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Today's News

  • Long family tentatively set to close businesses in Pine

    The family of Maggie Long is tentatively expected to close its businesses in Pine at the end of 2017. According to staff at the Derrick Thai restaurant last week, the family will close both the restaurant and the adjacent Long’s Liquors on Sunday in light of the loss of their daughter earlier this month.
    While a manager who asked not to be identified confirmed those plans, he said the family may change its mind and instead continue operating the businesses into the New Year.

  • Missing Kittredge man found dead

    Mark Finn, the Kittredge man who was reported missing Tuesday, was found dead Wednesday afternoon near Highway 74 and Troublesome Gulch Road in Evergreen.

    According to Jeffco Sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer, Finn's death is not considered suspicious and foul play is not suspected. A cause of death, however, has not yet been determined.

  • Six injured in I-70 rollover crash

    Six people, including four children, were transported to area hospitals after their car went off eastbound Interstate 70 and down an embankment near the Lookout Mountain exit Sunday.
    The accident caused major delays in the area. Investigators remain on the scene. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
    The group wastraveling in a 2000 Dodge SUV on I-70 Sunday morning, the Colorado State Patrol confirmed on Twitter.

  • Looking back and looking forward

    Dr. Jason Glass, Jeffco Public Schools

  • Get ’er done
  • Hibernate, migrate or circulate?

    Wildlife has evolved astonishing tactics to cope with extreme weather. Like retired New Jersey snowbirds descending to West Palm Beach in the fall, hummingbirds spurn winter, turning their iridescent feathered backs on Colorado and heading south to friendlier habitat.
    Bears vanish into dens to hibernate, slowing their metabolism enough to survive the winter without eating or drinking.

  • Cougars take down Jaguars in close game

    EVERGREEN — The Evergreen boys’ basketball team knows how to start off league play right.

    Following a win against Standley Lake and a 61-55 victory over visiting D’Evelyn on Saturday afternoon, the Cougars now sit at 2-0 in league play (9-2 overall) and show no signs of slowing down. The Jaguars, however, have struggled in Jeffco play with two tough losses to start out the new year (4-6).

  • All around, in every way

    At every school, there’s always that student-athlete who perfectly exemplifies the idea of the “student-athlete,” someone who excels at being both in school and in competition. For Conifer, senior Mark Studer checks all the boxes.

    For much of his high school career, Studer has been a stud the court and on the field for the Lobos, as he serves as a guard for the basketball team and as a defensive midfielder in lacrosse. In school, he’s taken more than 15 AP and honors classes during his of high school career and pushes himself when he can.

  • Confident Cougars stay unbeaten in duals

    It’s said that confidence breeds success. The Evergreen High School wrestling program is beaming with that confidence nowadays.

    That hasn’t always been the case in recent years, but with an influx of wrestlers and a trust in themselves, the Cougars are witnessing that success on the mat in 2018. That was evident in the Cougars’ fourth dual victory of the season 51-27 over visiting Denver South on Jan. 3 at Evergreen High School.

    Three years ago, EHS barely had enough wrestlers to keep the program afloat.

  • State legislature facing tumultuous 2018 session

    When the legislature convenes next week for its 2018 session, all indications are that we’re in for a tough, adversarial year that will be highlighted by split control, election-year posturing and the specter of several unresolved sexual harassment claims.