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Today's News

  • Conifer boys cross country ends season at state

    COLORADO SPRINGS — Conifer cross country has been strong all season long, and it all came to an end at the Norris Penrose Center on Saturday in a metaphorical fashion, as juniors Sean Sands and Will Toppin crossed the finish line as a team, just 0.1 seconds apart.

  • After state, Cougars’ XC looks forward to next year

    COLORADO SPRINGS — All throughout this season, it seemed as though the Evergreen cross country team had been building its way up to state. The Cougars started off the year a bit slow, then slowly but surely, worked its way up to regional dominance.

    After qualifying their full boys and girls teams for the state competition at regionals, the Cougars fared well at the end-all meet on Saturday at the Norris Penrose Center as the girls’ team took 14th out of 20 squads, and the boys took 19th.

  • Conifer volleyball ends season after upswing

    CONIFER — After building its way up from a rough start to the year, Conifer volleyball ended its season on a high note as it defeated Arvada in a 3-0 beat down on Oct. 24 on senior night, then returned to defeat Alameda two days later.

    After a strong start, during which the Lobos won 25-10 over the Bulldogs, Arvada slowly crept back into the competition in the next two games to gives Conifer a run for its money. In the end, however, the Lobos got the job done: 25-20 and 25-17.

  • McCarroll named Evergreen Arts Person of the Year

    The arts are in Bob McCarroll’s blood.

    The managing broker at LIV Sotheby’s International Realty in Evergreen is also involved with Center for the Arts Evergreen, the Evergreen Chamber Orchestra and the Evergreen Music Festival, plus arts and music organizations in Denver.

    His commitment to the arts earned him this year’s 2017 Evergreen Arts Person of the Year honor from CAE. McCarroll received the award at CAE’s recent gala called Evening for the Arts: A Night in Barcelona.

  • A howling good time at Zombie Run 5K benefiting EAPL

    Superheroes, Broncos players and even a rock star participated in the inaugural Zombie Run 5K on Sunday to benefit the Evergreen Animal Protective League — and that’s just the dogs.

    Dressed in costume along with their owners, they took off down the course — some running while other sauntered. The brisk, breezy weather made the trek a beautiful one, and race chair Allison Ferguson was pleased with the turnout.

  • Commissioners rezone for event center near Homestead despite opposition

    A series of challenging outbursts punctuated Hearing Room One on Tuesday after the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners approved rezoning a lot along U.S. 285 near Windy Point to allow for an event center.

    More than 20 residents from the Homestead neighborhood spoke out against the rezoning, citing increased fire dangers, highway safety and noise as their biggest concerns.

    Owners Stephen and Janelle Statham said they bought the 52-acre lot at 8884 U.S. 285 to build a facility that could be rented for weddings and other gatherings.

  • Parks Briefs: EPRD October board meeting

    Items discussed during the Oct. 24 Evergreen Park & Recreation District’s Board of Directors meeting at Wulf Recreation Center:

  • Evergreen staple John Ellis retires but will continue involvement

    There’s a reason people in the mountain area call John Ellis the “unofficial mayor of Evergreen”: because there’s hardly a person, place or thing about Evergreen past or present that he doesn’t know.

    His friends described Ellis as an all-around people-person — an ebullient, happy spirit; jolly; generous; a historian and a walking encyclopedia of Evergreen.

  • JCSO addresses high number of school threats

    Local law enforcement addressed threats at schools during each of the first four weeks of the school year, Jeffco Sheriff Jeff Shrader said.

    Shrader presented the third-quarter 2017 Law Enforcement Authority report at the Board of County Commissioners’ Oct. 24 meeting, stating that several Jeffco schools received threats that required investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.

  • Elk Creek Elementary hosts annual Poetry Café

    One by one, they took the stage.

    Reciting words learned from a page.

    Sporadically, they came in pairs.

    Originals, a few would share.

    More than 30 young poets performed in Elk Creek Elementary School’s annual Poetry Café on Friday. Participants from kindergarten through fifth grade took to the stage in the library, reciting poems for their fellow students, teachers, parents and other visitors.