Today's News

  • D’Evelyn grad elected to Jeffco Sports Hall of Fame

    ARVADA — A D’Evelyn graduate was immortalized and a Dakota Ridge baseball coach earned Assistant Coach of the Year at the Jeffco Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities on June 7.

    Kevin Williams, who attended D’Evelyn from 2004-08, was inducted into the HOF for his success in cross country which, ironically, was just a side sport at the time he began running.

  • Local football players excel in All-State game

    By Steve Smith

    ALAMOSA — It would be hard for anyone to remember the wild — and weird — finish to the 2018 version of the Colorado High School Coaches Association all-star football game on Friday in Alamosa.

    The team that won had to survive a tying touchdown with 30 seconds left in the fourth quarter and a dispute about whether it was OK to rush the place-kicker on a point-after touchdown attempt (it’s not), only to get a score in the first overtime to win the game 27-21.

  • Change in routine doesn’t faze Lodice

    Steve Smith

    ALAMOSA — From the looks of things, Dakota Ridge’s Skylar Lodice was out for another run through the park on Saturday.

    In this case, it was the Colorado High School Coaches Association all-state cross country race at Cole Park in Alamosa.

    But it wasn’t the same.

    “It was different being able to run with the boys,” she said. “It made me a lot more competitive and helped me finish the race strong, which I really loved. It was so competitive, and I just love the rush.”

  • Surprises for Layman at All-State games

    Steve Smith

    ALAMOSA — Columbine senior Kerstin Layman was pleased after her first of two games in the Colorado High School Coaches Association’s volleyball tournament at Adams State University on Saturday.

    But it’s not for the reason you might think. Yes, her team won its first match. It only took three sets.

    She liked the girls on her team, so it wasn’t that.

  • Just please spend a moment thinking about it

    Given the daily challenges we all have to deal with, it is easy for us to overlook some of the important events that have contributed mightily to our current status. As with any historical relevance, a key component is not so much the factual occurrence, but rather the emotional connection.
    As time passes and personal accounts dwindle, this emotional connection becomes even more critical yet difficult to achieve. Yet its importance grows.

  • Clowns to the left and jokers to the right

    My favorite news source is Michael Smerconish, who has a weekday three-hour news and political discussion show, on Satellite radio station POTUS. His tag line is the title of this article.
    He appeals to me because of his fairmindedness. He is a true centrist, and in the three or four years I have been an avid listener, I have not seen one instance of biased discussion of an issue. It’s obvious as I listen to his callers that they are open-minded and endeavor to see both sides of an issue before deciding how they feel.

  • Littleton resident wins Georgetown burro race

    GEORGETOWN — The beautiful Memorial Day weekend weather just added to the fun and excitement of the annual burro race in Georgetown on May 26 — the first of two burro races that weekend in Clear Creek County.

    In the end, after an organizing headache forced coordinators to reroute the race, Littleton resident Joe Malander, 39, came out on top, but just barely.

  • Columbine athletics wins out the school year

    In my short tenure as the sports editor for Evergreen Newspapers, which covers nine high schools, I’ve seen my fair share of exceptional tournament runs and amazing stories come out of the past year. But as far as success on the field/court/course goes, one school sticks out among the rest: Columbine.

  • Stage 1 fire restrictions implemented in Jeffco

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office has enacted temporary stage 1 fire restrictions for all lands in Jefferson County, effective 6 p.m. June 5 due to “current dry conditions favorable for the possibility of a wildfire, and limited availability of fire control resources.”

  • Go back to school

    Joe Webb