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Today's News

  • Dakota Ridge boys stun Chatfield in late innings

    By Michael Kelly

    LITTLETON — When Kasey Koppelmaa launched a two-run homer over the right field fence in the second inning, it looked like the Chatfield baseball team was going to celebrate senior day with a convincing win over rival Dakota Ridge.

    Koppelmaa’s blast gave the Chargers a 9-2 lead at home, and the Eagles looked like the seventh straight victim for Chatfield.

  • Curi Yutzy steps down at DRHS

    After spending a decade teaching and coaching boys basketball at Dakota Ridge High School, Curi Yutzy has decided to move forward in his career.

    Last week, he and athletic director Matt Heckel announced that he’ll be stepping down from his coaching and teaching position at the school to pursue a teaching career at ThunderRidge High School, which is much closer to home.

  • West Metro investigating fires

    Four early Saturday morning fires that killed six horses are being investigated by West Metro Fire Rescue.

    Three of the fires occurred within a block of each other, while the fourth burned about 1.5 miles away. 

    Of the four suspicious fires, two were dumpster fires, one a barn fire and another a tire fire, according to information from West Metro.

  • Evergreen Newspapers honored by CPA, Top of the Rockies

     

    Evergreen Newspapers recently won 61 awards — 47 from the Colorado Press Association, including sweepstakes honors for photography and design for the Canyon Courier and Clear Creek Courant, and 14 more from the Society of Professional Journalists’ Top of the Rockies contest.

    The Colorado Press Association awards banquet was held April 14 at The Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs. The Top of the Rockies awards ceremony was Friday night at the Denver Press Club.

  • Rebels’ Olson hustles for Jeffco Invite sweep

    ARVADA — Gavin Olson scurried to the starting block, adjusted his cap and dived into the pool without as much as a wasted motion.

    The Columbine junior was, in his own words, “all over the place” prior to the start of Saturday’s 200-yard individual medley finals at George J. Meyers Pool.

    “I was just in the shower. I thought the 500 (freestyle) would take a little bit longer, but I underestimated that a little bit,” the Rebels’ boys swimmer said.

  • Columbine gets the better of Dakota Ridge

    The Rebels’ girls lacrosse team gave a performance on Thursday to make the Columbine community proud on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings.

    Columbine picked up an 18-7 victory over Dakota Ridge at Trailblazer Stadium to move into the drivers’ seat to win the Jeffco league title.

  • Performance by D’Evelyn’s Reed a highlight in loss to Tigers

    BROOMFIELD — Holy Family tennis may not have been kind to the D’Evelyn girls tennis team on Monday, but thanks to excellent weather and a dominant performance at No. 2 singles, Jaguar senior Angi Reed was able to grind out a win.

  • A degree doesn't define effective leadership

    By Joe Webb

    Chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Party

  • Jeffco schools funding for next year

    By Dr. Jason Glass

    Jeffco Public Schools superintendent

  • Why we do what we do

    Journalists usually are not good at tooting their own horns. Shoot, in a lot of ways, it doesn’t feel right to do so. But this time, we are.

    We’re a small, but dedicated staff at Evergreen Newspapers. The past two weekends have been a bit surreal for us as our peers paid tribute to our diligent work during the past 12 months.

    First, the Colorado Press Association honored our staff with 47 awards, including a pair of sweepstakes awards for photography and design for the Canyon Courier and Clear Creek Courant.