day that scares you ... daunting advice from the brilliant First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Thank you, seniors, for inviting me to embrace that wisdom. Speaking at Red Rocks is a truly terrifying honor.

  • Forest Service briefs

    South Platte Ranger District eyeing spots for shooting ranges
    The South Platte Ranger District is considering spots in the Buffalo Creek and Harris Park areas for official outdoor shooting ranges on national forest land.

    Recognizing that the issue is bigger than any one entity, district ranger Brian Banks said the ranger district formed the southern shooting partnership in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service, Jefferson County, Douglas County, Colorado Parks & Wildlife and more.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Doody calls

  • Forest service briefs

    South Platte Ranger District eyeing spots for shooting ranges

    The South Platte Ranger District is considering spots in the Buffalo Creek and Harris Park areas for official outdoor shooting ranges on national forest land.

    Recognizing that the issue is bigger than any one entity, district ranger Brian Banks said the ranger district formed the southern shooting partnership in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service, Jefferson County, Douglas County, Colorado Parks & Wildlife and more.

  • Couple working to reopen historic Blue Jay Inn

    Ron Sarrasin first rode past the Blue Jay Inn near Buffalo Creek more than a decade ago, and the historic building immediately caught his eye.

    With its green siding, towering trees and beautiful mountain backdrop, Ron couldn’t get the property out of his mind.

    “We just kept driving by … thinking about it always,” he said.

  • Staunton unveils new visitors center

    May 19 was a day a long time in the making for most of those gathered at Staunton State Park.

    Sunday marked the day the state park’s new visitors center finally opened its doors to the public. The park, which officially opened in 2013, has been looking to construct a visitors center for years. The first 1,720-acre parcel of Staunton State Park land was donated to Colorado State Parks in 1986 by Frances Hornbrook Staunton.

  • County continues budget talks

    While Jefferson County continues to face across-the-board budget reductions in 2020, the commissioners hope to include the public in the conversation before deciding a way forward.

  • EPRD, Trout Unlimited host clinic on fly-tying, fly-fishing

    Some experienced rod-and-reel fishers attended a clinic on Saturday at the Buchanan Park Rec Center to learn more about fly-fishing.

    The participants, between the ages of 8 and 14, learned about tying flies, the bugs that fish eat and fly-fishing techniques before going out to the Buchanan Ponds to see if they could catch rainbow trout.

    Christian Schulz, 12, said the feeling he gets when fishing is indescribable.

    “There’s no answer for (why I like fishing),” said Christian, a student at Montessori School of Evergreen.