Today's News

  • Lobos gain first tourney win since 2010

    CONIFER — For the first time since 2010, the Conifer boys basketball team won in the 4A state tournament on their home court on Feb. 21.

    In a dominant second half, the Lobos, seeded No. 32 in the state bracket, downed No. 33 Pueblo County with a full-team effort, 57-49.

  • Bizbeat: Blue Quill Angler upgrades building, continues fly-fishing tradition

    Blue Quill Angler in Bergen Park, in business for 30 years, has new energy.

    The store, which specializes in everything fly-fishing, including classes and guided trips, has gone through a transformation with new flooring, a changing room and display cases.

    “We have upgraded 110 percent,” said store manager Cody Scott, an Evergreen native. “But most importantly, we are the same shop with the same crew” of instructors, salespeople and guides.

  • Teacher’s love of literacy will live on

    A former Marshdale Elementary School teacher’s love of literacy will live on in the school’s library.

    On Saturday, the school dedicated a reading loft to Denise Capretta, a beloved teacher who died on Feb. 5, 2017, of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS. Those who spoke at the dedication talked about her passion for teaching children, especially reading. Several staff members read from books that they said embodied her spirit.

  • Memory Café provides community for memory-loss patients

    Glenn Wallace considers himself one of the lucky ones.

    Even after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s 14 years ago, Wallace is still high-functioning. But, he said it’s essential for him and others with Alzheimer’s to talk to one another to find out how their experiences differ.

    “Because it’s the only way to get a full picture of what’s going on,” Wallace said.

  • Jeffco elementary students display creativity at annual art show

    Whether it’s aspen trees, unicorns, swirls of color or self portraits, local elementary school students have an eye for both the real and imaginary.

    Last Friday, they got to share their creative visions with family, friends and fellow artists.

    More than 1,000 students’ artwork is now on display at Red Rocks Community College’s Lakewood campus as part of the Jeffco Schools Foundation Elementary Art Exhibition. Every Jeffco elementary school participated with an average of 12 pieces in the show.

  • Jeffco supports bill for online-only publication of fiscal information

    Jeffco Commissioner Tina Francone told the Colorado State Senate on Feb. 14 that she and her fellow commissioners support a bill that would no longer require counties to publish full financial reports in newspapers.

    Instead, counties would only have to publish a link in the newspaper that would take readers to the corresponding information on the counties’ websites.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Pistol pinched

  • Evergreen Chorale presents ‘Company’

    This Friday night the Evergreen Chorale presents “Company,” a landmark modern musical that explores the desire, need, vulnerability and vicissitudes of romance and relationships. “Company” opened on Broadway in 1970 and was immediately recognized as a breaker of all rules, as it has no defined conclusion, not being linear in anyway. As a matter of fact, it’s the vignettes that carry the plot and deliver the message, originally revolutionizing theatre through the combination of storytelling and song.

  • Benefits of working with a personal trainer

    If you are someone who has recently made goals around your health and fitness, it’s important to carefully evaluate how you are going to achieve your goals. One tool you might consider using is a certified personal trainer.

  • Rick, Rascal or Roni: which is the real raccoon?

    Many kids are introduced to raccoons through the popular magazine, “Ranger Rick.” This cartoon park ranger encounters and then solves environmental challenges with the aid of his friends. Through reading about Rick’s quests to defend wildlife and nature, kids are encouraged to also take part in the protection of their natural world.