Today's News

  • Technology help for the outdoors

    Surrounded by rugged peaks, wildflower meadows and trout-laden rivers, people living in Colorado revel in the breathtaking — sometimes quite literally — vistas and accompanying recreational choices. Even so, adversity may arise in the high country. Getting lost or injured in remote areas, dodging wildlife on highways or having animal encounters, possibly dangerous, are not uncommon.

  • Hudson seeks to seal court records in sex assault case after acquittal

    Mark E. Hudson, the Evergreen man and former Clear Creek music teacher who was acquitted last October on charges of sexually assaulting a child at his home in 2015, is seeking to have the court records in the case permanently sealed.
    In a motion filed in Jeffco district court Nov. 27, Hudson asked that all criminal justice records in the case be sealed per Colorado Revised Statute 24-72-702.5, which allows for the expedited sealing of criminal records in cases where the defendant is acquitted or the case is dismissed.

  • Sichting, Alberga waive right to preliminary hearings

    Wynn Ray Sichting and Daniel Alberga, the two men arrested in connection with beating and imprisoning of a 21-year-old man in Conifer last September, both waived their right to a preliminary hearing last week after delaying the hearings for several weeks.
    Sichting, of Conifer, is accused of trying to kill his nephew, Adonis Cherokee Gomez, on Sept. 11 after Gomez attempted to retrieve some belongings he’d left behind after moving out of Sichting’s home in the 27000 block of Parsons Road a week prior.

  • Attempted child abduction in Conifer was a false report

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office has determined that an attempted child abduction reported in Conifer last week didn’t actually occur after a woman called over the weekend to clarify what happened.

  • Scholarship, annual award created in Long’s memory

    Maggie Long’s legacy at the Venue Theatre in Conifer will live on for years to come after the launch of a scholarship in her name.
    Announced at Long’s public memorial service in December, the scholarship will provide needy students with funding to cover tuition costs at the Venue.

  • Agencies disavow request to delay release of Long autopsy

    The Park County Sheriff’s Office and the Colorado Department of Justice are denying claims made by Park County Coroner David Kintz Jr. that they asked him to withhold from public release the official autopsy and medical examiner’s report in the Maggie Long murder investigation.

  • Evergreen girls stun No. 3 Demons on the road

    GOLDEN — In perhaps its biggest road game of the season thus far, the Evergreen girls basketball team brought the fire at Golden High School in the top-five matchup on Wednesday night, and the Demons got burned.

    Following a strong defensive first half and excellent play across the board, the No. 4 Cougars (per CHSAANow.com) buried the No. 3 Demons, 50-40, improving their overall standing to 14-1.

  • Evergreen boys lose heartbreaker in final seconds

    GOLDEN — Sometimes the shots don’t fall your way.

    That’s what happened when the Evergreen boys’ basketball team, ranked No. 8 last week in the CHSAANow.com 4A poll and now No. 9, visited No. 4 Golden (now No. 3) on Jan. 24. Despite opportunity after opportunity to sink the game-winner in the final seconds of the matchup, the Cougars just couldn’t get a shot to fall as they eventually lost, 58-57.

  • Cougar swimmers victorious against Conifer

    EVERGREEN — Following suit in its dominating season in the water, the Evergreen girls’ swim team defeated the visiting Conifer Lobos at the Wulf Rec Center on Jan. 23 during senior night, 120-54.

    With league competition just around the corner, that’s the best the Cougars could ask for.

  • Lobos get 27-point 4th quarter against Arvada

    By Dennis Pleuss

    ARVADA — Conifer’s boys basketball team found its scoring touch in the nick of time on Jan. 23 at Arvada High School.

    Holding on to a 39-37 lead after three quarters against an improved Arvada squad, the Lobos scored 27 points in the final eight minutes to take a 66-48 road victory in the Class 4A/3A Colorado 7 league game.