Today's News

  • Body found on Lookout Mountain; homicide suspected

    The death of a man whose body was found Wednesday on Lookout Mountain is being investigated as a possible homicide.

    The Jefferson County coroner is performing an autopsy on the 69-year-old Denver man. His body was found about 3:20 p.m. by two bicyclists who had stopped to rest on Lariat Loop Road. The body reportedly was slumped over a guardrail.

    The man’s identity is known but will not be released until the coroner’s investigation is complete, sheriff’s spokeswoman Jacki Kelley said.

  • The answer is business, not politics

    In an oft-quoted line, President Calvin Coolidge famously declared in 1925 that “the chief business of the American people is business.”
    Some have accused Coolidge of suggesting here that commerce is the highest moral aspiration of the American people, but he’d be the first to disagree. “We make no concealment of the fact that we want wealth, but there are many other things that we want much more,” he said in the same speech. “We want peace and honor, and that charity which is so strong an element of all civilization.”

  • School fees: an expensive lesson

    Sticker shock.
    That the best way to describe the look on my face as I stared at the computer screen last week, looking at the $929 I was about to pay for my two daughters to go to Evergreen High School this year.
    I was so amazed at the figure, I actually got out a calculator, thinking maybe the computer had added incorrectly.
    It hadn’t.
    Last year, I paid somewhere around $700 for both girls, and I was a little shocked then, too.

  • Foothills play host to an assortment of woodpeckers

    The northern flicker and the hairy and down woodpeckers are the most common woodpeckers that everyone knows, and all three are common feeder birds.
    There are sub-specific forms of all three of these birds, which may show up at your feeder just to confuse you, but they have not been separated into named species yet.

  • View of God changes during life

    By the Rev. Meredith Rupe

    Do you struggle with your faith? I do daily. It is a part of what is often referred to as one’s faith journey.

    If at age 34 we are where we were when we were 14, there is a disjunction between our faith and our life. We all grow and mature in our life, and our faith needs to change as we change, or it ends up being a dead faith or an irrelevant faith to help us with life’s journey. There is a difference between a child-like faith and a childish faith.

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  • Despite losses, successful 2010 season motivates EHS soccer team

    It’s probably not all that unfair to say that the Evergreen Cougars’ 2011 boys soccer team is single-minded. That’s not a bad t.hing, either.
    Since the gut-wrenching penalty-kick loss to Broomfield last November in the 4A state semifinals, Evergreen has had one thing in mind.
    “Since probably the end of last season we’re pushing to make it even farther, win more games,” senior tri-captain Brian Grieve said. “Our motto is 20-0. We’ll see if we can follow through with that and win a state title.”


    Head coach: Bruce Kerry
    Assistant coaches: Tim Janes, Kris Nielsen, Ryan Baird
    Classification: 4A Jeffco
    Top players: Stephen Hardy, Sr.;            Matt Golub, Jr.; Paul Clancy, Jr.
    Season opener: Aug. 30, vs. Golden,
    3: 30 p.m.

  • EVERGREEN COUGARS/Softball Preview

    Head coach: Scott Haebe
    Assistant coaches: Brian Doctor, Lisa Deal, Amanda Schaefer, Jori Creel, Erica Buenger
    Classification: 4A Jeffco
    Top players: Breeze Phillips, Sr., P; Sammie Keitlen,  Sr., SS; Sydney Cronson, Sr., CF; Natalie Elmgreen, Sr., 3B; Ariel Riggio, Sr., 2B
    Season opener: Aug 23, at Lewis-Palmer

  • EHS wants to build on 2010 run

    It would be easy for the Evergreen Cougars football team to live in the past. After all, 2010 was quite special.
    The team ended years of mediocre seasons with an 8-3 campaign that saw EHS reach the 3A state playoffs for only the sixth time in school history. The Cougars finished second in the Metro West Conference to eventual state champion Elizabeth. And Evergreen evened the score with rival Conifer with a thrilling 17-13 Mountain Bowl victory.