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Today's News

  • Sports briefs

    FOOTBALL
    Evergreen blanks Arvada, closes in on league title
    LAKEWOOD — The Evergreen Cougars inched closer to a third 3A Metro North conference title in four years with a 40-0 shutout of Arvada on Oct. 18 at Trailblazer Stadium.

    The shutout was the third this season for Evergreen, which improved to 8-0 overall, 3-0 in league play.

  • Column: Hunter was the right, and only, choice for dedication

    Laurice “Lo” Hunter is a pioneer. Though her name, officially, wasn’t anywhere to be found inside the gymnasium at Evergreen High School prior to Oct. 17, her legacy most certainly was present. All one had to do was to look into the rafters to see the nine volleyball state championships Evergreen won between 1976 and 1985.

    But now, a banner resides on the far wall of Evergreen High School proclaiming the school’s court as Lo Hunter Gymnasium, and nobody is more deserving of the honor.

  • Lady Cougars sweep Conifer

    As if playing rival Conifer wasn’t enough motivation, the Evergreen Lady Cougars honored the legacy of their program, particularly Hall of Fame coach Laurice “Lo” Hunter, on Oct. 17 at Evergreen High School.

    And what a way to celebrate Hunter’s legacy. After naming the court at EHS in her name, the Lady Cougars overcame a back-and-forth start to score a 25-23, 25-18, 25-19 victory in front of a raucous crowd at Lo Hunter Gymnasium.

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS TENNIS
    Raeder’s stay at state is short after a first-round loss
    PUEBLO — Henry Raeder’s appearance at No. 3 singles in the 4A state boys tennis tournament was a brief one after the Evergreen junior was toppled in the first round at Pueblo City Park by Air Academy’s Neil Orton.

    Orton, a senior, won their first-round match 6-1, 6-3.

  • Evergreen boys, girls teams repeat at Jeffco League meet

    LITTLETON — The somber look on the faces of Evergreen top runners didn’t tell the real story. After seeing Golden’s Alec Hornecker and Brian Whitfield cross the finish line first and second at the 4A Jeffco League cross country championships on Oct. 10 at Clement Park, Evergreen’s boys team felt that a repeat league title wasn’t happening.

    But it did.

  • Breaking down the Mountain Bowl

    FIRST QUARTER: EVERGREEN 7, CONIFER 6
    Vaughn Brasseaux took advantage of the first of two first-quarter turnovers by Evergreen to score on a 17-yard TD run to give Conifer an early six-point lead, but the Cougars retaliated late in the quarter when Dylan Reifeis hit a wide-open Seth Ausman for a 47-yard strike.

  • Gay marriage arrives quietly, but appropriately

    Early in the afternoon of the first Monday in October (the day the Supreme Court convenes each year for its new term), I got an e-mail from House Speaker Mark Ferrandino titled “Love Wins.” It announced that the Supreme Court had declined to hear any of the marriage equality cases from various courts of appeals and that Attorney General John Suthers had announced he would take steps to clear the way for gay marriage in Colorado.

  • Ellie’s legacy: Pay it forward, or pay it back

    Out of life¹s worst moments can come life¹s best lessons.

    I’ve seen that at every natural disaster I’ve ever covered, where someone who just lost virtually every personal possession short of the shirt off his back still can manage to voice some variation of, “At least my family is safe, and that’s really all that matters.”

    Well, I just saw that spirit in spades at the restaurant across from Evergreen Lake called Willow Creek. The couple who own it, Kristopher and Curtis Lincoln, lost their daughter more than a decade ago.

  • New book peers into the private lives of birds

    I recently read a review of a new book that stirred my desire to actually read the book, so I called the Jefferson County library to inquire if it was available. The book is titled “The Thing With Feathers” by Noah Strycker, but it was the subtitle, “The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal About Being Human” that really piqued my interest. They did indeed have it and so within a few days and a bookmobile visit later, I had it in my hands.

  • ‘Bright Ideas’ at Center/Stage shines brightly as comedic satire