Today's News

  • Cougar boys plagued by ball-handling woes

    EVERGREEN — In its second game of the season, the Evergreen boys basketball team couldn’t get the job done on Friday night after a sluggish start on offense against visiting Silver Creek as it fell, 58-45.

    Silver Creek, ranked sixth in the CHSAANow.com Class 4A poll, outpaced the Cougars all night on the offensive end, and Evergreen’s defense didn’t do much to stop it on the other end of the court either — aside from the third quarter.

  • Conifer girls fall to Golden in season opener

    By Seth Kahn

    The Conifer High School girls basketball team came up short against the Demons of Golden High School on Nov. 29, falling 63-32.

    Senior Casey Scheffer led the way with eights points and a steal for the Lobos in a game in which they seemed to find difficulty getting into a rhythm. Despite the result, coach Cara Walderman was positive about her team’s performance and attitude.

  • Morrison woman pleads guilty to felony theft

    A Morrison woman and former Evergreen Physical Therapy Specialists employee has pleaded guilty to one count of felony theft for buying approximately $3,000 worth of personal items using the company’s credit cards.

    Sue Ann Olson, 58, pleased guilty in district court on Nov. 20. She was granted a two-year diversion program and was ordered to pay restitution.

  • Children enjoy the magic of Evergreen’s Holiday Walk

    “I see him, I see him,” a youngster called to his parents as Santa and Mrs. Claus slowly made their way through the parking lot.

    A crowd had gathered near the large evergreen tree near Beau Jo’s in the downtown parking lot.

    “Don’t worry,” one dad told his kids. “We’ve got a good spot.”

    Another parent was helping his daughter tell the rest of their family how Santa and Mrs. Claus had pinched her cheeks and told her she looked like a Christmas ornament.

  • The alien invasion before Christmas

    There were the Boy Scouts riding along in a giant cardboard television and a dance troupe bopping along in red-and-green knee-high socks, and there was the Conifer Jazzercise crew in their elf costumes and the Elk Creek Fire department bringing up the back — but nothing about Conifer’s annual Christmas parade last Saturday quite measured up to the little green aliens peppering the procession with at least one spaceship in tow.

  • EFPD board approves contracts

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District board last week approved several spending and contract negotiations during a special meeting of the board Thursday.

  • IMHS board president resigns

    Intermountain Humane Society’s board President Lauren Drabble resigned abruptly from her position Thursday, citing encouragement from organization leaders to “give IMHS new leadership, and a chance for new opportunities and success.”

    In a statement sent to the remaining board directors, as well as IMHS donors, Drabble said that it was with a heavy heart that she announced the end of her tenure.

  • Speaking up against bullying

    An organizer of a nonprofit called #ICanHelp asked Evergreen High School students to speak up when they see something going on that isn’t right.

    Matt Soeth spoke at a morning assembly at the school on Nov. 29, and then spoke with teachers and parents later in the day. His message was simple: The way to stop inappropriate behavior among teens on social media is for other teens to step up and say something.

  • ‘As cute as can be’: Collector relishes his variety of Christmas tree stands

    Rocky Brougham at Luckylure Holiday Activity Center is a self-professed “collector kind of guy.”

    Brougham has a prized collection of 11 Christmas tree stands dating back to around the 1920s. The cast-iron stands from Germany are ornately decorated with pinecones, angels, stars, trees, angels and candles — and one says “stille Nacht, heilige Nacht,” which is German for “silent night, holy night.”

  • Platte Canyon High School senior reported missing

    BOLO isssued for suspect in Maggie Long case:

    Remains of missing PCHS student identified: http://www.canyoncourier.com/

    The Park County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Saturday morning it is searching for Maggie Long, a Platte Canyon High School senior who was reported missing Friday evening.