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Today's News

  • Coroner identifies victims of fatal crash into Bear Creek

    Officials have identified the two people who died when their vehicle ran off Highway 74 and plunged into Bear Creek on Tuesday night.

    The Jeffco coroner's office confirmed that Corry Danks, 26, of Conifer and Kira Blaugher-Wyszomirski, 20, of Evergreen died when the car went off Highway 74 just west of Kittredge.

    Trooper Josh Lewis of the State Patrol said investigators estimated the crash happened about 9 p.m. Tuesday. The patrol and Evergreen Fire/Rescue received a report of a car in the creek about 8 a.m. Wednesday.

  • Mountain Foothills Rotary kicks off 11th Ice Melt Contest

    For the past 10 years, mountain area residents and their out-of-town friends and family have placed their bets on Mother Nature — specifically, how long will it take for the ice on Evergreen Lake to melt enough that a 20-pound barrel will fall in the water.

    This year will be no exception, as the Mountain Foothills Rotary Club placed the newly painted bright yellow barrel on the ice at the lake Jan. 11 to kick off the annual Evergreen Ice Melt Contest.

  • Dems, independents discuss need to promote causes in next 4 years

    Some Conifer area residents are “lacing up their boots” and brainstorming on how best to participate in politics at the local, state and federal levels as a new president prepares to move into the White House.

    More than 60 people gathered at the Aspen Park Community Center on Friday night to learn more about a group currently called itself Organizing for Action-Conifer, which is a local branch of a nationwide movement.

  • Players form bonds at basketball showcase

    The basketball players in the Wulf Rec Center gym formed two lines — players in one would do a lay-up; those in the other would rebound and pass the ball off, starting the pattern again. The youngsters switched sides with each turn, gently passing the ball to their teammates.

    Whatever the differences between them — in age, experience, height or ability — they were all kids, having fun playing basketball.

  • Commissioners favor rezoning for development at Dinosaur Ridge — without car dealerships

    Jeffco’s county commissioners were poised to vote Tuesday on a rezoning that could bring auto dealerships, hotels and retail to the northwest corner of C-470 and Alameda Parkway near Dinosaur Ridge, but after a marathon meeting they instead showed support for a substitute motion by Commissioner Libby Szabo to eliminate vehicle dealerships from the controversial development.

  • Lobos overcome sluggish 1st half, top Pirates

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    CONIFER — Conifer’s first boys basketball win in the 4A Colorado 7 League won’t go down as a classic. In fact, most agreed that the 67-58 home win over Alameda on Jan. 13 was one of the Lobos’ poorest efforts of the season — at least for the first half.

  • Cougars thwart Jeffco foe Jaguars

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    January is the girls swimming equivalent of baseball’s dog days of summer, a period between the season’s biggest meets — the mid-December Colorado Coaches Invitational and the league and state championships in February. It’s a time when swimmers and coaches are focused on intensive training before tapering for the latter than performance times in the string of dual meets that proceeds them.

  • Rapids draft Evergreen product Hamilton

    Going into the Major League Soccer SuperDraft, Sam Hamilton didn’t have any idea where he might fall. He tried to go into it with a fresh perspective and no expectations. 

    Sure, there was the slight possibility that he might land in the first round Jan. 13, but he figured it was most likely that he would go in the second, third or fourth round.

    But 15th overall and to the hometown Colorado Rapids?

  • Lobos’ Condit getting it done

    Zander Condit can’t exactly describe his wrestling style, but the Conifer High freshman doesn’t really have to. All of his talking is being done on the mat. He proved as much Jan. 14 at the Evergreen Invitational.

    The 126-pounder won four consecutive matches, including a pinfall victory over Fossil Ridge’s Will Henrickson in 1 minute, 19 seconds in the championship bout at Evergreen High School.

  • Evergreen High students raise funds to give Littleton boy his wish

    The Evergreen High School Student Senate hopes the community will get behind its fund-raising efforts to help pay for a student’s wish through the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

    The group is raising money for 12-year-old Dan, a middle-schooler in Littleton. Dan faced a heart transplant, and his wish is to go to Disney World in Orlando, Fla., through the foundation. Students hope to raise $2,500 by Jan. 27.