Today's News

  • Chatfield's Holmes repeats as 5A state boys tennis champion

    DENVER — No injury was going to stop Chatfield’s Christian Holmes from making 5A state tennis history.

    On Saturday morning at the Gates Tennis Center, the defending state champion for No. 1 singles repeated the feat with a 7-5, 7-5 win over Regis Jesuit’s Morgan Schilling in the finals. That made him the first Jeffco player ever to win back-to-back crowns in the highest classification at his position in the Colorado state tournament’s 91-year existence.

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  • Morrison walking tour points out local haunts, legends

    Ever walk the streets of Morrison at night and feel like you’re not quite alone?
    That’s probably because you’re not, as local legends and stories say that the ghosts of former Morrison residents frequently spend their days — or nights, rather — visiting their old haunts.
    Joel Chirhart, who runs the Morrison Ghosts & Legends Tour, said that, given the 430-some residents and the numerous buildings in town that are supposedly haunted, he likes to call Morrison the most haunted town per capita.

  • Ballot initiatives don’t deserve our support

    Two ballot initiatives that we’ll see on this year’s ballot are proof positive that people from a variety of political perspectives are more than capable of coming up with remarkably bad ideas.
    Opponents of fracking and people who want to restrict governments’ ability to take actions that restrict use of private property in any way — groups that you would be hard pressed to put in common — both have initiatives on the ballot that are much too extreme and should be defeated.

  • We need divisiveness

    The recent Brett Kavanaugh circus has, in my opinion, drastically and negatively moved our political dialogue/process. We have been led by malicious, character-assassinating politicians into a dark place from which I seriously doubt that we will safely emerge in the near future.  
    We are now in a time and place where the new rules of political engagement are being written as we speak. Suffice it to say that we are now in the age of the Politics of Personal Destruction.

  • ‘Football is a humbling game’

    A few weeks back, the Chatfield football program learned the hard way that history repeats itself when senior quarterback Zack Yanda exited the Greeley West game in the first quarter with a third-degree separation — meaning his right shoulder was visibly sticking out at his AC joint.

    At first, the team thought he would be out for the season. But somehow, some way, he may have a chance at coming back during the playoffs if he strengthens the muscles around his joint.

  • D’Evelyn soccer gets on the board in Evergreen loss

    ARVADA — Going into its game on Oct. 3 at the North Area Athletic Complex, D’Evelyn soccer had yet to score a goal.

    For the first time all season, the Jaguars found their offense and gave Evergreen quite the game as the Cougars pulled out the 4-3 win thanks to some key late saves by sophomore keeper Keaton Gressman.

    Evergreen wasn’t expecting D’Evelyn to come out and play the way it did.

  • Eagles break through in the second half, top Rebels

    LAKEWOOD —For Marco Cordero, scoring a goal, as he said, “felt really nice.” For his teammate Jake Eickelman, scoring was vindication after narrowly missing out on a goal minutes earlier.

    Cordero’s goal — his first of the season — in the 57th minute snapped a scoreless tie, and Eickelman’s breakaway seven minutes later would be all Dakota Ridge needed in a 2-0 boys soccer victory over Columbine on Friday night at Lakewood Memorial Field.

  • Falcons snag Diggers in 3 sets

    EVERGREEN — Oh, what a difference a year can make.

    Throughout much of last season, the Front Range Christian volleyball team struggled to get a win. This year, it’s middle of the pack in a tough Mile High League.

    On Oct. 2 at Clear Creek High School, that monumental improvement on the court shone through as the Falcons downed the Golddiggers in three sets.

    Head coach Jon Moore chalks the Falcons’ newfound strength up to a year of practice, which started just before last season.

  • Ballot initiative proponents show up in support of Jeffco Schools

    A slight drizzle and unexpected chill didn’t stop a number of teachers, parents, school board members and staff from putting feet to the pavement Friday afternoon in support of Jeffco Public Schools’ ballot initiatives 5A and 5B and Amendment 73.