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Today's News

  • Conifer boys hope to add on to last year’s success

    Conifer High School is looking forward to what could be the best season in boys’ basketball coach Eric Valerio’s tenure.

    Although he’s only been around for five years, Valerio helped take the team to its first state tournament berth last year, before the Lobos lost in the first round to Glenwood Springs. It was something that hadn’t been done in the nine years before he took over as head coach.

    With seven seniors returning this year, they’re hoping they can take that accomplishment to another level.

  • The American great divide
  • It’s the new normal

    Whether as kids we lived in a close-knit community like Evergreen or a big city elsewhere, the Cold War scared us. That was our normal. Now, a quarter-century after that war wound down, we live with a new war. New threats. A new normal. The Halloween slaughter by an Islamic terrorist on a Manhattan bike path made us conscious of it yet again. No matter where we live.

  • Be wary of animals in high-traffic areas

    Sunday marked the end of daylight saving time, and with the shifting hours of our daily routines, wildlife can be caught off guard. Bewilderingly, the human world around them has been altered overnight. The result of this confusion is often car accidents.

  • Shining Stars Concert Series presents two inspiring performers

    The Evergreen Chorale will continue its Shining Stars Concert Series this weekend with two inspiring presentations. The series, a fund-raiser for the Chorale, helps guarantee its  mission “to provide a high-quality performing arts venue in the mountain community.”

  • Evergreen All-Conference Lists

    With fall sports wrapping up, many of the Jeffco All-Conference lists are being released, with the exception of football. For Evergreen High School, kids from six sports made the All-Conference lists this fall.

    Evergreen’s football season ended Saturday in the playoff loss to Rifle, but Jeffco will not release the All-Conference list until all Jeffco teams have exited the playoffs. Volleyball lists have not yet been released.

    Boys golf

    • Bridger Tenney

    • Xan Anderson

    • Nolan Miller

  • Striving for a better place to live

    Joe Webb

  • Get ready for a wild ride, Colorado

    Just 52 weeks from now, we’ll decide who’ll succeed John Hickenlooper as Colorado’s governor. All indications are we’re in for a wild ride.
       At the end of October, 26 active candidates were listed as gubernatorial candidates on the Secretary of State’s website. And shortly after a poll suggested former Congressman Tom Tancredo would run best among Republican candidates, he jumped into the race as well.

  • Evergreen overcomes injuries, illnesses to place seventh

    THORNTON — While the 4A state gymnastics championship offered encouragement for Evergreen’s young and injury/illness-riddled team, it also presented second-year coach Tabor Cowden with a point of emphasis for next season.

    Finishing.

    The Cougars, and junior standout Jackie Fritsche in particular, couldn’t close the deal on Nov. 3, the first day of competition at Thornton High School.

  • Cougars lose to Mullen in upset at regional tournament

    EVERGREEN — All year long, the Evergreen volleyball team has been rolling through one of its most successful seasons in the past few years, but it all came to an end in the high school’s gym on Saturday afternoon as the Cougars fell to Mullen in a huge upset in the regional tournament.

    In the round-robin style tourney, the ninth-seeded Cougars hosted Thompson Valley (No. 16) and Mullen (No. 28). Everybody played each other, and the team who won both of its matches would advance to the state tournament on Friday and Saturday at the Denver Coliseum.