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Today's News

  • Conifer woman dies in attack by family dogs; son injured

    A Conifer woman was killed and her son injured Monday night in an attack by their two dogs at their home in the 31000 block of Black Widow Drive.

    According to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office, Susan Shawl, 60, died at the scene, and her son Richard Shawl, 36, was transported to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

  • November’s ballot likely to be crowded

    In addition to electing a president, U.S. senator, members of Congress, the state legislature and county commissioners, it looks like we’re headed for another very busy ballot when we vote this November.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Visiting musician praises Jazz Festival

    Editor:

    My name is Kris Tokarski; I am a jazz pianist based out of New Orleans who recently had the pleasure of performing at the Evergreen Jazz Festival with my trio. I wanted to relay a few words about my experience in an effort to spread the word about this annual weekend-long event.

  • HD 25 candidates offer contrasting solutions to state issues

    The two mountain area residents vying in state House District 25 are mostly in agreement when asked to identify the critical issues facing the state — but their solutions differ dramatically.

  • Hiwan Kids features art, history, games

    The Hiwan Homestead Museum offered children a mixture of art, history, education and the great outdoors for a portion of the summer.

    In late July and early August, the museum has hosted its Hiwan Kids program, offering youngsters a chance to play outdoor pioneer games, make sand paintings and clay figures, and learn about local plants and wildlife on a nature tour, and experience Native American beadwork designs firsthand.

  • Ambary Gardens in Kittredge enjoying rapid growth

    Kittredge’s Ambary Gardens has made great strides in the past 18 months, expanding from a single greenhouse into a full-scale retail operation with plans for further collaboration and expansion.

    The business has been selling various hemp-based products, such as salves and tinctures, that are high in cannabidiol and have little to no tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Users of such high-CBD products have ailments ranging from migraines and asthma to rheumatism and glaucoma.

  • Coaching change brings hope to Cougars gymnastics

    The feeling was mutual the first time Evergreen High gymnasts and Tabor Cowden crossed paths. They didn’t know him, and he wasn’t sure just what he was getting when he took over as head coach of the Lady Cougars’ gymnastics program this season.

  • EHS volleyball hopes to build on 2015 state run

    Jenica Watts understands that being a head coach is a lot of work. There’s a lot of behind-the-scenes things that has to happen. But it’s worth it. It’s rewarding. She gets to find that out first-hand this season.

  • Boys soccer: Cougars eyeing repeat of state championship

    The bull’s-eye is there, and Evergreen knows it. After all, the boys’ soccer team is the defending 4A state champions. 

    The pressure is certainly looming considering the Cougars will open 2016 as the top-ranked team in the CHSAA preseason poll. But if there’s one thing head coach Ross Fowler won’t hear before EHS even steps foot on the pitch is the word repeat.

  • Evergreen stadium committee making project push

    The press box and a concession stand are already in place. Now the Evergreen High School stadium committee is eyeing a bigger concession stand with public restrooms and team locker rooms, improved lighting, a ramp and seating for an additional 1,200 fans at Evergreen High School.

    The proposal, if it comes to fruition, would allow EHS to host state football playoff games on its home turf. Furthermore, it would improve the overall atmosphere of athletic and band competitions.