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Today's News

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Kid stuff

  • Not immune to the fires

    Just because we’ve dodged some bullets over the years here in Evergreen, we’re not immune to fires. Fires like we’ve just seen in Northern California. Fires that flatten everything in their path. And kill people in the process. This year, they were out west. Next year, they could be in our own backyards.

  • Let’s give the president some credit

    If you’ve read my articles you know I’m not a big fan of the president. My objections are much more about character issues than policy. I just don’t believe he has a high level of integrity. However, recently he began to move in a new direction. I’m determined to keep an open mind and, like an umpire, call them as I see them.

  • Jeffco’s 2018 proposed budget raises concerns

    Jeffco has proposed another budget in which its expenditures are outpacing its revenues, which the commissioners stressed is not sustainable.

    “Do we forego long-term stability for short-term gain?” Commissioner Don Rosier asked Tuesday morning at a Jeffco Board of County Commissioners formal hearing on the 2018 proposed budget. “Everybody needs to be on that same page when we go through (the budget).”

  • Election 2017: 5 questions with Jeffco school board candidate Erica Shields

    Littleton resident Erica Shields was a late-comer to the 2017 race for three Jeffco school board seats. Filing the required signature petitions just before the Sept. 1 deadline, Shields is challenging incumbent Susan Harmon in District 2 and counts herself a newcomer to public office. The mother of four Jeffco students, Shields is perhaps most recognizable from her reign last year as Mrs. Colorado America 2016, as well as her participation in the Littleton Leadership Academy.

  • MAKING A STATE-MENT: Chatfield's Holmes wins 5A state tennis title

    DENVER — Chatfield’s junior tennis star Christian Holmes surpassed expectations on Saturday, not only winning the 5A state tennis tournament at No. 1 singles, but also being the first player at a singles position to win state in Chatfield school history.

    It was also the first time a Jeffco player had won the title in the largest classification (5A) since 1996 and the fifth time ever since state tennis first began in 1927.

  • Andrews took just three years to make it to state tennis

    DENVER — Columbine’s junior Luke Andrews may have only started playing tennis three years ago as a freshman, but that didn’t stop him from making it to the 5A state tournament on Thursday at the Gates Tennis Center.

    The last time Columbine sent a No. 1 singles player to state was in 2006, when Angelo Faustino finished third overall.

  • Columbine gymnastics fares well at its own meet

    LITTLETON — All season long, Columbine gymnastics has been working its way up to put itself in a good position going into the postseason. After placing second at its own meet on Thursday, the Rebels are feeling pretty good right now.

    “They had a great night,” coach Barbara Quinn said. “They had a really great night, and they’re all really stepping up at the end of the season. It’s fun to watch.”

  • Columbine dominates Mullen in rushing and passing

    By Dennis Pleuss

    LAKEWOOD — It’s far from wrapped up, but Columbine football has taken a sizable advantage in the Class 5A Mount Cameron League.

    The Rebels, No. 6 in the CHSAANow.com 5A rankings, have back-to-back wins over conference foes No. 10 Fairview and No. 7 Mullen to grab the inside track to a league title and automatic berth in the 16-team state field. Columbine scored 38 unanswered points from the first quarter until late in the third quarter on the way to a 41-24 victory over Mullen on Thursday at Jeffco Stadium.

  • D'Evelyn softball ends season at leagues

    GOLDEN — The D'Evelyn softball team wouldn't seem to have much in common with Major League Baseball's Washington Nationals, except that both have joined the close-but-no-cigar club of late.

    "We just can't get over that hump,'' veteran coach Dan Porreco lamented on Oct. 14 after the Jaguars came up one win shy of qualifying for the 4A state tournament for the second straight year.