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Today's News

  • Legislators face major issues in new session

    Ready for up to 120 days of nonstop fun and excitement? You’ve got it; your Colorado General Assembly convenes today for the 2012 legislative session.
    As has been the case for the last several years, budget discussions will dominate this year’s session. While there was good news in the last revenue forecast of 2011, there are still many more needs than there are resources, and tough decisions will need to be made about how to do it.

  • Who will get the GOP nomination?

    With January finally here, Americans are increasingly turning their attention toward the presidential race. Until now, many of us watched the GOP primary out of the corner of our eye, vaguely aware of the waxing and waning of Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Herman Cain. Late in the year, the omnipresent Newt Gingrich entered the race with great fanfare, only to fall short of being the game-changer he no doubt planned to be.

  • Rare golden-crowned sparrow visits Red Rocks

    There has been a golden-crowned sparrow appearing at the feeder behind Red Rocks Park Trading Post most all winter. The golden-crowned sparrow is a Pacific bird found only in the western part of North America from the Cascade and Sierra Nevada Mountains westward to the Pacific and some of the islands offshore.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Ideal for home defense

  • Evergreen boys win, girls take second at Vail meet

    VAIL — Deane Long led three Evergreen skiers in the top five as the Cougars took first place in the giant slalom on Jan. 6.
    Long had runs of 38.08 and 36.38 seconds to finish third in 1 minute, 14.46 seconds. Sam Grise was fourth in 1:14.81 and Chris Morrison was fifth in 1:14.87.
    Evergreen finished with 171 team points to top second-place Nederland by five points.
    In all, Evergreen had five skiers in the top 10.

  • Offenses struggle in EHS’ win over Conifer

    Ugh, there wasn’t much for Evergreen head coach Scott Haebe to like in his team’s annual showdown with rival Conifer on Jan. 6 at Evergreen High School.
    Not much offensively, outside of the play of senior guard Konnor Propst.
    Not the defense, which was stout but not stellar.
    Just not much at all and yet his team was on the winning side of an alarming 39-28 score in which both teams were held well below their early-season scoring averages.

  • Dobey, defense thwart Conifer

    Erin Dobey was just taking advantage of the opportunities she was presented. But even so not even the 5-foot-5 Evergreen senior guard could imagine she would have the kind of game that she did Jan. 6 against Conifer.

  • Special district elections coming up May 8

     The Evergreen Park and Recreation District and the Evergreen Fire Protection District will hold elections for new board members May 8.

    The park district will be seeking a replacement for board member Peter Eggers, who is not seeking re-election at the end of his four-year term. Current board member Janet Heck Doyle, who was elected in 2008, is up for re-election. Doyle said Monday she hasn't decided whether or not she is running again.

  • MALT helps save historic Conifer ranch

    With the help of the Mountain Area Land Trust, longtime Conifer residents Barbara and Tom Butterfield preserved nearly 4,000 acres of their high mountain valley near Pine from development forever.

     

    The last piece of the five-part process concluded in January 2011 when the couple transferred 285 acres known as Resort Valley Ranch East Homestead, south of South Foxton Road and U.S. 285, just past Reynolds Open Space Park.

  • Mountain lions attacking pets in Hiwan Hills

     

    The state Department of Parks and Wildlife has received a number of reports since Dec. 25 of pets being taken by mountain lions in the Hiwan Hills area on Ridge Road, Mossy Rock Lane, Buchanan Drive and Western Court, according to spokesperson Jennifer Churchill.

    Four attacks were documented:

    • On Dec. 25 at 9:30 p.m., a 40-pound dog was taken from a deck on Ridge Road while reporting parties were watching a movie. After they ran outside yelling, the lion dropped the dog and left, but the dog did not survive.