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Today's News

  • It’s about decency, respect

    Aretha Franklin said it … R E S P E C T.
    By the time you read this column, I would bet that more men will stand accused of improper treatment or even sexual abuse of women. The steady stream of this type of behavior is truly amazing. Most Americans seem to be saying, it’s about time these unwanted acts are exposed and the perpetrators held accountable. I certainly agree with this sentiment. The common denominator seems to be the arrogant belief by powerful men that their status gives them the right to sexual favors.

  • PERA reform faces challenging proposition

    One of the most attractive benefits of government employment is often a pension that used to be the norm among benefits from all employers. That has become increasingly rare as times have changed, and people are less likely to spend their entire careers working for the same employer.

  • The responsibility of finding a replacement

    Joe Webb

  • Evergreen Chorale honors Christmas

    It’s Christmas time again, and nothing is more symbolic of the season than the Evergreen Chorale’s magical holiday show.
    This weekend, the chorale will present “A Ceremony of Carols: A Tapestry of Holiday Music for Choir, Harp, Piano and Flute.” Both performances will be held at churches – Central Presbyterian Church in Denver on Friday and Rockland Community Church in Genesee on Sunday — embellishing the delivery of old time carols and new.

  • Cougar boys plagued by ball-handling woes

    EVERGREEN — In its second game of the season, the Evergreen boys basketball team couldn’t get the job done on Friday night after a sluggish start on offense against visiting Silver Creek as it fell, 58-45.

    Silver Creek, ranked sixth in the CHSAANow.com Class 4A poll, outpaced the Cougars all night on the offensive end, and Evergreen’s defense didn’t do much to stop it on the other end of the court either — aside from the third quarter.

  • Conifer girls fall to Golden in season opener

    By Seth Kahn

    The Conifer High School girls basketball team came up short against the Demons of Golden High School on Nov. 29, falling 63-32.

    Senior Casey Scheffer led the way with eights points and a steal for the Lobos in a game in which they seemed to find difficulty getting into a rhythm. Despite the result, coach Cara Walderman was positive about her team’s performance and attitude.

  • Thankful for my Colorado surroundings

    John Newkirk

  • Social media in today’s news coverage

    I wasn’t at Legacy Stadium on Saturday afternoon, but with every precious second I could feel the electricity of what was happening in Aurora.
    Maybe it was the former sports editor in me coming out, but as I sat in the comfort of my home Saturday afternoon, I kept an eye on Twitter to see what was happening in the 5A state football semifinals between Columbine and Eaglecrest. The winner will be heading to Sports Authority Field at Mile High next weekend to play for a state title.

  • Highway overpasses successful at curbing wildlife/vehicle collisions

    The sun was warm as we gathered on Vail Pass last July. Paige Singer, a biologist for Rocky Mountain Wild, and Lisi Lohre, Citizen Science intern for the Denver Zoo, handed out hardhats and bright orange vests to the three volunteers before we piled into an SUV. We drove to a spot between Copper Mountain and Vail Pass, and parked on the shoulder along westbound Interstate 70, near where a number of motion-triggered cameras had been placed in the spring.

  • StageDoor Theatre aglow with Cinderella, Christmas

    The StageDoor Theatre has the perfect venue to swing open the gates of Christmas fun and fantasy. This Friday night, the Conifer theater will begin its nine-day run with Rogers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” This revised rendition of the beloved fairytale will easily engage the audience with more clever lines than ever before. This time, it’s the Senior Company, ages 14 to 18, taking the stage with a cast of 33.
    Director/playwright Kelly McAllister returns to StageDoor to direct this dazzling performance.