Today's News

  • Lobos win handily in “Fire Game,” raise money for ECFD

    CONIFER — After adding an extra game to the end of its regular season schedule, Conifer softball wanted to make sure its contest against Lakewood meant something.

    Whether defeating Lakewood 12-3 or tossing rubber ducks sold onto the mound after the game, neither the Lobos nor the Tigers will forget the “Fire Game” they played to raise money for the Elk Creek Fire Department on Saturday morning.

  • Szuch, Cougars’ XC getting ready for upcoming regional and state contests

    NORTHGLENN — After just half the team competed in Friday’s Pat Amato Classic at Northwest Open Spaces, Evergreen cross country felt pretty good heading into regionals.

    Midway through the boys’ race on the sunny afternoon, the wind picked up to what felt like gale-force levels as a storm cell moved into the area. About 30 minutes later, midway through the girls’ race, coaches and officials pulled the competitors off the course due to nearby lightning, and they weren’t able to complete their course.

  • Golddiggers fall to Middle Park after battle

    By Alissa Noe

    EVERGREEN — All season long, Clear Creek volleyball has been rolling, but after a tough three-game skid that ended with a loss to Middle Park at home on Thursday, it’s hoping it can get back on track before the league and, eventually, state tournaments.

  • A taxing situation that shouldn’t have been

    Joe Webb

  • Journalists gathering the info you want

    One night last month, when Hurricane Irma was beginning to bear down on Florida, I was being honored along with five other far-more deserving journalists by being inducted into the Denver Press Club Hall of Fame. But at the last minute, three friends who had bought tickets to the banquet, all journalists themselves, had to cancel. They were on their way instead to Florida.

  • Owner of Go Paint! works to save elephants

    Karen Belmont, owner of Go Paint!, pretty much never stops. Just one weekend after the Evergreen Enchanted Faeries Festival, she hosted another evening of go-paint-a-pachyderm. The Paint an Elephant for Conservation project was a fund-raiser for the Katie Adamson Conservation Fund, with half of the proceeds dedicated to saving pachyderms in Nepal and Tanzania. This is the second of such, with rhinos the focus of the first event last May.

  • Evergreen man to be tried for sex assault on child

    An Evergreen man who previously taught music at both Clear Creek Middle School and High School will stand trial next week on charges that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl at his Evergreen home on Thanksgiving in 2015.

    Mark Edward Hudson, 59, is charged with one count of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust, a Class 4 felony.

  • Huskies down Saints in strong offensive showing

    BAILEY — Early into the season, Platte Canyon football has been rolling. However, after a rough start to their homecoming game against Vail Christian on Saturday, its perfect record looked to be in jeopardy.

    That is, until it found its groove again in the second quarter. After regrouping and tightening their defense against a very good quarterback in senior Tom Engleby, the Huskies downed the Saints easily 43-22.

  • Evergreen soccer slides to victory over Wheat Ridge


    LAKEWOOD — After soldiering on through abysmal playing conditions on Sept. 26 at Lakewood Memorial Field, Evergreen soccer slid away with a narrow victory over Wheat Ridge, 4-3, in large part thanks to the efforts of junior striker Ryan Gutberlet.

    Through hard rain in the first half, players on both sides were slipping and falling all over the field, and splashing water a few inches every time they took a step. That made for difficult playing conditions, and altered the speed and bounce of the ball.

  • Conifer softball to host game for Elk Creek FD

    Conifer softball will host a game against Lakewood this Saturday that it added to its schedule with the hopes of raising money to donate to the Elk Creek Fire Department.

    Proceeds from the “Fire Game,” as Lobo head coach Carrie Oletski calls it, will go to a fire squad that helped save Richmond Hill in Conifer last winter from burning down.