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Today's News

  • Rick, Rascal or Roni: which is the real raccoon?

    Many kids are introduced to raccoons through the popular magazine, “Ranger Rick.” This cartoon park ranger encounters and then solves environmental challenges with the aid of his friends. Through reading about Rick’s quests to defend wildlife and nature, kids are encouraged to also take part in the protection of their natural world.

  • Follow the money

    Congress passed a budget bill and the President sent his budget request to Congress where the differences between the two must be resolved. All signs point to much higher spending as Congress has voted to eliminate the sequestration imposed in 2013 to limit the growth of government spending. It’s not remotely possible that the total will represent a balanced budget as spending will again exceed revenues.

  • Feelings versus reality

    John Newkirk

  • Conifer’s Zander Condit earns fifth at state

    DENVER — Pain wasn’t going to stop Conifer’s Zander Condit.

    On Friday night at the Pepsi Center after he earned his way to the semifinals of the 3A state wrestling tournament, the sophomore wrestler met his match in Anthony Quintana of Buena Vista. In the loss, he walked away from the mat damaged — literally.

  • Evergreen outlasts Golden in triple-OT

    By Dennis Pleuss

    EVERGREEN — Evergreen’s girls basketball team has already accomplished something this season that last year’s Class 4A state championship squad didn’t do.

    The Cougars officially wrapped up the 4A Jeffco League title Feb. 13 with a victory over Valor Christian. It’s actually the first conference title for the program since the 2002-03 season.

  • EHS boys lackluster in game against Golden before playoffs

    By Dennis Pleuss

    EVERGREEN — The Class 4A Jeffco League boys basketball title is heading back to Golden after the Demons, No. 3 seed, won the conference title outright Thursday with a 58-48 road victory against No. 8-seeded Evergreen.

    “Obviously, we didn’t play as well as we would have liked,” Evergreen coach Scott Haebe said. “We just seemed a step slow defensively, and we really never got into a rhythm offensively.”

  • Evergreen girls golf seeking more players

    The Evergreen girls’ golf team is looking for more competitors.

    Following a strong season last year, the team as of now is down to six girls, and head coach Mike Kuzava would like to see more sign up in the coming weeks.

  • Conifer boys win league title

    By Michael Kelly

    CONIFER — The Conifer boys basketball team could have packed it in after its horrendous start: The Lobos lost eight of their first nine games and entered the 2018 calendar year having lost seven straight.

    But through it all, the team never gave into the losing, and it paid off. Conifer (12-11, 8-2) can call itself conference champions after beating Alameda 65-49 on Feb. 14, capping a turnaround that will continue in the Class 4A state tournament.

  • ‘A plea for equal justice’

    As a conservative columnist, I have always tried to focus on constitutionally based concepts of personal responsibility and accountability supported by the belief that our country is founded on the principle of equality of opportunity.
    My numerous columns always attempt to support these views with appropriate facts and historical connections thereby providing a somewhat logical and rational basis for the opinions. Given the very nature of Op/Ed columns, these positions welcome opposing views.

  • Colorado's Olympic talent reigns supreme

    Growing up in Steamboat Springs in the 1960s and ‘70s, the Winter Olympics were a big deal. We’d earned the name, “Ski Town USA” as more winter Olympians had (and still have) been produced in Steamboat than anywhere else in the United States. We all had everyday interactions with Olympic athletes, and I had friends who would become Olympians.