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Today's News

  • Cougars fall to rival

    CONIFER — “Perfect” was a word that treated the Cougars like a paper cut and lemon juice in their 6-5 loss to Conifer on Oct. 6.

    The Cougars saw their usually stellar defense look anything but perfect early on against the rival Lobos, which helped the home team grab the lead for good in the bottom of the first inning.

  • New program connects students to learning

    Evergreen Middle School is offering classes for students that aren’t the typical language arts, math and science.

    Called Connections, the classes dovetail with existing curriculum but are meant to foster student interest in other topics. Classes include crime scene investigation, the geography of Australia, video game creation, newspaper, field ecology and a look at J.R.R. Tolkien’s work.

    In addition, students who need extra help in English and math can get tutoring.

  • Five sisters make ‘Nunsense’ a divine comedy

    What do you get when you take five women who can all sing, dance and act, and dress them up in nuns’ habits? Sounds like the beginning of a joke. And, in fact, it is. Except, instead of these nuns walking into a bar, they are walking into a theater. StageDoor Theatre in Conifer, to be exact. And the joke is on us, because this is precisely the comedic combination that will leave audiences rolling in the aisle when “Nunsense” opens on Sept. 26.

  • Bra art exhibit supports double-threat fund-raiser

    “Psst…your bra strap is showing,” you whisper to your neighbor. Then you realize, that’s not an ordinary bra strap.

    You finally find the nerve to ask your friend why she has a black feather boa holding up her over-the-shoulder boulder holder. “Why, it’s to support my Purr-fect Pair,” she replies with a wink.

  • Lesson Plans: Feline Football puts moms in the mix

    Last year’s first-ever Feline Football game has turned into this year’s full-fledged football tournament — with eight teams, cheerleaders, kids’ activities and family fun.

    The moms’ football tournament runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, at Graham Field by Bergen Valley Elementary School. The event benefits the PTAs at the participating schools.

  • Evergreen Lake too congested for ospreys

    The first two days of fall brought quite a few migrating birds to Evergreen Lake. A cold front moving down out of Canada brought cold rain followed by the first snow. I am not ready for snow yet and hope we may still have some Indian summer weather.

  • Primaries: a double-edged sword

    The year 2010 is shaping up to be one of the most active primary seasons in recent Colorado history. In the U.S. Senate race, Democratic incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet (who was appointed by Gov. Bill Ritter when Ken Salazar became secretary of the interior) faces a spirited challenge from within his own party from Andrew Romanoff, former speaker of the state House.

  • Higher ed wears target in budget battle

    Whenever Colorado’s budget is in distress, it seems that the biggest target is always on the back of higher education. The four biggest pots of general-fund moneys in the state budget are Medicaid, prisons, K-12 education and higher education. For practical, political and legal reasons, the first three are generally pretty protected. Higher education is often left to bear the biggest brunt of the reductions.

  • County wants registry for foreclosed properties

    Jeffco Sheriff Ted Mink says the county should have the authority to require banks and other property owners to maintain foreclosed and abandoned properties to help head off crime and preserve property values.

    "With all these foreclosures out there, there's a lot of additional criminal activity," Mink told the county commissioners Sept. 15. "They attract crime, and the neighbors get upset. Some cities have authority to force banks to do something with the properties; counties don't."

  • Lobos spoil homecoming

    EVERGREEN — Surrounded by a sea of people, the Conifer Lobos and Evergreen Cougars played the biggest football game these parts have seen since 1978.

    None of the current players were even alive the last time the Cougars hosted a varsity game. Heck, Conifer High wasn’t even built.

    But the Mountain Bowl, with its shiny new trophy, replaced the King of the Mountain, Backyard Brawl, or any other name this rivalry has picked up over the years.