Today's News

  • EHS girls tennis takes down GMHS

    By Alexandra Purcell

    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Evergreen’s girls tennis team nearly cleaned house in its match against Green Mountain’s Rams on Thursday, but that wasn’t wholly unexpected.

    According to EHS head coach Kris Nielsen, the Rams put forth some good competition on their home court, but they were no match for the Cougars. Despite the Cougars’ dominance, Nielsen said it was nerve-wracking to watch the various matches.

  • Cougar boys lax wins Battle and war

    LAKEWOOD — This season, it appears the Evergreen boys lacrosse team is in the business of breaking hearts. That’s exactly what it did to No. 9 Battle Mountain on Friday at Trailblazer Stadium.

    While the Cougars — ranked No. 6 in last week’s 4A CHSAANow.com poll — and Huskies fought off an impending thunderstorm, the Cougars were brewing a storm of their own. After undergoing a five-goal deficit midway through the third quarter, Evergreen lit a fire in its offense and stunned Battle Mountain with a flare up of late-game goals.

  • Dakota Ridge baseball hangs on for late win

    By Devin Robb

    For the Courier

    LITTLETON — Some things are worth the wait as Dakota Ridge found out on Friday afternoon at Dakota Ridge High School. Eight days after the Eagles baseball team was supposed to play Mullen, it was able to scratch out a 4-3 victory in the makeup game.

    Eagles’ first baseman Ryan Stohr drove in three of the team’s four runs. Dakota Ridge center fielder Mason Sauter atoned for a fielding error that cost the Eagles a run in the third inning by driving in the game-winning run in the sixth on a double.

  • Conifer girls soccer can’t match up to Standley Lake

    ARVADA — The season is still young, and Conifer girls soccer is still getting into the groove of it.

    On March 20 at the North Area Athletic Complex, the Lobos fell to Standley Lake 7-0 as the Gators controlled the ball throughout most of the match. But in the third game of the season, that kind of outcome was just fine with head coach Amy Civiello.

  • Claussen found not guilty in death of tenant

    A Marshdale man has been found not guilty of killing his tenant on May 20, 2018.

    David Claussen, 47, was charged with second-degree homicide in connection with the death of 33-year-old Alexander Hudspeth, who was living with the Claussens in the 7700 block of Highway 73.

    He pleaded not guilty, and the jury trial started on March 18. Jury deliberations began on Friday morning, and the not-guilty verdict was announced Monday afternoon.

  • Water restored in El Pinal after water main break

    Evergreen Metropolitan District workers spent three days fixing a water main break that kept water from a large part of the El Pinal subdivision.

    Residents in the area affected by the outage were advised to open a cold-water faucet in their homes and allow it to run for 10 to 15 minutes to clear residual dirty water and air from the lines.

    About 300 homes in El Pinal and businesses on Evergreen Parkway from Bryant Drive south to Bank of the West were affected.

  • Glass: Processing standardized testing

    Dr. Jason Glass

    This month, students in our community, across our state and across the nation will begin the annual rite of passage that is taking standardized assessments. As a public institution, Jeffco Public Schools is required to administer these assessments under both state and federal law.

  • Romberg: Weighing the death penalty

    One of the things that people who criticize politicians love to focus on is when their positions change, and politicians can be accused of “flip-flopping.” While consistency is generally a fair thing to analyze and evaluate, a change in positions after learning more or bringing additional information into the thought process shouldn’t necessarily be considered a bad thing.

  • Snow day decision is an all-night communication

    By Matt Adams
    For the Courier

    On winter and spring school nights when weather forecasts call for change, Josie Gallagher knows she won’t be getting a good night’s sleep.

  • News briefs

    Morrison man pleads not guilty to first-degree murder
    The Morrison man arrested in connection with the death of 61-year-old Julene Isaacson pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder charges during a Thursday arraignment.

    Jerald Arthur Cross, 64, was arrested Oct. 7 on suspicion of first-degree murder after he called the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office to report the incident. He is set to return to court on May 17 for a motions hearing.