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Today's News

  • Cowboys & Indian Hills: Long-time residents enjoy the Western lifestyle

    Even after open heart surgery, one of the first questions Sunny Weeks asked her doctor was: “When can I ride?” Every time — after a stroke, after a broken leg, after other injuries — she always asked, “When can I ride?”

    Weeks, who grew up near New Orleans, can’t remember a time when she didn’t know how to ride a horse. She recalled winning her first rodeo at age 9.

    “I didn’t know what I was doing, but the horse did,” she described.

  • EFPD to hold public hearing for proposed 2018 budget

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District will hold a public hearing Tuesday to hear feedback on its proposed 2018 budget, which currently includes $8.45 million in projected revenue, $6 million in operational expenditures and an allocation of $467,000 for capital expenditures.

    According to the latest publicly released draft of the budget, the district expects nearly $1.45 million in increased annual revenue next year — largely due to increased property taxes from Jefferson and Clear Creek counties, as well as a slight uptick in ambulance billing revenue.

  • Morrison’s interim police chief hopes to connect with community

    Name a job in law enforcement, and George Mumma likely has held it.

    The Littleton resident has worked as a patrol and SWAT officer with the Littleton Police Department and spent time on the K9 unit with the Lakewood Police Department before joining the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office as a senior investigator.

    Now, he has taken on a new role as interim chief of the Morrison Police Department. The town officially hired him Oct. 10 after former chief Rudy Sandoval retired in late September.

  • Rotary clubs hosting annual Thanksgiving for seniors

    Mountain-area seniors won’t have to wait until Nov. 23 to enjoy a homemade Thanksgiving meal and time with friends. The Rotary Clubs of Evergreen and Mountain Foothills are hosting their fourth annual Rotary Thanksgiving Lunch next week.

    The meal will be from noon-2:15 p.m. on Nov. 16 at the Evergreen Lake House. It’s free and open to approximately 200 seniors from the mountain area.

  • EHS, CHS marching bands place at state

    The high school marching bands at Evergreen High School and Conifer High School placed sixth and seventh, respectively, at this year’s 3A state marching band championships on Oct. 30, beating out Pueblo Centennial, Pueblo South and Durango high schools.

    While Evergreen dropped three places from last year, Conifer moved up after placing eighth last year.

  • Indian Hills Fire examining budget before hearing

    Indian Hills Fire Rescue is continuing to examine its 2018 budget in preparation for a Nov. 15 budget hearing, which is open to public comment.
    In a revised budget, Indian Hills has planned for a net income of $18,041. Last year, it budgeted a loss of $26,220. The substantial increase largely is due to increased property valuations, which will provide the department with a supplementary $30,572 in income.
    The board first discussed its budget in a Sept. 27 meeting, noting some of the significant changes from 2017.

  • Cougars Claw: High school drama, literally

    By Mia Prahlad
    Evergreen High School

    With dozens of sports teams, Evergreen High School’s athletics are some of the best in the state. From football to soccer to cross country, Evergreen athletics always seem to be in the news.

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  • Five Lobo students commit to collegiate athletics

    CONIFER — Five athletes from Conifer will be taking their talents into the collegiate sphere next year.

    On Nov. 14 at Conifer High School, Isabel Arnold, Madeleine Foster, Cole Hollander, Nick William and Kyle Butler signed their letters of intent to play a variety of sports — lacrosse, soccer, cross country and track — at the next level.

    Isabel Arnold, soccer

    Isabel Arnold, who says she can play almost anywhere on the soccer field, signed her letter of intent to play at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas.

  • Husky basketball looks ahead to successful seasons

    It may only her first year as head coach at Platte Canyon, but Becca Hammon is already making waves in the girls’ basketball program for the better.