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Today's News

  • Conifer boys basketball wins eight straight en route to league title

    CONIFER — “Hot” doesn’t begin to describe the way that the Conifer boys basketball team has been playing lately.

    On Friday night at Conifer High School, the Lobos earned their second consecutive Colorado League title with a commanding 50-30 victory over visiting Skyview in the Colorado League tournament finals. It was their eighth straight win since Jan. 22.

    The last team that beat them? Skyview.

    Landon Wallace and Wil Ratzer were part of last year’s league-winning team.

  • Cougar girls basketball stunned by Tigers

    EVERGREEN — In a season of overarching success for a young Evergreen girls basketball team, the Cougars finally met their match in Holy Family on Feb. 13.

    By the end of the contentious matchup, the No. 5 Tigers (per CHSAANow.com) defeated the No. 4 Cougars 41-33, thanks in large part to the hot hands of Genavieve Gudino and Cecelia Aanerud.

    In the final 11 minutes of the game, the Cougars could neither contain nor answer many shots those two put up, and it cost them a big game.

  • Conifer’s Sanders stepping down as AD

    After 42 years in the sports education business and 20 years at Conifer High School, athletic director Angie Sanders has decided to retire.

    Through her time with the Lobos, she’s trekked a long distance every day from her house east of Denver to serve the community she calls her own.

  • EHS wrestling’s Davis, Gibson going to state

    DENVER — After losing out on his fourth-place match against Thomas Jefferson’s Wesley Buford on Saturday, Evergreen wrestling’s Reese Gibson watched nervously from the stands as the fifth-place match of the 4A Region 1 tournament took place.

    He had already beaten Montrose’s Brandon Van Nooten, meaning that the fifth-place match would determine Gibson’s state tournament fate. When Van Nooten won, it punched Gibson’s ticket to the Pepsi Center in the true No. 4 spot in the 220-pound weight class.

    He could breathe easy again.

  • Zander Condit headed to state

    All season long, Conifer junior Zander Condit knew he was going to make it to state for Jefferson wrestling. On Saturday in the Northwestern Mutual 3A Region 3 tournament, he made it a reality when he placed second in the 138-pound weight class.

    He lost by fall 5:12 into the championship match to Eaton’s Dylan Yancey, who’s ranked No. 2 in 3A according to the On the Mat rankings. Condit is No. 3.

  • O’Brien, Columbine boys hoops shoot past Chargers

    LITTLETON — Luke O’Brien didn’t exactly eat the healthiest of foods after the Columbine Rebels won their second straight 5A Jeffco League boys basketball championship last Wednesday. A team dinner at McDonald’s resulted in a cheeseburger and an Oreo McFlurry.

    “If he shoots like he did tonight, he can eat whatever he wants,” Columbine head coach Clay Thielking said, laughing following the Rebels’ 84-50 regular season-ending win over rival Chatfield on Friday night.

  • Rebels girls hoops perseveres, pulls away from the Chargers

    LITTLETON — Jessica Bollwahn didn’t mince words.

    “I think we were just tired of losing,” the Columbine freshman said after the Rebels won their fourth straight game with a 55-45 girls basketball victory over host Chatfield on Friday night in the regular-season finale.

    Junior Quincey Baum led Columbine (10-13 overall, 4-4 5A Jeffco) with a game-high 21 points. Bollwahn added 12.

  • BizBeat: A Buck or More Dollar Store strives to be a ‘one-stop shop’

    After making regular trips down the hill to visit various dollar stores, Bailey residents Randy and Tammi Headley decided to bring one to Conifer.

    A Buck or More Dollar Store, which will celebrate its grand opening this Saturday during WinterFest, offers everything from camping and fishing gear to toys, toiletries, food, office supplies and more. Most of the merchandise — but not everything — costs $1.

  • South Jeffco detox office receives nod from Planning Commission

    Despite opposition from the community, the Jeffco Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval of a rezoning proposal that could bring a detoxification center to South Jeffco.

    If approved by the Board of County Commissioners, the proposal would amend the planned development zoning to allow for up to seven beds in an overnight detoxification center at 5920 S. Estes St.

  • County looks to improve Highway 73

    A portion of Highway 73 could be improved if Jefferson County receives federal funding as part of the Denver Regional Council of Governments Transportation Improvement Program.