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Today's News

  • The welfare generation

    Stoked by the national media, the incessant drumbeat of impeach, impeach, impeach has drowned out other topics, most of which are more cogent to the lives of the average American.  

  • Argue, don’t shoot

    Steve Posner

  • End Overdose Jeffco allows community to discuss opioid addiction

    Addiction came quickly for Lemuel Lee.

    After being kicked out of his house at 11 years old, Lee started living on the streets, using and selling drugs. His addiction persisted, and for years, Lee worked his way in and out of the judicial system and ruined a lot of relationships.

    “I want what I want when I want it,” Lee said. “With that mind frame, it didn’t matter who or what or why I hurt them. I burned every bridge in my life between me and my family and also between me and who I thought were my friends.”

  • ‘Everything that a hungry, tired hiker could want’

    As the white Dodge van rattles its way along Wellington Lake Road, Lyn Kulenburg’s cell phone rings.

    She doesn’t like to talk while driving, so she pulls to the side of the dirt road. Kulenburg knows there are only a few reasons her husband, Bill, would call her while she is en route to the Rolling Creek trailhead. The most likely? There are more hikers. Just as she expected, that’s it.

  • Evergreen boys golf wins Jeffco league tournament

    ARVADA — Evergreen golf has been rolling this season, and Friday’s Jeffco meet at the Indian Tree Golf Club was no different.

    With an overall score of 317, the Cougars placed first in the 4A competition, led by senior Nolan Miller and junior Clayton Whitton, who both shot a 78 on a par-70 course and tied for third in 4A.

    The course conditions, Whitton said, weren’t the best, and that contributed to a few of the Cougars’ struggles.

  • Conifer takes eighth at the tourney

    ARVADA — Conifer freshman Cade Rummell, who shot an 82 (11th) enjoyed the Indian Tree course and played it well.

    “(The course) was OK,” Rummell said. “It was fun. It wasn’t like it was too wet or too dry, too fast or really slow.”

    He was five strokes behind the team leader, senior Dakota Dolph (second), who beat out even Evergreen with a 77.

    “I performed pretty well,” Rummel said. “I wish I would have putted better, but I still played pretty good, so I’m happy.”

  • Graziano, Cougars come out firing on all cylinders

    CONIFER — By Nick Graziano’s account, his role is to help the Evergreen Cougars score as many goals as possible. The left-footed Evergreen junior did more than his fair share of that in the Cougars’ 7-0 season-opening win over rival Conifer on Aug. 28 at Lobo Field.

    Graziano, a midfielder/forward, scored four goals — three in the first half, including a penalty kick — as Evergreen continued its dominance against its longtime rival.

  • Husky girls win their own cross country invite

    Throughout much of last season, the Platte Canyon cross country team had a very small, yet talented, team.

    On Thursday at their own home course off of Rosalie Road at the Platte Canyon Husky Invitational, they flexed their muscles as the girls won their race and the boys finished third behind DSST: Stapleton and Clear Creek. Despite a tough course, the girls dominated with 35 team points and the boys scored 73.

  • King-Murphy students finding answers during Genius Hour

    Shortly after the morning bell rang on Thursday, second-grade teacher Alicia Needham began telling her students about how she woke up last night to the smell of smoke.

    She explained that there were wildfires burning throughout Colorado, and she asked her students how she might find out information about them.

    The students suggested web browsers Google and Wonderopolis, digital assistants Alexa and Siri, and reaching out to knowledgeable people who are near where the fires are burning.

  • Jeffco health official confirmed to federal post

    Lynn Johnson, executive director at the Jefferson County Department of Human Services, has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to the position of assistant secretary for family support in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

    Nominated for the post by President Donald Trump in June 2017, Johnson was confirmed in a 67 to 28 vote on Aug. 28 with all Republicans voting in favor as well as 19 Democrats, including U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet.