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Today's News

  • Democratic electorate more female-driven

    While roughly the same number men and women registered as Republicans and unaffiliated voters participated in the election earlier this month, women made up roughly 60 percent of Democrats who voted.
    While it’s not immediately obvious why this distinction occurred or how it might have influenced the election, if it continues into next year’s mid-term election cycle, it could play an important role in determining Colorado’s next governor, other statewide elected officials and control of the legislature.

  • Five Lobo students commit to collegiate athletics

    CONIFER — Five athletes from Conifer will be taking their talents into the collegiate sphere next year.

    On Nov. 14 at Conifer High School, Isabel Arnold, Madeleine Foster, Cole Hollander, Nick William and Kyle Butler signed their letters of intent to play a variety of sports — lacrosse, soccer, cross country and track — at the next level.

    Isabel Arnold, soccer

    Isabel Arnold, who says she can play almost anywhere on the soccer field, signed her letter of intent to play at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas.

  • Husky basketball looks ahead to successful seasons

    It may only her first year as head coach at Platte Canyon, but Becca Hammon is already making waves in the girls’ basketball program for the better.

  • 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.”

  • Cougars fall in first round of football playoffs

    By Levi Waddell

    LAKEWOOD — Despite being the higher seed headed into Saturday’s first-round playoff matchup at Trailblazer Stadium, the Evergreen Cougars (9-2) were unable to stop the Rifle Bears’ (9-2) potent rushing attack as they fell 37-10. This marks the second year in a row the Cougars were unable to reach the second round of the playoffs.

    It was evident from Rifle’s first drive that the Cougar defense was going to struggle with the Bears’ Wing T offense.

  • Five Cougars will continue sports into the next level

    Five Evergreen High School athletes signed their letters of intent to continue their sporting careers in college for soccer, cross country, baseball and swimming on National Signing Day on Wednesday.

    Lauryn Jeans, soccer

    Lauryn Jeans, the daughter of girls soccer coach Peter Jeans, will head to Claremont McKenna College in California next year to play soccer.