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Today's News

  • Evergreen High grad Tom Babb enjoying college life with his fraternity brothers

    LAWRENCE, KAN. — Leaving the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house, Tom Babb waited for the automatic door to open and navigated his wheelchair onto the sidewalk toward the campus.

    But there was an obstacle: a short flight of stairs to get up to the road. No matter. He simply navigated his wheelchair up the adjacent grass instead.

    “Sometimes, I joke that I’ll just get out and walk,” he said.

  • Firefighters mark Big Chili as important fund-raiser, social event

    No matter the weather, the mountain community will always come out and show its support for the cause.

    No matter who’s cooking, the chili will always be delicious.

    And, no matter how much time has passes, the Big Chili Cook-off will always be a tribute to firefighters near and far, past and present, alive and deceased.

    Fifteen years ago, the Big Chili Cook-off started as both a fund-raiser for mountain area fire departments and as a way to honor the first responders and civilians who died on 9/11.

  • Helping in Houston: Crow Hill vet leads group to Texas to help furry hurricane victims

    A caravan of area residents spent a long weekend in the Houston area to help both two-legged and four-legged victims of Hurricane Harvey.

    The crew from Crow Hill Pet Hospital in Bailey and their friends left on Sept. 1, drove 24 hours to southeast Texas, spent 60 hours there, and then drove back — along the way distributing supplies they collected here and offering help.

  • Helping in Houston: ICU nurse from Evergreen is glad she could treat Houston patients after hurricane

    They call her “Colorado.”

    That’s the nickname that Deb Fuller, Evergreen resident and intensive care unit nurse, has at a hospital in Houston, where she’s been working since Sept. 1. Fuller is one of hundreds of medical professionals who’ve gone to help in the areas devastated by Hurricane Harvey.

    Fuller said since much of the staff is from other states, they’ve taken to calling each other by where they’re from.

  • EHS takes thrilling home opener vs. Lewis-Palmer

    By Seth Kahn

    It was standing-room-only at Evergreen High School as a packed house cheered on its varsity football team in its home opener against the Lewis-Palmer Rangers on Friday night. Coming off a 22-19 road victory over Northridge High School six days earlier, the Cougars were looking to carry the momentum and avenge a 42-0 loss handed to them by the Rangers almost exactly a year ago.

    The Cougars redeemed themselves from last year with a thrilling 16-15 victory after a battle with the Rangers that went down to the wire.

  • EHS, PCHS girls steal the show at Liberty Bell Invitational

    LITTLETON — In a meet of grand proportions that saw nearly 100 teams from around Colorado and Wyoming, two local high school teams held their own amid stiff competition at the Liberty Bell Invitational 5K cross country competition at Heritage High School on Friday.

    The Evergreen High School girls placed third out of 14 teams in Division III with a score of 105, whereas the boys struggled a bit, finishing 10th out of 18 with a 231 score.

  • Conifer softball eyes perhaps its best season in years

    By Craig Harper

    CONIFER — Carrie Oletski tasted near-instant success when her second Conifer softball team reached the state tournament in 2009, but a long drought ensued and the Lobos didn’t come close until a one-run 4A regional loss last season.

    Now it’s state-or-bust.

    Now, the 10th-year head coach said she likes the Lobos’ chances of returning in 2017 — and beyond.

  • Conifer tennis downs Standley Lake nearly effortlessly

     

    WESTMINSTER — After a slow start to its season, the Conifer High School boys tennis team has picked up steam in its last two matches, including a 7-0 sweep at Standley Lake High School on Monday afternoon.

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  • Learning to fly – fish that is

    “There’s no sensation to compare with this. Suspended animation, a state of bliss.” — Pink Floyd, lyrics from “Learning to Fly.”

    Pink Floyd may not have written “Learning to Fly” about fly-fishing, but plenty of anglers partially submerged in the frigid waters of Colorado rivers would happily describe the sport as definitely imparting “a state of bliss.”