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Today's News

  • Newkirk: Another billion-dollar beast

    It’s ballot season in the Rockies and — once again — the push is on for higher taxes.

    Among the larger requests are several initiatives to get more money into the public school system: a $1.6 billion statewide tax increase (Amendment 73) along with two local measures (5A and 5B) that come with $1 billion in taxpayer repayment obligations.

  • Doyle: Time for elected officials to work together

    My husband and I recently returned from a wonderful vacation. Our time away was made all the more enjoyable because we were untouched by the daily onslaught of national political news about the outrage du jour and, closer to home on the state and local fronts, the avalanche of political mailers, radio talk show rants and television commercials.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Another fine mess

  • Cougars end rebuilding season with loss at state

    By Craig Harper

    AURORA — Disregard Evergreen’s 10-1 loss to second-seeded Silver Creek in the first round of the 4A state softball tournament.

    Just getting there for the first time in eight years was a monumental accomplishment for the Cougars.

  • Huskies bring the pain against visiting Lake County

    BAILEY — Sometimes, the easy games are just what a team needs this late in the high school football season.

    On Saturday at Platte Canyon, the Huskies brought the pain against the visiting Lake County Tigers as they ran away with a blowout win, 49-0. 

    “It’s a great opportunity to see what we’ve got,” junior linebacker Brandon Patterson said. “Being able to play teams like this gives us the chance to see where we do need to get better.”

    It was never much of a competition.

  • Cougar volleyball pounces on Gators on senior night

    EVERGREEN — Evergreen volleyball didn’t exactly have its work cut out for it against Standley Lake last week, but that didn’t mean the Gators couldn’t give the Cougars a good match.

    Following a rocky start for Standley Lake on Oct. 16, the Gators regrouped in games two and three to make the Cougars sweat. In the end, however, it wasn’t enough as No. 7 Evergreen (15-3) held on to win 3-0.

  • SkyView soccer blanks Conifer in last game of season

    By Alex Purcell

    CONIFER — The scoreboard might not have had much to show for the Lobos’ efforts at the season-ending boys’ soccer game at Conifer High School, but the team fought valiantly to defend its home turf against the SkyView Wolverines. 

    The final score was 6-0 favoring the Wolverines, but the Lobos gave them a run for their money.

  • Friends of Evergreen Dog Park propose Elk Meadow reopening

    Although it has been more than a year since the county closed Elk Meadow Dog Off-Leash Area, Friends of Evergreen Dog Park and Jefferson County Open Space have yet to settle on a solution for a new park.

    In light of this, the nonprofit organization came before the Jeffco commissioners on Oct. 9 with a plan to reopen the dog park in its old location at Elk Meadow. During public comment, various members of the Evergreen-based group proposed changes that they believe would help mitigate some of the key issues surrounding the off-leash area’s closure.

  • Arraignment pushed for identity theft ring suspects

    The joint arraignment for seven people arrested for allegedly operating an identity theft ring in Jefferson County and elsewhere in the metro area has been postponed.

    Four men and four women are accused of operating the ring, which affected at least 26 merchants and 14 victims, according to the indictment. Of the eight, one suspect — Faith Knight — remains at large.

    The following individuals have been arrested:

    • Jacob Westfall, 20

    • Matthew Lane, 42

    • Michael John Mancuso, 28

  • Jeffco EDC on track to meet goals for 2018

    As the year nears a close, the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation reports reaching or exceeding a number of its goals surrounding job creation, supporting existing businesses and working to attract new businesses to the area.

    “We are actually quite pleased with where we are today,” said Kristi Pollard, president of the EDC, during an Oct. 9 staff briefing with the Jeffco commissioners. “By the end of third quarter, we have surpassed our goals in a number of places.”