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Today's News

  • Evergreen man to be tried for sex assault on child

    An Evergreen man who previously taught music at both Clear Creek Middle School and High School will stand trial next week on charges that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl at his Evergreen home on Thanksgiving in 2015.

    Mark Edward Hudson, 59, is charged with one count of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust, a Class 4 felony.

  • Inter-Canyon discusses elections, explores mill levies and its future

    Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District is already prepping for the new year with talks of an election and added personnel.

    At a September strategic planning meeting, the board discussed the possibility of adding a new part-time emergency medical services staff member due to an increase in call volume and a decline in volunteerism. The part-time employee would join the full-time EMS chief, who was added to the Inter-Canyon team in January 2016.

  • Budget prep begins for Indian Hills

    Budget talks have begun for Indian Hills Fire Rescue, and the fire department is expecting to bring in $48,314 more than it planned for in 2017.

    In the first draft of its 2018 budget, Indian Hills has planned for a net income of $22,094. Last year, it budgeted a loss of $26,220. The substantial increase largely is due to increased property valuations, which will provide the department with a supplementary $30,572 in income.

  • Huskies down Saints in strong offensive showing

    BAILEY — Early into the season, Platte Canyon football has been rolling. However, after a rough start to their homecoming game against Vail Christian on Saturday, its perfect record looked to be in jeopardy.

    That is, until it found its groove again in the second quarter. After regrouping and tightening their defense against a very good quarterback in senior Tom Engleby, the Huskies downed the Saints easily 43-22.

  • Evergreen soccer slides to victory over Wheat Ridge

     

    LAKEWOOD — After soldiering on through abysmal playing conditions on Sept. 26 at Lakewood Memorial Field, Evergreen soccer slid away with a narrow victory over Wheat Ridge, 4-3, in large part thanks to the efforts of junior striker Ryan Gutberlet.

    Through hard rain in the first half, players on both sides were slipping and falling all over the field, and splashing water a few inches every time they took a step. That made for difficult playing conditions, and altered the speed and bounce of the ball.

  • Conifer softball to host game for Elk Creek FD

    Conifer softball will host a game against Lakewood this Saturday that it added to its schedule with the hopes of raising money to donate to the Elk Creek Fire Department.

    Proceeds from the “Fire Game,” as Lobo head coach Carrie Oletski calls it, will go to a fire squad that helped save Richmond Hill in Conifer last winter from burning down.

  • EHS tennis looks to regionals amid rebuilding season

     

    After losing a host of seniors last season, the Evergreen High School tennis team has been rebuilding this year, but that doesn’t deter the Cougars one bit, especially when looking toward the future.

    “Last year, we lost seven of our starting 11 so that everyone can get called up from JV and keep up and be able to get a bunch of wins in. We’re playing well, so as long as we can play well, then (our record) doesn’t really matter,” senior doubles player Carter Morrill said.

  • D’Evelyn bounces back to thwart host Evergreen

    EVERGREEN — Peyton Wright had little doubt that her D’Evelyn Jaguars would be in for a battle against host Evergreen in the 4A Jeffco League volleyball opener on Sept. 26. It was just a matter of her team getting some momentum. Once the undefeated Jaguars did that, they were confident it would carry them through to victory.

  • The touch of an angel: Evergreen pendant celebrates 25 years

    Angels are messengers, comforters, guardians, love — and the 25 Evergreen Angel pendants serve as a reminder of angels’ healing power.

    The 25th pendant named Olivia, who carries an olive branch, was unveiled Friday morning. The pendants are a fund-raiser for Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice, and the angel symbolizes the work the nonprofit does daily, according to CEO Charley Shimanski.

  • Yoga vloggers host class, raise $700 for EAPL

    All Nancy Maule did was comment on a YouTube video. But, four months and hundreds of hours of work later, more than 50 people were traveling to Evergreen to attend a yoga class and help the Evergreen Animal Protective League.

    Boho Beautiful, which has almost 600,000 YouTube subscribers, offered a yoga class at Buchanan Recreation Center on Friday afternoon with a $10 suggested donation per student. The class raised about $700, all of which will go to EAPL.