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Today's News

  • Platte Canyon’s Rayburn vaults to 2nd at state

    LAKEWOOD — Platte Canyon’s Hayley Rayburn was having a phenomenal season at pole vault, winning every single track and field meet she attended.

    On Friday night at Jeffco Stadium, she finally met her match.

    Following more than two hours of lightning delays and a few other hiccups, it came down to a battle between the No. 1-seeded Husky senior and Classical Academy’s Erika Willis, who set the 3A pole vault state track meet record last year at 12 feet, 5 inches. The duel lasted until about 8:30 p.m., long after 99 percent of the fans had left.

  • Evergreen falls to Valor Christian 1-0 in semifinals

    Highlands Ranch — After the game was over, more than the players huddled around coach Peter Jeans.

    The entire Evergreen girls soccer family gathered together to conclude the season with a final sendoff as parents, siblings and friends embraced their players.

    “Playing with heart is a memory that holds out,” Jeans told the group. “... To watch us go down to the wire fighting — I’m very proud of you guys.”

  • Park County commissioners, coroner file complaint against Evergreen Newspapers

    The Park County Board of Commissioners, acting by and through Park County coroner David Kintz Jr., has filed a legal complaint against the Canyon Courier's umbrella organization Evergreen Newspapers, as well as reporter Sal Christ and editor Michael Hicks, seeking to restrict access to Maggie Long's autopsy. 

  • Belgian musician makes connections at Evergreen’s Memory Café

    As a universal language, music makes connections wherever and whenever it’s heard — between people and their neighbors, between one’s thoughts and feelings, and between one’s past and present.

    That was what Belgian musician Hanne Deneire told the 30-some Memory Café attendees on May 16, when she visited Evergreen’s Seniors’ Resource Center during a weeklong trip to Colorado.

  • Sheriff’s Office to hire 28 more deputies

    The Jeffco commissioners have given preliminary approval for the Sheriff’s Office to hire 28 more deputies — six in patrol, 22 in the jail — and have $400,000 more in overtime for 2018.

    Formal approval to adjust JCSO’s 2018 budget to include these items will be a consent agenda item at an upcoming Board of County Commissioners hearing.

    At a March 13 staff briefing, Sheriff Jeff Shrader asked the commissioners for an additional 42 deputies — 20 on patrol, 22 in the jail — to meet increasing demand.

  • Conifer seniors reflect on high school's challenges, triumphs

    When senior Kellin Reay started at Conifer High School last fall — his third high school in four years — he was told he wouldn’t be able to graduate on time.

    But, after a lot of hard work his senior year, Reay graduated on Saturday with hundreds of his fellow Lobos. He had made it.

    “My biggest motivation was to prove myself,” Reay said.

  • Marshdale shooting suspect out on bond

    The Evergreen man who reportedly shot and killed his tenant on May 20 posted bond last week after his first court appearance.

    On Friday, David Donald Claussen, 46, was charged with second-degree homicide in connection with the death of 33-year-old Alexander Hudspeth. He also has been charged with two counts of violent crime.

    After his first court appearance on May 21, Claussen’s bond was set at $75,000 cash/surety. He made bond that same day.

  • Evergreen shooting leaves one dead

    One person has died after being shot in Evergreen on Sunday afternoon.

    According to Jenny Fulton, spokeswoman for the Jeffco Sheriff's Office, the department received a call at 1:40 p.m. Sunday about a disturbance in the 7000 block of Highway 73. Upon arrival, law enforcement officials found a man with life-threatening injuries after a shooting. The unidentified victim was transported to St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood where he was pronounced dead. 

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Whack-a-Mole

  • Legislative session a contentious one

    The 2018 session of the Colorado General Assembly ended last week. It was a contentious session that was distracted by sexual harassment allegations, but that ultimately made progress on the highest priority issues.