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  • 2016-17 boys basketball preview quotables

    “Because it’s so strong, I think it really gets us prepared and ready for when the playoffs come.”
    — Evergreen senior Lucas Berninzoni, on the tough schedule that is the 4A Jeffco League with four teams ranked in the CHSAANow.com preseason poll.

  • 2016-17 girls basketball capsule previews

    CONIFER LADY LOBOS
    Head coach: Cara Walderman
    Assistant coach: Molly Snively
    2015-16 record: 3-20

  • 2016-17 boys basketball capsule previews

    CONIFER LOBOS
    Head coach: Eric Valerio 
    Assistant coaches: Jim Wood, John Shipley
    2015-16 record: 14-9

  • Boys basketball preview: 5 things to watch for

    1. TOUGH SLEDDING Evergreen, as usual, will have its work cut out for it in the always stingy 4A Jeffco League. Though the Cougars are ranked 10th in the CHSAANOW.com preseason poll, conference foes Valor Christian (No. 2), Golden (No. 4) and D’Evelyn (No. 8) rank ahead of them. It will be a dogfight all season long.

  • Girls basketball preview: 5 things to watch for
  • Scout and his friends build pergola at lake

    A local boy scout and his friends helped build a pergola for the deck area near the Evergreen Lake House.

    Steven McDermond, 16, a Conifer High School student and a member of Troop 400, organized the project as part of his efforts to become an Eagle Scout.

    McDermond said he asked for ideas for his service project at the Wulf Recreation Center, and special-populations coordinator Maren Schreiber said that when lake visitors use the picnic tables in the summer, it can get very warm in the sun.

  • Evergreen Audubon finds a new year-round home

    A second base of operations will enable the Evergreen Audubon Society to provide year-round educational programming in addition to the warm-weather offerings at the Nature Center at Evergreen Lake.

    The organization is renting two offices, two classrooms and storage space in a former church building at 29997 Buffalo Park Road that is owned by Ascent Church Evergreen. Audubon board members said the new space was a major investment, but the location will fit the society’s needs perfectly.

  • Author honored for memoir about surviving abuse

    A Conifer author was awarded first place in the nonfiction category of the 2016 Kindle eBook Awards.

    Kathryn Brettell’s “The Olive Picker” is a memoir about surviving domestic violence and abuse. The book’s opening chapter is about Brettell’s life-changing experience on Oct. 8, 2008, when her then-husband attacked her and she fought him off.

    The rest of the book deals with the different types of abuse Brettell experienced throughout her life and the “common threads” among them.

  • Program to shelter homeless up and running in Evergreen

    More than 200 volunteers are prepared to provide the area’s homeless with a warm meal and a place to sleep now that temperatures have gotten colder.

    Evergreen’s Emergency Shelter Program went into action two weeks ago, though as of Friday no one had yet taken advantage of the program, according to program director Kaethe Zellner.

    “We have nine people pre-registered,” Zellner said, “but nobody has actually shown up to use it.”

  • Students take time for some rhyme at Elk Creek Elementary

    Some students at Elk Creek Elementary School recently shared their favorite poems with fellow classmates and family.

    Called Poetry Café, the event is an annual tradition at the school. Students in all grades pick a poem to recite to the class, and then the teachers pick three to four students to participate in Poetry Café.