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Today's News

  • Basement fire causes damage to Aspen Park home

    A fire Sunday evening significantly damaged a home on Briggs Avenue in Aspen Park.

    According to Elk Creek Fire Chief Bill McLaughlin, firefighters with Elk Creek Fire and Inter-Canyon Fire responded to a 7:35 p.m. call about a structure fire in the area and found the home engulfed. While the home wasn’t destroyed, the fire caused extensive damage after starting in the basement and spreading to the upper floors.

    No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

  • The Joy of food pantry: An area nonprofit provides donated food for those in need

    When it comes to food, Kathy Stanley believes in creating a win-win situation for everyone.

    Stanley is the founder and director of Joy’s Kitchen, a nonprofit that collects food supermarkets are ready to throw away and provides it to those who need it. It’s a simple, but relatively new concept that takes many volunteers to see it through — and one that has come to the Evergreen area since the end of October.

  • Cougars take down Jaguars in close game

    EVERGREEN — The Evergreen boys’ basketball team knows how to start off league play right.

    Following a win against Standley Lake and a 61-55 victory over visiting D’Evelyn on Saturday afternoon, the Cougars now sit at 2-0 in league play (9-2 overall) and show no signs of slowing down. The Jaguars, however, have struggled in Jeffco play with two tough losses to start out the new year (4-6).

  • All around, in every way

    At every school, there’s always that student-athlete who perfectly exemplifies the idea of the “student-athlete,” someone who excels at being both in school and in competition. For Conifer, senior Mark Studer checks all the boxes.

    For much of his high school career, Studer has been a stud the court and on the field for the Lobos, as he serves as a guard for the basketball team and as a defensive midfielder in lacrosse. In school, he’s taken more than 15 AP and honors classes during his of high school career and pushes himself when he can.

  • Confident Cougars stay unbeaten in duals

    It’s said that confidence breeds success. The Evergreen High School wrestling program is beaming with that confidence nowadays.

    That hasn’t always been the case in recent years, but with an influx of wrestlers and a trust in themselves, the Cougars are witnessing that success on the mat in 2018. That was evident in the Cougars’ fourth dual victory of the season 51-27 over visiting Denver South on Jan. 3 at Evergreen High School.

    Three years ago, EHS barely had enough wrestlers to keep the program afloat.

  • Youth enjoy clay sculpting during winter break

    Similar to finding activities during winter break, the possibilities are endless when you’re working with an unshaped piece of clay.

    Several youngsters found that out Jan. 3 during the Evergreen Library’s clay sculpting activity as part of its winter break programming. About 20 children and their parents spent an hour sculpting blocks of clay into bowls, tiny animals and other unique creations, sometimes decking them out with beads or stones.

  • Morrison discusses moving municipal elections to November

    The Morrison Town Board is considering putting amendments to the town charter up to vote this April, including moving town elections from April to November.

    Based on board discussion during its Jan. 2 meeting, staff will bring forward two questions for the board to discuss at next Tuesday’s meeting, which would then be put on the April 3 ballot if approved by the board.

    One question would be moving the election date to November. The second would be clearing up some inconsistent language in the town charter.

  • Two local post offices burglarized

    Local and federal investigators are looking into burglaries at two Evergreen-area post offices.
    According to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Indian Hills Post Office was burglarized sometime between Saturday afternoon and Monday morning The Idledale Post Office was burglarized after close of business on Monday.
    Investigators could be seen outside the Idledale office with the building and parking lot blocked off on Tuesday morning.

  • Early morning fire destroys Pine home

        A fire early Sunday morning destroyed a home in the 12000 block of Danny Avenue in Pine despite efforts from five departments and agencies in the area.

  • Morrison P.D. remembers former reserve officer Parrish

    The Morrison Police Department, and the town as a whole, are honoring Douglas County Sheriff Deputy Zackari Parrish, who served Morrison as a reserve officer in 2014.
    Parrish, 29, was killed in a Dec. 31 officer-involved shooting in Highlands Ranch. His funeral is Friday. Multiple officers from Morrison are planning to attend.