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Today's News

  • 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.

  • SHERIFF'S CALLS

    Chanson de pest

  • Glass defends multimillion bond issue conversations

    Nearly two years after Jeffco voters rejected a $535 million bond issue and $33 million property-tax increase campaigned for by Jeffco Public Schools, the school district is again considering a multi-million dollar bond issue — this time to the tune of $647 million over six years.

    Publicly discussed for the first time during the April 5 school board meeting, the district positioned the possibility of a bond issue as the answer to what it says are widespread maintenance, programming and safety issues at every Jeffco school, including charters.

  • PERA, school funding behind walkouts

    As teachers in Jeffco, Clear Creek and across the state plan to walk out of classrooms and demonstrate at the state Capitol later this week, many are asking why.