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Today's News

  • Cougar girls outswim competition at PCHS

    BAILEY — It may only be halfway through the 2018-19 schedule, but the Evergreen girls swim and dive team is competing like the state meet is just around the corner.

    At the PCHS mini invitational at Platte Canyon High School on Jan. 16, the Cougars won easily with a team score of 531. The No. 3 Cougars — per last week’s 3A CHSAANow.com poll — overshadowed the performances of No. 8 Colorado Academy (391), Saint Mary’s Academy (283) and Platte Canyon (83).

    The win continued a dominant trend for the Cougars this season.

  • Cougar girls outswim competition at PCHS

    BAILEY — It may only be halfway through the 2018-19 schedule, but the Evergreen girls swim and dive team is competing like the state meet is just around the corner.

    At the PCHS mini invitational at Platte Canyon High School on Jan. 16, the Cougars won easily with a team score of 531. The No. 3 Cougars — per last week’s 3A CHSAANow.com poll — overshadowed the performances of No. 8 Colorado Academy (391), Saint Mary’s Academy (283) and Platte Canyon (83).

    The win continued a dominant trend for the Cougars this season.

  • Evergreen mountain bike club team is on a roll

    It may not be CHSAA-sanctioned, but the Evergreen High School mountain biking club team provides one of the biggest squads in all of EHS athletics with nearly 40 members.

    It would seem many-a-teenager has a passion for the mountainside.

    “I already loved biking and I figured that because the school already had a mountain biking team, I might as well sign up for it,” sophomore Zach Footer said. “It was a really good decision. Just the general attitude on the team with everybody is super fun.”

  • Speaker explains how it was more than gold and silver that brought people to Jeffco

    By Lachlan Hyatt
    For the Courier

    Jefferson County was known for being a place for miners to prepare for the trek to the mines and for minerals in addition to gold and silver, a historical mining expert explained at a Conifer Historical Society meeting on Jan. 13.

    While Jefferson County wasn’t directly in the Colorado Mineral Belt, which stretched through a large swath of the Rockies, gold panning and mining were important to Jefferson County’s development, according to Peter Modreski, a geochemist with the U.S. Geographical Survey.

  • Alex Kim highlights Evergreen ski team

    The conditions may not have been perfect on Friday at Loveland Ski Resort, but the Evergreen ski team still came out strong with a major victory from its top man.

    Senior Alex Kim, perhaps one of the top competitors among Colorado high school skiers, barely edged out a first-place finish in the giant slalom over his teammate, Cam Woodland. The two completed their runs in 38.37 seconds and 38.95 seconds, respectively.

  • A nearly all-male cast from EMS performs ‘Newsies’

    About 50 Evergreen Middle School boys learned how to fight on Friday — stage fighting, that is.

    The boys are the cast of “Newsies,” and they were preparing for the fight scenes in the show. André Rodriguez, a teaching artist at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, spent the morning teaching them to hit each other and to fall, so that it looked realistic. And it did.

  • Charger hoops edges out Rebels

    LITTLETON — The Chatfield girls basketball team achieved a feat it hadn’t accomplished in nearly three years.

    On Jan. 16 at Columbine High School, the Chargers defeated their rivals in 41-38 defensive battle. The last time they beat the Rebels was Jan. 22, 2016.

    “This is so awesome,” Chatfield senior guard/forward Tedy Reed said. “We haven’t won since the first time we played them my freshman year. It’s been, I think, like eight years since we beat them at (their) home, so I’m ecstatic.”

  • Chatfield charges through Jeffco Invite to victory

    By Rich Allen

    For the Courier

    ARVADA — The Chatfield girls swim and dive team stood tall and alone among the 18 represented in the Jeffco Invitational at the George J. Meyers Pool on Saturday.

    The Chargers’ varsity squad claimed 422 points to take the team victory with a 46-point cushion between itself and second-place Columbine.

  • Jeffco deputy faces felony charges in connection with employee misconduct

    A former detention deputy with the Jefferson County Jail has been charged with several felonies following a month-long investigation into her alleged misconduct. 

    Myriah Lovato, 29, was placed on unpaid administrative leave on Dec. 22 while the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office conducted a criminal investigation. However, according to information from the Sheriff’s Office, she resigned on Jan. 2 before the investigation was complete. 

  • Vehicle fire closes U.S. 285

    A vehicle fire on Friday afternoon slowed traffic on southbound U.S. 285 between Highway 8 and Parmalee Gulch Road.

    The call came in at 2:21 p.m., according to Trooper Gary Cutler with the Colorado State Patrol. The fire has since been extinguished in a joint effort by Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District and Indian Hills Fire Rescue.

    Dan Hatlestad with Inter-Canyon Fire did not know what caused the fire but said he was unaware of any injuries. However, information from CSP indicates southbound U.S. 285 remains closed at Morrison.