Today's News

  • Conifer High School cross country shines in D’Evelyn Dash

    DENVER — The only way Conifer’s start to the 2017 cross country season would have been better is if the Lobo boys and girls had finished second and first with Jeffco League rival D’Evelyn in the fields.

    The Jaguar hosts, who compete with Conifer at the 3A level in the sport, stepped up to Division I (big schools) for the D’Evelyn Dash on Saturday, leaving Division II (small schools) open for the Lobos to dominate.

    Which they did, with the exception of the SkyView Academy boys.

  • EHS softball loses in de facto season opener

    The Evergreen High School softball team started out its season in a rough way, losing its first official game after the Cougars’ game the day before was canceled. But, after dropping Thursday’s contest to Fairview High School in Evergreen, there are plenty of positives to look forward to throughout the rest of the season.

    “It’s our first game and I’ve got six transfers, so they haven’t worked together before,” head coach Della Mitchel said. “This is kind of to be expected.”

  • Pine man dies hiking 14er

    Authorities have confirmed the identity of the Pine man who died while hiking Capitol Peak last weekend.
    Zackaria White, 21, had summited the peak with his roommate Brandon Wilhelm, and the two disagreed on how to descend the mountain. White turned left off the "knife edge" ridge and took a direct line toward the lake, even though he was told there was a cliff band below.

  • Thousands flock to the path of totality

    FAIRMONT, Neb. — Thousands of people flocked to the 100-mile-wide band of totality that ran from Oregon to South Carolina midday Monday. While many in Colorado made the lengthy day trip to Wyoming — made even lengthier than normal by the traffic — others in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Iowa drove to Nebraska to enjoy the 2 minutes of darkness when the moon totally eclipsed the sun.

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  • A nuclear N. Korea wouldn’t be easy to endure

    Evergreen’s connections to the big news stories of recent days— troops in Afghanistan, terrorism in Barcelona, racism in Charlottesville, confrontation with North Korea— are indistinct. But with North Korea warning Sunday of “the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war,” confrontation is back. And so is belligerence. And so is the nuclear menace. Evergreen isn’t likely in North Korea’s crosshairs. But if the confrontation turns uncontrollable, all of us could be the losers.

  • We, the people, made a poor hiring decision
  • Johnson named CU’s new director of broadcasting

    For the past 13 years, Evergreen resident Mark Johnson has morphed into the voice of the University of Colorado Buffaloes, calling games and conducting interviews for KOA radio. Now, after severing ties with the radio station, he’s been named the director of audio broadcasting for CU athletics.

  • A day of tri-ing for a good cause

    Buchanan Rec Center was inundated with close to 200 kids participating in the eighth annual Evergreen Kids Triathlon on Sunday.

    They biked, ran and swam their way to fitness, all while raising money for the Evergreen Park & Recreation District’s Special Needs Program. This year, the event raised $4,725 from registration fees.

    Families come from around the metro area to participate in the event, which is low-key because no one keeps track of times, and all of the kids are encouraged to participate.

  • Elk Creek’s red carpet gives students superhero treatment

    People should have the chance to walk a red carpet at least once in their lives, and on Thursday, every student at Elk Creek Elementary in Conifer strutted their way along a red carpet after celebrating the start of the new school year.

    Kicking off at 9 a.m., Elk Creek’s first-day-of-school festivities were one part welcome for the Class of 2030 — incoming kindergartners — and one part celebration of a year principal Ryan Lucas hopes will encourage everyone to embrace their inner strengths.